An average job in New York receives hundreds, if not thousands of active participants that have submitted over their headshot in consideration for casting project. It’s very easy to tell from talent who are established from a newer talent that has never booked anything,just based on the information they have submitted as well as their headshot.
While some casting clients may seek fresh face talent that have no prior experience, many acting clients tend to go for actors that have more experience under their belt. Spending a couple hundred dollars on head shots can make all the difference.
For models, especially in a New York market, photography can be pricey. Most agencies will cover the cost of test shoots to start, however a model that is brand new to the industry should always expect to cover the cost of their own portfolio, headshot and comp cards when getting started model that is brand-new to the industry should always expect to cover the cost of their own portfolio, headshot and comp cards when getting started.
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Are you like most models and actors that are looking to get a head start, but don’t know where or how to start?
Are you worried about getting involved in a situation that doesn’t quite fit what you’re looking for? Well here is The cold hard facts on how a talent marketing service like Latitude Talent Studios can help you as a new model or actor get started.
Number 1: Figure out your passion
It’s not as simple as saying “I want to be a model or I want to be an actor“. You have to truly want to work for it. While having a desire to pursue something is great, acting is a craft so when you go to tackle something as involved as acting, you have to figure out what kind of actor you want to be. It is always beneficial to start in this industry part- time and see where it brings you.
Number 2: Get to work
It is one thing to sit back and daydream about your desire to pursue something, it is completely different when you actually step up and get to work. No one is going to do the work for you. If your passion is to get started as a model or as an actor, you need to get up and do your homework and figure out how to get started. Latitude Talent Studios, works with talent of all experience levels by helping them figure out what marketing they need and how to get exposure. While a typical talent agencies main objective is to book talent on commission, Latitudes objective is to help talent create the marketing tools they need to find success. They also help along the way to connect to casting opportunities that best suit their experience levels.
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What hasn’t changed in becoming a model, especially in a major market such as New York, is the strict specifications that high-end editorial agencies place on new talent. As you will find from most top agencies, including Ford Models and Next Models, they require female models to be at least 5’9 in height or taller. For male editorial models, the height is typically 6’1 or taller. What many male models face when they start attending open casting calls and seeking out agencies, is that being too tall can actually hurt you.
Having a beautiful face is what many people assume makes a great model. While commercial talent typically have a marketable look which is the direct result from having nice facial features, it is important to be sure that a model has the specifications that a particular client is looking for. When attending a casting call for this example let’s use a brand such as Abercrombie and Fitch, before you would even see the casting call client, they would require you to attend a model fitting. This is to be sure that the model attending the casting call actually fits in the clothing. If they do not fit those specifications during the model fitting, they will typically not even be able to complete the casting call.
For a beginner model it is important to equally focus on maintaining your look as well as enhancing your body. Regularly attending the gym and eating healthy are prime ways to get in fighting shape.
It is important to remember that body type and size is not all that matters when becoming a model. Personality is key, no client, big or small, wants to work with a model or after that has a negative attitude. While it is important to remain confident, it is important to be humble and respectful of the casting clients time. Always attend casting calls on time, not too early and be prepared to meet a variety of people. Casting calls rarely have one or two people in attendance expect dozens if not more.