What Types of Opportunities Does an Agency Offer?
Modeling agencies books talent for fashion shows, print, television, promotional and commercial modeling. They have opportunities for male and female models of all ages and looks. An agency may specialize in one area, like representing child or body part models, or have divisions for all different types of models. Some talent agencies even book auditions for actors and actresses.
How Do Models Get Signed With an Agency?
There are several routes to getting an agency contract. Modeling agencies regularly hold open calls where anyone can come meet with a talent scout. Talent scouts also go out to public places to look for potential models. You can also set up a one-on-one appointment to meet with an agent. Some agencies will need you to send in snapshots first. Others will just need you to call to set the appointment.
What Is a Go-See?
A go-see is basically an audition for models. Once a model has been signed by an agency, they will need to go on go-sees before they start working. If a client is interested in the model’s look, they will have an agent set up a go-see to make sure the model looks like their pictures and is appropriate for the job.
What Does It Cost to Get Signed With an Agency?
Professional agencies charge their clients a percentage of their income whenever they get work. Before an actor can be cast or a model is booked, there will be some start up costs for marketing materials. Models need a portfolio of their looks and actors need a headshot and resume. However, professional agents don’t typically charge other fees unless you actually get work.