Services, Expertise and Experience

Clinton Ford Billups Jr.
Entertainment Expert Consultant and Witness

Clinton Ford Billups Jr. is an expert consultant and witness who based on his 25-plus years of experience and specialized knowledge in the entertainment industry is competent to advise legal counsel, evaluate cases, provide expert affidavits, opinions, reports and depositions and testify in administrative or arbitration hearings and in court on entertainment trade custom, usage and practices related to personal managers and artists engaged in entertainment, media and the performing arts, including:


  • Duties, responsibilities and role of personal managers.


  • Personal management contracts.


  • Compensation conditions, rates and terms.


  • Post-termination compensation.


  • Artist development.


  • Ethical standards for personal managers.

 

  • Arts & Cultural Affairs Law (State of New York, General Business Law, Article 37).


  • California Talent Agencies Act “TAA” (State of California Labor Code §1700 et seq.).  


  • California Fee-Related Talent Services (State of California Labor Code §1701 et seq.).  


  • State licensing requirements for talent agents and personal managers.


  • Other matters related to personal managers and their artist clients.



Clinton Ford Billups Jr. has consulted with litigants and their attorneys in entertainment arbitration and litigation, including:


  • Seven Summits Pictures & Management LLC v. Zooey Deschanel (Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles)


  • National Conference of Personal Managers v. Edmund G. Brown Jr. et al. (U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit).


  • Meagher et al. v Goodfriend et al. (67th District Court, Tarrant County, State of Texas)


  • Harrison v. Harrison (State of Nevada, Eighth Judicial District Court).


  • Gonor v. Dale et al. (State of Nevada, Eighth Judicial District Court).


  • Raymond v. Fator (State of Nevada, Eighth Judicial District Court).


  • Marathon v. Blasi (California Supreme Court).


  • Karaszek v. Blonsky (New York Supreme Court, Nassau County).


  • Preston v. Ferrer (U. S. Supreme Court).


  • Siegel v. Bradstreet (U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit).


  • Greenky v. Aytes (New York Supreme Court, New York County).