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Old 06-06-2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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Contracts for Managing Talent?

Hey guys I'm looking for any help, advice, info, experiences, anything that can help me out with this.

I'm starting to develop management for artists and I don't want to just give them a flimsy, general half page contract (it's amazing what little can go into a contract). I want to have a reliable and secure contract with them. But I'm stuck!

Does anyone here have any experience with that sort of thing, maybe they can point me at some good avenues for writing good contracts? Anything would be appreciated
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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As in YOU becoming a manager and finding them jobs? Or contracts for them to work FOR you on projects?
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As in ME becoming their manager and finding them jobs, etc, yes.
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:24 AM   #4
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I guess there's no one on here that can help me with this ^_^;;
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Um...I wish I could. I pay my lawyer for this. Contracts can be very touchy.
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Yeah, my experience is that unless you are dealing with a big name talent, finding someone comic gigs isn't very profitable. So, there's probably not a lot of info for this sort of thing. The industry is too small, the jobs to few, and the highest paying jobs are offered directly from the company, they don't need to be sought out.

But, you can check under contracts in the resources section. Before you begin managing someone's career though, you may won't to get a law degree if you don't already have one. It can get very tricky.

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BTW...my lawyer is pretty reasonable.

Each contract is a few hundred but there are even cheaper options.

http://www.legalzoom.com/
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Have you checked out the Creator Community sticky?
http://www.digitalwebbing.com/forums...ad.php?t=85060

Lots 'O good stuff there, as well as contract resources....be sure to scroll down for it.

The first link is a pdf of a crapload of various contracts for different situations put together I think, by DJ.

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Hey guys I'm looking for any help, advice, info, experiences, anything that can help me out with this.

I'm starting to develop management for artists and I don't want to just give them a flimsy, general half page contract (it's amazing what little can go into a contract). I want to have a reliable and secure contract with them. But I'm stuck!

Does anyone here have any experience with that sort of thing, maybe they can point me at some good avenues for writing good contracts? Anything would be appreciated
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Thanks guys Yeah I have a lawyer that can put the contract together for me, just is REALLY expensive up here....

TJ: No law degree required, I've actually been doing management for artists for a while already as favours for friends. There's people asking me to expand though and I don't know some of the artists as well as I do others. So I want a more secure measure in place.

Thanks for the info guys!
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"No law degree required, I've actually been doing management for artists for a while already as favours for friends."
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I've made the same mistake myself. And while those templates are fine if no/little money is involved, AS SOON AS there is any significant amount of money you'll wish you'd hired that lawyer. No contract template / do-it-yourself form is good enough for long term business. $300 to pay a lawyer is squat to insure many years of "friendship".
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Granger: I know that, that is why I'm going to have contracts written up for this. I'll be visiting my region's law school for information Thanks guys!

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