Actor Instruction Agreement
We’re really excited to help you with your acting career! But, before the good stuff, here’s what we gotta do for the lawyers. Larchmont Studios offers classes with the terms and conditions of this Actor Instruction Agreement (the “Agreement”):
  1. Larchmont Studios Contact Information. Mel and Liz Casting, LLC is a California limited liability company doing business as Larchmont Studios. Our address is 5723 Melrose Avenue, 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90038. We want you to always have your questions answered so if any issues arise, Melissa O’Neil will be receiving all contracts related to classes at Larchmont Studios and questions regarding this Agreement may be directed to her at classes@larchmontsudios.com or by contacting her at 323-472-4074.
  2. Services to be Provided and Term. You have reviewed our offerings and determined from our course descriptions and offerings the most appropriate class for you. You have notated the date of the first session and the weekly schedule prior to entering into this Agreement. The class you selected on our site is the course being provided pursuant to this Agreement. Larchmont Studios reserves the right to replace a course instructor, without notice, and at any time, with another equally qualified course instructor. All Larchmont Studio classes will be held at Larchmont Studios, 5723 Melrose Ave, 1st floor LA CA 90038 (323-472-4074 Ext # 1).
  3. Larchmont Studios Bonding Information. Here’s another requirement for the lawyers: we have posted a bond in the amount of $50,000 in accordance in the requirements of California law. Larchmont Studios is bonded with Western Surety Company and the bond number is 63544712.
  4. No Cancellation Beyond Rights Under California Law. As set forth in Section 5 and in Section 9 at end of this Agreement near your acknowledgement, you have certain rights to cancel this Agreement under California law. Larchmont Studios does *NOT* permit cancellation beyond the time period permitted under California law (See Section 5 below).
    Larchmont Studios reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course or an individual class within the course if an emergency or unforeseen conflict arises. If Larchmont Studios reschedules or cancels a class, you will have the option of accepting the new class date and time or receiving a voucher, credit, or refund for the portion of classes cancelled. If Larchmont Studios completely cancels a course, you will have the option of a complete refund or credit towards another course. All eligible refunds will be processed within 10 business days of the request. Larchmont Studios will in no event be responsible for travel, lodging or other fees that you incur in connection with our courses, even in the event of our cancellation. Except as may be required under California law, there are no exchanges or refunds for classes that you miss.
  5. Cancellation Under California Law. You may cancel this Agreement within 10 business days of this Agreement or within 10 business days of your first class, whichever is later. If you wish to cancel and you are in one of those time periods, you must notify Larchmont Studios in writing by contacting Melissa O’Neil using the contact information provided in Section 1 of this Agreement. If you cancel this Agreement in the time period permitted under California law, Larchmont Studios will provide the full refund within 10 business days of the receipt of your written request.
  6. Name and Likeness Rights. We hope that you become famous and we can brag that we taught you! Larchmont Studios does not presently use the name and likeness of any of its students on its website or in its promotional materials. However, by executing this Agreement you hereby provide us with the license to use your name and likeness on our website or in our promotional materials. But whether we use your name and likeness is always up to you. At any time, you may request that Larchmont Studios remove your name and likeness from our website or in any of our promotional materials by communicating with our representative in Section 1 of this Agreement and Larchmont Studios will remove your name and likeness within 10 business days.
  7. LARCHMONT STUDIO CLASSES ARE NOT AUDITIONS OR INTERVIEWS. Our classes are a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the class is over, the Casting Director or Casting Associate (whichever is applicable) teaching it will NOT be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. When the class is over, any headshot, resumes or other materials brought to the class will be given back to you. AGAIN: Classes are NOT job interviews. The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment. Classes provided by Larchmont Studios are strictly for educational purposes.
  8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. In no event shall Larchmont Studios, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your participation in our classes.
  9. ADDITIONAL NOTIFICATIONS REQUIRED UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW (THE LAST STUFF FOR THE LAWYERS!):
LARCHMONT STUDIOS IS TALENT TRAINING SERVICE. THIS IS NOT A TALENT AGENCY CONTRACT. ONLY A TALENT AGENT LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION 1700.5 OF THE LABOR CODE MAY ENGAGE IN THE OCCUPATION OF PROCURING, OFFERING, PROMISING, OR ATTEMPTING TO PROCURE EMPLOYMENT OR ENGAGEMENTS FOR AN ARTIST. LARCHMONT STUDIOS IS PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM OFFERING OR ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN AUDITIONS OR EMPLOYMENT FOR YOU. IT MAY ONLY PROVIDE YOU WITH TRAINING. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONSULT CHAPTER 4.5 (COMMENCING WITH SECTION 1701) OF PART 6 OF DIVISION 2 OF THE LABOR CODE. A DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT BY THE TALENT SERVICE THAT IS NOT RESOLVED TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE ARTIST SHOULD BE REFERRED TO A LOCAL CONSUMER AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, AS APPROPRIATE.
YOUR RIGHT TO CANCEL
You may cancel this contract and obtain a full refund, without any penalty or obligation, if notice of cancellation is given, in writing, within 10 business days from the date on which you purchase your class or when you commence utilizing the services under the contract, whichever is longer. For purposes of this section, business days are Monday through Friday.
To cancel this contract, mail or deliver or deliver via email a signed and dated copy of the following cancellation notice or any other written notice of cancellation to Larchmont Studios at 5723 Melrose Avenue, 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90038 or classes@larchmontstudios.com NOT LATER THAN MIDNIGHT OF THE 10TH BUSINESS DAY.
EXAMPLE CANCELLATION NOTICE:
CANCELLATION NOTICE:
I hereby cancel this contract.
Dated: ___________________
Signed: ________________________
            (Artist Signature)
If you cancel, all fees you have paid must be refunded to you within 10 business days after delivery of the cancellation notice to the talent service.
Your payment of fees for the class shall constitute your agreement with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.