Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


What restrictions confront entertainment attorneys who become so involved in the affairs of their clients that they either inadvertently or purposely cross the line between personal representation and the functions of a talent agent or personal manager? Artists need protection in the marketplace. Attorneys want to provide such protection but, given current industry practices, they are at a disadvantage to do so. The author explores-the existing statutory, artists' union, and professional responsibility restraints and determines that the time may have come to change the rules. In conclusion, the author suggests alternative measures to alleviate the problem.