“I would totally recommend Latitude to anyone looking to get started because the people working there are very kind and patient and take the time to explain everything to you.” – Karen S. New York, Latitude
Meet Karen, a talent with Latitude Talent Studios New York Office. Karen was recently requested for a Network Documentary Recreation Scene by Salome Oggenfuss and McDonald’s Commercial Casting Call self tape audition from Latitude.
Anyone looking to become a model is immediately wondering what are the best and real ways to get started as a model in New York. You have a couple of options, either find an local photographer to blow money on (not the best idea unless you know what you are doing) or seek out a talent agency to get representative. Unless you are the 5% of talent that actually have the exact look for a modeling agency, you are going to have to start working from the bottom up to get started.
Any model or actor that says getting started is as easy as contacting a local agent who will do all the work for you is lying (and isn’t a signed model.) Why would any one invest money in a person who has no experience? Anything worth having is worth investing in.
In the past, you have only two choices to become a model. Get scouted on the street or to apply to a modeling agency. While you still have those two choices, the chance of landing success is completely out of your control. Latitude Talent Studios was started to give talent the chance to find success in a safe environment. No one else connects talent to the best photographers and castings calls then Latitude Talent.
Many fresh talent think that applying to modeling agencies like Ford Model or Elite are the best way to get started. We’ll your right in a sense that they are the BEST, however they are very, very picky and only want those with a “special look” or those with a ton of experience.
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.
Sending huge congratulations to Latitude Talent Yemane. Signed with Latitude Talent Studios – New York office since June, 2018, Yemane has auditioned for numerous projects and recently filmed for HBO “Billions” for a Multi-Day shoot.
Most recently, Yemane was requested to audition for an Athletic Apparel Company with a pay rate of $500.00 plus 20%, with an additional $3,000 usage fee plus travel to and from the project.
“I’ve been signed with them since June and they are amazing!! I’ve booked 1 movie and 2 shows so far and i’m super excited for the future” – Yemane Wilson