Talent Contracts

When engaging the services of a performer, entertainer, or artist – or on the flipside, obtaining an engagement as a performer, entertainer, or artist, it is important to get the terms of the engagement down in an enforceable fashion. This can be particularly important if the engagement is across national borders – but is still crucial even if within one’s own backyard.

Whether going booking an engagement, agentrepresnetation or management contract, navigating through the legal formalities of a talent agreement involves a time-consuming and complicated process. Whether you’re dealing with experienced companies or a young novice, going it alone can prove a costly business decision.

An Involved Process

Engaging in a talent contract is an involved process, not to be entered into lightly. Our attorneys are skilled at every stage of this process – from early negotiation, to drafting, to final execution – and can help you through the process.
Negotiation: Getting from an offer of engagement to a binding services contract can prove tricky. While most offers are framed as “take it or leave it”, in truth you often have many more options than the other party would have you believe. If you aren’t satisfied with the terms of an offer, or just need to work out the fine-print, we can help negotiate the terms for you. This involves drawing up a list of enforceable terms, and rigorously negotiating with opposing counsel to get you the best deal you can get.

Drafting: Once you have a talent-employer agreement with another party, the deal still must be solemnized into a binding contract. Otherwise, while you may think the deal settled, it will be difficult to hold the other party to the agreed upon terms. However, getting from an agreement or offer to a binding contract can be tricky. Our attorneys can help – by drafting a contract that expresses the totality of your agreement, in a form narrowly tailored to protect your interests and within the bounds of the law of the land.

Execution: Once a talent-employer contract is negotiated and drafted, it still must be executed to become binding. While execution is usually a simple process, making deals across borders can make this process a cumbersome ordeal. Our attorneys work to facilitate the execution of contracts across borders, to ensure that the requisite formalities for all appropriate jurisdictions are met to solemnize your agreement and make it enforceable.

Review:We can also help examine talent-employer contracts you’ve signed with a thorough review process. We will suss out the pertinent details of your contract – translating “legalese” into clear and concise terms for you. We can also put these terms into the broader legal context – explaining just what rights are supplemented or waived away by the agreement, and how much of the contract can be enforced on either party.

We Can Help!

Trying to go through theprocess of entering into a talent contract alone can prove difficult without experienced legal advice. But we are here to help.

Our offices can help with the process of drafting and entering the right talentcontract for you – whether in the form of contract drafting, negotiation, or review. We also provide comprehensive consultation services – both for specific offers and overall talent advice.

At the Law Offices of Akash Kashyap, Esq., we use only the best media lawyers available, trained and licensed in the US and India. We provide these legal services both through our Indian offices in New Delhi and Gurgaon, as well as online.

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