November 10, 2023

The Entertainment Industry Act – what does it all mean?

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Are you an agent, manager or performer? Do you know what your rights and obligations are within the entertainment industry?

If you are, you’re in luck. Over the next few weeks Digby Law will be looking at the Entertainment Industry Act 2013 to help unlock the mysteries of this legislation.

Back in March 2014 new legislation regulating the Entertainment industry came into force in NSW. Its intention was to benefit all performers, agents and managers in NSW. In particular, it aimed to focus on creating greater fairness for performers and to impose significantly more regulation around agents and managers. These are some of the important changes you should be aware of:

  • Agents and managers are now referred to as ‘performer representatives’
  • Caps on fees that can be charged to performers by performer representatives
  • New regulations surrounding all agreements, effective 1 March 2015
  • A Code of Conduct all performer representatives are required to adhere to

However, since these new changes have been implemented there have been more questions than answers for agents, managers and performers. What’s a performer representative? Are my old contracts void? What’s the jurisdiction of the Act? Am I a performer under the Act?

Stay tuned to our blog for the next instalments over the next few weeks where we will uncover the answers, or if you have any burning questions on any of the above, or anything else for that matter, please feel free to contact us.

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