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.

Casting Redflag:

When an Email Poses as a Famous Photographer or Famous Brand… Check out this great guide here: and read an example of a casting red flag below.

NO one ever sends you a check or asks for a social security number through text message!

Jeff Suttle <> wrote:

Thanks for reaching out in regards to the upcoming shoot notice, it would be an honor to work with you. 

About Jeff Suttle Photography

We are one of the leaders in professional photography, specializing in portraiture and commercial photography. We have built a distinguished reputation for providing quality service while producing a superior product with highly trained staff of professionals, we have both the knowledge and expertise to create and capture the perfect image of you. And here we are again, calling for an upcoming commercial to market collective first Quarter year sales catalog for Bags, Shoes and Purses for our reputable Russian based client (ADIDAS) who believes in fashionable lifestyle.

    About ADIDAS

A Multi brand company and the ADIDAS Group embodies the concept of modern, upmarket shopping. A hot spot for worldwide design talents and a much-talked about shopping place, ADIDAS is the creation of Reebok and is in collaboration with other designers such as the Porsche Design ,Y-3 ,FIVE-TEN  Unsurprisingly, ADIDAS stores stock the aforementioned brands and offer an enviable selection of such renowned designer sport wear and other apparels. ADIDAS has also collaborated with established Russian brands Viva Vox, A La Russe, Walk of Shame and LUBLU Kira Plastinina, amongst others. And have decided to collaborate with Jeff Suttle Photography for their Commercial advert work nationwide. For more information, please visit

   The Commercial Photos

This project is aimed at featuring a large collection of designer Bags, shoes, apparel and accessories and other items from various designers and manufacturers, to be displayed in an online Media ad and electronic billboards nationwide. Our obligation in respect to this project is to generate some marketable commercial advertisement to feature these items, where all models will pose with the various items and 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 this collection a top choice among others.

*Compensation : The Total money you will be paid for the job is USD 7,000 (Tax deductible) and you will get $500 as your advance/upfront booking fee and balance of USD  6,500 will be paid to you immediately after the completion of the commercial shoot and this $7,000 also covers for the right of ADIDAS and Jeff Suttle to use all your commercial videos/commercial shoots made for our own commercial interest for the period of 3 months. That means ADIDAS and Jeff Suttle 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.

(Advance/Booking ($500) + Usage rights and Services ($6,500) = $7,000

*Location/Venue of event: The shooting will hold at a rented studio in your location – (we shall arrange a suitable Studio and convey its detail to you unanimously.)

 We’ll be responsible for your hair do, make up artist and transportation, except for your wardrobe/costume that will be shipped to you directly from a contracted fashion stylist in charge. Also, note that the payment for your wardrobe will be made available by us and your clothing measurements has to be forwarded to the fashion stylist, 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 Fashion stylist, to ENSURE a tallied customization and label to be printed on your costumes. (Read this Paragraph again)

In addition, an advanced deposit/upfront pay of $500 shall be mailed to you to ensure your engagement on the upcoming cast with us in line with our business ethics. However, you will NOT only receive a paycheck of $500 but also an EXTRA amount that you will use to pay for your wardrobe/Costume bills which you will forward to the Fashion stylist in charge of your Wardrobe/Costume along with your measurements.

    Actors/Models/ may attend the shoot with their choice of Friends/Parents/Manager/ Spouse/Guardian (maximum of two) and should not arrive audition later than 9:30 a.m. to commence make-up 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 may be 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 and do not hesitate to ask questions if any. Actors/Models are selected based on their willingness to participate and their agreement to the content of this paid event and readiness to work hard with us. Below are the required payment and sign up details you are to forward to us for filling and to mail you the aforementioned paycheque for your upfront and wardrobe bills.


1. Your Full Name: (Real Names)

2. Physical Address (No P.O. Box):

3. State & City: 

4. Zip Code:

5. Home Contact (Home phone number and Cellphone number)

6. Your Age:

7. Previous Working Experience:

8. Are you a US Citizen? (yes or no)

9. If not, are you a permanent resident of the United States?

10. 2 Picture Photographs:

11. Instagram:


Do not hesitate to ask any question if any concerning the detail above. I hope to read from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project. Thank you!

Warmest Regards,

Jeff Suttle C.E.O

Jeff Suttle Photography®️

What’s the Cost to Get Started in the Acting and Modeling Industry?

Whats it cost to become a model or actor? Well that varies on the agency and market. You see, agencies in smaller markets like PA or NJ or even Miami don’t have the resources to fund a new model or actor. Many coming in already have to have the right materials for them to use.

Along with making sure you have some acting skills (if you are seeking an acting agent) the next step is to have a head shot taken. That is the most basic and essential investment you will have to make it some cases, yearly.


Many agents require their actors and or models to either pay a monthly or annual fee to be on their web site or another company’s web site that the agent uses to market their talent. This is now standard practice and has been for some time. Any one saying that is not true, hasn’t been signed to an agent in the past decade. Agencies may also collect a commission if you book any work. Many upcoming management companies like We- Speak Management are no longer collecting commissions from their models.

Latitude Talent Studios is a platform for models and actors. We allow new talent, who are unable to find, or sign with an agency get the tools and connections for success. Latitude is an extremely affordable platform for talent of all backgrounds and is highly recommended for beginners starting out.

Getting Started with Latitude: Our Cost

If you’re looking to become a model or actor, Latitude Talent Studios cost is very affordable and is a great start for any beginner. In fact, they are the cheapest (and best) anywhere in New York. As a talent marketing service we specialize in helping beginners develop the materials they need for exceptional marketing, as well as providing a simple to use platform to access casting opportunities in their local market. Since our inception, Latitude has helped beginners access projects, as well as connect to a variety of casting clients. Models that have joined Latitude have been requested from modeling agencies including Crawford Models, MMG Models, Surface models and Dynasty Models International just to name a few. Whether your goal is to connect with local projects such as student films or nationwide castings, latitude has helped all. Read more Latitude Talent Reviews and Success Stories here. More frequent updates on success can be viewed here.

Coming Soon: 7 Types of Models Webinar

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Latitude Talent: Modeling and Acting

What type of model are you? Gone are the days of the standard model look. Models come in all shapes and sizes in 2021.

Our Member Exclusive Webinars goes the extra mile for Latitude members. Access expert-led webinars. Just log-in and start learning. 
Stay tuned for our new Webinar – 7 Types of Models in New York.

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Coming Soon: 7 Types of Models Webinar

What type of model are you? Gone are the days of the standard model look. Models come in all shapes and sizes in 2021.

Our Member Exclusive Webinars goes the extra mile for Latitude members. Access expert-led webinars. Just log-in and start learning. 
Stay tuned for our new Webinar – 7 Types of Models in New York.

Follow Latitude on Instagram: Official Site:

Modeling Expenses for Beginners – What is Takes to Become Model Photo, ETC

Starting out and becoming a model or actor is like any career change, it requires you to invest in your craft. 📸 Many beginner models and actors think, wrongly, that an agency taking them on will develop them when starting out.

While that was common in the early 1980’s-2000, it is not so common now, especially in big markets like New York, Miami or Los Angeles. Latitude Talent Studios welcomes seasoned Model, Actress and Producer Sophia Gutchinov to the New York studio to discuss what it REALLY takes to start out as model or actor for cost and all that fun stuff. Want to join Latitude? Latitude Talent Studios is a platform for models, actors and influences to create a path in the entertainment community. Our talent start their portfolio and have access to casting notices and agencies to jump start their journey. No other company compares to our level of guidance and support when starting out.

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