Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions.
All requests for representation should only be made via the contact form on this website. Paul Byram Associates operates a paperless office where possible. Please don’t post your CV, think about the environment.
This question is better framed; “how many people like me do you represent?”. The reality is that the number of clients is somewhat irrelevant unless they are all like you with your skill sets. Professional and experienced agents are able to manage multiple clients and their career paths, that’s what we do!
ABSOLUTELY NOT! We do not charge any fees for being on our books, on our website or indeed in any type of promotional campaign. The only fees you will pay are commission on work at the agreed rates . Paul Byram Associates is a member of the Personal Managers Association and we urge you to report to Equity any agency that wishes to charge any fee for being on their books, their website or indeed anything other than commission.
We would hope that you don’t want to leave the agency, however, on occasion, things don’t work out as planned. If you decide that you wish to leave we don’t require any notice period, however, we would expect you to give us a call or dops us an email and we will deal with your move professionally and politely.
We are principally an actors’ agency, however we do represent a small number of other creatives including Stunt Persons, Musicians, Musical Directors, Directors and Casting Directors, some clients also have directing and writing skills.
For all fan mail, autographs and charitable requests, please mark the envelope “FAN MAIL”. Please address your letter for the attention of the actor in question and it will be forwarded on to his/her home address. Please note that it is the client’s decision as to whether or not they respond.
Please be aware that for security reasons, all letters to clients must be opened at the agency before being passed on.
Do not call or email us to chase for a response to your request. Our clients are often busy with heavy work schedules and they cannot always respond to every request.
Do not send any items that are valuable or personal to you as we cannot be held responsible for any items lost or damaged in the post.
FAN MAIL SHOULD BE SENT TO
Name of Actor
c/o Paul Byram Associates
152-160 City Road
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Yes, e-signatures are court admissible. Each country has it’s own regulations that determine whether an electronic signature is seen as legal or not. So, as long as your electronic signature adheres to these, a signature won’t be rejected simply for not being handwritten.
Whilst 100% legal; there are exceptions for very specific types of transactions. It is still up to the discretion of the independent user, or governing body, whether they are used or not. As each business needs are different and the agreements themselves may vary. We always advise you to speak with an authority within your businesses category.
The UK’s legal model is a tiered one. This means that Qualified Electronic Signatures as a legal type of e-signature are valid and legally binding. This doesn’t mean that a non-Qualified Electronic Signature e-signature can’t be submitted in court, but it will need extra evidence to support it.
The UK operates a Common Law system, which is based on:
- Judicial decisions are seen as binding
- Laws aren’t always of a written structure
- Few provisions are hinted at into the contract, by law
- Generally, everything is permitted that isn’t expressly prohibited by law
Few provisions are implied into a contract under the common law system – so it’s important to cover all the terms governing the relationship between the parties to a contract in the contract itself. This usually means that contracts are typically longer than one in a civil law country.
In the UK handwritten signatures aren’t needed for a contract to be seen as credible, and they’ll be seen as such as long as legally able individuals have reached an agreement (this can be by agreeing verbally, electronically or by physically signing).
Since July 2016, the eIDAS regulation has meant that all companies in the EU comply with each other’s e-signature regulations. Standardising them across Europe.