Joining LINK Talent: FAQ
Thinking of approaching LINK Talent about representation? Please read the below to help you about what to do next!
I would like to join LINK Talent. What should I do?
We are always excited to hear from talented, dynamic performers who are wanting to talk to LINK Talent about possible representation! For potential LINK PRO clients, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and send us a cover letter, an up-to-date CV and showreel if you have one. For parents wanting representation for their children, please email email@example.com with an up-to-date photo of your child, a short video clip of your child acting, singing or dancing, along with information letting us know about any training or credits that your child may have, along with their current age.
There is no fee to join LINK Talent, but there is a fee to join Spotlight and for you to have professional Headshots taken - (see below) - both of which are required if you wish to be a client with us.
When will I hear back from you?
LINK Talent is a small and very busy office, so it may not be possible to get back to you straightaway! We aim to answer all our emails, but if you don’t hear from us after six months, it is likely that at this time we will not be taking things further.
If we are interested, we will then contact directly to arrange a meeting. For those parents of potential LINK KIDS clients that live outside London we will arrange a phone call.
I’m signing with LINK Talent! What happens next?
You will be sent paperwork which you will need to complete and return back to us. You will be asked to have professional headshots taken by our preferred photographer, (if your Headshot is not up to Industry standard) and to join Spotlight. Clients will also be expected to regularly update their availability, skills, measurements, photos via our agency database, and also regularly maintain and update their own Spotlight page.
We assume that clients are happy for us to put them forward for any job, however if there are any stipulations, you will need to let us know before signing. Please be aware that we work best when we can put our clients forward for a wide range of things, as it gives us the best chance for us to find a great job!
Once you are on Spotlight we will then begin submit you for jobs. Please note that in respect to our LINK KIDS clients, LINK Talent also has to operate under Child Licence rules in respect to all jobs.
Other General Questions:
Spotlight is the Industry’s premier way to be submitted for jobs, and to be seen worldwide by casting directors and production companies. All our performers must join Spotlight - for adults this costs around £154 and for children the costs are around £100. For LINK KIDS clients, on signing, parents / guardians will be sent a link to help them to register with Spotlight for their child. Clients are expected to maintain their own Spotlight page and renew their own membership.
Your headshot is your calling card to the industry and as such, we do have a preferred photographer that we work with, that we think is the best to showcase you to the industry! If you approach us already having had professional headshots done, we will have a chat with you about these, but if we do not think they are up to standard we may ask for the photos to re-done by our preferred photographer.Can I register with another agency?
We offer an exclusive contract, so it is not possible for you to sign with another agency. However, if you represented by a commercial dance agency, or if you are with a modelling agency for stills only, we would be happy to talk with you further about this.
What are your commission rates?
Our commission rates are industry standard but do vary depending on the type of job. A breakdown of the commission rates is included in the contract that we send you.
If you have any other questions about joining LINK Talent, or a question of yours hasn’t been answered by the FAQ, please get in touch with us via the Contact page and we will be happy to get back to you!