Entertainment and modelling agencies



There are rules that you need to comply with if you are running an employment agency that finds work for jobseekers within the entertainment and modelling industries. This guide explains agreeing terms with jobseekers, providing additional services to jobseekers, cooling off periods and accounts and records.

Entertainment and modelling jobseeker types

These types of jobseekers include:

  • professional sports person
  • actor, musician, singer, dancer, background artist, extra, walk-on or other performer
  • composer, writer, artist, director, production manager, lighting cameraman, camera operator, make-up artist, clothes, hair or make up stylist, film editor, action arranger or coordinator, stunt arranger, costume or production designer, recording engineer, property master, film continuity person, sound mixer, photographer, stage manager, producer, choreographer or theatre designer
  • photographic and fashion model

This guide also sets out the rules around charging fees to certain jobseekers as well as the exceptions for up-front fees for fashion and photographic models.

The rules outlined in this guide apply mainly to entertainment and modelling agencies that operate as 'employment agencies' and are in addition to other rules set out for employment agencies and employment businesses.