If you’re looking to become a model or actor, Latitude Talent Studios is a great start for any beginner. As a talent marketing service we specialize in helping beginners develop the materials they need for exceptional marketing, as well as providing a simple to use platform to access casting opportunities in their local market. Since our inception, Latitude has helped beginners access projects, as well as connect to a variety of casting clients. Models that have joined Latitude have been requested from modeling agencies including Crawford Models, MMG Models, Surface models and Dynasty Models International just to name a few. Whether your goal is to connect with local projects such as student films or nationwide castings, latitude has helped all. Read more Latitude Talent Reviews and Success Stories here. More frequent updates on success can be viewed here.
What makes Latitude different is that we are not an agency. We do not collect a commission or lock any type of talent into exclusive contracts, which allows you access to work with a multitude of companies, as well as pursue this journey full-time or part-time. We also don’t charge for training or photographs here, that is included in your enrollment. We also provide free updates for active talent every 6 months in you change your look or style. Fresh is best when it comes to pictures.
In the modeling industry, many models starting out are commercial print talent. Commercial print talent make up most of the modeling industry as they represent what we call “real people” castings. This makes starting out as a model or actor a fun hobby for most new comers.
To become a model, it takes time and a sense of being realistic. There is never a guarantee of landing jobs, any one that promises you that is not being honest. Also, anyone that says that modeling is free, is not accurate. Getting signed to an agency in 2021 takes more than luck, it takes being seen by the right people in the digital world, as many agencies no longer host open casting calls. In fact, IMG models stopped all open casting calls permanently according to their website.
To become a model, you have to get really good photographs. But that doesn’t mean you should spend thousands of dollars at one time. Another step could be to shop them to agencies. If you don’t hear back that is so very common, instead focus on landing casting calls online. Getting casting calls that match you is really hard and time consuming. Also, subscribing to a ton of websites is expensive and couple cost a model or actor hundreds a month. Using an easy platform like Latitude Talent can help beginner models get the tools and resources at the lowest cost possible in a New York market. In fact, photography is complimentary for new talent brought in from enrollment at meeting, making it a great way to build your portfolio starting out. Want to start out, the first step is coming in to learn and see if you are right for what our service can offer. If you are looking for an agency or a company to manage you on a commission, Latitude is not for you. If you are looking for a service to help you get access to to opportunities, Latitude Talent is a great first step in the right direction.
Pat Moran Casting Union (SAG) and Non-Union Male with Irish accent for a Commercial
Caucasian Male 30 to 50 (Scottish accent needed for this role)
Auditions: Self-submits (script provided)
Possible Zoom callbacks: Date – TBD
Shoots: April 18th-19th – date TBD
Location shoot: Md, D.C., Va. – TBD
Rate: SAG Scale
If you are SAG (Union) include your SAG #
If you are non-union, include your SAG status (SAG-eligible, must join, etc)
Please include a current selfie-type photo, resume (if available) and telephone number.
If your area code (the three numbers at the beginning of your phone number) is not a Baltimore, D.C. or Northern Virginia area code or if you do not live in these area codes, please let us know where you are located.
ATTACH & SEND PHOTO, TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND RESUME to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL TO READ THE ROLE “SCOTT-DK” This is a free casting post without any affiliation to Latitude.
BuzzFeed Scripted Casting: We’re looking for actresses to play Disney Princesses in a comedic Disney spoof sketch. You must be the same race as the Disney princess you wish to play. Now casting for the following roles:
More info & a script will be given upon application.
This is a paid opportunity, nonunion, and shoots remotely. Applicants can be located anywhere in the US.This is a free casting post without any affiliation to Latitude.
Casting Application: https://airtable.com/shrsGkFWECRp5RjXF
Good Housekeeping is casting moms nationwide to be featured in upcoming videos discussing all things motherhood. The brand is looking to feature an array of moms in different age groups to discuss a variety of parenting topics and who’d be open to filming together for this remotely over a Zoom or Skype call.
If interested in being considered and in learning more details about this project, please fill out this form in its entirety: http://bitly.com/GHMomCasting This is a free casting post without any affiliation to Latitude.
CASTING CALL for a FEATURE HORROR FILM ANTHOLOGY.
Filming will take place within the next few months all over Maryland and sometimes in the DMV areas. The job is paid, non-union.
**Casting is taking place now until JANUARY 31st**
If interested in any of the following characters, email WGTfilm@gmail.com, and you will receive the proper sides for your audition.
FOR CASTING, REQUIREMENTS are as follows: your headshot, resume, and a video of you reading the side(s) corresponding with your character(s).
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS for the THREE FILMS include:
1) HELL HOUSE
CAM – early 20s, Latina
The short’s protagonist. A college-aged woman dealing with grief. Intelligent, kind but reserved, slow to open up to people, somewhat naive but with a raw nerve exposed by trauma, and a quiet confidence that can show itself when she feels comfortable.
JEFFREY – 30s to 40s, White
The short’s antagonist. A paranormal investigator, web show host, and true believer. Cold, imposing, cunning but reckless, a confident and steady speaker that can explode into fits of rage and violence when pushed too far.
ERIN – early 20s
Cam’s best friend who disappears without a trace. Carefree and confident in all the ways that Cam isn’t.
GARRETT – mid- to late-20s
A young man fresh out of film school. Laid back, friendly, and quick witted, Garrett doesn’t buy into all this ghost crap, but at the same time he doesn’t feel the need to be an asshole about it either.
ALEC – early 30s
A paranormal investigator who’s worked with Jeffrey for years and believes in the unexplainable just as strongly. He’s loyal and unassuming, empathetic and nervous, and ultimately conflicted over his and Jeffrey’s crimes.
2) THE FULL ONES
JUDY – 19
A young white female, shy but strong. Living in the 1950’s, Judy is tied down to her racist father, who doesn’t approve of her interracial relationship.
JON – 19
A young black male, he runs and operates the bait and tackle shop. He carries a happy demeanor, and a lot of love in his heart for Judy.
3) THE PEACE YOUR VALOR WON
ANNA – 20s
White cis woman, mid-20s, light hair. Anna is steadfast and secure in her beliefs, but a lack of self-introspection in her behavior leads to problems in her interpersonal relationships. She recently graduated from college and is working as a grant writer now.
GEORGE – 50s
White cis man, mid-50s, light hair. George loves his daughter Anna, but due to deep frustration from his family’s estrangement and his financial position, he takes his anger out on the wrong people. He’s an archetypical redneck with a military background.
TRISTAN – 20s
Black/indigenous man, mid-20s. Tristan is a fun and passionate person who struggles accomplishing goals due to his financial position. He’s Anna’s old friend from high school, and he’s in the process of establishing a co-op for artists.
JAMES – 20s
White cis man, mid-20s. James is easygoing and caring, but slightly aloof about the world outside his life. He’s Anna’s cousin and newly married to Caroline.
CAROLINE – 20s
White cis woman, mid-20s. Caroline is friendly but apolitical, mostly absorbed in her own life. She was recently married to James.
Legend of the Drain Man:
The Child – 12 to 14, looking for someone who can play/look younger, around 10 The short’s protagonist, a young girl, silent throughout the film, whose innocent world is interrupted by the intrusion of a monster known as the Drain Man. Imaginative, adventurous, and tough, she takes up the charge of her family members before her to hunt and slay this horrible beast. (Two Notes: There are no sides for this character as she has no dialogue so please just submit headshots instead of an audition tape. Also, the role will involve some stunt work.)
The Drain Man – Late 20s to Early 40s A monster who lives in the drains outside of The Child’s suburban neighborhood, he feasts on the blood on children and stalks the woods in his huge, monstrous form. (Two Notes: Also will not have sides provided as he also does not have dialogue. Headshots and measurements will suffice. Will potentially involve heavy makeup.)
The Father – Late 30s to 40s Father of the Child, he believes she has a right to know about the dangers of the Drain Man, and eventually encourages her to train and arm herself to hunt and kill the monster.
The Mother – Late 30s to 40s Mother of the Child, she wants to shield her from the dangers of the world and the truth of the Drain Man. The idea of losing the Child if often too much for her to bear, and causes friction with her husband.
At Latitude, our company was designed to help new models and actors in attaining their personal goals; whether that goal is to simply build or start a portfolio, or to obtain exposure in a major market by connecting to casting calls and opportunities. Our personalized service provides talent of all backgrounds with the tools necessary to be successful, while being offered the personal attention to overall growth in the entertainment community.
How do we do this?
We realize that many talent are just getting started or have been unsuccessful in previous attempts to start their journey. As you embark on your journey in this industry, we embark on it with you to provide the best guidance available. We do this as part of our service. This attention and services are included in our service.
As importantly as direction, our team is always available to provide support. This industry can be tough to break into and when you need encouragement or help, we are always there.
Our talent are truly number one. Period.
Our personalized service provides talent of all backgrounds with the tools necessary to be successful, while being offered the personal attention to overall growth in the entertainment community. We do NOT sell photography shoots at Latitude Talent Studios, we only offer the best service for models and actors.
How do we do this?
We realize that many talent are just getting started or have been unsuccessful in previous attempts to start their journey. As you embark on your journey in this industry, we embark on it with you to provide the best guidance available.
Digital Composite Card
A composite card, also referred to as a “comp card” is a models or actors resume and includes 5 photos as well as stats, measurements and contact information. We provide our talent with a digital and printable comp card as part of our service. The digital composite card can also be emailed to casting directors, photographers or any industry professional through a talent’s profile in one easy step.
Public Casting Call aka Breakdown
A private casting is when a direct request from a client, casting director, production company, industry professional or breakdown is received by Latitude. Since we are not an agency, we do not collect a commission from talent if they book a project.
Public Casting Call Post aka Casting Match
A public casting is an ‘open to the public’ notice discovered through a local or national publication or website, available on your Latitude profile. We refer to these as “Casting Matches” which are both paid and nonpaid local opportunities for both modeling and acting.
Complimentary Photography Shoot
Professional photography in New York City is very expensive and is typically not covered by an agency. At Latitude, our talent is provided a complimentary test photo shoot which builds or start a portfolio and head shots.
Our online webinars introduce talent to the realities of modeling and acting. The experts at Latitude share our knowledge, platform, strategy and industry news helping you to build and manage your brand.
Exposure is key. Our talent have access to ‘The Directory’ which has direct contact information to over 100+ modeling and talent agencies worldwide.
As importantly as direction, our team is always available to provide support. This industry can be tough to break into and when you need encouragement or help, we are always there. Our talent are truly number one. Period. To become a model, visit here