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Are Professional Head Shots or Comp Cards needed for an Actor or Model?

A lot of models and actors want to know is it worth spending the money on good headshot’s or on a portfolio?

If you ask any talent agency or casting professional they will tell you, professional photos make all the difference when it comes to selecting talent. It’s important to put yourself in the position of a casting director. If you were reviewing talent based on a submission for a job, what would most likely meet your eye?

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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.

If you were looking to get started as a model actor in the entertainment industry contact Latitude Talent Studios at www.latitudetalent.com/join

Latitude Talent Studios is hiring Interns

Intern – Casting

Part Time Unpaid Internship
Latitude Talent Studios is accepting applicants for a part-time internship position specializing in talent and client services.

Applicants should have the ability to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced work environment and maintain strong attention to detail and follow-through. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Seeking individuals who are motivated to succeed.

Previous experience in casting or entertainment is a plus, but not required.

Responsibilities include:
– Assisting in talent submission and casting processes
– Assisting with talent meetings and open call dates
– Scheduling appointments
– Maintaining social media accounts
– Answering inbound phone calls and taking detailed messages
– Updating databases, filing systems
– Miscellaneous administrative duties

 

Interested? Apply now at: https://www.entertainmentcareers.net/Latitude-Talent-Studios/Intern-Casting/job/241205/

Trending – The Instagram Model

We have all heard it. “I’m a model” says “Kate”, a 16 year old aspiring model from Long Island. Ask any adult what they do for a living and saying you’re a model or actor typically means you are under employed without an agency. Sadly, this is a reality for most models and actors. But why?

“Most talent do not understand the commitment and dedication it takes to become successful in this business” says Latitude Talent Studios, a service in NYC that works for models and actors.

It’s an investment in their career some are not willing to take. Sadly, most models and actors think agencies will pay, that is not the case these days.

The Instagram model, a new concept developed in the past years from the popular social media app “Instagram” has many aspiring models and actors thinking they are becoming famous by receiving social media “likes” on their post.

While boosting ones ego, it rarely boosts ones bank account. Social media marketing is a strong and popular tool but getting in front of the right “likers” is a different story.

Latitude Talent Studios has those real connections to get models and actors scouted by legitimate agencies. As far as those followers on social media, Latitude has over 40,000 of them.

Whether you are a new model or actor looking to get signed, or a seasoned talent in search of representation, Latitude has direct connections with agencies worldwide allowing you instant exposure.

Follow Latitude Talent on Instagram! @latitudetalentstudios

Become a #LatitudeTalent and apply now at http://www.latitudetalent.com