THE BASICS FOR TALENT(including payment process)
THE FOLLOWING TOPICS CAN BE FOUND BELOW IN THE ORDER LISTED
All first time models should review this!
1. Can you please tell me about payment and all fees? (All models confirm they read this PRIOR to attending the audition)
(This section includes payment time & location, TAX FORMS, check re-issue, paperwork for payment)
2. What is the general agreement?
3. I want to know more about any possible hair change & the job itself.
4. How does the electronic agreement work?
5. Other talent booking companies
6. What should I bring & wear to the casting?
7. What paperwork do I need if I book?
8. "FLAKING" & Auditing.
9. What if they want to book me for another future event (other than the one you attended the audition for).
10. Referrals & Sharing
11. Cancelling your audition.
12. Prep day versus Event day
13. Other expenses.
14. What about photographs taken of me at the event?
15. What about my safety at castings and events?
16. What is the breach of agreement policy?
17. What if I have a normal mainstream agent?
18. Do you pay overtime?
19. Do you do Skype, Facetime, Echo Show, or live Facebook for castings? The answer is simply NO.
20. What if I lost my casting details? Simply re-register or wait for the reminder via email the day before the casting.
PLEASE FIND OUR COMPLETE TERM & CONDITIONS HERE
1. HOW DOES THE PAYMENT WORK IF I BOOK THE JOB?
DOES IT COST TO AUDITION? NO, absolutely not! Many of you whom are new to the industry and don't know us often ask if it costs to audition. The answer is a ABSOLUTELY NOT. It never costs to audition and never should.
DO YOU SELL ANYTHING? NO, we do not sell any products, nor do we sell headshots. We do not refer out companies that do. DO YOU HAVE START UP FEES? NO, we do not charge any weird start up fees.
Basically, we recommend that you ignore anybody trying to sell you anything at any castings; we don't know them and they should not be there. Its unfortunate that we even have to say all this. Watch out for websites that charge you anything to join. There are a lot of them out there that are very poor and take more money than you ever make AND a few that are good.
Here is a simple test. Calculate your end of the year totals to see if you paid more or made more at the end of the year. If you paid more, simply STOP and cancel immediately. With us you have a 100% guarantee you can only possibly make more. Its pretty easy when we don't charge anything.
IF YOU BOOKED THE JOB, READ BELOW PLEASE.
The rate for each job is clearly stated on the casting breakdown page, registration page, and details page. The rate is not negotiable. We charge the client a service & payroll fee and we charge talent from a ZERO to a 10% service fee (never more). If you don't like the rate, simply don't agree to it and wait for a job which you like the rate. We mail all of our checks to you, not the client. All payment questions should be directed to us, not the client.
DO I NEED TO FILL OUT PAPERWORK?
Yes, please click TALENT FORMS on our website to complete payment info. You have to do this even if you filled one out at the job. You only need to do this one time unless you move or change your name. The registration page is your e-agreement with All Around Talent.
REMEMBER - You need to mark down you are from All Around Talent on all client's paperwork per our agreement, not independent or any other company. IF YOU MARK DOWN YOU ARE INDEPENDENT or ANOTHER COMPANY, it may delay your payment and you will pay a 20% broker penalty fee.
HOW LONG DOES PAYMENT TAKE? (top question)
Our clients averages 10 to 45 days to send out payment to All Around Talent. This is not the time it takes for you to receive payment. This is the time the client takes to pay us. You then have to allow time for it be processed and sent to you, so please plan your finances accordingly. Payment does not come in the mail in a week like a normal job. We wish it did. Some clients still mail us checks which can add more time for us to receive payment. Each client pays a little differently. Once we receive the payment we turn it around to you in 1 to 2 business days. Basically as soon as the money clears our account we process payment. You will see your payment in your mailbox around 5 to 10 days after we receive it. Holidays can cause delays. If the client pays sooner, you also get paid sooner which does happen frequently. We do not send out a notice when payment is sent, we just send it. Be sure to check you mail carefully. This information is provided to talent in advance of the casting. The payment timing typically does not change, so there is no need to inquire when payment will be received BEFORE the payment is due. We answer this information for you in advance and can always be reviewed here. If there are any issues with payment, we will be sure to notify you. If it is past the time your check should have reached your mailbox, be sure to email email@example.com with your name, brand you worked for, date you worked, and location you worked with "PAYMENT CONCERN" in the subject line. This will be sure your email gets priority attention. Due to the sensitivity of payment issues, we do request that payment issues be addressed IF NEEDED by email for documentation purposes. Payment punctuality is one of our top priorities for all talent.
WHERE IS PAYMENT SENT TO? It is sent to the address on your W9 form.
OTHER PAYMENT INFO. You must be legal to work in the US (on jobs in the US) and have a social security number. You are paid as an contractor not an employee. No taxes are taken out
CHECK RE-ISSUE - If you do not cash your check within 90 days of the check issue date, the check is no longer valid. There is a $25 fee to re-issue a check that has expired. Payments or check issues that are not addressed within 1 calendar year of the work date will be forfeited.
TAX FORMS - Any models that earn over $600 in a tax year will receive a 1099 via email on or before January 31 (US CITIZENS ONLY). Corrections must be sent in by March 1st. We highly encourage models to add us to your contacts to be sure we go to your primary inbox, not your spam, social, or promotions tab. All Around Talent cannot control email servers and will not be held accountable for TAX FORMS that go to your spam.
Please do not call asking to receive payment prior to the expected pay period. Please DO call us if your payment is past the expected pay period. We provide this information to talent in advance for good reason. Its important to remember that we don't get paid until you do; therefore any talent whom work through All Around Talent share a mutual interest in getting payment. Complete details on the payment process and terms and conditions can be found by clicking here. TERMS & CONDITIONS The TERMS & CONDITIONS link includes information about penalty fees if you breach the agreement which is rare, but does happen when people deliberately try to defraud you.
2. WHAT IS THE GENERAL AGREEMENT?
All talent agree to our terms and conditions upon filling out the registration page. All auditions are invite only. All models agree to work via All Around Talent on a job or audition which All Around Talent sends them to. All talent agree that we will work as your talent broker (often referred to as your agent) and manage your payroll for this one job. We are not exclusive and work project to project with talent only. If you have an exclusive contract with an agent for events & promotions (most people do not), its your responsibility to pay them. We will send you the check unless you request us to send it to your agent. Most of our models have a "normal" main stream talent agency. We are not that. We do NOT "sign" talent.
Once you confirm by filling out the registration form, the agreement cannot be revoked. This agreement will be upheld even if you make a contract with an additional company which you should NOT do in the first place, so please be careful about this.
Models agree not to share this info with other models or other talent agencies; it would simply lessen your chances of booking and waste some people's time. If your friends would like to be considered they must submit to be approved by emailing your talent broker or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Models agree not to mark down they are independent. Every now and then the studio will call us up and say Jane Doe put down Independent and you have her on the list. Let this be fair warning, DO NOT be that person!!
Talent are not permitted to work directly with the exact client/stylist or work associates on any future talent related jobs of the that pay over $100.00 for a period of 1.5 year of this agreement. This includes being booked with the exact company due to social media contacts you made as a result of the introduction to our client. Basically don't work behind our backs with the people we introduce you to. Our clients also have client agreements stating the same information, so frequently they will call us requesting a booking (without even auditioning) for people they have seen in the past that we have sent. You will automatically be considered for all future projects that come through our office if you are approved. You know you are approved if you are invited to a casting through us.
At the end of each registration you will click CONTINUE, then CONFIRM. By doing this you are agreeing to the statements above AND those found on this link TALENT FORMS & PAYMENTS. Those found in breach of this agreement are subject to a minimum of 20% penalty fee and up to 40% which is rare but does happen.
Talent are not hired as employees and cannot claim unemployment with All Around Talent. Talent are hired as contractors. All Around Talent is not responsible for any mental, emotional, or physical damages caused by you or to you while on the job, including reactions to hair products.
Ultimately it is the client's decision as to whom they would like to hire. Clients hold the right to hire or release any talent at their discretion. Talent released for abuse of drugs, alcohol, or unprofessional conduct may be released without pay at the client's discretion.
LIABILITY - All Around Talent is not responsible for any mental, emotional, or physical damages caused by you or to you while on the job, including reactions to hair products. All Around Talent will not be held accountable for any legal or financial fees which may occur as a result of actions made by talent or to talent. By registering with All Around Talent you agree to these terms.
3. WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE HAIR CHANGE & THE JOB ITSELF (for hair shows only)
Don't forget you most (not all) hair shows require some degree of hair change within your own limitations. Sometimes the hair changes are minimal if any at all, other times they are looking for more. It varies from model to model, event to event, and stylist to stylist. Each of you will consult with a hair stylist to discuss possible hairstyles, cuts, and colors. Please be open and honest with what you are willing or not willing to do to your hair. Always communicate with your hair stylist so you don't get a style you don't want to have. All hair shows require some sort of change. All Around Talent is not responsible for any changes made to your hair or damages caused mentally or physically. If we learn of any specifics in regards to the change of hair, we will share them with you. Please do your best to be professional as you are representing All Around Talent for this one particular event.
AT THE AUDITION you basically will meet with the stylists so they can feel and touch your hair to decide if they can use you and they will ask what you are open or not open to. They see everybody together to compare similar groups.
AT THE JOB you basically will sit, stand, or walk the runway while industry professionals discuss their brand, products, and techniques. In the meantime you get paid to have your hair & makeup done.
4. HOW DOES THIS ELECTRONIC AGREEMENT WORK?
Basically you agree that your typed signature is the same as one you would do with a pen. All talent agree to the following. I being you the talent or model.
I certify that I am empowered to execute this application. I understand that my signature on this written declaration has the same legal effect as an oath or affirmation. Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have read the foregoing application and the facts stated in it are true. I understand that falsification of any material information on this application may result in criminal penalty or administrative action, including a fine, suspension or revocation of the license.
5. OTHER BOOKING COMPANIES
PART 1 - Obviously, there is more than one brand of shoes as there is more than one talent booking company. Thank you for choosing to work with All Around Talent. We have been around for over a decade for good reason. Be sure not to accept the same invite for the same exact casting call. It is ok to work with other talent booking companies, but you cannot be with more than one on the same exact project. If you confirm to work through us and then sign in under another company you will receive a 20% penalty fee.
Once you click submit this agreement cannot be revoked to work with another company on the exact same project.
PART 2 - Most of our models have "normal" agents. That is ok. We have no conflict as we are not that.
6. WHAT TO BRING & WEAR TO THE AUDITION or MODEL CALL or CASTING
If you have a modeling book, bring that especially for print jobs. Bring a headshot or zed card and put All Around Talent 818.470.1911 in the top right corner if you have one. If you don't, do not worry about it. If prep immediately follows your audition, bring a change of clothes for prep. A t-shirt & comfortable shoes is best. Ladies, please always wear heels to the audition. Any other special instructions will be on the CASTING DETAILS page including wardrobe. In general its up to you what to wear to the casting UNLESS otherwise specified. Bring a charged phone for wait & down time.
7. PAPERWORK IF YOU BOOK
CONGRATS!!! Call us and let us know 818.470.1911. WHY? We want to make sure you are on the invoice. If not your payment may be delayed even longer than it already takes. Our clients also report in to us that you booked. At least once a week somebody does not receive payment because the talent did not report in that they booked and the client also missed them. We cannot bill for you if we don't know you booked. This is a reality, please don't be that person unless you don't mind getting your check months later.
You will need to fill out a W9 form by clicking TALENT FORMS on our website. Talent may also want to print up a TALENT VOUCHER from our weblink by clicking TALENT FORMS. This is not mandatory but models may want a copy for their records.
"FLAKING" Once you click CONTINUE, then CONFIRM you are agreeing to attend the casting call via All Around Talent. If you cannot attend the casting call, please just send us a quick email or text to let us know. Its that easy! We know schedules change. It happens all the time in the industry. Don't forget many of us have modeled in the past. Basically, we get it. We do like to know how many people are attending the casting so we know we have enough models attending. We attempt to not have too many or too few which is very challenging.
Now on the other hand, If you are booked on a job (not an audition) and cannot do it, you must call or text our office immediately 818.470.1911. If you don't call and don't show up to a job or "FLAKE" you will be permanently revoked from doing any business with All Around Talent. NO EXCEPTIONS. There is no reason for this and its VERY unprofessional to say the least. Models that do not complete the job in its entirety will not be compensated anything. For example, if you attend prep one day but then you do not go to the event day, you will not be paid. If you walk off any job in the middle, you will not be paid. If issues ever arise on the job, call us. We can try to help.
FAMILY EMERGENCY - We are BIG on family and don't appreciate people that lie about their own families, not to mention its bad karma. Unfortunately people do it all the time. In our years of experience, we can read through it when people use it as a lie versus a sincere emergency.
CAR PROBLEMS - They indeed are the worst and they cost money, time, and aggravation. When you lie about your car problems they could cost you more money in future jobs.
IF YOU ARE REALLY TELLING THE TRUTH we have a simple solution. Everybody has a camera phone, snap a photo and send it to us with something that validates the date of the the illness, accident, car shop receipt, or other incident. Some examples could be taking a photo of the paper work, snap a photo of the accident, snap a photo of the emergency bracelet that every patient receives in a hospital (It has a date and name. Its simple and not invasive), or anything that shows a date & reason. We really don't need a lot. This process will take all of about 1 minute. A picture speaks a thousand words.
AUDIT CHECKS occur very rarely and have nothing to do with flaking. However we may ask models to provide a government issued ID and/or a copy of a recent bill especially if fraud is expected. This is to prevent fraudulent activities. We also have other features which will only be used in cases of fraud of known fraud.
9. FUTURE BOOKINGS
All approved models will be considered for future jobs automatically.
Although, clients are supposed to inform us of your booking, it is also your responsibility as a model to notify All Around Talent if you have been asked to work on any job that pays $100 or more for this particular client. This does not include other clients or other jobs you book on your own or with other companies. Failure to do so will result in a your payment being paid much later than it takes to pay already. Notifying All Around Talent is often also advantageous to models as clients are less tempted to try to offer models a much lower rate than models & talent should be paid.
10. REFERRALS ARE OK - SHARING WITHOUT APPROVAL IS NOT
Do you totally have a friend that is perfect for the job? That's great! We love referrals. You can always refer another model to us and we will approve them if we see fit. You may do so by having them send their info with "REFERRAL" in the subject line to CASTING@ALLAROUNDTALENT.COM . Be sure they mention which city they are from.
However, you absolutely may not share this invite or the casting details to any model or any form of talent booking company! THIS IS STRICTLY ENFORCED!! Models found in breach of this agreement will pay a 30% penalty if they book and be subject to a minimum fine that will be determined by an attorney. We use various forms of tracking to determine this information for security reasons in order to protect us from fraud. We need to maintain a high quality of talent so our clients continue to use us.