Should Jennifer Lawrence Have an IPO for Herself?

October 3, 2014Article
The Hollywood Reporter

San Francisco-based Fantex plots a trading exchange for real people, where shares of future revenue could give stars a big payday now; says one lawyer, "I can almost guarantee it's going to happen" 

Even if actors signing up with Fantex disclaim any fiduciary duties to investors and don't mind sacrificing secrecy about their pay, a stock market for entertainers raises other issues that would need to be sorted. For example, Greenberg Glusker attorney Andrew Apfelberg expresses concern over "insider trading, given the numerous people who would know that an actor is signed up to do a given project long before the public ever knew."

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