The State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires the Florida Talent Agency Surety Bond. The Florida Talent Agency Surety Bond is required to be in the amount of $5,000. The Florida Talent Agency Surety Bond has a one year term and must be renewed annually to stay valid. These bonds expire May 31st of each even numbered year and they must be renewed timely in order for the talent agency to legally operate.
Anyone who represents talent in Florida for compensation needs a Florida talent agency license. This includes agents who represent actors, models, singers, dancers, musicians, and other performers. There are a few exemptions to the licensing requirement. For example, agents who represent themselves or their family members do not need a license. Agents who represent talent for non-profit organizations also do not need a license. If you are unsure whether you need a Florida talent agency license, you can contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
Here are some examples of activities that require a Florida talent agency license:
- Negotiating contracts for talent on behalf of clients
- Booking jobs for talent
- Providing advice and guidance to talent on their careers
- Promoting talent to potential employers
If you are caught representing talent in Florida without a license, you could be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
To get a Florida talent agency license, you must follow these steps:
- Complete the Talent Agency Application. You can find the application on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) website.
- Provide proof of experience. You must have at least one year of experience in the talent industry, such as working as a subagent, casting director, producer, director, advertising agency, talent coordinator, or musical booking agent.
- Provide a Florida Talent Agency Surety Bond.
- Submit your application packet to the DBPR. You can mail your application packet to the following address:
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Division of Professions
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0751
Once you have submitted your application packet, the DBPR will review it and notify you of their decision. If your application is approved, you will receive your Talent Agency License in the mail.
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How to obtain a Florida Talent Agency Surety Bond
At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:
- Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application. 1
- Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
- Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium
Once these steps have been completed, the Florida Talent Agency Surety Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license.
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