Casting Calls – Are You Answering Model Casting Calls?
Many new models try and take short cuts and get “discovered” at the mall or even on the sidewalks of New York City.
I’m here to tell you darling that this probably won’t happen!
That’s why I’m including these tips for using model casting calls to put your career on the fast track to success!
Make Contacts with Model Agents Through Casting Calls
These tips will show that casting calls for models can be very beneficial to your career.
No matter if you are a teenager or more mature person, you need to put yourself out there and make agency contacts for positive results in modeling.
The Open Casting Call and Your Career
Many male and female hopefuls don’t have any idea of what it takes to begin a modeling career and the meaning of phrases like modeling casting calls but hopefully these tips will help you to understand a bit more about the latter when getting started.
Do You Have the “Look” for Modeling?
Do friends, family, and even perfect strangers often tell you that you could be a model? Do you have the kind of face and body that the camera just loves? If so, then maybe it’s time to talk to some agents to see if you have a legitimate shot of breaking into the industry.
Caucasian teen model looks at reflection in window USA (BobPardue.Com)
Walk Through the Mall – Show Off Your Beauty – Be Discovered – Nope
Although people love to think that most of today’s top models were simply noticed walking down the street by the right people, that’s not the case at all.
Instead, it often requires lots of hard work, persistence, and attendance at as many modeling casting calls as possible.
Casting Calls Can Help You Start Locally as a Model
Local modeling casting calls offer you the best opportunity to secure your big break. These often occur in major cities around the country, and can be for projects ranging from catalog shoots for a clothing store to print ads to auditions for speaking or non-speaking roles in television commercials.
The beauty of attending a casting call for model agencies is that even if you’re not a good fit for that particular project, you still have a chance to impress the director, photographer, or agency rep to a sufficient degree that they’ll keep you in mind for future opportunities.
Get the Info – Then Be Prepared
Of course, in order to make it to talent or modeling casting calls, you first have to know when and where they’ll be held. There are several different ways to stay apprised of these important events.
First, you can try to get represented by a model agent. Some agencies will sign anyone they think has the potential to land a few paying gigs, so it’s possible to get representation even if you’ve never worked in the industry before.
A good agent will obviously have lots of contacts and be able to obtain plenty of invites to modeling casting calls and auditions for you.
If the modeling agent asks you for huge sums of money in order to get you discovered or promises you the moon (for a reasonable fee of course), then you might want to walk away.
Not to say that you might have to make an investment in pictures for a portfolio or comp cards, this is reasonable, you shouldn’t have to go much further.
Use good judgment and follow your head and you should be fine.
Freelance Female Models and Self Promotion
Social networking sites are important these days as well. There are a few different sites out there that brand themselves as a “Facebook for models”, and creating a profile on these sites can help you learn about modeling casting calls via announcements or word-of-mouth.
Plus, there’s always the chance that you’ll make an invaluable contact from one of these places, so they’re worth checking out. But, for my personal opinion, why not let a professional model agency do the work and deal with clients? After all, you want to become a model, not an agent, don’t you?
Are You the Next Top Reality Television Star?
And finally, it must be said that the American public’s addiction to reality TV shows has led to quite a few new careers for budding actors and models. Appearing on a reality show will definitely get you noticed, so you might consider checking the show’s website for upcoming auditions and attend a couple.
To Get Discovered as a Model – Be Seen!
Go print a few head shots, full body photos and resumes ( or composite cards ), and start contacting agents to learn about any model casting calls you can find in your area.
The payoff could be immense! Hope this works out for you. – Bob Pardue
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