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. However, the cost of the the Florida Talent Agency Surety Bond is generally as low as $100.
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.
Other Application requirements include:
- EXPERIENCE: Prove at least 1 year of experience in the trade, such as, subagent, casting director, producer, director, advertising agency, talent coordinator, or musical booking agent.
- FINGERPRINTS: All owners and operators must have a background check and get fingerprinted as part of the licensing process.
- CORPORATE ENTITY: If your Talent Agency is registered as a Partnership, LLC or Corporation the organization name must exactly match on your application. If you intend to use a Fictitious Name, this information must match the name listed in the D/B/A section of the application.
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