Becoming a model or actor easier than ever with Latitude Talent Studios New York. A legitimate talent marketing service for models and actors, we differ than a modeling agency, which only focuses on booking on a high commission and high splits. As a talent marketing firm, we help deliver industry professionals to our models and actors in hopes of gaining exposure and experience in the casting community.
In New York, you are competing with the crème de la crème of models. It is important as a new model or actor starting out to make sure they stand out from the rest.
A portfolio is essentially a resume for a model and showcases the work that you booked or showcases a variety of looks that proves that your photogenic enough to be able to get signed to an agent.
If you are looking to find open casting calls as a model it can be very difficult to be able to locate which ones are legitimate or which ones are essentially wasting your time. Latitude helps connect talent to a database of legitimate modeling agencies, and casting matches to provide them with the opportunity to get started as a model and actor.
Unlike an agency which requires their talent to be signed exclusively and collect a commission from every book job, Latitude allows our talent to be freelance and pick and choose castings and they wish to attend on their own terms.
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things you might read online from either people who have never worked with an agency, or those who have wrong and outdated information.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.
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.