- 1. How do I apply to join the agency?
You apply to join the agency by clicking on the link join us, this will take you to an application form which you will need to fill in accurately. You will also need to submit recent up to date photographs and your measurements.
- 2. Can I apply to join the agency without any previous experience in the television and film industry?
Having experience within the industry is not essential. We consider all applicants regardless of experience. By applying to join, you confirm that you are legally allowed to live and work in the UK. That you have full time availability and do not have full time employment.
- 3. How will I find out if my application is successful?
If your application is successful, you should expect to receive an email within a week to let you know of the next steps in the application process.
- 4. What is a disclosure/DBS certificate and why do I need one?
The disclosure and barring service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups- which includes children and protected adults. There are different types of disclosure certificates available, although for work as a registered supporting/ walk on artiste with the agency you will be required to have a current basic disclosure certificate. From 1st January 2016 PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Televison) requested that all supporting artistes working on productions commissioned by BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4 and Channel 5 which involved working with young people under 18 yrs old hold a current basic disclosure showing that they have no unspent convictions or sexual offences.
You can apply for a basic disclosure either from Scotland or Northern Ireland below. https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/apply-for-basic-disclosure/ https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/apply-online-basic-check
- 5. When do I get my details for confirmed jobs?
When you have been confirmed for a job, you will be sent the call time location the day before you have to work. We usually send out the details after 4pm, although if you have not heard from us by 6pm please call the office to check. If you have been booked for a job over the weekend/Monday all the call details will be sent out the Friday before. Once you have all your call details you must confirm that you have received all of the details by replying in a text to the production mobile given. In the event that you delete or lose your details, it is essential that you contact the agency as soon as possible and ask for them to be resent.
- 6. What happens if I cannot attend a booked job?
We expect that once all jobs have been confirmed that artistes honour all bookings. In the rare case that you find that you can no longer attend a booked job. It is essential that you contact the agency immediately. You must never just not turn up for a job if you find that you cannot make it as you will be letting yourself as well as the agency down and will result in you being removed from the agency.
- 7. In case of an emergency, how do I contact the agency out of office hours?
Sometimes things happened beyond your control and these things could be out of office hours. If there is an emergency or you are running late for a job out of office hours, you must leave your name, the production that you are booked on and a clear message on the answer phone. The answer phone is monitored at all times out of office hours. This allows the agency to contact the production ahead of time. As an artiste you should NEVER contact any of the production directly if you have a problem. The agency is your only point of contact.