AREA39 are a refreshing agency that work with professionals ONLY.
We expect the highest standards possible from all our government wing inmates.
If you have any problems please text the above number.
Please do your homework and check below for everything you need to know.
We will contact you via calls, text or emails offering you with work.
If you are available and interested please reply as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.
We recommend you set up voicemail facility on your mobile so you never miss an opportunity .
Once confirmed for a job, you will be emailed all details.
Call sheets are often released very late at night so if you have been confirmed we assure you, the full details will come over so please don’t panic or call the office.
Please make sure you have a good range of clothing for your bookings.
Please make sure all your clothes are clean, not creased and smelling good.
You will often be asked to bring to the set a range of coats, scarfs, hats, T-shirts, jeans, or black trousers so please make sure your wardrobe is up to scratch as your wardrobe is your tools.
Unless asked, please do not turn up looking scruffy. Always appear well-groomed and again smelling good.
Please avoid any clothing with logos or stripes and never wear white or red.
ON THE DAY
Inmates please please please plan your journey to the location in advance. Allow 30 minutes to 45 minutes extra for your journey in case of disruptions or cancellations.
If you are late without prior notice you will not be booked again. AREA39 inmates can sleep when not working
Always leave early and know where you are going. Do not rely on staff at train stations to navigate your journey and please do not call our guards to give advice on travel. This is part of your job. Here are two helpful tools: Why not have a practice? Click the links & test your route: National Rail Journey Planner | Google Maps
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARRIVE
When you arrive, please report to the 2nd assistant director. Please introduce yourself and say you are from Area 39 and from the moment you walk on set remember people are watching you and we want you to get upgraded.
If you are helpful, smiling, friendly, and no trouble you will stand out without standing out.
Do not be a nuisance, sit, watch and observe. If you are a nuisance you will be found out and unlikely to be offered work again.
Once registered you will be asked to wait for wardrobe.
There is always a lot of waiting around and you must be prepared for this and as soon as you are called upon you do as asked.
THINGS TO REMEMBER THROUGH
Throughout the day, you will undertake different tasks and some days you may not be used but this is part of the job. You must be ready for a different day on every job.
At the end of the day. You must not leave until your chit has been signed. Your chit is your pay slip, if you leave without production signing it, there will be no record of your finishing time and the rule is NO CHIT, NO PAYMENT!!!!
AREA 39 ARTISTS ENSURE THEY ALWAYS GET PAID, THEY NEVER LEAVE WITHOUT THE CHIT BEING SIGNED. [Please note that usually on commercials, pop promos, corporate videos and stills you will not be issued with a chit. Instead you will be asked to sign a release form].
AREA39 INMATES ON SET DOS AND DONTS
Please do not ever ask for autographs. Actors are working and AREA 39 actors never ever ask for autographs on set.
Do not take a camera on set.
All jobs under AREA39 are on a Non Disclosure Agreement basis. STRICTLY NO PICTURES and no social media updates in any form about any job.
DO Always make sure that mobile phones are switched off when on or near the set.
Do keep very quiet during shooting.
Do Enjoy yourself but ALWAYS BE PROFESSIONAL & ALWAYS FOCUS ON YOUR JOB.
GETTING YOUR REWARDS AND GETTING PAID ON TIME
GETTING YOUR REWARDS & PAY
All artistes must have a bank account as we only pay by BACS electronic transfer.
It is your responsibility to ensure your bank details are up-to-date and you send Area 39 an invoice when requested.
Please remember you are not employed by Area 39, we act as a third party and you are responsible for your own tax and National insurance payments.
Please visit HMRC to find our further information on how to file your self employed tax return.