Guide to Guarantees

By Natalia Zurowski

Agencies in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan offer models guaranteed contracts: an agreed upon sum that will be paid to the model upon completion of the contract in a specified period e.g. (60 days) provided that all conditions of the contract are met by the model.

Guaranteed contracts are written up by the host agency and then sent to the model's mother agency to review with the model. It's crucial that models read over their contracts carefully. If there are any parts a mother agency or model don't agree with, they can review it together and request that the host agency make the necessary changes. If you are unfamiliar with this process, it's highly encouraged that you consult with you mother agency, parents, or even a lawyer if necessary.

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