Category Archives: Latitude Talent Studios

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.

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.

Rejection Sucks: Here’s How to Overcome it!

Rejection SUCKS. In the modeling and acting world, rejection is just part of the industry, nothing personal like many new talent take it. In fact, the reality is that you will be rejected for 99% of the time when it comes to casting auditions you submit or try out for.

Create a Resume as a New Model or Actor

Starting out as a model or actor is so hard. Many agencies want you to have a resume before they will even meet with you. How does a new model or actor build a resume? This video is a MUST watch for any talent looking to get started!