Should I Pay a Modeling Agent? – What is Normal Cost for New Models

Should you pay a modeling agency?

That is such a common questions, with different answers all around the internet. Here is the truth.


Back in the 1980’s when the modeling industry was flourishing, modeling agencies such as Elite and Ford Models (still top agents in 2021 and beyond) would front the cost of modeling to a new face talent. They would typically discover and scout models on the subway, train and in the malls.


Face forward to 2021 and beyond, the modeling industry is completely different. Not only is the typical model no longer tall and thin, they are curvy and have unique and different backgrounds. What is also different is how an agency works.

While model managers will manage the careers of models, they do not take on fresh face talent. Developing a model is expensive and time consuming and sadly, most models are not serious about modeling when it comes time to actually put in the work. 


Modeling Agencies DO NOT cover your portfolio, web fee’s or test shoots. They never did and never will. Many beginner models wrongly think a modeling agent that wants them will pay for their expenses. While some of the bigger agencies may front the start up costs and charge you later, almost all agents expect their models to cover it.


At Latitude, we are a service for models and actors, so it is expected for talent to cover their own enrollment in our services. What is unique about Latitude is that they cover the cost of your photo shoot for free, this is to help you start to build your portfolio.


Want to become a model? Join LatitudeTalent.com/join

TV Pilot Holding Auditions for Actors in Boston, MA

Casting Call Audition for Actors in Boston MA!

FAIRVIEW
Drama
Shoot/Start Date: December 2020
Location: Acton, MA (and the surrounding areas)
NON-UNION Episodic

Special notes: ALL TALENT must be located in or near Massachusetts, as lodging and transportation will not be provided. This production is currently expected to air on public access television, and complies with non-commercial regulations. As such, all roles are NON-PAYING.

Characters, names and details are subject to change.

[Amelia Huxley] SUPPORTING, FEMALE, early 20’s, shy, cute and intelligent. A member in the college’s tech club. She is compassionate to a fault, and falls head over heels for our main character (though is too shy to let him know).

[March Dunaway] SUPPORTING, MALE, 17-19, headstrong, adventurous and studious. A freshman in University. He lives at home with his parents and commutes to school. Like any ordinary college student, he cares a bit too much of what others think of him.

[Jane Dunaway] SUPPORTING, FEMALE, 40+, March’s mother. Happily married. When she isn’t working, she often spends her time tiding up the house, gardening or gossiping with the other mothers.

[Lawrence Dunaway] SUPPORTING, MALE, 40+, March’s father. Happily married. When he isn’t working, he enjoys engaging in various hobbies around the house.

[Phylis Zilch] SUPPORTING, FEMALE, early 20’s, intelligent and outgoing. Quite nerdy. A member in the college’s tech club, she is as much brilliant as she is socially awkward.

[Bryce Mackenzie] SUPPORTING, MALE, 16-18, quick-witted and aggressive. A senior in the nearby high school. He is close friends with March Dunaway and Dallas Stryke. Though certainly not in the popular crowd, he is the alpha male of their friend group.

[Dallas Stryke] SUPPORTING, MALE, 13-16, underclassman at the local high school, he follows Bryce’s lead – almost like a sidekick. Does his best to keep from feeling inferior, while constantly hanging out with his older friends.

[Francis Emerin] SUPPORTING, ALL GENDERS, 40+, wise and experienced, though not without faults. As the Dean of Students at the University, Francis is often involved in difficult situations, and must be resourceful when problem solving.

[Town Residents] BACKGROUND/EXTRAS, ALL GENDERS, ALL AGES, residents of a sleepy, suburban Massachusetts college town.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Boston, MA
Please submit to: fairviewcasting@gmail.com
Self-tape auditions, submitted via email. For sides and instructions, go to the link: https://tinyurl.com/fairviewcasting

This casting notice was posted by: Fairview Casting, Never prepay for a casting call!

TNT’s CLAWS Season 4 is Now Casting

CLAWS NOW CASTING AN ORGAN PLAYER, PIANO PLAYERS WELCOME TO SUBMIT!FILMING IN NEW ORLEANS OR NEW ORLEANS WESTBANK

DATE: NOV 9th FILMING

DATE: NOV 6th COVID TESTING

RATE: $150 (FILMING)+ $20 (COVID TESTING)

Must be available ENTIRE DAY /NIGHT and Must be willing to take a covid test (nose swab) in METARIE, LA  on 11/6 ($20)

MUST BE REAL PIANO PLAYER/ or ORGAN PLAYER  you would be miming playing the organ on set so not really recording anything just pretending to play

Must have RELIABLE Transportation and willing to work in the New Orleans area or outskirts, potentially west or east bank.

BOOKED EXTRAS ON CLAWS-WILL HAVE TO COME MAKEUP/HAIR CAMERA READY AND BRING MULTIPLE WARDROBE OPTIONS.

TATTOOS MUST BE COVERED! If you have visible tattoos, you must bring wardrobe to cover such as long sleeves/pants.

-no face/hand tattoos

COVID TESTING =$20

Email submission:

email: CLAWS@caballerocasting.com

Subject Line: ORGANIST (REAL)

Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/weight, city/state of residency, and photos of self. Please include a short clip playing piano or organ so we know you really do know how to play.

Feel free to pass along to your friend that plays piano/organ!

Couple Casting Call

**CLAWS**

Now casting a real female couple that is willing to film together to portray a lesbian, expecting couple in a birthing center classroom.

If you are a real couple (female/female) and one female is willing to wear a pregnancy bump to look pregnant, submit!

(no real expecting mothers at this time please)

DATE: NOV 7th (a SATURDAY)

LOCATION: New Orleans or Algiers area

RATE: 105/12 Per person

Must be willing to take a covid test (nose swab) 3 days prior to filming date***(NOV 4th)

—$20 pay for covid test per person—

BOOKED EXTRAS ON CLAWS-WILL HAVE TO COME MAKEUP/HAIR CAMERA READY AND BRING MULTIPLE WARDROBE OPTIONS.

TATTOOS MUST BE COVERED! If you have visible tattoos, you must bring wardrobe to cover such as long sleeves/pants.

-no face/hand tattoos

Email: CLAWS@caballerocasting.com

Subject Line: FEMALE BIRTHING CENTER COUPLE

Include: Info for both people, name, #, city/state residency, and photos of yourselves.

Exotic Dancers Casting Call

CLAWS CASTING EXOTIC DANCERS!

Filming: Westbank (likely Algiers)

NIGHT SHOOT FRIDAY, OCT 30th***

RATE: $200 for females in skimpy lingerie or bikini wear

             $250 for females in a thony and pasties

Should have dancing experience, burlesque/gogo/pole/exotic is a PLUS***

THIS WILL BE A NIGHT SHOOT MUST HAVE OPEN AVAILABILITY ON THIS DAY for DAY AND NIGHT as we do not know the start time in advance.

and Must be willing to take a COVID test (nose swab) in METARIE, LA  10/23 or 10/26 ($20)

MUST BE REAL EXPERIENCE DANCER

You must be okay wearing lingerie attire/skimpy and bikinis

Must have RELIABLE Transportation and willing to work in the New Orleans area or outskirts, potentially west or east bank.

COVID TESTING =$20

Email submission:

email: CLAWS@caballerocasting.com

Subject Line: STRIPPER/EXOTIC DANCER (REAL)

Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/weight, city/state of residency, and photos of self in a bikini /lingerie or sexy attire. Please list your dancing experience, including stripping/burlesque/gogo etc.

Please list if you are ONLY willing to work in BIKINI/LINGERIE or if you are OKAY filming in pasties and a thong.

Please list if you have any tattoos and locations.

Boy Toys Casting Call

CLAWS NOW CASTING ATTRACTIVE, YOUNG MALES TO PORTRAY BOY TOYS! 18-20s AGE RANGE

Filming : Westbank, NOLA (likely Algiers)

NIGHT SHOOT -males in BOOTY SHORTS or THONG

RATE: $150

THIS WILL BE A NIGHT SHOOT MUST HAVE OPEN AVAILABILITY ON THIS DAY for DAY AND NIGHT as we do not know start time in advance.

and Must be willing to take a covid test (nose swab) in METARIE, LA  10/23 or 10/26 ($20)

You must be okay wearing short booty shorts.

This is like a dream sequence scene, and we will have males serving champagne in booty shorts or thongs.

Must have RELIABLE Transportation and willing to work in the New Orleans area or outskirts, potentially west or east bank.

NO TATTOOS IS A PLUS**

COVID TESTING =$20

Email submission:

email: CLAWS@caballerocasting.com

Subject Line:  MALE BOY TOY

  • Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/weight, city/state of residency, and photos of self in short shorts (one head shot and one full body).
  • Do you have serving or bartending experience, yes or no? -let us know!
  • Are you willing to wear a thong, yes or no?
  • Are you only willing to wear boy shorts, yes or no?
  • Do you have tattoos? yes/no?-location if so
Pregnant Women Casting Call

CLAWS SEASON 4

Now CASTING: REAL PREGNANT FEMALES for a BIRTHING CLASS SCENE

LOCATION: WESTBANK

DATE: NOV 10th

RATE:105/12+20 COVID TESTING

Must be available ENTIRE DAY and Must be willing to take a covid test (nose swab) in METARIE, LA  11/5 or 11/6 ($20)

WE ARE LOOKING REAL EXPECTING MOTHERS!

Must have RELIABLE Transportation and willing to work in the New Orleans area or outskirts, potentially west or east bank.

BOOKED EXTRAS ON CLAWS-WILL HAVE TO COME MAKEUP/HAIR CAMERA READY AND BRING MULTIPLE WARDROBE OPTIONS.

TATTOOS MUST BE COVERED! If you have visible tattoos, you must bring wardrobe to cover such as long sleeves/pants.

-no face/hand tattoos

COVID TESTING =$20

Email submission:

email: CLAWS@caballerocasting.com

Subject Line: REAL EXPECTING MOTHER

Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/weight, city/state of residency, and photos of self. State how far along you are pregnancy wise. Please be sure to include info for both people submitting (couple) and include current photos of both of you! There is no affiliation with the client conducting this casting.

NBC’s Chicago PD Season 7 is Now Casting

Intimidating Types Casting Call

Please read the description below (carefully!) and submit an email to cpdbackground@gmail.com with the subject line “WITNESS PROTECTION” if you fit the criteria:

“WITNESS PROTECTION” – Seeking males, ages 20s-50s, any ethnicity, to play an undercover witness protection officer. We’re looking for big, burly intimidating types; long hair, full beards, large stature, etc. This will be a director-selected role, so please send us a full length photo, as well as a selfie. We need to see your CURRENT look, so please date a piece of paper and hold it up in your photo so we can verify this is how you look today.

There may be a potential wardrobe fitting, but as of right now, these are the two dates you’d need to be available:

Pre-employment testing: Tuesday, 11/10

Filming: Friday, 11/13

Pay rate: $112/8

In your email submission, please include the following:

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

AGE

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

VEHICLE INFO (describe your car, or method of transportation)

ZIP CODE

Remember to include a full length photo and a dated selfie/headshot.

Season 8 Episode 3 Casting Call

Hi, everyone! We’re beginning some very early prep for Episode 803 and will be looking for people to play family members of one of our day player actors, as well as a photo double for the actor. We don’t have specific dates yet, so we’re asking for submissions from people who have a very open or flexible schedule. There will be pre-employment testing, a wardrobe fitting, still photos, and on-camera work.

Please read the descriptions below very carefully, and if you fit the criteria, submit your information and photos to cpdbackground@gmail.com with the words in quotes as the subject line so we can find your submission easily.

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

AGE

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

VEHICLE INFO (if N/A, please state your transportation method)

ZIP CODE

AVAILABILITY BETWEEN 10/25 and 11/14

*Please note you will not be working ALL days between that range – this is just to get an idea of your availability during prep and filming.

“REVENGE GONE WRONG” – Seeking African American, Puerto Rican, Hispanic/Latinx, biracial/mixed, ethnically ambiguous males and females, ages 20s-70s to play the slain family members of our day player actor. You will be taking family photos for set dressing, crime scene photos, and working on camera for the crime scene shoot. *Must be comfortable with SFX makeup and fake blood.*

PAY RATES:

-Pre-employment testing: $56 (half day’s pay for adults)

-Wardrobe fitting: $25 bump

-Still photos: $112/8 (if done on separate day than filming)

-Filming: $112/8 minimum; may be a higher rate depending on amount of SFX makeup and blood used. TBD until we have more information about the role.

“SEEING DOUBLE” – Seeking an African American, Puerto Rican, Hispanic/Latinx, biracial/mixed, ethnically ambiguous female or male, age 9-12 (preferably on the smaller/younger side) to work as a photo double for our day player actor. Height should be roughly between 4′ and 4’6″, and weight around 60-70 lbs. Please make sure to send CURRENT photos of your child so we can see their hair style, and include a copy of their work permit if we haven’t already confirmed we have it on file this season.

PAY RATES:

-Pre-employment testing: $75 (half day’s pay for minors)

-Filming: $150/8 (per day; multiple days expected – TBD)

*Also, note about minor work permits: We have been told that non-union background actors do NOT need a Coogan account. Please make sure to specify at the time of applying for your permit, that your child is BACKGROUND and non-speaking.

Night Game Casting Call

If you fit the criteria, please send an email to cpdbackground@gmail.com and include the following information:

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

AGE

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

VEHICLE INFO (year, color, make, model)

ZIP CODE

Also remember to attach a CURRENT headshot and full length photo in your submission. Photos do not need to be professionally taken, but if you could have someone else take your full length photo (rather than try to do it yourself in the mirror), that would be preferred. Please make sure your photos do NOT have a filter – these roles are selected by the director and we cannot submit filtered/Snapchat pictures. Photos must represent your current look.

In order to help us find your submission easier, please use the words in quotes (below) as the subject line of your email.


“NIGHT GAME” – Seeking African American boys, 12-15 years old, to play basketball for a nighttime scene. Parents, you will be required to complete a night waiver (provided by us) for your child to work until 9pm the night of filming. If you have not already submitted your child’s work permit this season, please make sure to attach a copy of it in your email.

You must be available on both of the following dates:

-Wednesday 10/21 – pre-employment testing ($75 / half day’s pay)

-Saturday 10/24 – filming ($150/8)

You do not need to have basketball skills for this scene – it’s just a fun pickup game between the neighborhood kids. This casting is third-party and is not affiliated with Latitude or any other company.

Modeling in New York – What New Models Should Expect to Pay For and What They Should Not

Modeling in New York – What New Models Should Expect to Pay For

Starting out in modeling is like taking up another hobby or sport, it takes time, patience and the real desire to start something. Not only should you expect to invest your time, but you will need to invest in starting your journey. What many models do not understand is what the standard costs for models should expect. What is normal and what is not, everyone will tell you a different thing!


What any modeling agency or scout will tell you, a portfolio is something you as the model will need to cover out of pocket. Many aspiring models or those without experience shout “you shouldn’t pay for anything” Not only is this completely wrong, it prevents a real talent with potential from actually becoming successful.


What a model should not do however is spend thousands of dollars on photography. We see models and actors coming in that have spent so much money on bad photography. This is not only a waste, but photographs are meant to help land you and agency or casting. Never spend thousands of dollars on photographs, this will not help you in New York!


At Latitude Talent, we help those starting out get the tools for success. While test shoots at Latitude are free (this is unheard of in New York) your enrollment subscription covers access to a casting call portal, along with real guidance from professionals, which allows talent to access opportunities to start out for real. Latitude is the best. Period.


We make it easier than ever to start out in New York.
See why Latitude is the BEST way for any model, visit us at latitudetalent.com

Ben Stiller‘s upcoming TV Series (Tumwater) is now Hiring Actors – New York

Stand-ins Casting Call

DeLisi Creative Casting – Stand Ins for: TUMWATER (directed by: Ben Stiller)

Stand In for: Tramell Tillman – 5’11”, 185lbs, Full Brown/Black Hair, CLOSE BEARD, Brown Eyes.

Stand In for: Zach Cherry – 5′ 8″, 230-260lbs, Brown/Blk eyes, Brown/Black Hair & FULL BEARD.

To submit: Email us at extrascastingnyc@gmail.com. In subject line please put (ATT. ADAM SI submit for XXX VIA DC). In body of email include; 3 CURRENT cell phone photos (1 close up, 1 standing front & 1 standing profile). Also, include Hair Color, Eye Color, Height/Weight, Shirt, Sleeve, Pants, Shoe, Suit Size, Chest & Neck. Lastly, please include if you’re Union or Non-Union, where you reside (city/state), contact # & your Stand In experience. If you’re not local to NY, MUST be available to work as a NY local if selected. Presently, this is for a tentative work day of 10/26 w/Covid testing on 10/23. Thanks!

Expired Casting Calls:

Adam Scott Stand-in for Camera Test

Hey NYC!

REVISED: Stand In for: Adam Scott (CAMERA TEST) NY,NY. “TUMWATER” Directed by: Ben Stiller

5’9″ – 5’10”, 165 lbs, Dark Brown Hair, DEEP SET Brown eyes.

Please email us at extrascastingnyc@gmail.com. In subject line please put, ATT. ADAM (SI for Camera Test). MUST include Stand In experience, SAG or NU. If SAG, please include your SAG #. CURRENT cell phone photo, height/weight & all sizes…

Suit size, Chest (around widest part), T-Shirt, Neck, Sleeve, Pant (waist x inseam) Shoe & Hat.

If selected, MUST be avail for tentative day of Wed, 10/7. Please keep in mind, this COULD lead to a possible full time SI position on the project. Thanks!

Expired Casting Calls

DeLisi Creative CASTING younger version of Marc Gellar (in his 20’s): NYC (Bronx) for a photo shoot (SAG BG rate) tent Wed 3/18! Marc has very distinct eyes (green/blue) & features! He does not need beard or facial hair! TV series TUMWATER (Ben Stiller). Brown/black hair, 5’7″-ish. **Appropriate candidates only pls: EMAIL submission to us at extrascastingnyc@gmail.com Put your name/photo shoot in subject line! In email, incl your name, phone/email, height/weight, sizes, recent candid cell photos, esp that match his face/look (MUST be recent!), SAG membership # or indicate if NU. Confirm you’re local to NYC!

Best Modeling Agencies in Boston

Boston is a smaller market city for models however, there are plenty of top Boston modeling agencies that new models should be on the lookout for.

As a new model, you might not be thinking that Massachusetts is the best state to get started in. In fact, it actually is an excellent market to get started if you are a commercial print model just starting out in fashion.

The commercial print market makes up almost 90% of the entertainment industry and features models and actors of all the looks and backgrounds. In the past year, there has been out and all out cattle call for diversity in modeling, which makes it an amazing time to try your luck in the modeling industry. Boston Massachusetts is referred to as a commercial print state for models as most jobs and auditions booked in smaller markets throughout Massachusetts are for locally owned brands. Smaller companies that hire models typically pay under $200-300 for a job that’s under 3 hours.

Read more at: https://www.latitudetalent.com/single-post/Best-Modeling-Agencies-in-Boston-Massachusetts

Casting Call For Models – Philadelphia Pennsylvania

grayscale photo of woman with daisy on ear
PA Modeling Casting Call

“Heery Loftus Casting is looking for 2 female “fit models” for a new shapewear line (sports bras, swimwear, leggings). Non-

union: pay. MUST, MUST meet the following sizes:

model#1: WOMAN: Height :5’9”Weight 150lbs., Dress 7,Pants 7, Bust 36, Cup B, Waist 28, Hip 36.

Model #2: Woman,Swimwear size 12 – 14., Bust 36-38, Waist 30-32,Hip 41-43.

This will shoot remotely in your home. Please send photos, with name, sizes and phone number ASAP to heeryloftuscasting@gmail.com”

Latitude Talent Cost – Reviews 2020

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. Here is just a few of our most recent reviews from our real talent.