WHAT HAPPENS IF I OR MY CHILD IS ACCEPTED TO BE REPRESENTED BY TIME TO SHINE AGENCY?
Once you have completed the online application, we will aim get back to you within 5 working days if successful. You will need to complete the documentation to include Contract, Profile Form and a Health Declaration. You must complete all and send back to us electronically. Time to Shine Agency will then upload your information onto our database and create your web page. Once this has been completed, you will be able to upload photos, further media and necessary additional information and all your/ your child’s details.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN?
To create an individual website page for you/your child, we charge £30.00. Within the website you/your child will then have their own page where you can view/update their details, photos and additional media. However, Casting Directors/Model Bookers will also be able to look for Talent/Models to match their job brief via a search function, but only photos and basic details within. Main Talent/Models pages will be fully password protected so only parents & Talent can access the full individuals details.
We recommend all over 4 years join Spotlight. This is a professional website which Casting Directors/Bookers use to recruit for their jobs. Agents submit Children/Young People for jobs on there solely. This will cost £110 a year for us to initially set up young Talent on there and the cost increases for Adults who could also add themselves, provided the 3 correct, professional credits and/or training has been achieved prior. After the initial year, Talent/Parents can renew direct through Spotlight and increased payment options are available. This now includes a monthly direct debit option. We also advise that only one agent should be listed to represent Talent. This is due to multiple submissions for the same job, which can become an issue for both Casting Directors/Bookers and Agents in turn!
We absolutely advocate that you/your child has professional photos taken with our recommended and fully trusted photographer based in London. The cost for a minimum of 4 photos costs £50 and we will send them through to you direct after the shoot. These are yours to use as you wish and within profiles.
Neither Spotlight nor professional photos are compulsory but without them, you or your child will not access the full opportunities within the creative industry!
WHAT WORK DOES TIME TO SHINE AGENCY COVER?
We cover all aspects of work including Photographic, Print, TV, Film, Commercials, Music Videos and Theatre Shows. This is not an exclusive list as there are always exceptions!
CAN I REGISTER WITH ANOTHER AGENCY?
Yes, Time to Shine Agency is a non sole agency currently. However, it is not wise to be with multiple agencies due to the above issues within Spotlight in particular.
WHAT COMMISSION DOES TIME TO SHINE TAKE?
For modelling assignments, we take 20% and all other work is 25%.
WHEN WILL I GET PAID FOR A JOB?
The money is normally paid within 30 working days of the job completion date. Talent/Models normally receive the daily fee first and then the buyout (if applicable) is received within 30 days once aired.
AS A PARENT/TALENT/MODEL, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO REGULARLY?
All who are represented need to make sure that their/their child’s website page is kept up to date with skills, training, media, measurements etc and photos. This is extremely important as this will be the information that Casting Directors/Bookers will see first! We, as professional, busy agents do not want to submit a child or Talent for a casting where photos or information is completely out of date!
We also expect great communication which will work both ways, especially around unavailability dates and also confirming if you can attend an audition/casting or not. Auditions/Castings can be very last minute and the majority of them will be in London. You have to be prepared to travel or at least try your very best to make the date/time! We are however receiving increasingly more requests for self tapes, which you can do on your phone and in the comfort of your own surroundings. Send these back and reply to our messages quickly!
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