The total hours that a talent is booked for is the minimum hours that the talent must be paid for. If a job finishes prior to the originally booked time, the talent must be paid for the original hours booked regardless of whether the job was completed early. If a job takes longer than the originally booked hours then overtime will be charged at the applicable hourly rate. The duration of a booking can only be shortened if outside of two business days prior to booking.
A model must be paid from their call time, regardless of when hair and makeup starts or when the shoot/ event starts. Having crew members arrive late and therefore commence later does not mean the talent gets paid from the later start time.
Fundamental Models will quote talent rates on a per hour or full day rate. Overtime will be charged at the applicable hourly rate if the job runs 20 minutes overtime, constituting an additional hour to be charged. Any overtime 19 minutes or under is not charged.
THE WORKING DAY
A Full Day applies to 8 hours. Any additional time will be charged in half hour increments at the applicable hourly rate.
Bookings commencing before 8am or after 10:30pm attract a 20% rate increase.
Fundamental Models does not charge penalty rates for weekends.
A 25% rate increase applies to bookings on public holidays.
MINIMUM BOOKING DURATION
The minimum booking length is two hours for modelling services and three hours for events/ promotional services.
SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE REQUESTS
When spray tans, manicures or additional hair maintenance is requested, the client must reimburse for these costs prior to a booking commencing.
The client must agree to pay a required deposit of 20% from the total quoted amount before a booking is locked in. The remaining balance must be paid within 7 days after the booking has been completed.
If Fundamental Models decides to cancel a project or booking, the client is entitled to their deposit back. If the client decides to cancel a booking within 24hrs of the booking date/time, or on the day/night of the booking, the deposit is non-refundabale. If a booking is cancelled by the client within 7 calendar days of their booking date, there will be a 50% cancellation fee of the initial deposit.
Fundamental Models aims to provide a service that meets and exceeds a clients needs and expectations, but after a booking has commenced and a client has a ‘change of mind’, the initial required deposit is nonrefundable and any hour/s completed must be paid for.
Invoices which are not paid by the due date included on the invoice will incur a 20% late fee. All invoices still outstanding after 30 days will be lodged with a debt collector, whose fees will be paid for at the clients expenses.
If you are having trouble or issues with paying your invoice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as you are aware prior to the due date, so we can work out a solution that works for you.
Fundamental Models ONLY accepts payment via Paypal, Pay Advantage, Stripe or our EFTPOS facilities.
POSTPONING/ BAD WEATHER
A booking can be postponed once at no charge (if outside of two business days.) Second postpone = 50% of fee. Third postpone = 100% of fee.
HAIR AND MAKE-UP / BRIEFING
Models must be paid from their arrival time on site (their call time.) This includes hair and makeup time and briefing.
A travel fee applies to any booking location 30 minutes or more from the talent home suburb or city. These locations include Geelong and Melbourne CBD. The travel rate is to be discussed prior to the booking of the talent.
Clients are responsible for a talent’s meals on full day location shoots and all bookings outside of the metropolitan area.
Models’ services are supplied on a non-exclusive basis unless otherwise negotiated by the client at the time of booking. A special fee will be negotiated when the work is in conjunction with a product, which precludes work for competing products. It is the client’s responsibility to check, at time of booking, whether any conflicting work has been previously done by the talent. If the talent advertises a product, he/she is able to work for any competitor in the future unless an exclusion fee is negotiated and received.
It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that they have adequate levels of Insurance to cover all talent used at all locations (including travel to and from a location). The Agency is not required to, nor holds, any such insurance for talent.
Photographers may not use test shoots for commercial purposes unless specific arrangements have been made with Fundamental Models.
THIRD PARTY BOOKINGS
Where a booking is made by a third party to bill to the client and that person is not legally associated with the client, then the person/business that made the booking will be held liable for any non-payment of a booking by the client.
If a client is dissatisfied with a talents appearance or performance, they must report it to the agency during the course of the booking or immediately after. A full refund will be made within 48 hours of the booking. No action can be taken for complaints that are received after 24 hours has passed.
Note: we recommend that each client hold a casting to meet shortlisted talents in person prior to booking a talent at our office space.