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Venable partner Alex Weingarten was quoted in a September 23, 2014 Daily Journal article on a push to change the Talent Agencies Act, a controversial California law outlining who can find work for entertainers. Among the proposed changes, attorneys would no longer be required to get a talent agent license to make deals for entertainment clients.

According to Weingarten, “managers have long rejected applying for a license, partly because the TAA caps their commission at 10 percent and partly because managers do more than talent agents.” He added, “A good manager will create a project for their clients,” instead of connecting them with preexisting gigs.