General Overview of Actor's Agreements

General Overview of Actor’s Agreements

General Overview of Actor’s Agreements There are limitations to what the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) can regulate. They standardize general working conditions for actors as well as travel compensation, residuals, and at times minimum fee requirements for the actor. However,
Drafting a Finder Agreement in Motion Picture Deals

Drafting a Finder Agreement in Motion Picture Deals

Drafting a Finder Agreement in Motion Picture Deals Funding a motion picture is a large investment and an immediate necessity, from the indie studios to the mega production companies, money is not easy to amass. Companies will contract those who
Writ of Attachment in CA

Writ of Attachment in CA

Writ of Attachment in California Writ of attachment is a prejudgment process. A court orders a seizure (the attachment) of property that is described in the writ. Once the property is seized, it is held in custody of an appointed
DUI Case Plea Bargains in CA

DUI Case Plea Bargains in CA

DUI Case Plea Bargains in CA Several factors can alter the severity of a DUI charge based on the context of the situation or if there is a criminal history. Oftentimes these cases find themselves in front of a judge
Rights of Corporate Shareholders in California

Rights of Corporate Shareholders in California

Rights of Corporate Shareholders in California The laws related to the rights of corporate shareholders have evolved and changed over time. Broader judicial and legislative efforts regarding Board of Directors, rights and responsibilities of shareholders regarding corporate information have been
Salient Provisions of Commercial Leases

Salient Provisions of Commercial Leases

Salient Provisions of Commercial Leases Commercial leases are fundamentally different from residential leases. When drafting commercial leases, counsel should pay attention to specific points that would not be considered in residential lease contracts. Some of these points include, but not
Loaning to Small Businesses and Their Decline

Loaning to Small Businesses and Their Decline

Loaning to Small Businesses and Their Decline The statistical accountants told by banks and regulators are often incompatible. On one hand, bankers show statistics that insinuate that small business lending is improving. On the other hand, regulators (such as the
Protecting Director's Contracts

Protecting Director’s Contracts

Protecting Director’s Contracts A director’s role when it comes to creating a movie is incontrovertible. A director not only conceptualizes a movie, but structures and executes it. Most of the success of a motion picture comes from the director’s vision.
Clearance Rights in Entertainment

Clearance Rights in Entertainment

Clearance Rights in Entertainment In the entertainment world, clearing rights is a crucial and important function. In entertainment, rights are the bedrock of sources of income. Those who are part of clearance rights in entertainment play a significant role. Thus,
Contract Breach

Contract Breach

Contract Breach Contracts are fundamental to conducting business and maintaining partnerships. Contracts not only set out exact expectations but provide parameters and agreements of the business relationship. Breaching a signed contract can result in lawsuits and cause significant harm to