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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
“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 email@example.com”
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!
- 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
MIAMI CASTING CALL
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