Legit Ways to Launch your Modeling Career in NYC

Are you looking to be a model in New York?

Many models all around the world come to NYC in hope of becoming a model and engaging the world of fashion. While there are dozens of great modeling agencies, what are the legit ways to launch a career in modeling?

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Start Small

It is important to start small and realistic when looking to become a model. You cannot expect to walk into an agency and get signed on the spot. While it does happen,  really very rare and not realistic for a model to think it’s easy. Start small by building up your experience. For male models, it is important to focus on the fitness aspect as well.

Get Photographs and Don’t Spend too much on them

You can get an amazing photographer for a few hundred bucks however spending $1,000+ for head shots is a waste of money for most models. Start small and get good headshots from real professionals. Always do a simple online search to make sure the agency or photographer is legit and can really deliver what they say.

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Female Modeling NYC – Jillian

Get Help

There are so many great ways to become a model in New York, Latitude Talent is one of them. To become a model and get started, Latitude was designed as an all-in-one shop. Apply now to see how Latitude can help you become a model or actor.

Modeling Agencies in New York City

Not only is there a lot of talent agencies to be found, but with 2019 and the rise of social media, it can be hard to become an actor with little or no experience. While most talent agencies seek actors with at least something on their resume, acting schools or professional services can help get you off your feet too.

Read More: https://medium.com/@LatitudeTalent/talent-agencies-for-actors-in-2019-c3cb87828c96

Find a Model Apartment in New York

Leaving a small town, getting up and moving to a big city like Manhattan New York to attempt a dream in modeling and acting can be viewed as something only for the brave. Most should view it as a way to express yourself and live out your passion. However for a new model in a market such as Manhattan, or talented actor, will go through leaps and bounds to make their journey come true. What many talent lack, is common Knowledge, advice and the reality of becoming a model in one of the most difficult cities.

While every talents journey is different, here’s a compiled list of some realities that models and actors face while living out their dream in New York City.

Housing is superrrrrrrrrr expensive
Second only to San Francisco, which isn’t really a fair comparison considering how dense New York is, Manhattan is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. If you are moving out here just to pursue acting or even modeling it is always best to look for options outside of the city. Manny up and coming communities in Queens and Brooklyn pose an affordable option for Talon moving out on their own. Roommates are also a favorite option which can cut the expense of living in half. While commonly known as the “model apartment“ agencies may allow their fresh face talent that have been signed from out of state, Or even overseas, a housing which is similar to a dorm with other models. Even though in the agency may cover the first couple months it is taken from a talents first gig so in reality, the model apartment with you share with many other models, can you come out to be the same if not more than how do you just live in a one bedroom on your own.

If you want to be taken seriously, especially as a model or actor, you need to have the correct materials when approaching a casting client.

There have been numerous times talent have been turned away without even having a portfolio when attending an open car. If you’re going to move out to New York City or if you’re trying to pursue the industry in general you need the correct and proper marketing. Invest in some good head shots if you want to expect any type of serious work as an actor or model.

Most people think that a modeling agency or a talent agent are the only options to find casting gigs. Many talented first assume that they can just go to offices or call agencies and set up appointments. It’s not that simple. To be taken seriously not only do you need the cracked marketing, but you also have to have prior experience that shows a client that you were actually trying to pursue this. If you were in a small town, it is best to look for local projects. Similarly, if you are just moving to New York, there are many options including latitude talent studios which helps connect models and actors with the tools and resources to start their journey in a competitive market.

Why seeking a Major Talent Agency to Start is Not the Best Idea

When new models want to get started, they think the best thing to do is to apply to every major agency they can find.

Not hearing back after a couple of weeks? It’s common, modeling agencies are very, very picky and for good reason.

The best idea to be a model is to build up your experience and book. Working with legitimate photographers and attending casting calls can make all the difference when starting out.

Lil’ Kim Releases “Go Awff”

Entertainment is our game, so all is fair when it comes to checking out some inspirational artists, especially in our hometown of NYC.

Female Rapper and New York MC, Lil’ Kim comes back hard for 2019 with her new song, “Go Awff” released the day after her newsworthy New York Fashion Week Runway Performance

“Yeah, you know my waist snatched, face beat, hair laid,” Lil’ Kim raps. “Queen Bee gon’ reign forever / I’m Mother Nature / I determine the weather / The way I slay, you b****** could never.”

What do you think of Lil’ Kim’s new single as she prepares for her new album?

Check out her new single here on Apple

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Lil Kim “Go Awff” Single from her 2019 Album

Be a Model and Get Started in Fashion

Becoming a model more than New York Fashion Week, it encompasses the whole entertainment business. Getting started to be a model is very hard, only if you make it.

The best talent understand the importance of seeking professional help. Latitude Talent has the best reviews for modeling and acting because they actually give talent the materials they need to get started.

Thinking about being a model. Learn how
Thinking about being a model. Learn how

2019 Casting Calls

Casting Directors at GWCI are seeking non-union talent between the ages of 30 and 50 to portray upscale restaurant patrons this week in NYC.

“Sweetbitter” follows Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon.

Casting Details

Dates: Mid-December

Location: New York, NY

 

Is Latitude Talent Studios Legit The Best?

Is Latitude Talent Studios Legit?
 
That’s a question that some talent that haven’t visited our office might ask as those who work with Latitude Talent know that we are the legitimate source for models and actors of all experience levels looking to get started in the industry. In this article, we will debunk common things you might read online from either people who have never worked with an agency, or those who have wrong and outdated information.
Do modeling agencies charge money?
A modeling agency works to submit their actors and models to jobs they receive. In turn, the agent takes any where from 10-20% commission from their booked job. On top of that, the agency will typically take 20% from the casting client as well. As a model or actor looking for an agent, you will mostly need need to have a resume along with a portfolio in order to land an agent. Some agencies will cover your portfolio as well as test shoot and debit that from your future earning. This is very rare and only reserved “special talent” who are  typically high fashion males 6’1 or taller and females 5’9 or taller.
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Should you pay to become a model?
As a model or actor, you are an independent contractor meaning – you get no salary or hourly wage. In turn, its just like starting your own business. A model or actor always has to pay for their starting materials including comp cards, web profile etc. This is very common. A model or actor should never pay to land a job however.
Is Latitude Talent really Legit?
Latitude Talent Studios is not a modeling agency, we are a marketing service for models and actors. While we work similar as we connect talent with casting calls, events and resources, we do not collect a commission from you in turn. If you are looking to get started, Latitude is the best way to gain an entry into the business. Take a look at our reviews and success stories here.
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