A Brief History
Blackfox was founded by two Tanzanian models that individually had pursued their passion in South Africa and Scotland. It had less than 10 models in its books at the beginning. Now its working to become the most successful agency in Africa and one of the most respected in the world.
Blackfox has developed its reputation of professionalism by discovering raw talent and helping to build careers of girls and boys who are prepared to work hard to achieve their success and inevitable fame.
Blackfox has an unimpeachable attitude of responsibility towards its models. The company is determined to nurture and develop their long term careers whilst ensuring they do not run before they can walk. Blackfox treats all models as individuals and puts their care, safety and wellbeing above all else.
Blackfox aim to work with the most successful and particular clients, those that hold themselves and other to highest standards. Clients include top agencies like EXP or Trendz and companies like Tigo, Alliance Autos and CFAO Group. Blackfox aim to satisfy every clients specific request and provide the best solution for their budget. The company’s mission is to succeed for the client with any brief.
AJ MYNAH (Managing Director)
David has vast experience in international technology and telecom businesses. Previous positions include roles such as Africa procurement director for a telecom & media group. He has degrees in finance and engineering combined with a passion for business development. Coming from a family of artists and entrepreneurs he feels right at home working with creative talent.
P.O. Box 1290
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
M: +255 (0) 714 132 626
T: +255 (0) 222 668 970
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Clients are requested to carefully read the following terms and conditions which must be strictly adhered to at all times. W e request that you read our business terms prior to calling the agency for a quotation. Please note that the following is standard practice with all our clients. We would expect standard agency rules to apply to each booking undertaken with Blackfox Modelling Agency.
The client or any associates of the client must never make any bookings directly with Blackfox personnel during the campaign or at any time after the event. The client or any associates of the client must never approach Blackfox’s personnel direct. The client must never request Blackfox personnel telephone numbers, address or email address during the campaign or at any time after the event. Or indeed supply the Blackfox personnel wi
th their contact telephone number, address or emailaddress. The client must not befriend Blackfox personnel on social networking sites. Fees and prices are not to be discussed with Blackfox personnel.
For model bookings All fee are based on an 8 hour day unless otherwise stated (excluding Equity contracts) including a 1-hour lunchbreak. Models may be booked for a full day, a half-day or hourly. Extra half hours or parts of hours shall be paid at half the hourly rate. Expenses will be added where appropriate. On the day/evening of an assignment if you require Blackfox personnel to work out of the designated hours youmust verbally speak to Aj Mynah for clarification of our overtime rates, if not already quoted. For promotion personnel Each assignment will be quoted for individually depending on length of assignment and duties required please check with agency for rates. On the day/evening of an assignment if you require Blackfox personnel to work out of the designated hours you must verbally speak to Aj Mynah for clarification of our overtime rates, if not already quoted.
All invoice amounts to be paid direct to Blackfox Agency and not Blackfox personnel. In all cases the client responsible for commissioning the work will be invoiced and solely responsible for payment, unless otherwise agreed in writing at the time of booking. Where payment for title to a models photographic image, reproduction, drawing or any adaptation thereof has, by default, not been fully discharged we reserve the right to invoice the ULTIMATE CLIENT.
All invoices to be settled with 30 days from the date of the invoice. Interest will be added at a rate of 5% per
calendar month or part thereof on all overdue invoices.New clients to the agency will be required to pay the initial invoice prior to the commencement of the booking.
USAGE (for model bookings only)
Unless otherwise agreed, in writing, the permitted use for photographs is for editorial, or press advertising and EXCLUDES posters, packaging, display material (i.e. showcards, point of sale, swing tickets etc.), CD, video and DVD covers and stills in commercials. An additional rate is payable for each of the above categories. The client is responsible for negotiating the additional fees for each of these categories before use can commence.
(a) It is not permitted to use the photographs for any purpose until all fees have been paid.
(b) Unless otherwise agreed, in writing, the additional fees will be for Tanzania only for a period of 1 year from thedate of booking. Rates for all foreign usages must be separately negotiated.
(c) An additional rate is payable for any other use of the photographs, or reproductions or adaptations thereof, or drawings there from, either complete or in part, alone or in conjunction with any wording or drawings, other than the permitted use.
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WEATHER PERMITTING BOOKINGS (for model actor and creative bookings only)
At the first cancellation a half fee will be charged, unless the client fails to cancel in time to prevent the models
attendance, in which case the full fee applies. Second cancellation will be charged at full fee.
If a booking is cancelled within one working day of the starting time, full fee is charged unless the same model is
re-booked within 24 hours In which case half the fee will be charged. If a booking is cancelled outside the one-
day period, but within two working days of the start time then a half fee will be charged. If a trip or long boo
king is cancelled within a period equal to the length of the booking, then the full fee will be charged. Should a booking be
cancelled due to illness or other reasons beyond the models or agents control (and providing that appropriate evidence is produced) neither the model nor the agent shall be responsible for cancellation charges.
FITTINGS (for model bookings only)
The first hour of fittings will be charged at the full hourly rate, every hour thereafter will be invoiced at half
the hourly rate.
TRAVEL (for model bookings only)
Client is responsible for the costs of travel if required. Please check with agency for details.
MEALS (for model and creative bookings only)
Clients are responsible for models’ meals on all bookings if the booking is done during meal hours.
Payment of the agreed fee confers the right to make use of models’ services on the catwalk for the specified show and the right to use photographs and video of the show for reporting purposes only. Any other usage must be negotiated at the time of the booking before use can commence.
An Agency supplement is chargeable on all models and usage fees, except work which is related to commercials to be shown within Tanzania, for which repeat fees are payable.
In all cases the client responsible for commissioning the work will be invoiced and solely responsible for payment, unless otherwise agreed in writing at the time of booking. Where payment for title to a models photographic, image, reproduction, drawing or any adaptation thereof has, by default, not been fully discharged we reserve the right to invoice the ULTIMATE CLIENT. All fees to be paid within 30 days of invoice.
RESTRICTIONS ON A MODEL
A special fee will be negotiated when the work is in connection with a product, which precludes work for competing products. It is the client’s responsibility to check whether conflicting work has e
ver been undertaken. It must be understood that if a model advertises a product he/she is able to work for a competitor unless an exclusion fee is negotiated.
TEST AND EXPERIMENTAL WORK FOR PHOTOGRAPHY OR COMMERCIALS
Models will not sign a release form and the photographer or client must not use photographs from test or
experimental shoots or test commercials, unless specific usages and fees have been agreed with the agency
prior to the use commencing.
Any complaints should be reported to the Agency DURING THE COURSE OF THE BOOKINGS. Complaints will
not be considered in retrospect.
Blackfox does have the right to cancel a job at any point if the nature of the booking is considered not appropriate. If the booking has already commenced and we then consider the nature of the booking in appropriate Blackfox Models do have the right to stop working and will be entitled to full booking payment for the model plus travel expenses.
All clients must have appropriate Health and Safety regulations in place and inform Blackfox personnel of these on arrival to your premises or location of booking.
The client is responsible for the models health and safety when the model is travelling, or providing services in connection with the booking to the same extent as if the model were an employee of the client. The client will
maintain adequate insurance cover to underwrite its obligations to the model. The agent is not responsible if the model fails to at tend the booking. The client is advised to insure against any loss which might result if the model does not keep a booking because of ill health or some other reason PLEASE NOTE If any of the above terms and conditions is not adhere
d to Blackfox do have the right in this instance to take legalaction, to recover the applicable loss. W e reserve the right to Negotiate within the structure of these terms and conditions.
The Terms and Conditions are without prejudice to any claim against the client.