In the world of television, the talent agency that “packages” a TV show gets paid a “packaging fee” out of both the production budget and the backend. Said fee is in lieu of commissions. Packaging fees have become the norm, with either an individual agency taking an entire package fee or multiple agencies splitting a package fee. How did packaging fees come into being? What does the agency do above and beyond the client’s representation to earn the packaging fee? Have packaging fees replaced the 10% commission? How do packaging fees impact your clients? Do packaging fees create a conflict of interest between the agency and its clients? Or, is the packaging fee a win-win for all involved? Our experienced panel of experts will discuss the pros and cons of talent agency packaging fees.
Gavin Polone (Producer)
Mark Itkin (Board Member WME)
Charles Lenhoff (Partner, Lenhoff & Lenhoff)
Gary Gradinger (Former Head of Television Business Affairs, UTA)
Matthew Belloni, Editor, THR ESQ
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Lawry’s the Prime Rib (Directions, Free Underground Parking)
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Entertainment Law Section Chairs: Alexander Rufus-Isaacs, Esq. & Pierre B. Pine, Esq.
Program Co-Chairs: Dinah Perez, Esq. & Larry Verbit, Esq.
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