LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE
In 2015, California enacted the Child Performer Services Permit Law requiring anyone, including Talent Managers, who provide services to an artist under the age of 18 within the state of California to undergo a criminal background check.
ALL TMA MEMBERS THAT REPRESENT MINORS AND MAINTAIN A BUSINESS ADDRESS WITHIN CALIFORNIA ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP A VALID CHILD PERFORMER SERVICES PERMIT ACTIVE AND ON FILE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AT ALL TIMES IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA STATE LAW.
TMA CONTRACT SAMPLES
The TMA sample contract templates that are on this website were drafted in 2010 by TMA legal counsel Brad S. Kane. They are for educational purposes only. You are strongly encouraged to read the contract templates carefully and understand every point to your complete satisfaction. Before using any contract template, you must review it with your own legal counsel and revise it to reflect your specific factual situation and legal needs. Please remember that this legal disclaimer is current at all times. If you use any portion of the TMA contract template, you do so at your own risk, and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Talent Managers Association, its directors, officers, agents and legal counsel to the maximum extent allowed by law. Further, by using any portion of the TMA contract templates you also agree to release the TMA, its directors, officers, members and legal counsel from any and all types of liability to the maximum extent allowed by law. The legal aspects and operations of a talent management business can be quite complicated and are certainly subject to interpretation. You are encouraged to consult your own attorney, labor code experts, accountants, and other such professionals as you set up the legal structure of your business.