You can expect at all times to be treated in a professional and respectful manner. For us that means we will do five things:
- 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.
No job can proceed without The Casting Collective receiving an emailled 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, either BBC/Equity, ITV/Equity, PACT/Equity or FAA/PACT agreement. Full details of these agreements can be found on our website castingcollective.co.uk
All photographic jobs will be paid at an agreed rate. Either hourly, half day or full day, plus appropriate usage fee.
All commercials will be for a 10-hour day (inc an hour for lunch) and 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 dependent on the number of TVRs.
All pop promos will be for a 10-hour day (inc an hour for lunch) and 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 Corporates will be for a 10-hour day (inc an hour for lunch) and 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 promotions jobs will be paid at either a 5 hour or 10 hour rate. After 10 hours overtime will be paid at a fifth of the daily rate, per hour unless otherwise agreed.
All Voiceover work will be paid at an agreed hourly rate.
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
Following a change in the law from 6th April 2014 all Artistes are self employed for tax and National Insurance and therefore responsible for dealing with their own NI contributions and Income Tax. 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.
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.
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 responsibility of the production company (the employer). The production company must have suitable employers liability and public liability in place to cover Artistes. Health and Safety is of paramount importance and is the responsibility of the production company (the employer). It is essential that working practices are 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.
If a booking is cancelled after 5.30pm the day before an assignment, a cancellation fee will be charged of the basic daily rate. A failure by any artiste to comply with the Production Company’s Health and Safety Policy shall constitute a material irremediable breach of this agreement.
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 30 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 a copy of each individual’s passport or photographic id prior to their work on the project.
The production company agrees to comply with all local data protection laws specifically GDPR legislation. (2018)
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 production. The production company must notify The Casting Collective if they think there may have been a data breach.