Talent, Celebrities & Management

Insincere influencers: how to handle ghosts

Influencer marketing is on the rise, but if brands don’t bother to put their agreements in writing, they’re at serious risk of ghosting.
Extra-fraudinary influencers and fake followers
Extra-Fraudinary Influencers and Fake Followers  In the wake of recent media buying scandals and concerns around production budgets and spends, transparency of media and production buying and the effectiveness of advertisers’ investments in these services is becoming increasingly important and frequently scrutinised. This raises the question of how advertisers and agencies might conduct due diligence...
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Social influencers, brands and agencies: AANA announce update to advertising laws
Clearly Distinguishable Advertising: The AANA pronouncement and the legal impact on brands, agencies & social influencers. It is evident from a casual gaze through social pages or comms industry commentary that brands are increasingly turning to ‘social influencers’ to promote their products through online social channels, with the intent of influencing consumer purchasing decisions in...
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IMDB suing California Attorney General to invalidate Actor Age Censorship Law
The topic of age discrimination has been brought to light in the past few years in Hollywood. Big names in the industry like Meryl Streep have lamented that once women have passed childbearing age they “could only be seen as grotesque on some level.” In response to these concerns, the State of California passed Assembly...
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The Entertainment Industry Act – Last Instalment
In the last of our Blogs on the Entertainment Industry Act, we will look at whether the location of the performer, the manager or agent, or the venue where the performance takes place is relevant in determining the enforceability of your agreement. Whenever we sign legal agreements, there is always a particular location – whether...
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Management Agreements and the Entertainment Industry Act
Since the new legislation has been enacted, do I have to change my management agreement? Are my old contracts void? Management agreements have been given a workover in the new legislation. To begin with, performer representatives should be aware they are obliged to give every performer an Industrial Relations ‘Information for Performers’ fact sheet at...
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Performers and the Entertainment Industry Act
Welcome to the next installment of our dissemination of all your questions surrounding the Entertainment Law Act. In an earlier blog we looked at what it means to be a performer representative.   This time we’ll try to clear up whether you’re a ‘performer’ in the Act because this is a grey area. According to...
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