The following excerpt is from the 4th Revision of ‘EXPOSED – The Business of Photography’ by Deryck van Steenderen, published in January 2014.
The working hours for models are measured from the ‘call time’ (the time the model is required to arrive) to ‘last shot’ (the time the last shot finishes). Travel time for distances of more than 60km is charged for with a full day’s travel charged at 50% of the day rate, per day.
According to the National Association of Model Agencies (NAMA):
A local full day is 9 hours that includes one hour for lunch with a half day of 4 hours.
An international full day is 11 hours that includes one hour for lunch with a half day of 5 hours.
Night shoots are based on 10 hours, regardless of the call time, with 150% of the day rate charged for the first night for international shoots.
A Call Back (from a casting) may not exceed 2 consecutive hours. Thereafter 15% of the Day Rate per hour or part thereof for local and 10% of the Day Rate per hour or part thereof for international shoots is charged.
The first 2 hours for fittings is free, thereafter R250 per hour or part thereof for Local and 10% of the Day Rate per hour or part thereof for International shoots is charged.
Overtime is charged at 15% of the Day Rate per hour or part thereof for the first 4 hours for local shoots, then 20% per hour or part thereof over 4 hours. International shoots are 10% of the Day Rate per hour or part thereof.
A Rejection Fee of 100% of the Day Rate is charged for completed shoots that are rejected by the client.
150% of the Day Rate is charged for topless modeling with double the Day Rate (200%) for nude modeling.The NAMA guidelines are not legislated and model agencies tend to vary from the guidelines. It’s essential to clarify the details with the specific model agency you deal with to ensure you have the correct applicable terms when you compile your Cost Estimate.
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