WelcomeAndy wrote:This is Andy. I have done some modeling and acting in the US. After I came back Taiwan, I have tried to look for good modeling and acting agencies. Be honest with you, only few of them are ok. The pay is very low. I was lucky to be cast a role of Taiwan Health Department officer/inspector for a movie called "Dog Legend" The rest of casting roles sucks.
Do not trust any one of them that they ask you pay the money for photos or any website maintenance fees ! I am working with two ok agent now. If you like, please PM me. Yet, I do not know if they need western people !
Toe Save wrote:...not signing a contract with an agent, as Aurora suggests later in this thread, is a ridiculous idea...
...That they are here implying that 40% commission is high is somewhat ironic...
Foreigners in Taiwan can obtain work permit for acting/modeling MAXIMUM for 90 days, with the possibility to extend it for another 90 days period. Taiwan Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) can't issue work-permits out of this time-limit for artistic jobs; therefore contracts that exceed this time-limit may lead you to a situation where you have a labor contract with a company that is not allowed to hire you. Thus, with a copy of the contract in CLA and without work permit, you may be treated as illegal worker.
A dear friend already got troubles due to this topic; hope you won't be the next. Avoid complications and keep your labor contract within Taiwan law. Don’t trust agencies promising you ARC or more than 90 days work permit for artistic jobs, according with CLA it is not possible.
For foreigner actors/models, CLA suggests to sign 90-days contracts each time.
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