Working With Hunter

Frequently Asked Questions

Commission, tax, and even fees — there are so many things you need to know before signing up with a talent agency.

 

Who are Hunter Talent?

We’re a sister agency to Australia’s longest running child talent agency Bubblegum Casting. While Bubblegum specialises in child talent, at Hunter we represent actors, models, creatives, and influencers aged 18 years and over. 

Can anyone join Hunter Talent?

Yes and no. We represent actors, models, creatives, and influencers aged 18 and over. 

We love people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and cultural backgrounds. 

If you have talent, the will to succeed, and a solid work ethic, then you could be a good fit for Hunter Talent. 

If you think this industry is good for a quick buck, then sorry but we probably won’t be able to work together.

How do I join Hunter Talent?

Call us old-fashioned, but we like to meet before we sign anyone to our books.

You can fill out our online application form and we’ll be in touch if we think you might be a good fit for the agency.

Who are your clients?

Hunter Talent has helped many of Australia’s leading brands and production companies find the right talent for their projects. 

You can check out our list of clients right here. You should recognize a name or two 🙂 

How much work will I get?

That’s the million dollar question right there. 

The truth is that we have no idea as it all depends on your suitability to a role and a client’s requirements. 

One thing we are sure of is that we’ll promote the hell out of you. 

If a suitable brief comes in, we’ll make damn sure the right people see your portfolio. 

The rest is up to you.  

How many people do you represent?

We’re a boutique agency and that means that we place quality over quantity in everything we do. 

We have about 300 super-talented folk on our books and we can vouch for the professionalism of each and every one. We can probably even tell you how they all like their coffee too. 

Can I be a member of more than one agency?

That’s a definite no.

Having two agencies representing you is messy and can lead to all kinds of misunderstandings and crossed wires. That’s why we prefer that anyone who joins Hunter Talent is not signed to another agency. 

Seriously, when two agencies put you forward for the same role, it looks super unprofessional for both you and the agencies involved. Don’t do this thinking you’ll get more work because it could hurt your career.  

How much commission do you take?

This depends on the job in question but our commission ranges from 10 – 20% 

Do you charge fees to join the agency?

No, we do not charge fees to join the agency. However, we do require you to pay for portal subscriptions that are critical casting tools for the entertainment industry.

We also require you to have high-quality, professional headshots. If you don’t already have headshots, we can organise a shoot with one of our amazing in-house photographers for a reasonable fee.

Do I need to sign a contract?

Yes, we have a commission agreement that you sign when you join the agency. This is a legally binding document and it’s there to protect everyone involved (that means you too). 

The commission agreement is usually for a period of twelve months as this gives us plenty of time to put your forward for suitable opportunities. 

The commission agreement can be terminated at any time by mutual consent because after all, sometimes things just don’t work out.

Are my costs tax deductible?

Oh, yeah! Nothing like paying less tax, right?

Any payment made for casting portals and headshots are tax deductible if you make enough money to cross the tax threshold. 

We’re going to stop right there though. We’re not tax consultants and we think you really should speak to someone who knows more about tax laws and finances. 

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