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Casidy NewcomerEntertainment Law: Dr. Wills10/17/16Essay #1ISSUE:In this case, the issue at hand is whether or not Mary Asher and James Shifty, the Vice President of Production at DreamWorks, had a valid enforceable contract. If it is found that there was in fact a valid contract than Mary would be able to sue for rights to compensation. Also, another issue in this case is that Mary Asher was only 17 years old when her and Mr. Shifty’s ‘agreement’ was exchanged; therefore she would be considereda minor.RULE:In order for a contract to be valid and enforceable a contract must have the following: (1) Agreement: offer + acceptance (2) Consideration (3) Capacity (4) No fraud, duress, undue influence, or mutual mistake (5) Legal purpose (6) Form, if any: in some cases, written documentation is required. For an offer to be effective, (1) the offerormust seriously, and objectively, intendto perform or refrain as offered; (2) the terms of the offer must be reasonably certain or definite; and (3) the offeror must communicatethe offer to the offeree. Generally, an offer must include the following terms, either