Equity regulations state that an agent’s fee must only be charged as a commission from earnings.
Agents cannot charge a fee to both the performer and the employer (aka double dipping) – it is illegal
A proportion of entertainment and modelling agents are different from employment agents, especially when it comes to charging fees for their services.
· Some employment agents charge a fee or commission to employers advertising jobs when they are able to fill their vacancies.
· Entertainment and modelling agents, however, charge a fee or commission to the people that they find work for, and not the employer.
They cannot charge fees to both employers and workers.
· This part of the regulations is to ensure that an agent only receives one fee/commission.
· Agents cannot request commission or any other payment for arranging a job from both you and your employer.
This fee is normally an agreed percentage of the amount to be paid by you to your agent for the job the agent has negotiated on your behalf.
· Fees or commission usually ranges from 10% to 20% of the amount you are paid for the job.
· The regulations include certain provisions relating to this fee, but they do not state what that fee should be.
Again - Agents cannot charge a 'Booking Form' fee as well as a commission (aka double dipping) – it is illegal
· This means that an agent can only take their fee from money paid to you as a result of work they have arranged for you.
· Earnings include any money paid for a job, including any residuals or royalties that may be received at a later date.
· The agent must also make it clear that they are offering their services for a fee.
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