Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Personal managers play a critical role in the California entertainment industry, but are not currently regulated by statute. Entertainment unions and licensed talent agencies contend that personal managers perform substantially the same services as talent agents and should be subject to the same regulatory requirements. This note examines the recent legal and administrative rules and the problems these rules create. It discusses possible solutions, concluding with a proposal to amend the Talent Agency Act and create a "Personal Managers Act."