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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?

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Asked & Answered: Can I set my sports movie in a real sports league?

Christian writes:I have a story in mind that takes place in a popular sports league. It’s not based on actual events, it just involves the specific league.Since it’s probably very hard to actually get the rights to write about the league, should I write the script with a made up sports league? (like Any Given… 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

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