NEGOTIATING THE ACTOR AGREEMENT
May 26, 2010
DESCRIPTION: The actor is a key creative component and selling point in
getting a feature film made. Today's market is largely
"name" driven. Making a deal with a recognizable actor is a
critical factor for attaining financing and eventually producing a film.
Additionally, because the actor is the only creative element that
appears on the screen, as well as in the advertising and promotion, the
actor can be very demanding during negotiations. Therefore, the actor
agreement is often the most challenging deal to negotiate. Understanding
how to navigate the negotiation process and nuances of the actor
agreement is essential for producers, directors, writers, actors and
anyone interested in the film business. The workshop will outline and
discuss the basic terms of the actor agreement along with the important
issues to consider when negotiating the deal.
SPEAKER: Akua Boyenne, Esq. is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School,
Tufts University and extensive programs at UCLA Entertainment Law
Studies. She is admitted to practice in California, New York and New
Jersey, is a member of the American Bar Association (Entertainment Law
Section), the Beverly Hills Bar Association (Entertainment and
Intellectual Property Section), Film Independent, Inc. and the National
Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.
WHEN: May 26, 2010, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
ADMISSION: General Admission: $20 Members of CLA, Santa Monica
Residents and Co-sponsors: $10 Senior Citizens & Students: $5
REGISTRATION: Call CLA at (310) 998-5590, or email Angela (please
include your contact info and specify the workshop date(s)) at:
REGISTER ON LINE AT: www.CaLawyersfortheArts.org
Section on the website and follow the prompts.
These workshops were made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the
Department of Cultural Affairs, and the California Community Foundation.
Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.
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Special thanks to our Media Co-Sponsors: Film Independent, Alliance of
Women Directors, and Alliance of Women Filmmakers.