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How do I book talent?

If you are a business looking to book singers, dancers, models, musicians, actors, pets or promotional staff, visit talent hire to complete an application.

Please note: this function is for genuine clients looking to book talent. Some of our talent 'try us out' by pretending to be clients. This is detected by our system and takes up valuable time that we could spend promoting our talent.

What kind of work do you offer?

Clients ask us for singers, dancers, models, actors, musicians, pets and promotional staff for work in many areas including; film, TV, events, fashion shows, photographic shoots, theatre, catalogues, advertising, product launches and promotions.

What is the Agency News email?

The Agency News email keeps you up to speed with what's going on with your personal e-Portfolio. You will receive an email every time you are considered for a possible booking. You don’t need to do anything – we will contact you immediately if you are shortlisted or selected.

What if I’m too busy, or don’t want to do an assignment?

If you have work, educational, domestic or personal commitments that mean you can’t accept an assignment, or if you just don’t want to do it, we’ll simply offer it to the client’s second choice. This won’t affect your chances of selection in the future.

However, once you have accepted an assignment from us over the phone and agreed all the terms and conditions including your fee and expenses, you have made a commitment to fulfilling that assignment.

Remember, you can mark your online diary 'unavailable' for periods when you do not want to be offered work.

How much can I earn?

Fees can range from £50 to several hundred pounds per day.

Earnings depend on the type of work, your experience, how many agents you register with and also your own initiative and persistence.

We agree the fee with you before you accept an assignment. After the assignment. we collect the fee from our client (see our terms and conditions) and keep it in our client account. We retain one-third as our agency fee and send the rest to you.

To see some of the fees earned by our talent, view our modelling success stories.

Does my child need a Child Performer’s Licence?

A Child Performer’s Licence is required for all children of compulsory school age.

If your child is selected and booked for an assignment we will send you the booking forms and a Child Performer’s Licence application.

We will complete as much of the licence as possible. All you have to do is fill in the rest, sign it and take it to your local authority for their signature and approval and they will issue the licence direct to you.

Note that there are regional differences in how local authorities deal with Child Performer’s Licences, so contact your local authority for advice.

When and how do I get paid for assignments?

Payments are sent by us in the form of a cheque made payable to you (unless otherwise requested) within five days of assignment completion.

Are my travel costs paid?

If the assignment is more than around 20 miles (32km) from your home, we may agree an additional fee for travel with you. Travel fees are paid at the same time as your assignment fee.

You must discuss and agree any travel fees before the assignment is confirmed. You cannot negotiate them retrospectively, after the assignment.

What is a chaperone fee?

A chaperone fee is agreed before an assignment and paid, in addition to the booking fee, for one parent or guardian to accompany a child/teenager on an assignment.

A chaperone fee helps with your costs for being on hand during the assignment. The amount paid depends on the value of the assignment, location, time and travel costs.

You must discuss and agree any chaperone fees before the assignment is confirmed. You cannot negotiate them retrospectively, after the assignment.

I have just completed an assignment. What should I do?

We will email you a feedback request form, giving you the opportunity to let us know how you got on. You might also like to post some comments about your day at a blog, forum, Facebook or MySpace.