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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.

 

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.

HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’ Open Casting Calls – New York

Charity Scene Casting Call

SAG/NU Caucasian women to portray Upscale Charity Attendees; Works Wednesday 4/1, 4/15, & 4/16 interior in NYC area
Scene is set in the 1880s.If interested/available email gildedage@gwcnyc.com with the following:

-Name
-Union Status
-Phone Number
-Current photos without makeup, as well as full body photos that also show your current hair length
– All current wardrobe sizes (height, weight, bust, waist, hips, dress and shoe)
-Which forms of IDs you will be bringing for your i9 if booked (if you have a VISA or Employment Authorization Card, please let us know!)
-Confirm your hair has NOT been colored.
-Confirm okay with atmospheric smoke
-Confirm okay wearing/working in a corset
.- Fully avail April 1st, April 15th & April 16th

Please write in the subject line: “FACEBOOK CHARITY ATTENDEES 4/1”

Seamstresses Casting Call

GWCI is seeking SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION to portray 1880’s caucasian seamstresses w/hand sewing experience for Season 1 of THE GILDED AGE. Tentative work date will be 3/27/2020 on Long Island, New York. Interiors.

-There will be a fitting prior to the work date.
-Must be ok working around smoke, have natural hair colors only (no highlights, ombre or balayage).
-Looking for women with longer hair lengths (please note current length of hair.) Must be okay wearing a corset, bustle and multiple layers as appropriate to the 1880s.
-PAID WORK! Will likely be SAG-AFTRA special ability background rate $184/8hrs.
-If you are nonunion, we may request a SAG waiver for you.

If interested/available please email gildedage@gwcnyc.com and change subject line to read “FB SEAMSTRESSES” and include in the body of your email the following information:
-Name
-Union Status
-Phone #
-Your hand sewing experience (how many years, any professional experience, elaborate)
-Current photos without makeup, as well as full body photos that also show your current hair length
-All current wardrobe sizes (height, weight, bust, waist, hips, dress and shoe)
-Which forms of IDs you will be bringing for your i9 if booked (if you have a VISA or Employment Authorization Card, please let us know!)
-Confirm your hair has NOT been colored
-Confirm OKAY w/atmospheric smoke
-Confirm OKAY wearing/working in a corset
-Fully avail 3/27