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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.

 

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!

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Check out Latitude Talent Gabriel, a male model who has been with Latitude since 2018.

Gabriel stopped by the office to update some digitals below. As a talent member with Latitude, you can update your digitals at any time, just reach out to the office to make an appointment.

At Latitude, our talent are number one. Period.

How to Get Signed to A Model Agency

For new and aspiring models, getting signed to a top modeling agency is the ultimate goal. To get started however, it’s important to find the right agency that can propel your career to the next level.

There are hundreds of modeling agencies, finding the right one is hard.

For starters, many people start by contacting and researching modeling agencies in their local market. Whether your in a major market like New York City or Miami, Florida, it is very important to make sure you are what the agency is looking for as every model scout manages different types of talent. For example, a major agency such as Ford Models works with many editorial and commercial talent, where as VNY Models in New York focuses mainly on editorial male talent.

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Smaller markets like Boston or Pennsylvania typically specialize in commercial print models and talent. These are great markets to start your career in modeling or acting. Simple classes and Model Workshops and get you in front of real industry professionals. Before getting into a modeling school, make sure the school and classes are in line with your goals and objectives prior to committing the time and money.

Read the Full Article Here: https://www.latitudetalent.com/single-post/How-to-Find-and-Get-Signed-to-a-Modeling-Agency

Watch: How to Become a Model: 3 Industry Tips:

 

Why a Model should ALWAYS pay for their own Photographs

Yes, a Model should ALWAYS pay for their own Photographs – here’s why

Thinking about becoming a model? One of the first things that any new model does to get started is typically seek out modeling agencies, mostly in major markets such as Manhattan New York, Miami Florida or Los Angeles and then apply to every talent agency that they can find. But the rise of social media, it is easier than ever to find a photographer to take your photos for free.

Many models will consult with the photographer and arrange a trade for pictures commonly referred to as TFP.

For those just starting out, or those with a limited budget, getting free photos from a photographer online might seem like a great deal. What do you have to lose? Well not only does this cost you more money in the long run, as a model you do not own the copyright to these photographs.

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Does a copyright matter? Well typically if you hire a photographer or even consult with a TFP arrangement with the photographer, you do not own the copyright and these photos can be used for whatever the photographer wants.

Let’s say at 16 years old you want to become a model and you meet with the photographer you met online like on Instragram. They do a couple photos and head shots and three years from now when your career is actually blown up, let’s say you actually sign with a modeling agency and are getting some major bookings, the photographer could then go and resell all the photos, or possibly even advertise them for products that you wouldn’t want your face on. This can be very detrimental to a career for a model or actor.

Many unexperienced models assume that photography and investment costs to get started are always covered by an agency. Not only is this wrong, it’s never free to start something that you are passionate about. Gone are the days when a modeling agency would cover all of the start up costs. Whether it was 1999 or 2019, all agencies recoup the cost to they invested in a model, whether upfront (most common in 2019) or after they book projects.

Invest a few dollars it takes into getting real quality marketing materials and use those to start your own career. Trade for pictures is great if you are looking to get comfortable in front of the camera however for many models and actors, it will not put you in the direction that you need to become successful.