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If you are looking to book Artistes on set for a production have a read through how it works.
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What to expect from us
You can expect at all times to be treated professionally and respectfully. For us, that means we will:
- Strive to understand and meet your specific needs: we will go the extra mile to get you the Artistes you need, where and when you need them.
- Provide a named and dedicated staff member who will work hard for you: our staff are the best in the business and you should feel confident in their hands.
- Communicate promptly: we will be available, proactive, honest and straightforward.
- Deal with finance quickly and with accuracy: we aim to get it right first time, every time.
- Make sure that the Artistes we provide are clear: about what to do, where to be and how to work with you in a way that we can be proud of.
Terms and Conditions for Productions
This is an agreement between The Casting Collective Ltd and the production company and is separate from any other agreement between The Casting Collective Ltd and the artiste and any other agreement between the production company and the artiste.
No booking can proceed without The Casting Collective receiving a completed copy of this production company agreement with the invoicing details filled in.
The Casting Collective is acting as an Employment Agency in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
Types of assignment
Film and TV
All work will be paid under the relevant agreement:
- Within the South East of the UK normally the FAA/PACT agreement.
- Outside the South East of the UK normally the PACT/Equity agreement.
- On certain productions, either BBC/Equity or ITV/Equity agreements are used.
Full details of these agreements can be found here:
If you need to be sent a copy of the current rates and full agreement you are using, your booker can provide it.
Commercials and Idents
All commercials will be for a 10-hour day 7am – 10pm (inc an hour for lunch) and overtime will be paid at one fifth of the daily rate per hour, unless otherwise agreed. A special rate will be negotiated for night work. All featured artistes will be entitled to repeat fees or an equivalent usage fee dependent on the number of TVRs.
Guidance on Commercial rates can be found here
All photographic jobs will be paid at an agreed rate. Either hourly, half day or full day rates will apply, plus appropriate usage fee. Featured artistes will be entitled to an agreed usage fee.
Guidance on Photographic rates can be found here
All pop promos will be for a 10-hour day 7am – 10pm (inc an hour for lunch) and overtime will be paid at one fifth of the daily rate per hour, unless otherwise agreed. A special rate will be negotiated for night work. All featured artistes will be entitled to repeat fees or an equivalent usage fee.
Guidance on Pop Promo rates can be found here
All corporates will be for a 10-hour day 7am – 10pm (inc an hour for lunch) and overtime will be paid at one fifth of the daily rate per hour, unless otherwise agreed. A special rate will be negotiated for night work.
Guidance on Corporate Video rates can be found here
All promotions jobs will be paid at either a 5 hour or 10 hour rate. After which overtime will be paid at a fifth of the daily rate, per hour unless otherwise agreed. A special rate will be negotiated for night work. All featured artistes will be entitled to repeat fees or an equivalent usage fee.
All Voiceover work will be paid at an agreed hourly rate.
The status of the assignment shall be agreed before the job proceeds. Either Supporting Artiste, Walk-on Artiste or Featured Artiste.
If this status is found to be different after completion then the artiste may be entitled to be upgraded. All featured artistes will be entitled to repeat fees or an equivalent usage fee.
On all Non Union agreements a travel payment will be added. Normally £5 travel added within TFL Zone 3. £10 travel added outside TFL zone 3.
Tax and National Insurance
All Artistes are self-employed for Income Tax and National Insurance and, therefore responsible for dealing with their own NI contributions and Income Tax (law change in 2014)
The exception to this is when from time to time, productions put artistes on contract for longer runs, in which case they will be treated as PAYE employees of the production. If this does happen, 15% commission of their earnings is payable to The Casting Collective.
During the course of the job all artistes’ employment status will be dependent upon the specific contract with the production company. Nothing in this agreement shall render artistes to be employees of The Casting Collective in any way. The Casting Collective will act as an agency for the artistes.
Health and Safety
On-set booked Artistes are the production company’s responsibility (the employer). The production company must have suitable employers liability and public liability in place to cover all artistes.
Health and Safety is paramount, and working practices must be maintained at all times. A failure to comply with Health and Safety regulations shall constitute a material irremediable breach of this agreement.
Relevant Health and Safety information must be relayed to the Artiste in line with the Employment Agencies Act 1973.
A failure by any artiste to comply with the Production Company’s Health and Safety Policy shall constitute an irremediable material breach of this agreement.
Under some agreements, if a booking is cancelled after midday the day before an assignment, a 50% basic daily rate cancellation fee will be charged.
If a booking is cancelled after 3pm the day before an assignment, a cancellation fee will be charged of the basic daily rate.
All payments must be made to The Casting Collective Ltd to our client account. If an artiste is paid directly The Casting Collective reserve the right to still invoice the production company.
All late payments will be subject to a surcharge of 10%. A payment is deemed late after 28 days from the invoice date. Legal action will be taken to recover all unpaid invoices.
The Casting Collective Ltd will obtain documentary evidence of each individual’s eligibility to work in the UK and will collect a colour scanned copy of each individual’s passport or photographic ID before their work on the project, as well as the right to work document if required.
The production company agrees to comply with all local data protection laws, specifically GDPR legislation.
The Casting Collective will provide certain project-specific personal data on individual artistes. This may include their name, address, contact info, National Insurance number, photos and measurements, proof of identity and any other relevant personal details needed for their booking.
The production company agrees they must safeguard all this data and only use it for production purposes and delete it as soon as appropriate. The production company also agrees to never share any of this personal data with anyone outside of their production. The production company must notify The Casting Collective if they think there may have been a data breach
DBS Disclosure Certificates
The Casting Collective can provide artistes with a valid DBS background check Certificate if required.
Production must inform The Casting Collective before making any bookings if this is needed. We do not hold a DBS certificate for all artists