Casting Red Flag Example

Here is an example of a fake casting. You can tell from the spelling errors in the email and the fact they are offering to “prepay” you for a booking you never completed. Do not fall for this types of red flags!

From: Keitravis Squire <keitravissquirephotos@gmail.com>

My name is John W. Wallace Jr, a freelance photographer and casting director for Keitravis Squire Photography. I wish to confirm receipt of your email regarding your interest in the upcoming shoot, Thank you and it would be an honor to work with you. For more information about Keitravis Squire Photography pls visit https://keitravissquire.com/

The Commercial photos are for what ? Our obligation in respect to this piece of project is to generate some marketable commercial advertisement to feature a large collection of designer bags, shoes, apparel, accessories and other items from our Italy based client(Pierotucci), where all models will pose with the various items and exhibit a commercial character to attract consumer’s attention. It’s very simple and works the same as any typical promotional or commercial advert shoot. The end product from the commercial shoot is an online media ad, electronic billboards and network media that would convince the public to make these collections a top choice among others.

ABOUT Pierotucci
Pierotucci started in the 1970’s on the picturesque via Toscanella in the city center of Florence. Their very first production included belts and men’s bags which were all the rage at that time. Piero used the knowledge he gained as an apprentice to Nardi in leather and his natural business sense to quickly establish himself in producing and distributing leather bags and accessories.
From these humble beginnings the owner, Piero Tucci, created a group of artisans who excelled in their craft and in 1972 officially established the Pierotucci Italian Leather Workshop. Their mission was to produce quality leather bags and small leather goods such as wallets, gloves and belts. As his reputation grew the company began to produce not only their own designs but also those of others such as Dunhill, Bally, Valentino, Fratelli Rossetti, Cole-Haan and Hugo Boss. Their distinctly elegant styled creations were the mainstay collection for boutiques serving the local and tourist shoppers all over Italy. Piero and his wife Loretta opened their first boutique in 1974 at via Porta Rossa with a complete line of ladies leather handbags, men’s accessories and more.

Pls visit https://www.pierotucci.com/en/leather-factory/47-our-story.html for more information.
Event date notice: you are to check your availability and choose the best date feasible for you between 11th,12th,18th and 19th of December, 2021. Please note that any day you pick cannot be changed later on except the changes are made a week before the shoot.

Location/Venue of event: We’re making arrangements for a suitable studio within your city for the event, you will receive the location details and driving direction as soon as the venue is confirmed.
Compensation: Paid ($5/hr.), Duration of four (4) hours shoot/gig and $ for the complete usage right for 3 months. Pierotucci are entitled to use the produced shoot for advert work for the period of 3 months only i.e it’ll be used till next year (2022) and this will be backed up by a contract.

Bonus: free lunch, models will receive copies of photo shoots via Dropbox or on a 2gb memory stick and all clothes, shoes and other accessories you will be wearing for the shoot will be yours after the shoot.
Time of Event: 10:00 A.M – 3:00 P.MNudity: NoNo level of experience is required (Free Model Coach available upon request).

NOTE: The total pay for this job is $($5/hr for four (4) hours + $ for the complete usage right). An advanced deposit/booking fee of $5 will be mailed upfront to you BEFORE the shoot to ensure your engagement on the upcoming project with us in line with our business ethics and the balance of $ will be paid at the venue as soon as the shoot is completed. Moreover, YOU WILL NOT ONLY RECEIVE A CERTIFIED PAYCHECK OF $ but also with an ADDITIONAL amount that you will use to pay for your wardrobes bills which you will forward to the designer in charge of your Wardrobe after processing the check. The payment for your wardrobe and clothing measurements has to be forwarded to the designer by you, reason being that, the payment for your wardrobe have to be made or billed to your name/info as requested and acceptable business terms by the designer to ensure a tallied customization and label to be printed on your costumes. Please be informed that you are NOT responsible for the funds that you will use to pay for your wardrobe, the funds will be mailed in one payment to you alongside with that of your upfront/booking payment I.e. (your advanced payment $0  plus extra amount for wardrobe cost and shipping fee all on one check)  I hope this is clear?

Models/actors may attend the shoot with their choice of escort (maximum of two) and should not arrive at location later than 9:30 a.m to commence make-ups and attend a brief introductory class about the proposed project and shoot starts by 10:15 a.m. This shoot is going to be fun as different acting characters may be involved, which is the real sense of this project. Take the courage to participate in this paid and legitimate offer as we look forward to working with you.

Final Note: we recommend that you read the content above over again for proper understanding and do not hesitate to ask questions. Below are the required payment and sign-up details you are to forward to us for filling and to mail you the aforementioned paycheck for your upfront and Wardrobe bills:
Name to be written on check/Your Legal name:Residence address:(Not Po. Box)Apartment number if any:City/state/zip code:Direct mobile phone number:Your available date:Your escort name if any:Your current occupation:Age:
Do not hesitate to ask any questions if any concerning the details above. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project.
Warmest Regards  

How to Deal With Rejection

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Before you can begin to deal with your feelings of rejection, it’s important to acknowledge them. Reminding yourself that rejection is norma and that everyone will face sooner or later can help you feel less afraid. If you accept rejection as a natural part of life, whether it happens in the modeling or talent industry or not, you may be better able to deal with it when you are faced with rejecting a part for an agent or project.

Accepting rejection on a personal level makes it more difficult to accept rejection emotionally. It is best to give up feelings of personal rejection and consider the situation as objectively as possible. Sometimes it helps to look at your behavior and how you present yourself; this does not mean that the rejection is because you did something wrong. This moment of rejection isn’t easy.

Instead of letting this rejection turn into the natural fear we all have, try to use it as an opportunity to grow and find courage. Think about what happened and find out what you can do, but don’t let rejection stop you for too long. Think about all the positive factors you will experience if you are brave and try to figure out the reasons and circumstances for your rejection. If you are willing to show personal courage and seek feedback after being rejected, you can do both.

Free List of Casting Agencies

Photo by Ogo – 50 Free Casting Contacts

Casting Directors are the first port of entry into a model or actor auditioning for a role. In fact, when a client is seeking a model or actor for their project, they hire a casting agency who then reaches out to modeling and talent managers, agencies or platforms to find talent for the role. Here is a list of casting directors in New York and their contacts.

Amerifilm Casting, Inc., 151 First Avenue, Suite 225, New York, NY 10003. (646) 498-6252

Background, Inc., 200 West 20th Street, Suite 206, New York, NY 10011. (212) 645-8464

Bass-Visgilio Casting, 648 Broadway, Suite 912, New York, NY 10012. (212) 598-9032

Breanna Benjamin Casting, P.O. box 21077-PACC, New York, NY 10129. (212) 388-2347

Jay Binder Casting, 321 West 44th Street, Suite 606, New York, NY 10036

Block Casting, Box 170, 1710 First Avenue, New York, NY 10128. (212) 348-8371

Blue Man Productions, 599 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10012. (212) 226-6366

Nora Brennan Casting, 752 West End Avenue, Suite Mezz C, New York, NY 10025. (212) 531-1825

See the FULL List Here: https://www.latitudetalent.com/single-post/list-of-casting-directors-in-new-york

BuzzFeed’s Cocoa Butter is now casting Black parents and their adult children

BuzzFeed’s Cocoa Butter – our Black culture and entertainment channel – is now casting Black parents and their adult children (21+) to play a fun card game together in a comedic video! More details given upon application.

You both must be accessible to Los Angeles. This is a paid opportunity, nonunion, and shoots in LA with COVID-19 precautions. Find More Free Casting Calls at Build Casting Online

Casting Application:

Getting Exposure as a Model

Many modeling agencies, especially in major markets like New York, specialize in only one particular look for their models. Some may only represent very high fashion models, and others may only represent commercial models. Others may only work with females, others focus on male models. If an agency is unable to sign you, don’t get discouraged; it’s important to get seen by as many agents as possible and on a routine basis. That is however, after you have the right experience and work under your belt. 

If you live in one of the major markets such as NYC, you may be able to attend an appointment or open casting at the agency.

Getting exposure is a very time-consuming and expensive if you are doing it freelance.

Become a Model

To increase your chances of getting signed by an agency, work with people who have experience and direct introductions to agencies in a variety of markets. All you have to do is sign up! Latitude Talent Studios is a great place to start and offers the most legitimate and effective way for you to get the exposure you need to be seen by many clients seeing talent for their projects. Latitude is not an agency, making it commission free for all models and actors starting out. Learn more by visiting online to become a model.

Become a Model in 2022

Modeling is more than a pretty face. It’s to simulate a consumer who represents the brand. To put it simply, a company hires a model to advertise their product or service. Advertising comes in many forms. When people think of modeling, many assume that you have to be very tall and very thin. While that is the norm for editorial models, who frequently work on runway shows and high end fashion lines, many models are actually commercial talent. Commercial talent is everything except editorial modeling and that represents over 90% of the models you see on TV and print today. There is a huge push for alternative models, which is a model with a unique look or feature.

While landing a modeling agency can provide management and exposure to major casting calls, models do not need a modeling agency to become successful. There are many platforms online that allow talent to access free casting calls as well as services such as Latitude Talent studios that connects talent with the resources and opportunities to get started. Latitude is not an agency and we do not find or promise work. We can however promise to make finding the opportunities to start easy. To become a model, upload your photograph here.

Latitude Talent Evaluation: The Best Way to Start

At Latitude, our philosophy is simple, yet is the key to our success: our talent are number one.
Latitude Talent Success Stories Here
Latitude Talent models and actors can be seen so many places simply because we have the best talent finding success in the modeling and acting industry. 
Latitude Talent is a Platform for Models and Actors.
Whether your goal is to become a model or actor, connect with a modeling or talent agency, or to take your experience to the next level in a major market like New York City, our service can help connect you with the resources to get started.

Latitude Talent Cost: The Best in New York!

Latitude Talent Cost – The Most Affordable anywhere in New York

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.

Latitude Talent Male Model – Tory

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.