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How to Attend a Model Open Call

Attending an open call as a new or established model is the first step to be seen by a modeling scout. Here are 3 best tips to stand out.

Open Call Modeling – Tips to Start

If you ask anybody if they would like to be a “rich and successful model or actor” 99% of the people would say, hell yes! The problem is that 99% of people do not want to put any work or effort into perfecting their craft. Sadly many models and actors have no idea what it takes to become successful.

Tip 1: Come Prepared

Attending a meeting with a modeling agent, model management company or platform requires you to do your homework prior to attending. Modeling safety is important, as is know what you are getting yourself in to and if the company is a good fit for what you are seeking.

Tip 2: Act Professional

If you were invited in to meet with a modeling agency or even attend a public open call, the most basic step is acting professional when you arrive. No one will be impressed with the fact that you’re wearing sunglasses or listening to music or talking on the phone. It shows that not only are you not serious, you are not professional. First impressions are very important. If you are an established model or have some projects under your belt, it is best to present that at an audition. Composite cards and Headshots are always required, however for a new model they do not need them just yet. If you have those materials already always attend an open casting with those.

Tip 3: Be Realistic

Almost no one walks in to a meeting with an agent or model scout gushing over how beautiful and fabulous the actor or model is. Many times people are unrealistic in their approach and think that because they want to become a model or actor that an agent is going to do all the work for them. This is simply not the case. If you are not fully prepared to become a model or actor then this business is not for you! Even if you are signed to an agency, you have to be realistic. No one can promise or guarantee jobs. That is ultimately the clients decision. Anyone that promises you any type of success or guarantees is not being honest with you!

If you are ready to take the first step as a model, there are many outlets for you to turn into to become a model or actor. Latitude Talent is a platform that works with models and actors of all backgrounds.

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.

WEB SITES

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.

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!

Latitude Talent Gabriel

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.