Talent Development

When you sign up with someone to develop your acting or modelling talents, you have the same 10-day cooling-off period as with other personal development services. If you change your mind within 10 days of signing a contract, all you have to do is write the agent a letter cancelling the agreement.

If the company’s representations or sales pitches turn out to be false or misleading, the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 gives you one year to rescind the agreement by, for example, a registered or hand-delivered letter. It protects you when you sign a contract with a service if the cost to join is more than $50.

Smart shopping experts at the ministry have worked with respected professionals in the entertainment industry to provide the following tips to help keep your feet on the ground if you have stars in your eyes.

Casting Calls in the Newspaper

Photographs

Background or “Extra” Roles

Principal Agents

Commercials

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