The California Supreme Court offered no happy ending to budding actresses or Hollywood talent managers on Monday.

In affirming the 2nd District Court of Appeal’s decision in Marathon Entertainment Inc. v. Blasi, the California Supreme Court held that state law bars unlicensed talent managers from securing jobs for their clients. But the justices also said that if a talent manager does just that, it’s up to the state labor commissioner to determine how much of his or her contract with an artist should be nullified.

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