Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How Can I Get Down With EMG???

Many of you are wondering how to join the team...check out the EMG FAQS to see how we work!

Are there any fees required to become a part of the agency?
There are no fees involved. We only collect a percentage of what you make which guarantees that we will work hard for you.

Am I allowed to procure work through other agencies outside of EMG?
Yes. You will be required to sign a non-exclusive agreement with the agency. This allows you the freedom to work with as many agencies as you prefer.

What do I need to start working?
If accepted into the agency, you will need to provide a completed Independent Contractor’s Agreement, Registration Form. You must also furnish a copy of your driver’s license and social security card and W9 Form for tax purposes once you procure work. You will also need to furnish your Professional Resume and Will/Won’t Do Sheet in two separate word documents. For models, email a snapshot of yourself in a bikini or swim trunks as well. For actors, email your headshot. All documents and all pictures must be emailed to info@envisagemodelgroup.com. You may fax your Independent Contractor’s agreement to 206.339.9441.

Why do I need to complete these forms?
We need these forms on file to show that you are an independent contractor through the agency. We also need to verify who you say you are and forward that information to the IRS so you can get paid.

Do I need to send the agency hard copies of my pictures?
As referenced before, you do not need to send hard copies of your pictures. We primarily work off the internet but when we meet face-to-face with clients, we do like to present them with comp cards. The agency will help you get your portfolio together so we can present them to our clients. We do offer a comp card service. If you want to furnish us with hard copies of your photos (we will include these in our press kit and give you more exposure) you can send them to EnVisage Model Group, P.O. Box 2370, Decatur, GA 30031.

How will I be notified about jobs?
We will send emails to you about assignments. You MAY NOT forward casting notices to your friends. If we find out, and we always do, you will be released from the agency immediately and without notice. Once your request is received, we will submit you to our client. The client will let us know who has been selected and we will contact the models accordingly. We then send out a
booking agreement. This is a mini contract for that job. All the information including rate, attire, location, contact, etc. are included on the agreement. Fill out the form and scan and email or fax back. After the event, we will need a completed work voucher from you to invoice the client and you must email us a follow up email to tell us how things went.

How soon will I be notified about jobs?
Just because you fill out your registration form does not mean you will start to receive casting notices in your email. You MUST electronically sign, scan and email, or fax your Independent Contractor Agreement to the agency. If you forget to do so, you will not receive casting notices until we are in receipt.

What do I do if I am not receiving jobs?
If you are not receiving jobs, email the agency at info@envisagmodelgroup.com and we will make sure we have all of your updated information.

When can I expect to start working?
There are no guarantees in this business. The needs of our clients will vary daily and by the season. Work can begin immediately, depending if your look is what the client is searching for. Remember, EMG will always work hard for you.

What do I need to take with me when I procure a job?
You will need to bring a copy of your Model Voucher every day you work. If you do not fill out the voucher accurately and daily, you will not be paid. You will be required to fax over every page of your model voucher once the assignment is completed. For certain jobs you will be required to copy and paste your resume onto our resume template. You are required to remove your contact information and take your resume and headshot with you.

What do I do if I’m late for a job or if I had an emergency and cannot work the job?
You must call the agency immediately. We do not tolerate lateness. This can result in being cut from the agency if we are not notified right away. If you have an emergency, you need to call the agency immediately. You are required to CALL, NOT EMAIL. If you simply email, this will be considered a “no call, no show” and you will be cut from the agency with no notice effective immediately. This is nonnegotiable.

What do I do if a client wants to pay me on-site?
Unless otherwise stated before the job, you will ALWAYS be paid from the agency payroll. You should suggest that the client get in touch with agency in regard to payment. If you accept payment on-site, you become liable for the 20% agency fee as well as any other pre-negotiated fees you may not be aware of. You will have to pay the agency…bottom line. It is best to remove yourself from that responsibility and have the client get in touch with the agency directly.

What do I do after a casting?
You are required to email the agency to let us know how each casting went. We all have to be on the same page.

How do I get paid?
After each job you work, you must mail your signed voucher with a SASE (self-addressed,
stamped envelope) to the agency at EnVisage Model Group, P.O. Box 2370, Decatur, GA 30031 immediately after you’ve worked so there will be no delay in your payment. Email the agency for the address.

How long does it take for me to get paid?
Clients have between 30 and 45 days to pay their invoice. Many times it won’t take that long but sometimes it does. Keep this in mind when waiting on your check.

How do I refer a friend to the agency?
Instruct them to send photos and their resumes to info@envisagemodelgroup.com. Just because you were accepted, does not mean they will be to. Make sure they understand.

What is “Model Etiquette”?
Model Etiquette is a manner of behavior that EMG expects you to follow. You are a reflection of the agency. It means to be sociable, assertive, ethical, pleasant to work with, and most of all, responsible. Please act accordingly.

www.envisagemodelgroup.com ◊ 404.313.7413 Office ◊ 206.339.9441 Fax

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