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What is entertainment law? 

Entertainment law generally encompasses industries involving motion pictures, television, music, publishing, and theatre. These industries have special economic and business considerations that involve nearly every area of law including copyright, trademark, trade secret, rights of privacy and publicity, securities, tax, tort, corporate law, labor law, constitutional law, international law, and so forth. The law of copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and patents each play a role in protecting creative rights.

The personal service agreement is a primary legal instrument in the entertainment industry. This agreement is negotiated between an artist and a company that manufactures, promotes, and distributes the artist's goods or services. The agreement often commits the artist to produce exclusively for one company for a certain period of time. Personal service agreements are often governed by statutes, and are often the subject of litigation because of the restrictions placed on the rights of artists to perform or create for other entities.

How are royalties earned and collected? 

A significant amount of income for entertainers can be acquired in the form of profits from a royalty agreement. The first step to a royalty agreement begins, for example, when a songwriter pens their original piece. From being produced in tangible form, the artist receives a copyright. The writer then may wish have their song exposed and published by a recording company. The songwriter will assign a copyright to a publisher who will market and promote the material. Those that wish to use the copyrighted material will then begin the process of establishing royalty agreements and be issued a license. The proceeds from the sales and use of the copyrighted material by anyone will then be required to pay royalties to the publisher which represents the writer selected.

Tips for Preparing Georgia Entertainment Forms

  1. Don’t opt into any oral entertainment agreements. Too often, individuals in the entertainment business rely on verbal deals. Even though this type of contract is legally binding, using it as your legal tool might result in lengthy disputes over clauses that could be left out during negotiations on terms.
  2. Be sure to control the preparation process. Even though you intend to go through the Georgia Entertainment Forms’s content carefully before signing it, it’s preferable to make several revisions to be on the safe side. Then, make the necessary changes to the stipulations along the way. By doing this, you’ll minimize the legal issues that might occur down the road, be it a entertainment contract or arts agreement.
  3. Make sure that each signer of the document gains their share. You can do this by inviting a third-party auditing expert who can create an review report. For instance, they can verify whether an artist receives the right amount of royalties from a film’s distribution. Yet, to prevent auditing, make sure you add proper wording in the contract concerning all financial matters from the very beginning. You can find all the necessary documents to close the deal in the entertainment industry in the US Legal Forms online library, along with the information on how to prepare Georgia Entertainment Forms and other files.
  4. Establish specific terms on how to end the agreement. Prior to drafting Georgia Entertainment Forms, all parties in the agreement need to spell out their expectations of how they prefer to terminate it. If you work, for example, with a third-party agent, ensure they don’t have the right to extend the agreement for you.

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