Terms & Conditions
Please read the following before applying to the Avengers.
- Performer refers to the Actor/Model
- Agent refers to the Avengers
- Client refers to the Production Company or Casting Director hiring the services of the Performer
Who can Apply
Any Performer who thinks they fall into any of the categories that the Avengers represent: e.g. actor, presenter, model, dancer; are over 50 years of age; and willing to add the Avengers to their live Spotlight profile.
Everyone who is accepted and registers with the Avengers must agree to their images being placed on our online casting site to increase their chances of assignments, or used in promotional or printed material.
There are NO fees for joining the Avengers.
The Avengers will receive payment from the Client on the Performer’s behalf. Once payment has been received (normally six weeks after you have completed the work assigned, sometimes longer depending on the Client) the Avengers will, after making a deduction of commission (see below), pay the balance of the payment directly into the Performer’s bank account by BACS within 7 working days.
The Avengers will deduct 20% from all earnings gained through the Avengers.
National Insurance may be deducted by the Client unless exemption is established at time of invoicing. The Avengers do not deduct National Insurance.
Please note: we pay by BACS. A remittance will be emailed to you at the address on file. We only send remittances by email. You are classed as being self employed, therefore responsible for your own contributions i.e. tax.
Bookings & Cancellations
When you accept a casting from the Avengers we expect you to attend. If for some reason you cannot, you must inform the agency immediately in order that we may explain to the client and organise a replacement where possible.
We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel a booking. Any cancellations given with less than 24 hours notice could require you to supply us with a doctor’s certificate.
In all matters the Avengers reserves its complete right to choose who it represents.
When accepting a job, if the agency does not contact you with your call time then you must contact the agency the day before. It is your responsibility to obtain your call details from us, and your responsibility to ensure you arrive at a booking properly briefed, prepared and on time.
Out of Office Hours
If the office is closed and an assignment has been given, the agency may leave a mobile number for any inquires or emergencies.
Booking time ends when the performer leaves the set and not the actual studio. You should inform the agency if you remain at a job for longer than you were initially booked. Please email your hours after completion of the job.
Auditions and Castings
At times you will be offered the opportunity to attend an Audition/Casting. There will be no payment, nor fee or expenses for attending.
Always arrive at least 10 minutes before a work assignment to allow time for preparation. In the event of a problem please contact the Avengers. If it is out of office hours please use the contact name and number for your booking supplied when you were informed of your call time.
When a booking is made the performer must provide their own transport there and back, unless agreed otherwise.
You should regularly inform the Avengers of any dates that you are away on holiday or unavailable for work. Please also remember to update telephone numbers, email addresses and any other contact details regularly.
Press and Publicity
Any publicity resulting from a role gained through the agency must be discussed with the agency first. Performers are reminded that script and programme confidentiality is vital. You must not disclose anything about the characters you may be portraying, the details of any programs or commercials you may be working on, or the content of an assignment you may be undertaking on behalf of the agency. This includes posting to Social Media.
It is the Client’s responsibility to carry out a proper risk assessment of the location, equipment and work conditions. Any risk to Health & Safety known to the Client must be discussed with the Avengers at the time of the booking. The Client is responsible for the safety of any performer who is providing services in connection with the booking. The Client is obliged to make sure that all other people engaged in connection with the booking and associated travelling are properly qualified and insured. The Client is responsible for the Performers’ health and safety as if they were an employee of the Client.
Provisional bookings may be cancelled by giving notice in writing to the Agent, such notice to expire not less than 48 hours prior to the date for delivery of the Service.
Provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing/email a minimum of 7 days before the start date otherwise the booking will lapse.
Subject to the provisions of the immediately preceding condition, if the booking is other than a Provisional Booking then the following provisions apply.
If a booking is cancelled by the Client more than 48 hours prior to the proposed start time, then the full fee will be charged unless the Client re-books the same Artist and that re-booking is fulfilled within one calendar month of the cancellation.
If a booking is cancelled by the Client less than 48 hours before the proposed start date then the whole of the booking fee will be charged.
In the event that the booking is cancelled by the Performer, the Agent shall use its best endeavours to find a suitable replacement and to offer it to the Client.
Performer Working Day/fees
A working day is 8 hours including 1 hour lunch. Performers may be booked for a full day, half day or hourly. Extra half-hours or parts of half-hours shall be paid at half the hourly rate. The minimum booking is for 2 hours.
Photographic fees cover the right to use an image for one year from the date of the booking, in UK only, for the initial permitted use.
Fees for fittings are charged at half the hourly rate with a minimum of £25 per hour.
A photographer is not entitled to use test and experimental photographs for commercial purposes, unless specific arrangements have been made before the photographic session.
The client is responsible for the performer’s health and safety when the performer is travelling, or providing services, in connection with the booking to the same extent as if the performer were an employee of the client. The client will maintain adequate insurance cover to underwrite its obligations to the performer.
The agent is not responsible if the performer fails to attend the booking. The client is advised to insure against any losses, which might result if the model does not keep a booking because of ill health, or some other reason.