What’s the cost to Modeling? – Latitude Talent 

As a new model or actor, many talent wonder how to even start. Is there a fast track way to start? Should you reach out to modeling agencies? What’s the cost of photography for a book? Latitude Talent breaks down the basics for new models starting out.
1.) Figure your Market
A lot of people think modeling is easy. Simply send in a couple of photographs and an agent will contact you to get you jobs. Wrong! Blind submitting to modeling agencies is not smart as every modeling agent works with look and talent specific models. What good would it do for you to apply as a male to a female model modeling agency? Likewise, why would an agent in New York want to sign a model in Alaska. They don’t. You have to research agencies that fit your look in your own market. Unless you are close to a major market (within 200 miles) that is fine. If you are hours and hours away, it doesn’t help to apply to that agency.
2.) Start marketing yourself
To get the attention of the right people (once you find your market) you have to send in amazing materials. While some models really do get spotted with basic pictures, it’s not all too common. In fact, professional photographs make all the difference. Be sure to get a comp card digitally as well. These materials might cost you, but if you really want something, you have to invest in it. No agents going to pay for all your marketing either. Some major agents front the cost off bookings, but that is not common for commercial models or those in small markets.
3.) Find and attend casting calls
This is the hardest part. Finding open casting calls as a model can make the difference in getting signed or not. Agents like to see a talent with experience, it shows they are dependable and serious.

Has anyone seen how Latitude Talent Works in NYC? 

Anyone looking to become a model is immediately wondering what are the best and real ways to get started as a model in New York. You have a couple of options, either find an local photographer to blow money on (not the best idea unless you know what you are doing) or seek out a talent agency to get representative. Unless you are the 5% of talent that actually have the exact look for a modeling agency, you are going to have to start working from the bottom up to get started.
Latitude Talent has some amazing reviews for a reason, one of them is best the cost factor to start with Latitude is not only extremely, extremely affordable, it’s is a legit service to help steer you in the right direction.
Any model or actor that says getting started is as easy as contacting a local agent who will do all the work for you is lying (and isn’t a signed model.) Why would any one invest money in a person who has no experience? Anything worth having is worth investing in.
Latitude Talent Studios is one of the best companies to work with as a model or actor. Check out Latitude Talent reviews and learn how it works!
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The Real Cost to Become a Model

There are so many articles online that claim to help you become a model, the problem is that most of the information is out-dated and written by people who have no real industry experience.
Many claim as a new model, you should never have to pay for your own marketing. Not only is this flat out wrong, it hurts those who have real potential from investing in themselves. This rumor was started in the 1980’s when a modeling agency would cover all expenses to start, then recoup them after a booked job. Some agencies will front these cost to select talent however, most will have to invest in themselves, especially when just starting out.
With the rise of digital media, models are paid less and this has caused agencies to have various fee’s they pass along to the models.
In this article, we discuss the things that new models must invest in, versus what is a waste of money.
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Head Shots
These are a must for any model or actor. Without professional photography, it will be very hard to land casting calls. For every one casting call, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of people applying for the same casting.
To stand out, you must have real photographs, however you do not need to spend thousands of dollars on them.
Comp Cards
In the past, comp cards were printed out and mailed, now they are digital in most major markets like New York or Miami. Comp cards are hard to generate on your own. Many agencies and companies such as Latitude Talent Studios have software to help generate comp cards on demand.
Marketing
You can try to model yourself and build your brand, but there are so many models doing it, so its easy to get lost in the mix. Getting help from a talent marketing service is worth it if you are trying to become a model.
Need help? Contact Latitude to learn how we can help get you started.

Common Questions for New Models

Common Questions About Modeling:

MY FRIEND WOULD BE PERFECT. CAN I APPLY FOR THEM?

If they’re going to become a model, they will have to participate eventually in attending a meeting. If you think they have what it takes to get noticed,  keep encouraging or trying to convince them to apply themself! If they are under 18, a parent has to apply for them.

WHAT DO I DO IF I DON’T HAVE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS?

That’s just fine – in fact, that’s way better. We’re not looking for professional photos at first. We want to see how you photograph and look in real life and may invite you in the office to see how you really look and interact.

DO YOU HAVE OPEN CALLS?

The world today is digital which means this really is the best way for us to see and evaluate every single person who might be interested in applying at LatitudeTalent.com first.

 

EVEN IF I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE?

Beginners and fresh faces are exactly what we’re looking for. We are a start for new models and actors since we are not an agency

 

WILL I HAVE TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL?

No, school is a priority.

WHEN WILL I HEAR BACK?

Due to high demand we aren’t able to reach out to everyone. However, if we feel you’re right for us we will surely be in touch!

$1,000/Day Commercial Casting Call in Miami Florida

AN UPCOMING COMMERCIAL IS NOW CASTING IN MIAMI, FLORIDA.
Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on February 27th in Miami, Florida.
Producers are seeking the following types:
  • Looking for guys and gals, Hispanic or look Hispanic.
  • no visible tatts, fit, millennials, 20’s or so..or young looking 30’s..attire for casting, jeans
How to apply:

MIAMI CASTING CALL

Miami – Commercial
rate $1000, shoot date not set yet.
casting in person Feb 27 between 9am and 11am.
Looking for guys and gals, Hispanic or look Hispanic.
no visible tatts, fit, millennials, 20’s or so..or young looking 30’s..attire for casting, jeans and tank top, if you cannot make it to casting, please send a whole body pic, wearing jeans and a tank top top, any color is fine.
no other pics will be accepted by producer.
please send pic and phone to

 

How to Avoid Modeling Red Flags – Never Accept a Check for an Audition

How to Avoid Modeling Red Flags – Never Accept a Check for an Audition

In the modeling industry, there are many red flags that aspiring models and actors need to look out for. A common red flag, one of the oldest in the books, is a “photographer” sending a check, usually for $5,000 for a job before you booked or even auditioned for anything in person.
They will then ask you to cash it for them at your bank, and send them the money. Only then do you find out it was a fake check and you are left with the overdraft balance.
Over the past years, this has become harder and harder to spot because the scammer is stealing names of legitimate industry professionals. They can now, hijack email domains to make you think you are speaking with the real deal.
To avoid this common scam remember this; NEVER accept a check before you completed the job. It often takes weeks to get paid from an audition.
NEVER speak to these people on WhatsApp, or use apps to transfer money. It is common sense, but many newer inexperienced models can fall for it. As a talent, you should always due your homework, however many often do not until it is too late.
At Latitude Talent Studios, our talent are always number one. We are a trusted brand to help models and actors or all experience levels get started.

Training Videos now casting Speaking Roles – Tampa Florida

TAMPA AREA – TRAINING VIDEOS
shoots March 10, see roles and rates below
work as Tampa local, no travel paid
these are great roles, please send pics,
phone acting exp, resume, links and pics.
miamitalentcasting@gmail.com
submitting asap !
please google where tampa is from your
location before applying !

NARRATOR
30 to 70 years old, all ethnicities male. $300.
HALF DAY REQUIRED. Deep, Bass tone, Powerful voice. (Voiceover Over)

JET
40 to 60 years old, all ethnicities male. $750.
3 DAYS REQUIRED. Special Operations Strategist. Athletic Build.
Military look.

DELTA LEADER
30 to 50 years old, all ethnicities male. $600. 3 DAYS REQUIRED.
Athletic Build. Military look. Bad Mofo.

DELTA MEMBERS
30 to 50 years old, all ethnicities male. $375. 3 DAYS REQUIRED.
Athletic Build. Military look. MUST

COMMANDER
50 to 65 years old, all ethnicities male. $150. 1 DAY REQUIRED.
Athletic Build. Military look. MUST

I.S ANALYST
30 to 50 years old, all ethnicities female. $125. 1 DAY REQUIRED.
Athletic Build. Military look.

HOSTILE HIGH VALUE TARGET
30 to 60 years old, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Mixed Ethnicity male.
$250. 2 DAYS REQUIRED. Any Build.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
30 to 60 years old, all ethnicities male or female. $125.
1 DAY REQUIRED. Average Build. Military look.

HOSTILES
30 to 60 years old, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Mixed Ethnicity
male or female. $250. 2 DAYS REQUIRED. Any Build. Latitude Talent Miami Studio

‘Frills’ Open Casting Calls – Boston Massachusetts

Baby Casting Calls

Twins & Triplets

Location: South of Boston

Shoot Date: February 11, 2020

Age Range: 3 – 9 Months Old

Please send a photo, contact info, D.O.B. & Name to bostoncastingfrills@gmail.com

Photo Doubles Casting Calls

Casting female photo double for feature film

  • Height: 3’10 – 4’11
  • Ages 18+
  • Shoots: 1/30, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5
  • Rate is $200 to $300
  • Please email a photo and contact info to: bostoncastingfrills@gmail.com to be considered.

Hotel Print Job Casting Call for Models – $2400/Day

NYC – Hotel Print Job
REAL FAMILIES – READ EVERYTHING

Mom & Dad in their 30’s-50’s, and kids 4-10 yrs old or so.
all ethnicities, no travel paid.
shoots Mid Feb. Must be in NYC area or self report
Adult Rate: $2400 for 10hr day + fitting if needed
Kids Rate: $750 + fitting if needed

please send family pic with all names and ages, location and phone.
miamitalentcasting@gmail.com