Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Chip Robertson


This Note addresses the current conflict in case law surrounding the California Talent Agency Act. It examines the validity of the Wachs v. Curry incidental procurement exemption and Waisbren v. Peppercorn's strict rule prohibiting procurement without a license. The Note discusses the negative implications of the California Labor Commissions decision to abandon the Wachs incidental exemption and enforce the Waisbren holding. The author then suggests alternatives which may lead to more equitable solutions for artists, personal managers, and talent agents.