Parents Talent Contract
IMPORTANT: By applying to register with the agency, or by applying for any of our jobs, you have already stated that you have read and agree to the terms below.
The following expressions shall have the following meanings:
1.1 “Agent” means KidsTalent.Agency
1.2 “Talent” refers to the artist/signatory parent or guardian and any person responsible for or accompanying the artist on Assignment.
1.3 “Client” means any third party, individual, partnership, company or other organisation or entity which contracts with the Agent with a view to procuring the services of the Talent in respect of an Assignment.
1.4 “Assignment” means any services requested by a Client in connection with any form of advertising, entertainment, leisure, marketing or public relations activities that it is proposed that the Talent undertakes;
1.5 “Offer of Representation” means an offer made to the Talent by the Agent to represent the Talent for the Term subject at all times to the Terms and Conditions below with a view to securing Assignments with Clients;
1.6 “Term” means the duration of Representation as accepted by the Talent as agreed between the Talent and the Agent;
1.7 “Representation” means the representation provided by the Agent to the Talent upon acceptance of the Offer of Representation and these Terms and Conditions;
1.8 “Terms and Conditions” means the terms and conditions as set out in this document and any subsequent terms and conditions agreed in writing by the Agent;
1.9 “Fees” means the sums due to the Talent from a Client in respect of an Assignment;
1.10 “Agreement” means the contract between the Agent and the Talent for agency services incorporating these Terms and Conditions;
1.11 “Talent’s Image” includes any reproductions, or adaptations of, or drawings derived from that image, or any other representation of it, either complete or in part whether alone or in conjunction with any wording or other images, photographs, drawings, or material of any other nature including electronic imaging for all known or anticipated purposes;
1.12 “Regulations” means The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
2.1 These Terms and Conditions shall apply to the Agreement for Representation and shall supersede any other documentation or communication between parties.
2.2 Any variation to these Terms and Conditions must be agreed in writing by the Agent.
2.3 These Terms and Conditions shall be attached to any Offer of Representation and signed and returned to the Agent by the Talent.
2.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall prejudice any condition or warranty, express or implied, or any legal remedy to which the Agent may be entitled, by virtue of any statute, law or regulation.
2.5 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as constituting a partnership or joint venture between the parties.
2.6 The Agent is acting in the capacity of an employment agency.
3 OFFER OF REPRESENTATION
3.1 The Offer of Representation is attached to these Terms and Conditions.
3.2 The Offer of Representation shall remain valid for acceptance.
3.3 The Offer of Representation must be accepted by the Talent in its entirety.
3.4 The offer of Representation is for Film, TV, and Theatre work as well as modelling assignments.
3.5 We are a non-sole agency. You cannot apply for work/registration if you belong to a sole agency
3.6 The agency reserves the right to recover any loss of earnings or fees from parents who are signed to a sole agency.
4 APPOINTMENT AS AGENT
4.1 The Agent shall always operate as an employment agency in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act 1973.
4.2 The Agent will, subject to the Talent’s acceptance of its Offer of Representation and these Terms and Conditions, act as the Talent’s agent and provide Representation to negotiate and conclude agreements with Clients in respect of Assignments.
4.3 The Talent does not appoint the Agent as sole and exclusive agent and is permitted to contract, negotiate or register with other agents.
4.4. The exception to 4.3 above is Spotlight registered talent. You appoint us as your sole and exclusive agent/agency.
4.5 The Talent grants the Agent sole authority on behalf of the Talent to collect and receive all gross income arising out of any Assignment undertaken by the Talent during the Term and after the expiry of the Term to the extent that such gross income arises out of any Assignments negotiated by the Agent during the Term.
5 PAYMENT OF FEES
5.1 Further to Condition 4.4 above, the Agent will collect from the Client all gross income in respect of an Assignment.
5.2 The Agent will retain a commission of the total gross income received. Tiered commission rates can be found on our website
5.3 Parents understand that should they be confirmed for a casting/self-tape or shoot through the agency because of their application then the agency will exercise its right to recover the full commission
from any fees earned by that artist.
5.4 Any artist who secures work through the agency and is then recalled by the same production company for repeat work for the same brand/assignment, will be bound to the same terms for a 5-yr period. The agency will exercise its right to recover the full commission from any fees earned by that artist directly from the artist and in accordance with our Terms.
5.5 The Agent will then, pursuant to the Regulations, send the Talent payment of the Fees within 10 days beginning with the day the gross income was received by the Agent.
5.6 Any Fees held by the Agent are held as trustee for the Talent and the Agent shall honour all of the Talent’s rights in respect of those Fees as set out in the Regulations.
5.7 When an Assignment is cancelled by the Client prior to its commencement the Agent will endeavour to collect any cancellation fees due under the Client’s T&Cs. The Talent will be entitled to two-thirds of these recovered fees. However, pursuing cancellation fees is not always advisable and this is done at the discretion of the Company.
5.8 The Agent is not obligated to pay Talent fees prior to payment by the client. The client may take an indefinite period to pay but is requested to make payment within 30 days of receiving the invoice.
5.9 The Agent will not be liable for any outstanding fees to the Talent in the event of indefinitely delayed payment by the client for whatever reason.
5.10 The Talent is self-employed and personally responsible for the payment of income tax, National Insurance contributions and other statutory deductions and where appropriate value-added tax. The Agency will not be reliable for any Talent’s failure to complete any of the above mentioned. All VAT-registered Talents are responsible for sending in VAT invoices within 30 days of all assignments. The Talent will invoice the Agent with any necessary VAT amount on completing the contract in order to receive payment.
6 TALENT OBLIGATIONS
6.1 The Talent shall always act in a professional and courteous manner and shall attend all Assignments on time.
6.2 The Talent shall carry out every Assignment to the best standard of ability and skill.
6.3 The Talent shall comply with all rules and regulations relating to health and safety, fire prevention or general administration which may be in place at the premises of a Client or at a location where an Assignment is being conducted.
6.4 The Talent shall keep the Agent informed of any significant changes in appearance.
6.5 The Talent shall not without the consent in writing of a duly authorised representative of the Agent expose, reveal or make public any information in connection with the business of the Agent or these Terms and Conditions, all of which information is to be regarded by the Talent as of a strictly confidential nature.
6.6 The Talent shall take all reasonable steps to be available to work regularly on Assignments but acknowledges that the Agent cannot guarantee that such Assignments can be secured and has made no representations to this effect.
6.7 The Talent consents for the Agent to use any relevant photographs, images or other information relating to the Talent to secure Assignments or to promote the agency’s activities.
6.8 The Talent hereby acknowledges that nothing in these Terms and Conditions, nor any conduct of the parties, shall create or be deemed to create or imply the relationship of employer and employee between the Agent and the Talent.
6.9 The Talent on being given the contract by the Agent, must complete the contract in full for the contracted fee otherwise the Talent will be liable for any losses incurred.
6.10 The Talent must give at least 7 working days notice to the agency to withdraw from an assignment, which has been booked by a client. The Talent shall be liable for any extra costs that have been incurred by the Agent, the client or other Talents as a result of failure to comply with condition 6. It is the Talents responsibility to be available for the duration of the assignment. If a Talent fails to complete an assignment for any reason other than illness (to be evidenced by a medical certificate) then the Talent may be liable to pay for costs or losses incurred.
6.11 The Talent agrees to update their portfolio on a regular basis, to ensure that clients are viewing accurate images of how the Talent looks. The company cannot be held responsible should a client choose to not hire the Talent, due to their images being inaccurate or of a poor standard.
6.12 Failure to update your profile pages on a regular basis may lead to the termination of your contract with us.
6.13 The Talent will not at any time during any Assignment nor for 6 months thereafter directly or indirectly interfere with, solicit or entice any of the Agencies Clients or persons with whom the Agent was in consultation. In the event of the Talent being in breach of this clause, the Agency will be entitled to recover from you any fees which the Agent would have been paid by the client had the employment by the Agency’s client been arranged by the Agency. The Talent must immediately notify the Agency of any direct offer of employment by a client of the Agency for whom the Talent has carried out an assignment.
6.14 The Talent shall submit a social media review of their assignment experience on each and every occasion. It need only be a paragraph or two but for the benefit of our clients and Talent, your experience will be of interest. Please note that any negative reviews on a public forum will result in services to the talent being withdrawn immediately and without notice, without refund of any monies paid. In such cases, the agency may proceed with litigation through the courts for financial restitution due to defamation, slander and loss of reputation.
7 AGENT OBLIGATIONS
7.1 The Agent shall use all reasonable endeavours to secure suitable Assignments for the Talent.
7.2 The Agent shall provide the Representation with skill, care and in accordance with the recognised codes of practice and statutory obligations.
7.3 The Agent shall take all reasonable steps to ensure Clients and other workers involved in Assignments are professional and courteous but cannot be held responsible for the conduct of any third parties.
7.4 The Agent confirms that the only type of work it will find or seek to find the Talent will be an Assignment.
7.5 The Agent’s authority to act on the Talent’s behalf extends only to the Agent’s attempts to procure Assignments for the Talent and to represent the Talent in order to achieve the same, but the Agent has no authority to enter into Assignments with Clients on the Talent’s behalf without the Talent first having confirmed to the Agent his/her agreement to so enter (in which case the Talent has granted the Agent authority to enter into a contract with the Client on his/her behalf), and the Agent has no authority to enter into any other contracts with Clients or third parties on behalf of the Talent.
7.6 The agent will contact the Talent and offer a contractual assignment as a conditional verbal description. Upon accepting, the Talent is liable to fulfill this contract in full. The Agent will supply to the “Best of Knowledge” assignment details of the said contract via email and/or post. Details such as Time, Location, Date, Restrictions, Wardrobe, Working hours, Talent Fee, Usage fee information. Each contract cannot be applied to any other offers past or present.
8.1 The Agreement shall continue until the agency services have been provided in terms of the Offer of Representation or any subsequent date as mutually agreed in writing by both parties or until terminated by either party in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
8.2 The Agent shall be entitled to terminate the Representation of the Talent for any reason at any point during the Term by giving 30 days notice in writing.
8.3 The Talent shall be entitled to terminate the Representation at any point during the Term by giving notice in writing save for the condition that the Talent shall be required to complete any Assignment agreed prior to notification of termination.
8.4 The Talent may terminate the Agreement if the Agent fails to comply with any aspect of these Terms and Conditions and this failure continues for a period of 52 weeks after notification of non-compliance is given.
8.5 Either party may terminate the Agreement by notice in writing to the other if the other party commits a material breach of these Terms and Conditions and, in the case of a breach capable of being remedied, fails to remedy it within a reasonable time of being given written notice from the other party to do so or the other party commits a material breach of these Terms and Conditions which cannot be remedied under any circumstances.
Both parties warrant their authority to enter into this Agreement and have obtained all necessary approvals to do so.
10 LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit the liability of the Agent for death or personal injury, however, the Agent shall not be liable for any direct loss or damage suffered by the Talent or any third party howsoever caused, as a result of any negligence, breach of contract or otherwise in excess of the sum insured under the professional indemnity insurance policy held by the Agent in the insurance year in which the Talent’s claim is first notified.
The Talent undertakes to indemnify and keep fully indemnified the Agent at all times from and against any actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs (to include without prejudicing the generality of this clause, the legal costs of the Agent), awards or damages howsoever arising directly or indirectly as a result of any breach or non-performance by the Talent of any of the Talent’s obligations, undertakings or warranties as set out within these Terms and Conditions.
12.1 The client has the right to contact the Agent with details of any grievances that they feel applicable to that Talent(s) on that assignment. The client in their discretion may reduce the payment of the Talents fee.
12.2 The Agent at their discretion, can instigate legal proceedings (court summons, solicitors letters etc) against a none paying client for any assignment. The incurred legal fees will be deducted from any resulting payment on a proportional basis by both Talent(s) and the Agent for that assignment. The proportion liable will be calculated in respect of the relative Talent fee and the Agent’s agency fee for that invoiced assignment.
13 FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts, accidents, war, fire, breakdown of plant or machinery or shortage or unavailability of raw materials from a natural source of supply, and the party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations.
The Talent shall not be entitled to assign its rights or obligations or delegate its duties under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Agent.
15 THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions intend to or confer any rights on a third party.
If any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if these Terms and Conditions had been agreed with the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.
The failure by either party to enforce at any time or for any period any one or more of the Terms and Conditions herein shall not be a waiver of them or of the right at any time subsequently to enforce all Terms and Conditions.
Any notice to be given by either party to the other may be served by email, fax, personal service or by post to the address of the other party given in the Offer of Representation or such other address as such party may from time to time have communicated to the other in writing, and if sent by email shall unless the contrary is proved be deemed to be received on the day it was sent, if sent by fax shall be deemed to be served on receipt of an error-free transmission report, if given by letter shall be deemed to have been served at the time at which the letter was delivered personally or if sent by post shall be deemed to have been delivered in the ordinary course of post.
19 NON-DISCLOSURE OF TRADE SECRETS
The Talent will not at any time, whether during the currency of this agreement or at any time after the termination thereof, divulge any information to any person, organisation, or other Agency.
20 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms and Conditions supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, documents or other undertakings either written or oral.
21 GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Scotland and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Scottish courts.