Real Model Tips – Discover Where to Find Modeling Casting Calls and Get Listed
So, why would you want to know where to find modeling casting calls instead of just walking around the mall in your city or town?
I’m about to address that very question if you’ll stick around a few minutes.
Read This If You Never Read Anything Else about Model Scouts and Agents!
If a model scout has contacted you, you are probably very excited right now. Modeling is a dream job for many, and hearing from a scout puts you in a prime position to enter into this exciting and rewarding career.
However, you may also be somewhat suspicious. Being contacted by a scout may seem too good to be true. You may not know who the scout works for, or if you can really trust the things that they say. Thankfully, it’s easy to research a model scout and figure out if they’re a person who you can trust.
The majority of model scouts work for local modeling agencies located in mid-size to larger cities.
It’s the job of scouts to go out and look for models who they think would be a good addition to an agency’s roster.
They often work by examining people in public and contacting the people who have a model-like appearance. This is true no matter if they are looking for plus size to petite, or the next high fashion model.
Know for Sure Who You Are Talking To
If the scout you’ve heard from has identified themselves as being from an agency, determining whether or not they’re legit is simple. You simply need to find out the name and location of the agency and contact them directly. From there, you can tell them the name of the person you spoke with and ensure that they are who they say they are.
Of course, you’ll need to make sure that the management company that you use is legitimate as well. Most agencies, especially those like Ford modeling or Elite, that employ scouts are well established and have a strong reputation. So is America’s Next Top Model (if you’re lucky enough to get picked in a casting call). If you look these up online, you should be able to find a lot of positive information on them.
If the scout who spoke with you doesn’t work for an agency, that doesn’t mean that they’re a scam artist. There are other types of organizations that make use of model scouts, for a number of different reasons.
For example, if a business is going to shoot a commercial, the business might employ a scout to find a model that meets their needs. While the business could work with an agency, some businesses find it preferable to work with a scout to find someone instead.
Confirm and Recheck
What’s really important is to ensure that all the things that the model scout says are easily confirmed. If they give you a number, look it up and see what you find. If they give you an email, do the same. If someone is a scam artist, you’ll usually see information about it when you put these things in.
It’s okay to let a model scout know if you’re uneasy. Legitimate model scouts understand that there are scam artist posing at model scouts, and they’ll be more than happy to provide you with the information that you need to know that they are who they say they are.
If you do your research and have determined that the scout you’ve spoken with is legitimate, you’ll be in an interesting position. You’ll have to decide whether you want to go to a casting call, work with the scout and sign with the agency or business that they’re working for.
A Word about Modeling Contracts
If you are going to sign something, you’ll need to make sure that you read over the contract carefully. Better still, find someone who can help if you don’t understand something.
Even agencies and companies that are well respected often draw up contracts that aren’t favorable for the models who sign them. You want to make sure you’re comfortable before you agree to everything.
If you aren’t comfortable, don’t feel pressured to sign. Sometimes, people feel like they have to sign because they think that they’ll lose out on their only opportunity for a modeling career if they don’t.
However, many companies are willing to negotiate with people and make changes as long as they’re reasonable requests.
Truth be known, modelling can be a very demanding career, but it can also be a very exciting one.
The cast call is only the first step. If a model scout has spoken with you, you’re in the position to make choices that will change your life.
Gather as much information as you can before you decide what to do next.
What to Do If You Decide Not to Work with This Agency
Even if you don’t decide to sign with an agency, being contacted by a scout is a great sign. It means you have the potential to have a successful modeling career. If you’re interested, you can pursue that career no matter what you decide to do with the scout.
Where You Can Find Casting Calls and Get Started
Now that you had the look in 2014, the door is now open in 2015. Just go online or talk to other models to learn where to find casting calls in your area.
Then find out all you can about that management company, how and when to apply, etc. Go to the interview and show your best personality. You’re on your way!
Start by searching the model agency list here to find agents in your city or town.
No matter if you pursue commercial or fashion the method is pretty much the same. You have to make contacts. So get with an agent and start your career while you’re still strong in your goals.
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