Celebrity Agent Mike Esterman Fully Supports Proposed West Hollywood Ordinance to Require New Licensing If Venues Hire Promoters

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A new ordinance will change how West Hollywood restaurants, bars, and nightclubs can employ the use of promoters. Esterman backs this plan and hopes it becomes contagious and spreads throughout the nation.

Mike Esterman is the founder of celebrity booking agency Esterman.com based in the Washington, DC area, which specializes in appearance placements of music artists, TV and film celebrities, and magazine models at various events and entertainment venues across the country. Esterman has worked for decades to successfully establish working relationships with artist management.

“A common problem in today’s entertainment industry is an overflow of wannabe promoters who have no credentials or experience and are contracted by nightlife management for services they can’t deliver,” says Esterman. The agent recently heard of an ordinance in the works that could prevent these fraudulent business tactics from hurting the innocent and help clean up the nightlife and entertainment industry once and for all.

The City of West Hollywood’s proposed statute was created to facilitate restaurant, bar, and nightclub operations. Any establishment using promoters will have the option to acquire a "Promoters Venue License" which enables the venue to hire any promoter or not obtain the "Promoters Venue License" and instead hire any promoter that has secured an individual "Promoters License." If passed, by law either the business or the individual promoter needs to carry one of these new licenses.

Esterman believes if laws like the proposed were to be passed across the country, the entertainment industry could benefit immensely. By requiring promoters and talent brokers to become legitimized by providing personal data to the government to obtain such licensing would hinder those who do fraudulent business behind an email or website. Those illegitimate individuals and enterprises can be prosecuted and respectable talent brokers and promoters who have worked hard to build their reputation can benefit.

More About Mike Esterman
Known as “The Agent to the Stars,” Mike Esterman virtually created the "celebrity appearance" market over a decade ago. Today, Esterman.com still leads the way in celebrity bookings. Esterman's client list looks like a who's who of entertainment including: Kim Kardashian, Mario Lopez, Carmen Electra, Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sean Kingston, the casts from the hottest shows, including Dancing with the Stars, Jersey Shore, Twilight and True Blood, and many more. Esterman personally escorts the stars during appearances, to ensure each event is a success for the venue and his clients. For more information go to http://www.esterman.com.

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