Policies

PHOTO RELEASE
Meredith Model & Talent Agency, Inc. is responsible for signing client release forms at the time of the shoot. If images from the shoot are utilized by A) another client B) additional usage or C) extended usage beyond the expiration date, separate negotiations apply.

FEES
One hour minimum. Models may be booked by the hour or by the day. Additional time is billed in half hour increments. Twelve minutes or forty-two minutes past the hour is considered an additional half hour. Time and one half is charged before 8:00 AM or after 6:00 PM and on Saturdays & Sundays.

DAY RATES
A day rate must be specified in advance and is computed by eight consecutive hours, including lunch. It cannot be converted to an hourly rate during the booking. A day rate must be paid as specified, even if the model is not used for the entire eight hour period. Hours 9-11 are calculated at 1.5x hourly rate. Hours 12+ are calculated at 2x hourly rate.

OVERTIME RATES
Before 8:00 AM and after 6:00 PM or after 8 consecutive hours. Time and one-half hourly rate.

LINGERIE-UNDERWEAR
Applies to bras, panties, slips, hose, camisoles, teddies, girdles, jockey and boxer shorts, sleepwear, transparent or translucent apparel. Agency must check with model before accepting any lingerie booking. One hour minimum. Closed set required. Double hourly rate.

HAND MODELING
Regular photography rates.

FITTINGS
$75/hour unless otherwise specified by agency. Minimum booking one hour.

OUT OF STATE TALENT
Available through our New Jersey office. Day rates apply. THIS FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE.

TRAVEL TIME
Auto: Travel time is computed at ½ hourly rate, plus expenses, When required to travel more than 20 miles from the center of Minneapolis. If talent provides own automobile, talent shall be paid $0.50 per mile for auto expenses.
Plane: Client to pay for air travel, ground transportation, lodging expenses and a per diem/daily. If talent flies to location, completes assignment and returns to Minnesota within an eight-hour period, travel time is covered by the day rate.

CANCELLATIONS
48 hours (2 working days) prior to booking: One-half fee. 24 hours (1 working day) prior to booking: Full fee.

WEATHER PERMITS
There will be no charge if the model is notified before leaving for the booking and rebooked within 30 days. Weather permits must be specified at the time of the booking.

PRODUCT BOOKINGS
Please check the agency for conflicts. No packaging usage, billboards, point-of-purchase displays, posters, T.V., internet, stock photos or similar special usage unless cleared by Agency. Subject to separate negotiations. Talent is paid the regular hourly rate plus a premium bonus.

LIVE FASHION
Available for shows, informals, showroom and conventions. Rate negotiable depending on type and length of booking.

VIDEO & FILM
Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) FRANCHISES. Rates are based on SAG/AFTRA contracts. Non union talent also available.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY
1.  Notify agent of double, triple or group bookings.
2.  Must disclose extraordinary conditions or requirements.
3.  Provide adequate dressing facilities.

A 20 PERCENT AGENCY SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL GROSS BILLINGS & USAGE FEES.

A 2 PERCENT MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGE WILL BE APPLIED TO INVOICES NOT PAID WITHIN 30 DAYS.

NO RELEASE IS VALID UNTIL AGENCY HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL.