The Real Way to Become a Model In New York

Its really hard to go online and try to find articles on how to become a model, or how to land a modeling agency, especially in a major market like New York City. Their are outlets out there, like talent support companies including Latitude Talent Studios, which is a great outlet for new models and actors.

Read more at: https://medium.com/@LatitudeTalent/the-real-way-to-become-a-model-21ffe07fd785

Latitude Talent Evaluation – Inside Latitude with Elena

“I heard about Latitude while I was looking into different companies and they ended up sticking out to me so I thought I would try and get noticed.”

INSIDE Latitude with New York Model Elena B. Read the full interview with Latitude Talent Studios member Elena from our New York office.

Read full interview here: https://latitudenewyork.com/2020/09/17/inside-latitude-talent/

Casting Call Red flags

This is an example of a casting red flag. You should never accept a check or money order prior to attending and landing and audition!

From: JC Nolan photos <jcnphoto44@gmail.com>

My name is Michael R. Williams, a freelance photographer and casting director for JC Nolan Photography/Kirino Photo and i wish to confirm receipt of your email regarding interest in the upcoming shoot, Thank you and it would be an honor to work with you. http://kirinophoto.com/

The commercial photos is for what? Our obligation in respect to this piece of project is to generate some marketable commercial advertisement where all models will pose with the watches from our client(Talley & Twine) to 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 these collection a top choice among others.

ABOUT Talley & Twine

Created with a person of style in mind, Talley & Twine satisfies a need in the marketplace for quality, aesthetically-pleasing watches that resist the status quo. These designs were born after finding that the market is riddled with watches that compromise quality or style to emulate the most popular brands. Talley & Twine was created to disrupt the stagnant, uninspiring watch marketplace. Tastemakers, trendsetters and trailblazers can appreciate our clean and classic design.  

Talley & Twine was founded on two principles: legacy and lifestyle. We want to set the standard for future generations, and we want to look good doing it. The number seven on the face of our watches represents completion and serves as a reminder to always finish what you start. The face also gives our timepieces a distinct look that sets us apart from other brands.

Interestingly enough, our name comes from an intersection that was formerly the center of a notorious, crime-riddled neighborhood in Virginia. In recent years, the neighborhood has been completely revitalized and families now have the opportunity to own. A place with a dark past now has a bright future; Talley & Twine represents that future. It’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. Pls visit https://talleyandtwine.com/pages/our-story for more information.

Event date notice: you are to check your availability and choose the best date feasible for you between 17th and 20th of September,2020. Please
note that any day you pick cannot be changed later on except the changes is made a week before the shoot.

Location/Venue of event: We’re making arrangement for a suitable studio within your city for the event, you will receive the location details and driving direction as soon as the venue is confirmed.

Compensation: Paid ($500.00/hr.), Duration of four (4) hours shoot/gig and $3000 for the complete usage right for 3 months. Talley & Twine 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.

Bonus: free lunch, models will receive copies of photo shoot via Dropbox or on a 2gb memory stick and all clothes, shoes and other accessories you will be wearing for the shoot will be yours after the shoot.

Time of Event: 10:00 A.M – 3:00 P.M
Nudity: No
No level of experience is required (Free model coach available upon request).

NOTE: The total pay for this job is $5000($500/hr for four (4) hours + $3000 for the complete usage right). An advanced deposit/booking fee of $500 will be mailed upfront to you BEFORE the shoot to ensure your engagement on the upcoming project with us in line with our business ethics. Meanwhile, the balance of $4,500 will be paid as soon as the shoot is completed. Moreover, YOU WILL NOT ONLY RECEIVE A CERTIFIED PAYCHECK OF $500 for your advance/booking fee but also with an ADDITIONAL amount that you will use to pay for your wardrobes bills which you will forward to the designer in charge of your Wardrobe after processing the check. The payment for your wardrobe and clothing measurements has to be forwarded to the designer by you, 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 designer, to ensure a tallied customization and label to be printed on your costumes. Please be informed that you are NOT responsible for the funds that you will use to pay for your wardrobe, the funds will be mailed in one payment to you alongside with that of your upfront/booking payment I.e. (your advanced payment $500  plus extra amount for wardrobe cost and shipping fee all on one check)  I hope this is clear?

Models/actors may attend the shoot with their choice of escort (maximum of two) and should not arrive location later than 9:30 a.m.to commence make-ups 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 maybe 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 for proper understanding and do not hesitate to ask questions. Below are the required payment and sign-up details you are to forward to us for filling and to mail you the aforementioned paycheck for your upfront and Wardrobe bills:

Name to be written on check/Your Legal name:
Residence address:(Not Po. Box)
Apartment number if any:
City/state/zip code:
Direct mobile phone number:
Your available date:
Your escort name if any:
Your current occupation:
Age:

Do not hesitate to ask any questions if any concerning the details above. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project.

Warmest Regards

What is a Digital Comp Card for Models?

What is a Comp Card? We’ll at one time it was a mandatory expense models had to cover; “update your comp card yearly” agents used to say. Comp cards used to be costly, something like $2.25 per print. By the time your agent was done sending them out, the model or actor would look different and have to get all new ones made up.

Now, in 2020 like most things, comp cards are now digital and are used for models and actors to showcase their headshots and stats in a clear, clean and simple form used to submit to casting agents to land castings call and auditions.

The benefit of digital comp cards is they can be edited in no time, making sure they are accurate and up-to-date can help you land that role or gig.

 

Don’t Make This Mistake: 5 Tips to Avoid as a Model or Actor – Latitude

A new and upcoming model or actor can make a lot of mistakes when first starting out. New York Producer, Actress and Model Sophia stops by Latitude Talent to drops some tips on what to AVOID DOING as a model or actor!

What are Comp Cards?

Many new models and actors get confused about the difference between a comp card, aka composite cards are and what a portfolio is. How does a model use them? To put it simply, a composite card is one sheet of about 4-5 photos (including one main headshot) of the model or actor.

The photos on a composite card will typically be very versatile, showing different looks or angles for the model. The comp card also will include one main headshot, as well information on the models’ measurements and characteristics like height, weight, hair and eye color as well as contact information. The composite card is usually used as almost like a “business card” or resume for a model.

A portfolio is a collection of many different photos of a model, and also includes tear sheets from any print work that the model has done. A model’s composite card is typically included in the portfolio. As opposed to a composite card being just one sheet, a portfolio is generally presented in a portfolio case that displays the photos in a book format, with pages that are generally 9 1/2″X12 1/2″ in size. Seeking Modeling agencies in smaller markets like Miami Florida requires the best photographs since their are not as many options in a market like New York.

For modeling in 2020 and beyond, modeling agencies typically generate and use only digital comp cards and online portfolios for their talent.

Modeling in NYC | Latitude Talent