Semper Fidelis model and talent agency Frequently Asked Questions
We are a UK’s based model and talent agency, we represent model and actors and supporting artist nationally.
We are aiming to become one of the industry's preferred agencies when selecting models and actors for work and all because of our application and assessment process and the fact we only charge a commission when our model receive work. We also charge a small yearly fee when we list your profile and images on the agency website. This will give you a much better chance of getting your profile and images viewed by a lot of casting directors.
We represent children, teens and adult, age 5-65; we also represent models and actors with disabilities. We pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse agencies in the UK.
How do I apply to join Semper Fidelis model and talent agency?
You will need to submit an application using the 'application' page. We do not accept postal, or email applications. Should your application be successful, one of our team will contact you via email within 7-10 days? When our books are closed, you are still welcome to apply online. We do not charge our Artist to join Semper Fidelis Agency; However, we do charge a small yearly fee for listing your details on our website to give you a much better chance of getting viewed by a lot more casting directors. We take a commission only when we find you work, that varies depending on the type of work undertaken.
Do I need an expensive portfolio?
NO, you do 'NOT' require an expensive portfolio to apply to any agency. Snapshots are fine so beware of companies claiming to 'help' or 'prepare' you for this industry. You do NOT need an expensive portfolio to apply to any agency!
The concept is simple; you can apply online and upload your photographs and a self-tape (recommended).
You will need to send in three colour photos and a couple of black and white photos; they do not need to be professional unless you prefer professional photos.
Natural photos work best and do make sure they are clear and in focus and that some images show their face and feature clearly.
The agency will decide whether they use those images.
Depending on your age you will need to update the photographs if there is a significant change in them.
Once an application is received, we will review it within 7-10 days. If you are accepted, they will be placed on our books. Hopefully, lots of bookings will be coming your way!
We want to grow to become one of the UK’s leading agencies for our actors and models!
We want our actors and models to enjoy the feeling of a very close-knit, friendly and approachable agency.
We like our actors and models to have fun and enjoy this wonderful life experience. Our agency is very professional. However, we keep the emphasis on the word ‘fun’ when dealing with our actors and models and we always will!
Semper Fidelis Model and Talent Agency Motto: Always faithful!
Do Semper Fidelis model and talent agency accept all applicants?
No. We decline many applications to ensure we only have the right artists on our books. Our books close when we do not have availability; they open when we do. We are starting to get a lot of clients, so need a healthy portfolio of artists to offer for work. However, we must ensure we only take on those we feel will have a look that we feel will appeal to our client base and that we strongly feel will be an asset to our agency portfolio. This ensures that we have only the best artists on our books to offer our clients.
We receive about 10-20 applications daily. We will try our best to secure work for our models and actors, so it would prove impossible for a Booker to invite everyone in to meet them and carry out their regular agency duties. As we do not charge a fee to join the agency, the agency will decline most applicants due to space on our books. Our philosophy is only to accept an applicant whom we feel would make a fantastic addition to our agency portfolio. We do offer a service to an applicant when we are willing to try them out on our books. We only take a commission when we find work for our models and actors.
Are there any fees?
It is illegal for model agencies to charge, but not talent agencies, Semper Fidelis model and talent agency do not charge any representation fees. Our agency takes a commission only when we find you work. We supply models and actors for all areas of the industry and supply models and actors for photographic work also.
We take a commission only when we find you work, of which we will earn a standard industry rate percentage of between 12-15% for children's theatre/stage, and 20% for all non-equity type of work undertaken, except for theatre/stage and equity contract, TV, commercials.
Both the Agency fee and the Actors/Models fees will be invoiced by the Agency unless otherwise agreed at the time of booking. The agent fees for Equity contract is 25% of the invoice total.
If we like a model and actor based on their application, then they will be contacted by one of our bookers. The agency bookers will assessment the photos and video, showreel or self-tape. This is all part of the joining process and invaluable when placing a model/actor for work.
What are the costs?
We take a commission when we find you work which we will earn a standard industry rate our commission is between 12-15 children's theatre, 20% on all type of work; except equity and theatre/stage work. All rates are negotiable. There are no fees to be merely represented by our agency.
We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, an industry which is highly competitive. We, therefore, must insist our artists have only images and videos of the highest quality to offer our clients. Once we take a new actor or models they stay with our agency for 12 months. unless either Party gives written notice of that Party’s intention to terminate this Agreement to the other Party at least ninety (90) days written notice prior to the end of the expiry of the Term unless mutually agreed otherwise.
What is our commission rate and are we sole rep?
Our commission rate is between 12-15% for children's Theatre & Stage and 20% for Commercial, ALL Photographic, Film, TV, and Photographic (Stills) Video, Corporate, Online, Music Video and any other type of work. Standard industry rate our commission is 20% on all type of work; except equity and theatre/stage work. throughout the term of the contract agreement.
The term of our agreement shall be 12 months from the date that Artist signs the contract. The Artist will remain with the Agency exclusively for a minimum period of 12 months. After the 12 months, the contract will be reviewed. The Artist will remain under contract with the Agency throughout that period and can cancel the agreement by giving the agency 90 days written notice of that Party’s intention.
The Term shall commence on the date of this Agreement and shall, subject to early termination strictly in accordance with Clause 10, continue thereafter unless either Party gives written notice of that Party’s intention to terminate this Agreement to the other Party at least ninety (90) days prior to the end of the expiry of the Term, unless mutually agreed otherwise.
“Children’s Bookings” Where the actor/model is 16 years old or younger the client must comply with the legislation in accordance with the Children and Young Person Acts of 1933 and 1963 and the Children (performance) Regulations 1968. It is the client responsibility to arrange the granting of any licence required under this legislation.
NO, we’re not a Sole Rep Agency.
Many clients will reject submissions from agencies for artists registered with 'multiple' agencies, so please be aware of this.
How often can I expect work?
The amount of work, an artist, is booked for would depend on many factors. It is important to understand it is the client and not the agency that chooses the model/actor for their campaigns. No agency can guarantee work, and any who do should be avoided.
Some artists are regularly booked, some occasionally, while others may not be so lucky. We match artist profile to the brief. We also ensure professional, ethical representation at all times.
How much could models earn?
All jobs are different and earnings will depend on the client, campaign and how much, how long and where the campaign is featured.
Average rates are below:
Photographic commercial, film, TV, corporate etc Model and actors Rates - Subject to Terms
£10 per hour - £80 per day
£20 per hour - £160 per day
Teenagers & Adults
£12-£50 per hour - £60.00-£240 per day
ALL PRICES TO BE AGREED AT TIME OF BOOKING
Commercial Artist Rates - Subject to Terms
Children 5yrs and over
£60.00-£100 per day
Teenagers & Adults
To be negotiated
£40 per hour
£40 per hour
£60 per day
Additional usage applies to TV commercial and photographic work depending on territory and time.
The Commission is not applied to travel costs, as travel cost is not paid by our agency. Our agency commission is 20%, stage and theatre, commercial work and all photographic, commercial, TV, Film Music Video, online and all other types etc. except for equity work.
The above rates are a guide only; the agency will always negotiate for the best rate for a model and actor.
Are Travel Costs Reimbursed?
You are not normally able to claim travel expenses for castings or shoots but the agency will always try to negotiate for the artist.
What about school? (This applies to child only)
Most auditions are between 4-7pm for school-age children and during the day for those younger. Assignments will mostly be during the day so time out of school may be necessary. It is a professional working industry and our client's shoot times reflect that. Most of these bookings come in with very short notice, usually the next day. Being available to attend will obviously increase an artist's chances of success with us.
We would love it if you can make every audition but we do realise that you have work and other commitments of your own. We asked that you inform us of holiday dates or any unavailability dates.
The agency needs the parent/clients to get school permission for shoots held during school hours.
Most schools are aware of how the industry is, and a performer’s licence is obtained from your local education department which works with your school. It is the parent and clients responsibility to contact their education department to get school permission and to obtain a performer's licence.
Additional Application Information
We cannot consider incomplete applications or those with incorrect information.
We can only consider those who are permanent UK residents.
We do not accept applications from those only seeking model work as we are also a talent agency and submit our models and actors for all work that suits their profiles; this includes modelling and acting work too! You are welcome to apply without training or experience, but models and actors with experiences is an advantage.
Whatever our decision, we will respond and provide useful information to those who are not successful.
All information will be confidential and only shared with clients.
Our agency has a licensed Chaperone.