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Krekorian’s Consumer Protection Law Ensnares Two

Ever wonder what happens to state legislation after it’s enacted?

Councilmember Paul Krekorian, with child actors outside of Los Angeles City Hall | Photo by Hans Gutknecht / Los Angeles Daily News

Recently, a pair of talent management company operators found out after they were the first two to be charged with violating the Talent Scam Prevention Act of 2009, which then-Assemblymember Paul Krekorian passed while in Sacramento.

David Askaryar, 46, and Ricardo Macias, 35, were arraigned this week after the city attorney’s office said they had stolen from, misrepresented and cheated customers. Their trial awaits.

The legislation bars talent talent representation services such as agents and managers from charging actors fees other than commissions and requires other talent services to comply with various consumer protection regulations.

North Hollywood Patch reporter Susan Hampar has the story:
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January 28, 2011 Posted by | Filming | , , , , | Leave a comment


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