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Entertainment industry contracts often cover a variety of issues: services to be performed, rights granted, representations and warranties, travel and expense arrangements and compensation (both fixed and contingent), among other matters. In many cases, the compensation provisions are in one or two subparagraphs. To simplify drafting and to use “plain English,” the compensation provisions often contain introductory, governing language along the lines of: “In full and complete consideration for entering into and performing all of the terms hereof.” However, is such a “plain English” approach always a “best practice”?
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This article is Part One of a two-part article. Part Two will appear in our March 2020 issue.
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