The state of Connecticut regulates the talent agency business through the Talent Agency Act. This law is designed to protect artists and other performers from unfair business practices by talent agencies.
The Talent Agency Act requires all talent agencies doing business in Connecticut to be licensed by the state. To get a license, an agency must apply to the Department of Consumer Protection. The agency must also post a surety bond in the amount of $10,000.
The surety bond is in place to protect performers from any losses they may suffer if the talent agency doesn't fulfill its contractual obligations. The bond will be used to pay performers if the agency doesn't pay them what they're owed.
The Talent Agency Act prohibits talent agencies from engaging in a number of unfair business practices. For example, an agency cannot charge a performer a fee for finding employment. An agency also cannot require a performer to use the agency's services exclusively.
If you're a performer who has been the victim of an unfair business practice by a talent agency, you can file a complaint with the Department of Consumer Protection. You can also sue the agency in court.
The Talent Agency Act is enforced by the Department of Consumer Protection. The department can investigate complaints and take action against agencies that violate the law. The department can also revoke an agency's license if it finds that the agency has engaged in fraudulent or dishonest practices.
If you have any questions about the Talent Agency Act, you should contact the Department of Consumer Protection.
This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. For more information on talent agency law in Colorado, or to speak with an attorney about your specific situation, please contact a licensed attorney in your area.