rates of commission

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    My agent has just sent me a new contract, all a long story, he left the original agency i was with to set u on his own as he feels he would be able to focus on a smaller client list, incl me, hence the new contract. He is asking for 15% of everything and 17% for non equity films and tv, commercials and voice overs. Does this seem about the normal rate. let me know asap. Plus i hoep you guys are all well

    phillyxx

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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    Roughly, yes.

    If you're worried, have a chat with them about why it's changing.

    I had an old agent who demnaded 20 % for everything, and rather than accept that I negotiated it down to a more reasonable 15 % (though it stayed at 20 for film and tv)

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    yes this is a fair rate

    • 1st Jun 2006
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    17% for non Equity sounds a little harsh. There's not a lot of money in non Equity stuff in the first place so taking an extra couple of percent seems a tad unfair.

    • 1st Jun 2006
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    thank you guys for putting my mind at rest

    Phillyx

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    Philly

    No I am sorry, I don't agree with the people who have comented, the standard fees for commisions are shown below and may vary by a couple of percent here and there but not by much - sounds like you and the others are being shafted -

    good luck !!

    For theatre work up to £300 gross 10.0%

    For theatre work over £301 gross 12.5%

    For all other work excl below 12.5%

    For Ads and Films(Feature) 15.0%

    • 13th Dec 2006
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    John is right, I think. Those are the standard Equity guideline rates, aren't they?

    • 13th Dec 2006
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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    A quick look through the actors handbook shows the average to be about 15 %

    I think "shafted" is a bit strong.

    Found this on the equity site- can;t find the details you mentioned:

    "This fee is normally an agreed percentage of the amount to be paid by you to your agent for the job the agent has negotiated on your behalf. Your contract should specify how this fee is calculated and how it is to be paid. Fees or commission can range from 10% to 25% of the amount you are paid for the job."

    • 13th Dec 2006
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  • Robert Dearle

    Actor

    I do a fair bit of character modelling usually commercials and coprorates (there is a demand for fat blokes lol) but it is common for commission to be 30% on the well paid jobs from the model agancies. and they good ones!!

    Rob

    • 13th Dec 2006
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  • Blake J Askew

    Actor

    Anything above twenty percent is qujestionable, but most agents also do negotiate commission depending on the pay of the job.

    But genberally, your agent is within his rights to charge you the amounts he is. Just make sure you gte it in ten working days.

    • 14th Dec 2006
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    wow,

    I think i put this email up a LONG time ago!!! But thanks for all the feedback,

    xx

    • 14th Dec 2006
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