Is it hard to be a Model? The untold reality.

Getting started as a model is one of the most difficult professions. It can also be the most rewarding. There are many realities to the industry that people don’t know.

Careers and entertainment are notoriously the most difficult and competitive. Many spend their whole life learning the craft and then when they are finally ready, they seek out representation either through a modeling agent or acting agent. Because there are so many people trying to get into the industry, it is a very difficult business. Anyone that tells you otherwise hasn’t really worked as a model or actor before.

While yes, becoming a model is difficult, it is not impossible. In fact, because of the Internet there are many new outlets and platforms for aspiring models to use. Leveraging social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter it can help you stand out from others. This can make all the difference if you were trying to get an agent to wrap you or if you’re seeking to land a roll or campaign as a model.

Modeling is more than just a pretty face and posing in front of the camera. It involves submissions to casting agents, updating your photos, working out and eating healthy. Because there has been such a push for alternative looks and diversity in the modeling industry, models of all shapes and sizes regardless of whether or not they work out have a real shot at getting signed. Latitude talent believes every one, regardless of their background, has a shot.

Many new agencies such as we speak management are companies that focus on models of all shapes and sizes.

There are platforms that offer free casting calls as well as private and member only platforms that allow aspiring models the opportunity to access casting calls. Latitude Talent Studios is a great platform if you’re looking to get started as a model.

With a little bit of confidence, and support from friends and family, it can make getting started a bit easier. Once you establish the right tools and have the proper guidance, you are ready to take the leap and become a model.

How to Attend a Model Open Call

Attending an open call as a new or established model is the first step to be seen by a modeling scout. Here are 3 best tips to stand out.

Open Call Modeling – Tips to Start

If you ask anybody if they would like to be a “rich and successful model or actor” 99% of the people would say, hell yes! The problem is that 99% of people do not want to put any work or effort into perfecting their craft. Sadly many models and actors have no idea what it takes to become successful.

Tip 1: Come Prepared

Attending a meeting with a modeling agent, model management company or platform requires you to do your homework prior to attending. Modeling safety is important, as is know what you are getting yourself in to and if the company is a good fit for what you are seeking.

Tip 2: Act Professional

If you were invited in to meet with a modeling agency or even attend a public open call, the most basic step is acting professional when you arrive. No one will be impressed with the fact that you’re wearing sunglasses or listening to music or talking on the phone. It shows that not only are you not serious, you are not professional. First impressions are very important. If you are an established model or have some projects under your belt, it is best to present that at an audition. Composite cards and Headshots are always required, however for a new model they do not need them just yet. If you have those materials already always attend an open casting with those.

Tip 3: Be Realistic

Almost no one walks in to a meeting with an agent or model scout gushing over how beautiful and fabulous the actor or model is. Many times people are unrealistic in their approach and think that because they want to become a model or actor that an agent is going to do all the work for them. This is simply not the case. If you are not fully prepared to become a model or actor then this business is not for you! Even if you are signed to an agency, you have to be realistic. No one can promise or guarantee jobs. That is ultimately the clients decision. Anyone that promises you any type of success or guarantees is not being honest with you!

If you are ready to take the first step as a model, there are many outlets for you to turn into to become a model or actor. Latitude Talent is a platform that works with models and actors of all backgrounds.

Permission NOT Granted – Here’s Why Kayne West Is Proof you Don’t Need a Label or Agency

You don’t need an agent to become success full!

Kanye West, the multi platinum selling artist dropped his long-awaited album Donda, which was a dedication to his late mother. Donda is the 10th major album by the American rapper and producer. The album was released on August 29, 2021, through GOOD Music, and was distributed by Def Jam Recordings. The album is named after West’s late mother, Donda West.

Media reports that his label, Universal records, prevented the artist from releasing his album. In fact, after many set dates, it was delayed with unexpected reasons.

What does that have to do for models and actors? While it was long believe that having a major machine backing like a music label or modeling agency was required for you to become successful, in 2022 and beyond it is no longer needed to get exposure.

“At Latitude Talent we see many inspiring musicians, as well as models that are looking to get started. Just getting exposure online can do more for you than a major agent label.”

Don’t let anything, or anyone get in the way of you being successful. If you’re seeking to be a model, actor or even a musician, create your content and distribute it to people that want to see it. Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr and more are some the few. While many family members are usually not the most supportive at first, discover a new audience and bring positivity to your brand. “Spread Love” is always the motto.

Casting Redflag: jeffsuttleartstudio@gmail.com

When an Email Poses as a Famous Photographer or Famous Brand… Check out this great guide here: https://petapixel.com/2017/12/27/email-scammer-poses-famous-photographer/ and read an example of a casting red flag below.

NO one ever sends you a check or asks for a social security number through text message!

Jeff Suttle <jeffsuttleartstudio@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks for reaching out in regards to the upcoming shoot notice, it would be an honor to work with you. 

About Jeff Suttle Photography

We are one of the leaders in professional photography, specializing in portraiture and commercial photography. We have built a distinguished reputation for providing quality service while producing a superior product with highly trained staff of professionals, we have both the knowledge and expertise to create and capture the perfect image of you. And here we are again, calling for an upcoming commercial to market collective first Quarter year sales catalog for Bags, Shoes and Purses for our reputable Russian based client (ADIDAS) who believes in fashionable lifestyle.

    About ADIDAS

A Multi brand company and the ADIDAS Group embodies the concept of modern, upmarket shopping. A hot spot for worldwide design talents and a much-talked about shopping place, ADIDAS is the creation of Reebok and is in collaboration with other designers such as the Porsche Design ,Y-3 ,FIVE-TEN  Unsurprisingly, ADIDAS stores stock the aforementioned brands and offer an enviable selection of such renowned designer sport wear and other apparels. ADIDAS has also collaborated with established Russian brands Viva Vox, A La Russe, Walk of Shame and LUBLU Kira Plastinina, amongst others. And have decided to collaborate with Jeff Suttle Photography for their Commercial advert work nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.adidas.com

   The Commercial Photos

This project is aimed at featuring a large collection of designer Bags, shoes, apparel and accessories and other items from various designers and manufacturers, to be displayed in an online Media ad and electronic billboards nationwide. Our obligation in respect to this project is to generate some marketable commercial advertisement to feature these items, where all models will pose with the various items and exhibit a commercial character to attract consumer’s attention. It’s very simple and works the same as any typical promotional or commercial advert shoot. The end product from the commercial shoot is an online Media ad, Electronic Billboards and Network Medias that would convince the public to make this collection a top choice among others.

*Compensation : The Total money you will be paid for the job is USD 7,000 (Tax deductible) and you will get $500 as your advance/upfront booking fee and balance of USD  6,500 will be paid to you immediately after the completion of the commercial shoot and this $7,000 also covers for the right of ADIDAS and Jeff Suttle to use all your commercial videos/commercial shoots made for our own commercial interest for the period of 3 months. That means ADIDAS and Jeff Suttle are entitled to use the produced shoot for advert work for the period of 3 months only and this will be backed up by a contract.

(Advance/Booking ($500) + Usage rights and Services ($6,500) = $7,000

*Location/Venue of event: The shooting will hold at a rented studio in your location – (we shall arrange a suitable Studio and convey its detail to you unanimously.)

 We’ll be responsible for your hair do, make up artist and transportation, except for your wardrobe/costume that will be shipped to you directly from a contracted fashion stylist in charge. Also, note that the payment for your wardrobe will be made available by us and your clothing measurements has to be forwarded to the fashion stylist, REASON being that, the payment for your wardrobe has to be made or billed to your Name/info as requested and acceptable business terms by the Fashion stylist, to ENSURE a tallied customization and label to be printed on your costumes. (Read this Paragraph again)

In addition, an advanced deposit/upfront pay of $500 shall be mailed to you to ensure your engagement on the upcoming cast with us in line with our business ethics. However, you will NOT only receive a paycheck of $500 but also an EXTRA amount that you will use to pay for your wardrobe/Costume bills which you will forward to the Fashion stylist in charge of your Wardrobe/Costume along with your measurements.

    Actors/Models/ may attend the shoot with their choice of Friends/Parents/Manager/ Spouse/Guardian (maximum of two) and should not arrive audition later than 9:30 a.m. to commence make-up and attend a brief introductory class about the proposed project and shoot starts by 10:15 a.m. This shoot is going to be fun as different acting characters may be involved, which is the real sense of this project.

Take the courage to participate in this paid and legitimate offer as we look forward to working with you.

Final Note : We recommend that you read the content above OVER AGAIN and do not hesitate to ask questions if any. Actors/Models are selected based on their willingness to participate and their agreement to the content of this paid event and readiness to work hard with us. Below are the required payment and sign up details you are to forward to us for filling and to mail you the aforementioned paycheque for your upfront and wardrobe bills.

INFO NEEDED

1. Your Full Name: (Real Names)

2. Physical Address (No P.O. Box):

3. State & City: 

4. Zip Code:

5. Home Contact (Home phone number and Cellphone number)

6. Your Age:

7. Previous Working Experience:

8. Are you a US Citizen? (yes or no)

9. If not, are you a permanent resident of the United States?

10. 2 Picture Photographs:

11. Instagram:

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Do not hesitate to ask any question if any concerning the detail above. I hope to read from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project. Thank you!

Warmest Regards,

Jeff Suttle C.E.O

Jeff Suttle Photography®️

What’s the Cost to Get Started in the Acting and Modeling Industry?

Whats it cost to become a model or actor? Well that varies on the agency and market. You see, agencies in smaller markets like PA or NJ or even Miami don’t have the resources to fund a new model or actor. Many coming in already have to have the right materials for them to use.

Along with making sure you have some acting skills (if you are seeking an acting agent) the next step is to have a head shot taken. That is the most basic and essential investment you will have to make it some cases, yearly.

WEB SITES

Many agents require their actors and or models to either pay a monthly or annual fee to be on their web site or another company’s web site that the agent uses to market their talent. This is now standard practice and has been for some time. Any one saying that is not true, hasn’t been signed to an agent in the past decade. Agencies may also collect a commission if you book any work. Many upcoming management companies like We- Speak Management are no longer collecting commissions from their models.

Latitude Talent Studios is a platform for models and actors. We allow new talent, who are unable to find, or sign with an agency get the tools and connections for success. Latitude is an extremely affordable platform for talent of all backgrounds and is highly recommended for beginners starting out.

Getting Started with Latitude: Our Cost

If you’re looking to become a model or actor, Latitude Talent Studios cost is very affordable and is a great start for any beginner. In fact, they are the cheapest (and best) anywhere in New York. As a talent marketing service we specialize in helping beginners develop the materials they need for exceptional marketing, as well as providing a simple to use platform to access casting opportunities in their local market. Since our inception, Latitude has helped beginners access projects, as well as connect to a variety of casting clients. Models that have joined Latitude have been requested from modeling agencies including Crawford Models, MMG Models, Surface models and Dynasty Models International just to name a few. Whether your goal is to connect with local projects such as student films or nationwide castings, latitude has helped all. Read more Latitude Talent Reviews and Success Stories here. More frequent updates on success can be viewed here.

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