California Labor Law Regarding Talent Managers

Hey Folks… I could answer this myself if I had time to research it

because I am sure that it is somewhere in the California Labor Code,

but I'm in a rush! Talent agents are the ONLY licensed entities in

California allowed to PROCURE or SOLICIT work on behalf of their

clients… TALENT MANAGERS are NOT allowed to: Can someone find me a

link to the code page where this article is defined? THANKS!

Request for Question Clarification byscriptor-ga

I believe that what you have in mind are the regulations of the Talent

Agencies Act, California Labor Code 1700:

"1700.4. (a) "Talent agency" means a person or corporation who engages

in the occupation of procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to

procure employment or engagements for an artist or artists, except

that the activities of procuring, offering, or promising to procure

recording contracts for an artist or artists shall not of itself

subject a person or corporation to regulation and licensing under this

chapter. Talent agencies may, in addition, counsel or direct artists

in the development of their professional careers.


1700.5. No person shall engage in or carry on the occupation of a

talent agency without first procuring a license therefor from the

Labor Commissioner. (…)"

Since a talent manager or personal manager is an individual or a

corporation NOT having a license as defined in 1700.5, this should be

the legal basis you were thinking of.

Is that what you were looking for? Please let me know.



Clarification of Question byredneckmystic-ga

that IS the answer / code that I was looking for: I'll be glad to pay

you to close this out.. 🙂

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