Agent Commission - Returning to industry
I have been out of the industry for 11 years and am now returning, so things are quite a bit different from when I was active.
I have an offer of representation with an agency I really connected with and feel good going forward with, but I am out of the loop re commission rates. The rates seem a little high, but I've searched online and found no guidelines on what average is and am not connected to anyone that can advise.
Film & TV 20%
Commercial & Stills 25%
10% on anything under £100
I was expecting maybe 5% less in each area. Is this the standard now?
Thanks for your time and help :)
- 21st Jul 2020
I know of you from the world of ZUMBA!
Congratulations for getting an offer of representation!
20% seems about right tbh.
Although, I would say 25% is on the steep side.
But, if you are happy and connected to this agency, why not go for it? There's so much competition for every job I personally would be happy to get out there with an agent I vibe with.
Good luck going forward x
- 7th Jul 2020
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These are higher than average, 15% is probably the most common percentage. 25% for commercials seems very high, yet some modelling agencies do take up to 33%. Not sure why you would be getting jobs for under £100 though that's below industry rates (unless its extra work). Also check if they take for work you find yourself.
- 8th Jul 2020
I'd say it's normal. Mine is 20% across the board. If you're comfortable with them, that's really important and a good agent is hard to find. :-)
- 9th Jul 2020
I work with a few agencies for presenting, acting and modelling and they are either 15% Or 20% .
...but if you like them, go for it. Nothing is permanent so if you don’t feel that they are bringing in the opportunities you can always go elsewhere. :)
- 11th Jul 2020
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I had a call with them the week I posted this to query, and turns out it's as I'm in one division right now only. But once I go across the board it all drops. I went with them, I connect with them well and the conversations and email communication are easy and open and feel good with them, a nice pairing for returning :)
- 21st Jul 2020