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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Correction to NFLPA Links

For Becoming an Agent FAQs  new link

For Sample Agent-Player Rep Agreement  new link (see Appendix D)

Thanks for Chris Capcara for pointing this out.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Class for 4/19

Here's some sample agreements for today's class (click the link)

Actor Agreement

Rock Band Agreement-Concert

Movie Location Contract

Record Company Contract

Agent-Actor Agreement

Sample Non-Union Actor Contract

"Wake-Up" Entertainment Company


I, __________________________ do hereby confirm the consent heretofore given you with respect to your photographing me in connection with your motion picture/video: Title: Foolishness Production Number:0002 and I hereby grant to you, your successors, assigns and licensees the perpetual right to use, in any manner or in any media currently existing or which may be developed in the future, as "Wake-up" Entertainment may desire, all video, still and motion pictures and sound track recordings and records which you may make of me or of my voice, and the right to use my name or likeness in or in connection with the exhibition, advertising, exploitation or any other use of such motion picture or recording. I understand that "Wake-Up" Entertainment will provide to me a copy of the film on DVD or other media for my personal use only. I will not sell said copy or use it for any commercial purposes such as broadcasting, streaming online or Home Video- DVD releases. I shall receive a limited license to use the copy for personal promotional purposes, which shall be limited to using a maximum of 30 seconds of the film on my personal website. I also understand that it takes a significant amount of time to complete a film – and in some cases student films are abandoned and not completed at all. If the filmmaker has promised a tape of the film I agree to allow a reasonable amount of time to elapse after the performance for completion (i.e. six months). I agree that should the film/tape not be completed I will take no action against "Wake-Up" Entertainment or its President.

I am over eighteen years of age. (initial here) _____

I am under eighteen years of age. (initial here) _____ Parent/Guardian signature required.

Signature : _______________________________ (Parent/Guardian if under eighteen years of age) Name (print) : _______________________________ Home address : _______________________________ Phone number : _________________________ Character name: _______________________________

Date: _______________________________

Antitrust Issue - American Needle Case

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Class 4/12

Topic: - "off the field" legal issues for pro athlete (no reading)
          -  tax issues for the professional athlete (Entertainment Law book, pg. 309-17)
          -  Entertainment law issues
               - television (Ent Law book, pg 34-62)
               - music industry (pg 64-85)
               - censorship (93-127)
               - representation (186-220)
 Note: 'contracts' part of Entertainment Law reading will be done 4/19 with anti-trust issues already assigned

Friday, March 26, 2010


See you next week .... syllabus continued as is