Below is a sample basic talent/management agreement
Caution: This is offered only to give you an idea of some agreements you may encounter in your career. Please seek legal advice from a professional before using this agreement or signing any agreement with an agent or agency!
Exclusive Model/Talent Management Agreement
I, ______________________________________ (TALENT), hereby agree to hire you, ____________________ (MANAGER/AGENT), as my exclusive agent to direct, promote, develop and advance my career as a model. I hereby affirm and warrant that I do not have a contract with any other manager or agency representing me for talent or modeling services, which are the subject of this agreement. Subject to my availability, you as my agent agree to use all reasonable efforts to assist me in obtaining contracts to perform modeling and or my talent services for clients. Talent is defined as modeling or any performance such as singing, dancing or any entertainment services I as talent provide for compensation.
I understand and agree that I am not an employee of the MANAGER/AGENT. I am retaining you to perform services for me.
I agree to pay you for your services a sum equal to ____________ percent (___) % of all gross compensation received in connection with all professional services which I render during the term of this agreement (TERM) or which, during the TERM, I agreed to render at a date after the TERM, including services rendered pursuant to any agreements or extensions, renewals or amendments to any agreements entered into during the TERM. I am also aware that you are entitled to receive a service charge from some and/ or all of the clients who may utilize my services. I agree that this service charge shall be an additional inducement for you to act on my behalf.
The TERM of this agreement shall be ONE (1) YEAR from the date hereof (ANNIVERSARY DATE) and shall be renewed automatically for another one (1) year term on each ANNIVERSARY DATE thereafter. This agreement or any renewal thereof may be terminated at any time by either party upon ninety (90) days prior written notice to the other party. Such notice shall be in writing by registered certified mail.
You, MANAGER/AGENT, are hereby appointed my lawful attorney-in-fact with authority to demand, collect and receive in my name, any and all payments whether by cash, check or otherwise, to which I may become entitled; to make, execute and deliver receipts; to endorse, deposit and collect any check, note, draft or other instrument for the payment of monies that may be payable to my order, and to sign photographic releases and to do and perform any matter or thing whatsoever for and on behalf of me in my name, all in connection with my services covered by this agreement. The foregoing authority shall be irrevocable during the TERM of this agreement and any renewal hereof.
In consideration of advance payments to be made by you, MANAGER/AGENT, to me, TALENT, I hereby assign to you the proceeds of the professional assignments, from which you have the authority to deduct from said proceeds, all monies due and owing to you that you have advanced to me. I agree to compensate you for any shortfalls and/or legal costs incurred by you in your collection of the proceeds of the professional assignments.
You, MANAGER/AGENT, are hereby authorized to use my name, portrait and picture to advertise and publicize me in connection with your representation of me.
I agree that the validity, the laws of the state of ____________ shall govern interpretation and performance of this agreement, and I agree to be bound by the jurisdiction of the courts of _____________ (STATE).
This agreement is deemed executed on the date both parties have signed below.
My agent or agency for all purposes (including commission, availability, and representation) is: _____________________________________ Agent/Agency representative
Model/Talent Name: __________________________________
Signature of Model: _____________________________ Date: _________________
Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian: _________________________ Date: _____________________
Model Talent under 18 years of age:
MY SIGNATURE ABOVE CERTIFIES THAT I HAVE FURNISHED THE CORRECT SSN to the agent ABOVE AND THAT I AM NOT SUBJECT TO BACKUP WITHHOLDING.
Accepted: AGENCY/Agent Signature:
By: __________________________________ Date: ______________________