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DIVISION 2. EMPLOYMENT REGULATION AND SUPERVISION [200 - 2699.5]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

PART 6. LICENSING [1682 - 1706.5]

  ( Heading of Part 6 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 590. )

CHAPTER 4. Talent Agencies [1700 - 1700.54]

  ( Heading of Chapter 4 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1382. )

ARTICLE 1. Scope and Definitions [1700 - 1700.4]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 888. )

1700.
  

As used in this chapter, “person” means any individual, company, society, firm, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, manager, or their agents or employees.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 184. Effective January 1, 1995.)

1700.1.
  

As used in this chapter:

(a) “Theatrical engagement” means any engagement or employment of a person as an actor, performer, or entertainer in a circus, vaudeville, theatrical, or other entertainment, exhibition, or performance.

(b) “Motion picture engagement” means any engagement or employment of a person as an actor, actress, director, scenario, or continuity writer, camera man, or in any capacity concerned with the making of motion pictures.

(c) “Emergency engagement” means an engagement which has to be performed within 24 hours from the time when the contract for such engagement is made.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 888.)

1700.2.
  

(a) As used in this chapter, “fee” means any of the following:

(1) Any money or other valuable consideration paid or promised to be paid for services rendered or to be rendered by any person conducting the business of a talent agency under this chapter.

(2) Any money received by any person in excess of that which has been paid out by him or her for transportation, transfer of baggage, or board and lodging for any applicant for employment.

(3) The difference between the amount of money received by any person who furnished employees, performers, or entertainers for circus, vaudeville, theatrical, or other entertainments, exhibitions, or performances, and the amount paid by him or her to the employee, performer, or entertainer.

(b) As used in this chapter, “registration fee” means any charge made, or attempted to be made, to an artist for any of the following purposes:

(1)  Registering or listing an applicant for employment in the entertainment industry.

(2)  Letter writing.

(3)  Photographs, film strips, video tapes, or other reproductions of the applicant.

(4)  Costumes for the applicant.

(5) Any activity of a like nature.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 488, Sec. 1.)

1700.3.
  

As used in this chapter:

(a) “License” means a license issued by the Labor Commissioner to carry on the business of a talent agency under this chapter.

(b) “Licensee” means a talent agency which holds a valid, unrevoked, and unforfeited license under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1382.)

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.

(b) “Artists” means actors and actresses rendering services on the legitimate stage and in the production of motion pictures, radio artists, musical artists, musical organizations, directors of legitimate stage, motion picture and radio productions, musical directors, writers, cinematographers, composers, lyricists, arrangers, models, and other artists and persons rendering professional services in motion picture, theatrical, radio, television and other entertainment enterprises.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 488, Sec. 2.)

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