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The Houston Agency Booking Policies

-All quotes, estimates, fees and bookings are subject to the following policies: 


-Client understands that any model sent by The Houston Agency is to be booked, confirmed, scheduled, etc via the agency, with no requests allowed for a model's personal contact information at anytime.


-Full Day Booking: 8 working hours (or 9 hours total, which includes lunch and 2 breaks), unless otherwise negotiated.


-Hourly Booking: Minimum of 2.0 hours pay rate on all hourly bookings. Any portion of an hour worked will be rounded up to the next half hour.


-Overtime: Paid after 8 working hours (or 9 hours total, which includes lunch/break time), and Sundays and holidays; paid at one and half times the hourly rate. 


-Agency Fee: 20% on all fees, including overtime and usage.


-Testing: Client or photographer is not allowed to use, or allow others to use, shots for commercial use unless otherwise specified in advance of testing.


-Lingerie: Bookings must be pre approved and paid at one and a half times the hourly rate. No nudes, partial nudes or implieds.


-Location Bookings/Travel: Client is responsible for travel, per diem and transportation to/from shoot. Travel/down time is paid at 75% of the hourly rate. Travel arrangments must be finalized within 72 hours after  booking.


-Photo Release/Contracts: All releases must be reviewed by The Houston Agency prior to booking date; The Houston Agency must approve release prior to talent signing and may sign on behalf of talent.


-Cancellation by The Houston Agency: Agency will not be held liable to the client for any cost incurred as a result of a cancellation by our model; every reasonable step will be taken to find a suitable replacement; it is suggested that the client procure the necessary insurance to protect against such a cancellation.  


-Fittings: Bill out at same rate as bookings unless otherwise agreed.


-Usage: Upcharge to be negotiated in advance for the right to use the model's image/image reproductions and adaptations for extraordinary applications such as visuals:  bus/subway boards, outdoor billboards, in-store signage, large posters, as well as magazine/book covers and national ads. 


-Payment: Fees are to be negotiated and set prior to booking confirmation; both agency and model fees will be invoiced by agency at completion of job date via email; payment terms are net 30 days from date of invoicing; payment received after 30 days is subject to a 10% late fee for every 7 days received after the first 30; fees are payable via check or bank transfer unless otherwise specified in advance of booking.


-Cancellations by client: Cancellations must be communicated one full business day (or 24 hours) prior to booking date or client will be charged at 50% of the hourly rate. 


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