Entertainment Industry

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LAWS FOR PEOPLE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA

Does a talent agency need a special license or permit to operate?

Yes.1Labor Code 1700.5

Does a person providing or representing child performers need a special license or permit?

Yes.

Does a teacher for child actors need a certification?

Yes.

Can a casting workshop charge for access to auditions?

No. The penalty is up to 1 year in county jail and/or a $10,000 fine.2Labor Code 1702

Can an actor or other entertainment worker require IMDb (or similar site) to remove their age?

Yes, under a new California law, the website must remove a person’s age if requested.3AB 1687 

Can an actor or other entertainment worker require IMDb (or similar site) to remove other information?

Yes. They must remove information or photos about a person within 10 days if requested to do so by that person.4Labor Code 1703

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