These terms are between FAA Agency Limited for the supply of work seeking services for you. We may change these Terms with your agreement from time to time and any changes will be posted on our Website. By accepting offers of work, you have agreed to these changes. Do check our website regular to see if we have updated our guide.
By application to be registered as an artiste with FAA Agency Ltd you have agree to be bound by this contract. The term ‘FAA Agency’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the Agency whose registered office is 373-377 Clapham Road, London SW9 9BT, United Kingdom. The term ‘you’ refers to the Artiste. The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use. It is subject to change without notice.
We nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website. You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without the FAA Agency’s prior written consent.
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United Kingdom.
For more information, please contact FAA Agency.
How to apply:
You can apply to be included in our database of artistes by submitting the online application form. You must provide complete and accurate responses to all the information requested including two photographs taken no more than 6 months previously.
By making an application:
You agree the below and are bound by this contract, and to comply with instructions given to you by FAA Agency Ltd staff.
- That you can work in the UK and are legally entitled to.
- That there are no unspent criminal convictions or other than driving convictions.
- That you are not on the sex offenders register.
- That you will co-operate with any request from any production company to obtain a criminal records check.
- That you are not allergic to make-up or prosthetics. That there are no facts which ought to disclose that could be pertinent to your engagement or likely to cause illness injury or damage to yourself or others. That we can use your photos and details in our website and database, also that we can forward those details and photos on to any third or client of the FAA Agency.
Registration in our Agency
Once officially registered with FAA Agency you will be contacted by us to confirm this.
By applying to the FAA Agency you will be automatically in our agency and included in our database and on our website, we reserve the right remove you from our books, for any reason and also to reject your application. If we remove or reject your application you will be removed from our books and our contact with you will be automatically terminated.
We need you have uploaded your passport or permit to work in the UK via our website.
Once you have been accepted onto our books you will be with us for 12 months from acceptation date. This contract will automatically expire on that date.
Important: When accepted on our books, the FAA Agency acts as your agent as an extra, background supporting artiste, walk-on artist, or other work (referred to as “bookings”) with production companies under this contract. You are not in any way engaged as an employee or contractor of FAA Agency.
Important: We cannot guarantee you work.
Your details and data privacy
You need to make sure your details are updated and accurate.
You need to make sure your measurements are correct and accurate and your photographs represent how you look and are updated as you changed your look.
Your bank details need to be correct and updated as we pay you by BACS to your account. The FAA Agency is not responsible for any payment we make to your account if you have given us the wrong account details if you have provided us.
1 Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we are the data controller of all your details. We will use your details only for purposes related to this contract, or as agreed by you or permitted by law, including contacting you with offers of bookings and details of other productions we are casting for, and about other services related to your bookings. We will use appropriate measures to keep your details safe and secure.
Where you have given us your consent, we may also provide your details to third parties who may send you information about products and services which may interest you.
Our administration fee of £80 (exclusive of VAT where applicable) or discount rate of £20 (exclusive of VAT where applicable) for BECTU members from the first day’s work we book you on in your 12 month registration, we will not roll the fee over if we do not find you any work in any year. This fee covers all our administration costs is non-refundable.
The FAA Agency deducts 15% (plus VAT where applicable) commission from all fees you receive for bookings which we arrange for you.
We will contact you to offer you work when we find work that is appropriate to your skills and looks.
Once you accept a booking you must keep yourself free for the whole of that day.
If you are unavailable for a booking you have accepted, you must contact the Booker at FAA Agency as soon as possible. Important: If you fail to turn up for any booking without good reason, we will remove you from the FAA Agency.
Your booking is subject to a separate contract with the production company.
You may be asked to sign a written contract with the production company.
You must arrive at the production location by the call time you are given. If you are late the production may not allow you on set and you will not be paid.
While you are on set:
Do not do any film or sound recording or photography
- Obey any rules and regulations given by the production; follow any instructions you get.
- If your behaviour on set is considered by us or the production company as unacceptable or inappropriate, including your behaviour towards any member of the FAA Agency or any production staff member you may be required to leave the set, the production company may not pay you for the booking, and we reserve the right to remove you from our agency.
Important: While you are at work the FAA Agency is not liable if you are injured (unless it is caused by our negligence) or for any loss of, damage or theft of any of your personal possessions. The production company is responsible for taking out personal injury insurance to cover you while you are on set.
If the production company asks, you must sign a release form. The production company may not pay you if you do not sign this form. You also authorise us to sign any release form requested by a production company on your behalf. If you fail to sign a release form on the day, we may sign it on your behalf, to make sure that you get paid.
Important: If you have any problems or queries when you are on set, you must contact FAA Agency and not the production company. If necessary we will raise this with the production company on your behalf. Of course, if there is any immediate risk to anyone’s health or safety you should immediately raise this to the appropriate person on set.
Important: The work you do on any booking is strictly confidential, and you must not disclose any details to any person. For example:
- You must not make any film or sound recording or take any photographs while on any set.
- You must not contact any journalist, newspaper, magazine or other publication about any production you have worked on.
- You must not post any comments or photographs on any website, blog or social network about any production you have worked on like Facebook or Twitter.
If you breach this clause we will immediately remove you from the Agency.
You authorise FAA Agency to receive all fees from production companies for your bookings, on your behalf. These fees will be deposited into our client account.
Within 10 working days of our receiving your fees (this is normally six weeks after you have completed the booking, but can be longer depending on the production company) we will deduct our 15% commission (plus VAT where applicable) then pay the balance of the payment directly into your bank account by BACS. We will also email you your remittance. Please note: We only send remittances by email.
The FAA Agency cannot pass payment from a production company on to you until the production company has made payment to us. If a production company fails to pay us, we will chase them for payment on your behalf. You authorise us to issue proceedings against any production company for unpaid fees on your behalf. However FAA Agency is not liable to you for any fees which a production company fails to pay.
If you receive any fees directly from the production company the FAA Agency is entitled to invoice you for our commission. This will be a VAT invoice, where appropriate.
On most TV and film productions, you will be given a chit at the beginning of each filming day. It is your responsibility to keep hold of this, make sure it is signed at the end of each day by an appropriate member of the production company, and return it to the production company. You will receive a copy of your salary voucher which you must keep as proof that you worked that day. The production company may refuse to pay your fees if it does not receive a signed Chit at the end of the day and we are entitled to invoice you directly for our commission on the fees you would have been paid.
If the production company does not provide you with a chit it is your responsibility to keep a record of all times and dates that you worked. If you work any overtime on an advert you must email details of this to your contact at the FAA Agency the next day. If you do not, you may not receive payment for this.
Taxes and National Insurance
For tax purposes you are considered self-employed. You are therefore responsible for paying your own income tax and completing your own annual tax return. For more details please contact your local tax office.
From 6th April 2014 you are also considered self-employed for National Insurance purposes. You will no longer have a Class 1 National Insurance deduction from your payment and you will receive all payments without National Insurance deductions. You will be responsible for paying Class 2 National Insurance and where applicable Class 4 National Insurance which will be payable along with your self-assessment income tax. This applies to all payments made to you after 6 April 2014. Under no circumstances are you considered an employee of the FAA Agency.
You may be considered exempt from National Insurance if you are of retirement age and have a valid exemption certificate.
This contract will automatically expire 12 months from approval date.
You may terminate this contract at any time by providing us with 30 days written notice. You or we may terminate this contract at any time by serving written notice on the other, if the other is in material or persistent breach of this contract. In both cases, we will immediately cancel all bookings which were due after termination.
Expiry or termination of this contract will not prejudice any rights or remedies which have arisen under this contract prior to that date.
You are not entitled to sub-contract, assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of your rights or obligations under this contract.
We may update the guide which will be available on our website, but without specific notice to you. Otherwise this contract may be varied by us on 30 days written notice to you.
If you or we fail to require the performance of any terms of this contract or you or we waive any breach of this contract, this will not prevent you or we later enforcing such term, nor be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach of this contract.
Should any provision of this contract be declared invalid for any reason, such decision will not affect the validity of any remaining provisions which will remain in force and effect. In those circumstances, we are entitled to replace the invalid provision with a provision of similar or equivalent economic effect, by written notice to you.
Nothing in this contract is intended to or shall operate to create a contract of employment, partnership or joint venture of any kind between you and us, or to authorise you to act as our agent. You shall not have authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise binding with FAA Agency in any way.
Whenever under this contract any sum of money is payable by or recoverable from you and due to us, then we may deduct or set-off the amount of such sum from any fees we receive on your behalf, and we will notify you that we have done this.
Nothing is this contract confers any rights or benefits on any person or legal entity other than you or us.
This contract constitutes the entire agreement and supersedes all previous verbal or written agreements between you and us. Except for the information you provide to us in your application, or otherwise as expressly stated in this contract, neither you nor us have relied upon any statement or representation made by the other in entering into this contract.
This contract, all matters regarding the interpretation or enforcement of it, and any other matters or disputes arising in connection with it shall be governed by English law and you and we hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by FAA Agency Ltd and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arise out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of FAA Agency Ltd. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, FAA Agency Ltd takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.