The Talent and Crew Network
Booking: Bookings will be accepted by email,or phone and considered tentative and not binding on either party unless confirmed in writing at least 3 working days prior to the commencement of the confirmed booking.
Tentative Booking: Tentative bookings must be confirmed or released 72 hours prior to booking; otherwise secondary booking will take precedence.
Booking Agreement: Upon confirmation of all bookings, a booking agreement and Model / Talent Release form will be sent by The Talent and Crew Network to the client, which must be signed and returned by the client prior to the commencement of the booking.
Hourly Rates: Two hour minimum at model/talent hourly rate. Length of job is to be specified at time of booking. (All models and talent must be paid for the full amount of time that they are booked, even if they are not used for the full amount of the booking time.) Minimum booking rate apllies to each day booked. Talent’s time begins at call time.
Half Day Rates: A half day booking is not to exceed 4 hours. After 4 hours, an additional full hourly rate applies each hour. (A model/talent must be paid for the full Half day amount, even if they are not used for the full amount of the booking time.)
Day Rates: A day rate is 8 consecutive hours including one 1/2 hour lunch break. Day rates must be requested at time of booking or an hourly rate will apply. (A model/talent must be paid for the full day amount, even if they are not used for the full amount of the booking time.)
Overtime: After eight consecutive hours and for all times on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, time and a half will be charged unless otherwise negotiated in writing. Time and a half is also charged on bookings after 9:00 p.m. Bookings exceeding the agreed upon end time, for hourly and day bookings, are charged overtime, billed on the quarter hour (every 30 minutes, with time rounded to the nearest fifteenth).
Test Shoots: The photographer may only use Test Shots for self-promotion of themselves and/or model. All usage must be negotiated with Agency.
Releases: No model's release will be signed. Any release signed by the model without consent of the agency will be considered null and voided. The Talent and Crew Network will provide Usage/Release forms to the client before the production date. Terms are negotiable in advance only.
Rehearsal Fees: Fees to be charged at half the hourly rate with a minimum of one hour.
Fitting Fees: Fees to be charged at half the hourly rate with a minimum of a half-hour.
Preparation Time: Preparation time for hair, make-up and wardrobe are billed at a full rate.
Expenses: The client is responsible for the payment of hotel and subsistence costs when Model or Talent is required to work away from his/her home location.
Travel Time/Accomodations: Client is to pay for all costs of transportation, accommodations, meals and per diems for location bookings that are "outside" the Model/Talent living state. Travel time will be charged at half the hourly rate, this and location expenses are to be negotiated with The Talent and Crew Network. Any accommodation arrangements are to be stated clearly by the client at the time of the booking.
USAGE FEES: Usage must be stated at the time of the booking. Usage fees are to be negotiated with the Talent and Crew Network prior to the actual booking. Usage fees are in addition to the talent’s hourly or day session rates. Billboards, national ads, consumer product packaging, poster, point-of-purchase displays or use of models name all constitute a “premium” subject to usage fee negotiations. Usage rights are limited to the specific rights granted (i.e. geographical, term, media) and may not be extended without negotiation.
EXCLUSIVITY AND PRODUCT CLEARANCE: Check all bookings with the agency for possible conflicts. Exclusivity requires a separate negotiated contract and fee.
Complaints: Any cause for complaint should be reported to The Talent and Crew Network during the course of the booking. Complaints will not be considered in retrospect.
Cancellations: Confirmed bookings canceled within 72 hours (3 days from booking date) will not be charged a cancellation fee. Confirmed bookings canceled within 48 hours (2 days from booking date) will be charged 25% of the rate. Confirmed bookings canceled within 24 hours (1 day of booking date) will be charge 50% of the rate.
Weather Permit Cancellations: If a booking is 'weather permitting' this must be made clear at the time of booking. At the first cancellation, 25% is charged if not rescheduled within two weeks of the original booking date. At the second cancellation, then half the fee is charged.
Model/Talent Fees: All Model/Talent fees are to be paid directly to the talent through the invoices provided to client through The Talent and Crew Network. Client will not contact talent directly at any time other than mailing of their payment. All communication must remain through The Talent and Crew Network.
Casting Fee: There is a 15% Casting Fee on all bookings, usage fees, buyout fees, reuses and residuals. Casting fees are billed separately and must be mailed directly to The Talent and Crew Network.
Rush Bookings - Inquiry or confirmation within 24 hours of booking will incur a 10% additional rush casting fee.
Wardrobe fees: $20 per garment for formal wear supplied by the model for a half day or over. $15 additional charge if “special” wardrobe (unusual or unseasonal wardrobe that requires talent shopping) is to be provided solely by talent. Wardrobe fees are used to cover the cost of preparation time and cleaning.
*Talent will be reimbursed for any un-returnable wardrobe they are required to purchase.
Lingerie: Bras, panties, slips, pantyhose, and all transparent loungewear, sleepwear, or underwear is a minimum off two hours. Client must specify the exact type of lingerie at the time of the booking. Agency must clear with model before accepting any lingerie bookings. A closed set must be provided. ***Lingerie/Underwear (bras, panties, slips and pantyhose): Charged at Double Rate ***All transparent Garments or Semi-nudes: Charged at Triple Rate Video: Based on daily rate with a buy-out to be negotiated separately.
Payment: The Talent and Crew Network will invoice the client and payment is required within 45 days from the Booking Date. A 3% late charge per month will be added to each invoice if not paid within 45 days of Booking Date.
Client Responsibility: 1.Disclosure of extraordinary conditions or requirements. 2.Specify exact dressing facilities. 3.Specify Weather Permit. 4.Give the address and phone number of all booking locations 5.Specify usage at time of booking 5.Confirm all booking fees prior to actual booking. 6.Provide complete billing information at the time of booking. 7.Provide a safe working environment, free of any form of danger or personal harassment.
Referrals: If a Model / Talent is referred by one of our talent and is booked, the referred person(s) will be considered a talent provided by The Talent and Crew Network and the talent will be invoiced for by The Talent and Crew Network.
Assigning: The client shall not assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations in relation to the booking to any third party without the prior written consent of The Talent and Crew Network.
Employer Liability: Models and Actors are not the employees of The Talent and Crew Network.