MODELING & CASTING AGENCY
COVID-19 restrictions and interview process
Due to this current situation with the COVID-19 restrictions and the safety of our models, DKM Models can ensure you that all necessary precautions and measures are taken for our models and their families during any interview, casting or employment at all times.
We adhere to all the guidelines and precautions set by our Department of Health.
Why join DKM models?
DKM models is a small and personal agency who are not national in other states and ONLY represent models exclusively in Melbourne.
We pride ourselves on being extremely family orientated and will always have the best interest of our models in mind.
DKM are a new trendy and vibrant agency with an array of ideas and experiences to stand out among the best.
Management and staff have many years experience in the industry with colourful ambitions for our models!
How does an agent represent the talents?
We have several ways in which we represent our talents.
DKM is registered with industry companies & platforms where clients can request to view a model for specific types of work.
Verbal contact with clients who will have personal requests for a job role or a particular model.
A website that is used often where clients can register to view and book models with easy access for any job.
The websites junior division is protected for the safety of our junior models, so it can only be viewed by clients who have been approved to request their profiles.
How do you promote your talents?
Our lovely website is host to many clients to view at any time.
DKM is registered through portals with reputable clients and casting agencies who have access to your profile when jobs come in.
These portals are frequently maintained and updated by DKM staff. Updating our talents photos, measurements and details.
We can use our knowledge and contacts to recommend our talents for a suitable particular role.
What ages do you represent?
We represent all talents from the ages of 3 months up to 80+. DKM models represent a diverse range with no discrimination in any field.
DKM welcome and encourage with no discrimination of any age, nationality, gender or disability.
How do I join DKM Models?
You can fill out and submit your details on our website under the Apply Tab.
All fields must be filled out with a recent suitable photo of yourself/the talent.
Once we review your application, we will let you know if you have been invited to an interview.
Interviews can either be via zoom or on set at our studio.
Do I have to sign a contract?
DKM offer a twelve month contract for the representation of yourself/the talent. A contract is signed because we are an exclusive agency.
Termination can be arranged at any time which is subject to mutual agreement from DKM and Parent/Guardian of the child. No refund will be given to terminated contracts.
Can I be registered with more than one agency?
No, unfortunately under no circumstances as we are an exclusive agency. The talent can only be represented by one agency at a time.
We work hard to represent you. You would need to advise us if you are contracted with another agency as we would not be able to represent you until the contract has ended or a mutual agreement has been reached with signed documentation by you and the other representing agency.
Do DKM Staff have the necessary credentials?
Yes, you can rest assure that we all are in safe hands at DKM. It's very important to us!
Our team have a large variety of experience within the industry and it's compulsory for ALL our staff members to have a current Working With Children's Check and MUST obtain a Police Check on commencement of employment.
Can you guarantee if I will get any work?
We act as a representative agent and we submit a talent who we feel are suitable for the job/role that has been requested.
Unfortunately, no agency can ever guarantee work. It all depends on what they are looking for and at the end of the day ultimately it’s the clients choice who they choose for the job.
It's our job to provide you with the opportunities, submit you for work and the rest is up to the client.
What type of work will I / my child get?
We will submit our talent for various types of work in modelling and acting fields. These include:
- TV Commercials
- Runway / Catwalk
- Feature films
- Theatre & Stage
- Radio & Voice Over
- TV Series
How much do your talents get paid?
It all depends on the type of job/role that our talent is hired for. Each client may have different budgets.
Fee structure would be explained to you prior to each audition/job as it can be from an hourly rate for extra work to thousands of dollars for a TV Commercial or part in a feature film.
Most Catalogue work can range between $80-$100 an hour.
Will the talent have to work during school/work hours?
A large volume of the work and auditions are during the week as most clients themselves work during business hours.
We will always try to accommodate around school/work hours where it is possible.
Auditions can be a little more flexible which will be the choice of the clients.
All children under the age of 15 years most often require a permit for an exemption from school. DKM will help both clients and parents obtain one when required.
How much commission do DKM take?
The scheduled commission will be calculated from the talents gross earnings and GST will be calculated on the commission amount only.
- Television and Film is 15%
- Branding Photo Shoot is 15%
- TVC (Commercials) is 20%
- Campaign Modelling is 20%
- Musical and Theatre is 15%
- Open Call Outs is 25%
Do you charge membership fees?
Most modelling and acting agencies have a schedule fee.
These fees are charged to accommodate the initial set up of representation and creating a model portfolio.
DKM models have a set price and is not altered depending on your age or location.
What is included in your fees:
- A comprehensive photo shoot
- Three outfit changes
- Edited digital images to keep
- Special created Composite Card
- Monthly training workshops
- Elite profile on a direct casting platform
- Twelve months representation
DKM models fees are one of the lowest in the industry and
very affordable at $425 per year. Payment plans can be arranged.
A family discount of 10% will be applied to the second and consecutive member represented by DKM models.
You will have peace of mind that DKM don't have any hidden charges and our fees are set to only cover the start up costs.
Do I need a tax file number?
Yes a TFN is required as we act as a representing agent only and not the employer.
You are responsible to declare your earnings and pay your own tax if it's not deducted by the client. DKM models do not deduct your tax.
For our junior talents, It is the responsibility of the parent to apply for a tax file number for their child.
A Tax File Declaration Form will need to be provided otherwise the clients can deduct almost 50% of our talents pay. PAYG taxation are deducted by most clients.