Clients are required to carefully read these terms and conditions prior to booking
1: As required by department of employment regulations a Alan Sharman Agency/AS Casting's booking form containing the terms of the booking must be signed and returned by the client PRIOR TO BOOKING. The failure to sign and/or return this booking confirmation form whilst proceeding with the booking will be deemed to be an acceptance by the client of these terms and conditions and they shall apply to and govern the booking between the Agency and the client. Any amendment and/or variations made to the booking confirmation form by the client shall not be valid and binding unless the Agency has agreed to such amendment and/or variation in advance and confirmed such agreement by signing the booking confirmation form after the amendment and/or variation has been included on the booking confirmation form. In the event of any inconsistency or contradiction between these terms and conditions and the booking confirmation form, these terms and conditions shall prevail.
On all invoices payment is required within 30 days of date of invoice. In all cases the person booking the artist is the client who will be invoiced and solely responsible for payment, unless otherwise agreed in writing at the time of booking. Alan Sharman Agency Ltd reserves the right to invoice the 'ultimate client' [i.e. television/production company, director, end client etc], for example this may be done if the client is booking on behalf of the ultimate client in which case the client and the ultimate client are jointly and severally liable to pay the invoice. All fees for usage are for the right to use the artist's image and, once agreed, are payable whether or not the right is exercised. Unless Alan Sharman Agency Ltd specifically agrees otherwise, in writing, no usage for the artist's image is permitted until payment is made in full. Alan Sharman Agency Ltd reserves the right to alter payment terms if it deems appropriate prior to booking.
2.2: An order number must be given at the time of the booking.
2.3: Promotion assignments: All invoices to be met within 7 days from the finish of work carried out.
2.4: All payments must be made to Alan Sharman Agency Ltd. If an artist is paid directly Alan Sharman Agency Ltd reserve the right to still invoice the production company.
2.5 : In the event that the client is providing the services on behalf of or to a third party end user, in entering into these terms and conditions the client is acting in its capacity as the agent of the third party end user and the client shall ensure that the third party end user:
1. enters into an agreement with the client on the same terms as these terms and conditions;
2. acknowledges its obligations to Alan Sharman Agency Ltd including but not limited to the obligation to pay Alan Sharman Agency Ltd within 30 days of the date of any invoice received from Alan Sharman Agency Ltd; and
3. acknowledges that the third party end user may not use the images until payment is received by Alan Sharman Agency Ltd and that at all times the third party end user is subject to any restrictions as to use of the images including but not limited to territorial restrictions and restrictions as to media in which the images may be used.
4. Any fees received by the client from the third party end user relating to any of the rights or benefits conferred on the client by these terms and conditions shall be deposited in a designated Agency account by the client (the Third Party End User Fees). The Third Party End User Fees shall be held on trust for Alan Sharman Agency Ltd as beneficiary until such time as all outstanding fees owed by the client are paid in accordance with the terms of these terms and conditions.
3: THE WORKING DAY & FEES
Clients are responsible for artist's meals and beverage requirements on full day bookings (taking into account dietary requirements). Always include a credit in the form of “artist name” @ ASCasting, whenever a credit is applied.
All work will be paid under the relevant agreement, either BBC/Equity, ITV/Equity, PACT/Equity or FAA/PACT agreement or as follows;All work will be paid under the relevant agreement, either BBC/Equity, ITV/Equity, PACT/Equity or FAA/PACT agreement or as follows;
All photographic bookings will be paid at an agreed rate, plus appropriate buyout (when required): hourly (min 2), half day (4 hours) or day (8 hours). Parts of hours shall be charged at half the hourly rate.
3.2: OVERTIME : Photographic bookings.Before 9.00am and after 6.00pm.
a) The rate between 7.00am & 9.00am or after 6.00pm is time and a half. b) Saturdays - The rate is time and a half. c) Sundays - The rate is double time.
All commercials will be for a 10-hour day 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 artists will be entitled to repeat fees or an equivalent buyout dependant on the number of TVRs.
3.4: POP PROMOS
All pop promos will be for a 10-hour day 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 artists will be entitled to repeat fees or an equivalent buyout.
3.5: CORPORATE VIDEO
All corporates will be for a 10-hour day 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 artists will be entitled to repeat fees or an equivalent buyout.
All promotions jobs will be paid at either a 4 hour or 8 hour rate. After 8 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 rate prior to booking. All featured artists will be entitled to repeat fees or an equivalent buyout
3.8: OTHER SERVICES
Additional fees are also payable for other services to be supplied by the artist, for example, personal appearances for PR purposes, trade show presentations, rehearsals etc. Fees for such services will be negotiated on an individual basis.
3.9: Clients are responsible for artist's meals on full day bookings.
3.10: ON ALL BOOKINGS APART FROM EQUITY CONTRACT TV COMMERCIALS Alan Sharman Agency Ltd will invoice the client for one amount, which will be inclusive of the Alan Sharman Agency Ltd fees (as detailed in the booking confirmation form) and the model fees. Alan Sharman Agency Ltd will deduct and retain the Alan Sharman Agency Ltd fees from the amount received from the client before accounting to the artist for the artist fees.
3.11: VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) All sums payable under these terms and conditions are exclusive of VAT and any other similar or equivalent taxes or duties which shall be payable in full (where applicable) without set off by the client.
As agreed at time of booking and has outlined on the booking agreement. Travel days have to be paid at an agreed rate. All Travel expenses, per diems and accommodation (where applicable); to be paid by the client. If/When either a provisional, weather permitting option or confirmed booking is cancelled and the artist/agency have incurred any non refundable travel/hotel/accommodation costs, these will need to be settled by the booking client.
The status of the assignment shall be agreed before the booking proceeds. Either Background, Walk-on or Featured. If this status is found to be different after completion then the artist may be entitled to be upgraded /buyout fee
5.1: PERMITTED USAGE - APPLIES TO PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOKINGS.
Unless otherwise agreed and included on the booking confirmation form, fees apply to U.K. only for a period of 12 months from the date of booking. Booking fees provide an entitlement and permitted rights to use photographs for Web Site, E-marketing, Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Blogs or other social networking or media sites), Editorial, Experimental, Brochure, Direct Mail and Press advertising only.
5.2: ADDITIONAL IMAGE USAGE RIGHTS
It is the clients responsibility to negotiate at the time of booking additional rates for any other usage rights required including Stills & Digital Moving Media, Apps, Video Games, Cinema, TVC, OOH (Out of Home) - Posters (in any format), Billboards, Packaging, P.O.S (display material - internal & external), C.D. / DVD / Record Sleeves etc.
5.3: No artists image may be used for any of the above unless all fees have been agreed and paid to the agency.
5.4: Unless otherwise agreed and included on the booking confirmation form, Usage Fees apply to U.K. for a period of 12 months from the date of booking.
5.5: Foreign usage fees are subject to separate negotiation
5.6: EXCLUSION FEES
Unless otherwise agreed in the booking confirmation form the artist is supplied to the client by the Agency on a non-exclusive basis and the artist shall be free to provide similar and/or competing services to any third party and/or competing product or brand of the client. An additional fee will need to be agreed when the use of the artist's image or the service to be supplied by a artist in relation to a product is required on an exclusive or semi-exclusive (for example sector specific or territorial exclusivity) basis which precludes supplying services or allowing the use of the artist’s image for competing and/or particular sector of products or within a particular territory. A artist can supply services to and allow use of the artist’s image by any competitor unless such an exclusivity fee is negotiated and paid by the client. It is the client’s responsibility to carry out any research and check whether the artist supplied has undertaken or is booked to undertake any conflicting work.
6: PROVISIONAL BOOKING
Provisional bookings will be automatically cancelled if they are not confirmed by the client, (By signing and returning the booking confirmation form) within 24 hours of the proposed booking or if a definite booking is offered and the provisional cannot be confirmed, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing.
7: WEATHER PERMITTING BOOKING
On the first occasion of cancellation half the booking fee is charged and payable by the client unless the client fails to cancel in time to prevent the model’s attendance in which case the full booking fee is charged and payable by the client. On the occasion of the second cancellation and any subsequent cancellations the full booking fee is charged and payable by the client
During the course of the booking all artists’ employment status will be dependent upon the specific contract with the production company. Nothing in this agreement shall render an artist to be employees of Alan Sharman Agency Ltd in any way.
8.1: The client shall not at any time employ persons introduced to them by Alan Sharman Agency Ltd without our knowledge and consent
9: COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
If an artist is unsuitable Alan Sharman Agency Ltd must be notified immediately or the full fee will be charged. If any person in a promotional capacity is unsuitable Alan Sharman Agency Ltd must be notified within the first 2 hours or the full fee will be charged. In both cases we shall be pleased to find replacements. Complaints cannot be considered unless the above has been complied with. Whilst Alan Sharman Agency will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the artists provide a satisfactory and efficient services to clients, as the agent, Alan Sharman Agency Ltd cannot be held responsible for a artist's conduct or behaviour whilst delivering the services and in this regard Alan Sharman Agency Ltd shall not be held liable for any costs, expenses or losses suffered as a consequence of the behaviour or conduct of any artist.
9.1: Complaints can not be considered in retrospect.
9.2: Clients requesting artist style own hair & make-up on bookings, especially beauty or close in shoots, take full responsible for the finished/final look as the artist have no professional training or experience. We would always advise to employ one of our professional hair & make-up artist.
Television Supporting Artists: If a booking is cancelled after 5.00pm the day before an assignment, a cancellation fee may be charged of the basic daily rate.
10.1: Other bookings:
1. Cancellation of booking by the Client;
1. Within 24 hours of the booking call time the full booking fee will be charged and payable by the client unless the same artist is booked within 24 hours of the cancellation in which case half the booking fee will be charged and payable by the client.
2. Outside 24 hours of the booking call time but within 48 hours of the booking call time of the booking date then half the booking fee will be charged and payable by the client.
3. The full booking fee will be charged and payable by the client for bookings of more than three days duration: within a period equal to or less than the length of the booking, then Saturdays, Sundays and bank and public holidays are excluded for the purpose of determining the cancellation notice period.
2. Cancellation of booking by the Agency;
1. Should the Agency have to cancel a booking then it shall use reasonable endeavours to provide the client with reasonable notice, take steps to offer to the client a suitable replacement and/or substitute and take such other reasonable steps as are reasonably practicable to mitigate against such cancellation.
2. In any event the Agency shall be entitled to cancel a booking at any time and for any reason prior to the booking date without liability to the client and the client will procure the necessary insurance cover with a reputable insurance provider to protect against such cancellation and any associated liability and Alan Sharman Agency Ltd shall not be liable to the client for any costs incurred as a result of such cancellation.
11: FORCE MAJEURE
Alan Sharman Agency Ltd shall not be liable to the client for any delay in performing or failure to perform any of its obligations under these terms and conditions which is due to any cause beyond its control and which is unknown to, and cannot reasonably be anticipated by Alan Sharman Agency Ltd including without limitation fire, floor or catastrophe, acts of God, insurrection, workforce action, war or riots, (an “Event of Force Majeure”) and Alan Sharman Agency Ltd obligations under these terms and conditions shall be suspended for so long as the Event of Force Majeure continues and to the extent that it is so delayed.
12: LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
12.1: Alan Sharman Agency Ltd shall not be liable in respect of any loss or liability arising directly or indirectly through any cause or act as a result of negligence or late arrival by any of the artists. We as the Agency act for and on behalf of our artists and whilst making every endeavour to provide a professional and efficient service we cannot ultimately be held responsible for a artists conduct on an assignment.
12.2: Neither artists nor Alan Sharman Agency Ltd hold Insurance cover for artist at assignments and clients should make arrangements with their Insurers. It is the client's responsibility to carry out a proper risk assessment of the location, equipment and work conditions; any risk to Health & Safety known to the client must be discussed with Alan Sharman Agency Ltd at the time of the booking. The client is responsible for the artist's safety when the artist is providing services in connection with the booking. The client is obliged to make sure that all other people engaged in connection with the booking and associated travelling are properly qualified and insured.
12.3: No party excludes or limits its liability under these terms and conditions for:
1. death or personal injury caused by its negligence;
2. fraudulent misrepresentation; or
3. any other type of liability which cannot by law be excluded or limited.
12.4: Alan Sharman Agency Ltd limits its liability under these terms and conditions, whether such liability arises in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence) or otherwise, so that the maximum liability of Alan Sharman Agency Ltd for all claims under these terms and conditions shall be limited to and shall not in aggregate exceed the total amount of the fees paid or payable to Alan Sharman Agency Ltd;
12.5: Alan Sharman Agency Ltd shall not be liable for:
1. loss of business, use, profit, anticipated profit, contracts, revenues, goodwill or anticipated savings;
2. product recall costs;
3. failure by the artist to attend a booking for whatever reason;
4. damage to the client’s reputation; or
5. consequential, special or indirect loss or damage;
12.6: even if Alan Sharman Agency Ltd has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage
12.7: The client shall effect and maintain (and shall require its ultimate client, if any, to maintain) throughout the continuance of this terms and condition insurance policies which provide appropriate coverage adequate enough to cover all liabilities and risks of the client that may arise under these terms and conditions. Such insurance policies shall include without limitation:
1. cancellation insurance to protect against the potential liabilities which Alan Sharman Agency Ltd and the client may incur as a consequence of the provisions of sections 7 and 10;
2. insurance to protect the artists and Alan Sharman Agency Ltd should any damage, injury or loss be caused
whilst the artist is providing services to the client;
3. The client’s sole remedy against the artist for loss or damage arising out of the performance or non-
performance by the artist under the terms of the booking form will be limited to direct, actual damages
incurred by the client and in no event will the artist’s liability exceed the compensation, excluding the
reimbursement of expenses, actually received by the artist from the client.
13. ARTISTS RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Personal details and statistics for Alan Sharman Agency Ltd are displayed on this site for information purposes only. By using this site you agree to adhere to each artist's right to privacy - users are NOT entitles to use any information supplied in any way other than directly associated with the hire and consideration of hire, of the artist.
14: SITE FUNCTION
ascasting.co,uk is provided on an 'as is' basis Alan Sharman Agency Ltd makes no guarantees that the site (ascasting.co.uk) will be fully functional or available at all times. No liability will be accepted for errors and omissions in ascasting.co.uk content or that the content is up to date.
15: COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Alan Sharman Agency Ltd reserves exclusive copyright on all contents on ascasting.com with the exception of photographic images which remain the exclusive copyright of the photographer. All images on ascasting.co.uk are included on the understanding and assurances that copyright clearance has been obtained by the artistes included. Under no circumstances are users of ascasting.co.uk entitled to download and/or store any images, text, code or associated files without prior consent of Alan Sharman Agency Ltd
ascasting.co.uk - In accepting these terms, the client agrees that it will not, on any website or app, link to this website, frame this website or refer to our name or logo in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part of AS Casting - Alan Sharman Agency Ltd where none exists. The client agrees to comply with any directions that Alan Sharman Agency Ltd may give to remove any such link, framing or reference
17: CLIENTS PRIVACY
ascasting.co.uk does not collect any personal or private information about you with the following exceptions which apply to registered users only:
17.1 : Personal Details - When registering with ascasting.co.uk you may choose to supply us with your name, company or email address. The ONLY personal details you are obliged to supply is a valid email address. Details are stored in our database and are only accessible by Alan Sharman Agency Ltd and ascasting.co.uk developers. These details will not be sold, traded or otherwise supplied to any person/s outside of Alan Sharman Agency Ltd. The user has complete access to their personal detail. ascasting.co.uk contains facilities to change your Login and Personal Details
17.2 : Cookies - Sessions variables, which include a registered user's unique ID and username, are stored on the user's computer in the form of a session cookie. This cookie contains no personal details about you and is purely used to check that the user is entitled to access restricted content. This cookie is issued every time you sign in as a registered user.
17.3: Username & Password - Registered User's Username and Passwords are held on a secure database that can only be accessed by Alan Sharman Agency Ltd and ascasting.co.uk developers. This information is kept private and secure and is only used for verifying a user’s right to access restricted content.
17.4: Email Address - Upon registering your email address is stored on our database and can only be accessed by Alan Sharman Agency Ltd and ascasting.co.uk developers. Your email address is used to email you with your login details should a reminder be required and is used to help determine login details should you forget your username or password. Your email address may also be used to send you news and promotional emails from Alan Sharman Agency Ltd.
18.1: If any of the terms, conditions or provisions of these terms and conditions or the booking confirmation are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent, be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
18.2: Any termination of all or part of these terms and conditions shall not affect the coming into force or the continuance in force of any provision of these terms and conditions which is expressly or by implication intended to come into force or continue in force on or after such termination.
18.3: Except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, all representations, warranties, undertakings, agreements, covenants, indemnities and obligations made or given or entered into by the client and the ultimate client under these terms and conditions are assumed by them jointly and severally.
18.4: Nothing in these terms and conditions shall render any party a partner or agent of the other. Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, nothing shall allow a party to purport to undertake any obligation on behalf of the other nor expose the other party to any liability nor pledge or purport to pledge the other’s credit.
18.5: No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising on the part of either party of any right, power or privileged under these terms and conditions shall operate as a waiver of it. Nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude the enforcement of any other right, power or privilege. Nor shall the waiver of any breach of a provision be taken or held to be a waiver of the provision itself. For a waiver to be effective it must be made in writing.
18.6: Except as and to the extent expressly otherwise specified in these terms and conditions, the rights and remedies contained in these terms and conditions are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law or elsewhere in these terms and conditions.
1. The parties agree to keep, and to instruct its agents, employees, advisers and sub-contractors with knowledge hereof to keep these terms and conditions strictly private and confidential and not to disclose any details relating to the same, subject to disclosure in the following circumstances;
2. to enable enforcement of the party’s rights under these terms and conditions;
3. with the prior written consent of the other party; and
4. as required by any applicable law.
18.7: These terms and conditions and the booking form constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersede any previous agreement or arrangement between the parties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions.
18.8: No variation or amendment to the terms of these terms and conditions shall be valid and binding unless in writing and signed by an authorised representative of each party.
18.9: Except where these terms and conditions expressly provides otherwise, a person who is not a party to these terms and conditions has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these terms and conditions but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from under that Act. The client acknowledges, accepts and agrees that Alan Sharman Agency has entered into these terms and conditions for the benefit of itself and the model and accordingly the model shall be entitled to enforce these terms and conditions as if he/she were a party to these terms and conditions.
18.10: Subject to clause 18.11, the parties agree that these terms and conditions and its provisions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
18.11: Notwithstanding clause 18.10, the Parties to this Agreement agree that the Company may enforce its rights under these terms and conditions in any other court of competent jurisdictions outside of the courts of England and Wales.
Alan Sharman Agency Ltd reserves the right to negotiate within the structure of the above terms.