DK is a registered employment agency, regulated by the BIS Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations, providing agency services to models and actors who are engaged on a self employed basis
Any model introduced to a client by DK may only be booked through DK and may not be contacted directly by the client. DK reserves the right to invoice the client any fees to cover all losses incurred in the event of this.
All fees are to be negotiated only with DK
It is not permitted for any person or company to use photographs or footage for any purpose whatsoever until all fees have been paid to DK in full.
On all invoices payment is required within 30 days of the date of invoice
In all cases the person booking the model will be invoiced and solely responsible for payment, unless otherwise agreed in writing at the time of booking. In the case of non-payment by the person booking the model, DK reserves the right to invoice the ‘ultimate client’ (i.e. designer/manufacturer/owner of the product in question). The client should notify all parties affected by this clause as no usage of photographs or footage is permitted by any person or company until all fees have been paid to DK in full.
If fees are invoiced to a client with an address outside the UK, any bank charges must be covered by the client. The full amount stated on the invoice must be credited to the DK bank account.
All fees are based on an 8-hour day (excluding Equity contracts) including a 1 hour lunch break
Models may be booked for a full day, a half-day or hourly (2 hour minimum). Extra half hours or parts of hours will be charged at the hourly rate. Expenses will be added where appropriate.
Normal rates apply to bookings between 9a.m. and 6p.m. Monday to Friday. Outside these times overtime is applicable. Please enquire for rates.
Unless otherwise agreed, in writing, the permitted use for photographs is for editorial, press advertising or brochures and excludes posters, packaging, display material (ie showcards, point of sale, swing tickets, posters, bus sides etc. CD, video and DVD covers and stills in commercials). An additional rate is payable for each of the above categories. The client is responsible for negotiating the additional fees for each of these categories before use can commence.
WEATHER PERMITTING BOOKINGS
First cancellation no fee- unless model arrives at booking through a client’s failure to cancel in time.
Second cancellation – half fee.
To be negotiated at time of booking
Every client is required, by law, to licence all children under 16 years for every job that they are booked for. The client should be aware that if a valid licence is not in place the penalties can be a fine of up to £1000 and/or a prison sentence of up to 3 months. Children without a licence in place are not insured or protected and therefore, if an accident occurred the full responsibility would lie with the client. If required the agency can process a licence on the client’s behalf and this would incur a fee of £15 per licence.
A licence can only be granted by the child’s Local Education Authority (LEA). Some authorities will issue a 6 month licence, and many of our children are covered by a 6 month licence, in which case an individual application is not necessary. It is vital to contact DK and confirm the current licensing status of any child being considered for a photographic booking.
For commercials and other performances a separate performance licence is required. The time scale for granting such a licence is normally 21 working days. Some authorities can accommodate a lesser time scale, but DK cannot guarantee this. Therefore, it is advisable to contact us asap to start licensing procedure. DK will provide the necessary paperwork and guidance but ultimate responsibility for issuing the licence lies with the child’s LEA
If a booking is cancelled within one working day of the starting time, full fee is charged. If a booking is cancelled outside the one day period, but within two working days of the start time then a half fee will be charged.
Should a booking be cancelled due to illness or other reasons beyond the models or agents control neither the model nor the agent shall be responsible for cancellation charges.
Any cause for complaint should be reported when it arises to the agency. Complaints cannot be considered in retrospect.
As agents we act for and on behalf of our models and whilst making every endeavour to provide a satisfactory and efficient service we cannot ultimately be held responsible for a model’s conduct on an assignment.