Tag Archives: Contract

The importance of “Court approval” of a minor’s contracts.

So, you're producing a project that features some kids in some key roles. You spend a small fortune developing the project. You hold auditions, and eventually find the perfect kids to star in the piece. So, you sign them to written employment agreements, and everything is looking terrific and you proceed into production.

You're halfway through the production process when one of the kids decides she's not having fun, so she's quitting. Your project is completely off the rails, both creatively and from a business perspective. Sure, you can start over… recast the role, hope that the project can be salvaged, and you won't have lost everything you've invested.

“But wait” you say. “She signed a contract! She can't just quit. I'll sue her for damages.”

Did you know that a minor can walk away from a contract without consequence?

Continue Reading

Entertainment Law Update Episode 037 – Top Ten Stories of 2012

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231 In this Episode: Crystal Skull lawsuit Persian Barbie dispute Age of the Hobbits injunction Artist Sues EA over throwback Ravens uniform and our completely unscientific top-ten stories from 2012 Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you… Continue Reading

Asked & Answered: Can I sell my novel after I’ve already sold the screenplay?

Q:  If a screenwriter sells the copyright to their screenplay, do they also give up the rights to the novel if they’ve written one based on the same story? A:  Not necessarily.  If the novel is based on the screenplay,  or tells the same story, then yes, the transfer of copyright in the screenplay would prevent… Continue Reading

There is no custom code to display.

Find us on Google+