23 August

About Entertainment industry

Arts Law is a strong advocate for the better treatment of artists and performers working in the Australian entertainment industry, particularly through the regulation of those acting as agents in that industry. Arts Law recognises that artists are often in a weak bargaining position, reluctant to take legal action and disadvantaged by a conflict of interest arising when their representative acts both for them and for a venue. Arts Law greater protection for artists through reforms to the legislation regulating the entertainment industry. Such reforms include maximum agent fees, mandatory use of trust account for amounts less than $1000, disbursement of money within fourteen days, improved record keeping and provision of financial statements, expansion of contract and information requirements and improved dispute resolution mechanisms.