This is an example of casting red flag, read below… can you spot why it is off?
“We have reviewed your casting submission and you have been selected for the T-Mobile US, Inc test shoot. We are organizing a test shoot for this project, If you don’t mind I’d just like to check your availability with the dates below and if you’d consider working with us on this project. At The New York Fame, Inc, we want to support the creativity and vitality of the world through a creative affluent urban outlet that attracts the attention of a multicultural audience. It is our goal that we will premiere an all-time brand, which will be embedded as a fabric across the states for years to come.
T-Mobile is the third-largest wireless carrier in the United States, with 98.3 million customers as of the end of Q2 2020. The project is a photoshoot and commercial for T-Mobile. The US wireless company benefited from the twin forces of lockdowns, which made people more dependent on their phones for connection, and the closing of its long-awaited merger with rival Sprint. The deal made T-Mobile the third-largest player in the US telecoms market, trailing AT&T and Verizon, and is expected to give the big phone companies more pricing power.
T-Mobile US is changing wireless for good and as one of the most recognizable brands in the world. We’re about more than dollars and cents. From disaster relief efforts to renewable energy initiatives, we recognize our responsibility, because people come first. That’s what makes us the Un-carrier. T-Mobile US, Inc is moving beyond telecom. While our network grows, we’re leading innovation for the mobile web and the Internet of Things. We’re diverse, passionate, and have an unbeatable team spirit. The moves we’ve made for our customers and employees haven’t gone unnoticed and that’s why We are interested in working with you for a professional photoshoot to create commercial awareness about T-Mobile US, Inc brand. There is no nudity, fetish, bondage, and other adult content involved. This project is strictly for T-Mobile US, Inc.
Furthermore, the test shoot and project photoshoot shoot is November and December respectively. The Management will be responsible for any expenses incur throughout the photoshoot and your escort if you are coming with someone. T-Mobile US, Inc is expanding its products after acquiring SPRINT which has made T-Mobile added 452,000 postpaid phone subscribers in the first quarter.
The next stage to be fully involved in the T-Mobile US, Inc project is the test shoot which you will register for with a refundable fee of $125. With T-Mobile US, Inc our nationwide network covers more people and places than anyone else. And now that Sprint is part of T-Mobile, our network is bigger and better than ever.
Test Shoot Details
Dates & Time Details: Nov 27, 2020 – Nov 30, 2020. 12 noon
We are looking to arrange this test shoot by the end of this month stated above. Do you work during the week or only on the weekends as We’d prefer weekends if that’s possible or any day during the week starting from Nov 21, 2020 for the weekdays test shoot If you are available to shoot. Regarding time, We normally recommend starting at around 12 noon and finishing up around 6 pm if that helps you with travel times but like I mentioned, It’s going to be flexible, and if the time and dates as scheduled doesn’t work for you. Please let me know what dates you have available between now and Nov 30, 2020.
The test shoots will be shot in your state. Space is limited to get the best shoots and collaborations. We will be working with selected Studios and Photographers for the test shoot which will be known to you after registration
The test shoot outfit will be provided, Including MUA
Regarding styling, We are happy to also hear your thoughts on what you’d like to shoot in, especially if you have something interesting or more unique in mind or available.
Compensation: $3,000 and a Mobile Phone.
Test shoot Registration Fee: $125 (Refundable)
From the test shoot, you would look to get a minimum of 7 images un-watermarked, hi-resolution, fully retouched files that we would choose. You would receive these over the period of around 4-7 working days as we work on them around the commercial work.
Project Photo Shoot Details:
Date; Dec 4, 2020 – Dec 6, 2020
Location: New York
The photoshoot will be used for billboards, commercial adverts, all T-Mobile outlets and print media for T-Mobile US, Inc. Billboards are the best way to be on top with one of the best wireless companies in the United States.
Please Note; All necessary paperwork for this project will be signed before you get in front of a camera.
I’m sorry if that’s an information overload but I thought it better to get as much info across from the start to avoid too many messages backward and forwards and so that you knew what you were getting into from the beginning.
I’d love to hear from you immediately so that we can proceed. We are always open to suggestions and questions.
Thanks again, enjoy the rest of your week and I very much look forward to working with you soon 🙂
The New York Fame Inc
At Latitude Talent Studios, our boutique company was designed to assist models, actors and influencers in attaining their goals; whether that goal is simply build or start a portfolio, or to obtain exposure in a major market. Our personalized service provides talent of all backgrounds with the tools necessary to be start out, while being offered the personal attention to overall growth in the entertainment community.
How do we do this? We understand that talent are just getting started or have been unsuccessful (its very hard to get started in NYC) in previous attempts to start their journey in entertainment. As you embark on this new journey, we are on board to provide the best guidance available. We do this as part of our service.
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Only if you are crazy! Here’s the truth about what modeling agents want to see!
Can you just walk into a modeling agency? That is a question so many beginner models have when trying to get scouted. Even though the internet is filled with tips and tutorials on how to become a model, or what modeling agents scout and look for, very few talent are actually signed by an agency and even fewer really even know what the modeling industry entails.
In fact, less than 5% of working models are signed with an exclusive agency. So with that said, walking into an agency is not your only option.
To start off and answer the main question, if walking into an agency as a model is acceptable: No, it is never acceptable to walk into a modeling agency unannounced or without an appointment. In fact, it can actually hurt your your chances of getting signed.
This is a casting red flag. This is an example of an email from a legitimate company that is being impersonated.
Email From: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are interested in both (Male and female) professionals for a sales commercial coming up which includes a video advert and Co-operate Photo Shoot.
I am Massart (CEO) Massart Photography®️. Interested Models who will be available, are required to mail back with a brief introduction and two recent works, be sure to include your current location in other to be considered for the form application link.
MALE & FEMALE MODELS FOR COMMERCIAL SHOOT
Event Date One : October 25th 2020 and October 30th
Event Date Two : November 17th 2020 and November 20th 2020
* Time : 10 A.M. – 3 P.M
* Nudity: No
* No amount of experience is required. (Free Model Coach accessible upon demand).
Compensation : $2000 while $500 is upfront payment first. (Red Flag, a client never will pay a model a head of time)
Massart Photography®️ (Red Flag,this is not a real copyright!)
When becoming a model in New York, the first step besides getting your marketing in order, is making sure you find the castings to apply to. The more exposure, the better!
Upcoming models need to always look out for common red flags when it comes to finding casting calls.
A common red flag is castings that have common spelling errors. Not only are they not professional, it could be someone impersonating an actual brand.
Another common red flag is a casting call that requires you to advance them money. An example is a casting client “booking you for a job” but telling you to mail them a check or money order for a shoot. This is NOT legit! A real gig will never ask you to send them a money before you complete the project!
Always do your homework when it comes to working with a casting call client. A simple google search with the email address can come up with any complaints or related casting calls. For more articles, check out the Latitude Talent Blog!