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F.A.Q. For Models
Frequently Asked Questions about Modeling
Q. Does it cost a lot of money to be a model?
A. As a model you are self-employed. You need your ‘tools of the trade’: photographs, Comp cards, a portfolio, representation on an agency’s website, etc. Agencies cannot pay for all of these things. In cases where they do and a model decides she doesn’t want to model anymore, an agency can be left with large bills from photographers and industry professionals. Most agents want to see models that believe in and are willing to invest in themselves. This proves that they are dedicated and have what it takes to make it in the modeling industry.
Q. Do you have to be tall to be a model?
A. Not exactly! If you see someone advertising for models and saying height is not important, don’t believe it, they are probably only after your money. Fashion models are tall, but they are not the only type of models in the industry. There are lifestyle, commercial, promotional and even hair models. Models, of course, always have to be height and weight proportionate.
Q. Is there much work around for male models?
A. Male modeling has changed over the years. Now, men are models in their own right, rather than just being extras. It can be harder for the guys, but look at an ad in a magazine; if you see a guy, then there is still work for male models.
Q. Am I too old for this? Do I have to be a certain size?
A. No! There is a market for almost everyone! If you watch commercials or look in print ads, you will see all kinds of people and a wide variety of ages- moms and dads, grandparents, teenagers and kids.
Q. What clients, casting directors and other industry professionals use About Faces?
A. About Faces Models and Talent maintains an interactive database of talent resumes, headshots and comp cards which is utilized by clients from across the country. Our database has hundreds of Models, Actors and Extras, each with their own profile that is shown exclusively to Hollywood and industry Casting directors. We make a dedicated effort to continually grow our list of clients and Featured Clients. Many names are not released at the request of the client, but About Faces has had the opportunity to work with all major regular and cable networks on dozens of feature and independent films, in fashion shows / weeks, print ads and commercials for several industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies, videos by top pop, R&B and country artists and promotional events for awards shows, auto shows and more for over 30 years!
Q. What should I bring to an interview?
A. Just bring yourself but, if you are under 18, you must bring at least one parent with you. If you have a comp card, headshot or portfolio, bring it with you as well. If not, it’s okay, but we do request you bring at least one photo with you for the agency director to keep. Limit guests. If you must bring support, no more than one person (unless both parents). You Should arrive 10 minutes early to fill out some paperwork
Q. What should I wear to an evaluation?
A. For Women: Form fitted clothing, heels, and hair down with little to no product. No hats, bandannas, headbands, etc. Make-up should be light and natural. For men: Clothes that are not too loose or baggy, jeans and a polo or button-down is perfect. No hats/No bandannas. Little to no hair products
Q. What’s going to happen once I get there?
A. The Agency Director will briefly explain the industry, who we are, what we do and realistic expectations. She will conduct a short one-on-one interview to determine whether or not you will be a good fit. Any questions can be answered then. The process could last up to an hour so plan accordingly
Q. Can I bring a friend with me to the interview?
A. If your friend is also being interviewed, he or she will have to submit their information on our website and be scheduled as well. Interviews are by invitation only.
Q. I cannot make it to my appointment. Can I reschedule?
A. Due to the amount of talent we speak to daily, rescheduling an appointment can be a difficult process. We encourage you not to reschedule. In case of an emergency, you may call to see if any arrangements can be made.
Q. When or how fast can I expect to get jobs through About Faces MT?
A. No one can answer that question because there are so many variables. Maintain realistic expectations. Don’t underestimate your potential and set reasonable goals. Often, new talent start out with unrealistic expectations and after not becoming an instant success, they give up. Do not give up; you get out of this industry what you put into it. Being in the entertainment industry requires professionalism, reliability and dedication. It is crucial to be knowledgeable and informed about the industry guidelines and requirements Most new models and actors when asked to get in front of a camera don’t know what to do. If you have to ask for direction, a client will not be happy.
Q. Can I use the portfolio/professional photos I have or do I have to have my pictures taken through an agency photographer?
A. If you already have professional photos, you are more than welcome to use them. However, they must be recent and portray your current look. If you do not have professional photos, we offer photo sessions to our talent with proven professional photographers. A photo from your phone or that mom took probably won’t do. If your photos are used in competition with models that have shot for Teen Vogue or Nike, a casting director will not choose the model with a photo taken in a mirror. The clients want and expect professional pictures from agencies and that is why we expect professional pictures from you.
Many parents dream of their children becoming catalogue stars. Child modeling can be quite competitive, parents should be prepared both emotionally and financially. Parents should also prepare their children for the possibility of rejection if they are not selected during an audition. At an audition, a client may ask to see 20 babies, but only one will be chosen. Once at work, all child models need reliable and calm chaperones and the models must be well behaved and take directions well. There are some basic tips to keep in mind if the decision to pursue this type of work has been made: Never answer an advertisement in a newspaper for child models and never go to a hotel for interviews or photography.
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Address: 3399 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
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