If your looking to find New York model management open call times, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of some of the top modeling agencies and model management companies in New York and when they host times for new models to come in and potentially be signed.
Before we discuss some recent modeling agencies casting calls, it is first important to define what an open call is for a model and how it can help or hurt you, when you are just starting out brand new.
What is an open call?
An open call at a modeling agency is a chance for a talent to come in and be seen by an agent for potential representation. While it was common practice for top modeling agencies, especially in New York City, to host weekly open calls for fresh face talent, digital platforms and social media have changed how talent typically get scouted.
When attending an open call it is important to make sure that you dress appropriately. Typically, you want to avoid any bright clothing or items that have visible logos. For females, it is always best to have your hair back in a ponytail. Male models should have clean hair that is out of their face.
How can you find open call times?
As discussed above, it can be increasingly difficult, especially in 2018, to find modeling agencies that still host open calls available to the public. Top agencies, including Ford Models and Next Models avoid mass open calls as there will be a flood of perspective talent. Instead, it is recommended that you submit your information directly on the modeling agency website.
Open Calls in NYC Include:
45 West 29th Street, NYC
Thursdays from 4-5 PM for fashion/commercial print models
Women: Female models must be at least 5’9″ in height, with reasonable exceptions. We also represent “lifestyle” women with heights ranging from 5’6″ to 5’9″.
Men: Male models must be 6’0″ to 6’3″ in height, with reasonable exceptions. We also represent “lifestyle” men with heights ranging from 5’9″ to 6’0″.
Commercial actors ages 18 and up are also included in the 4 PM open call time.
Children: The New York office represents children of all ages, from newborn to 12 years old. We host open calls at our office every Wednesday from 3-5 PM for ages 5-13. All other submissions are only done via mail through the link listed above.
200 W. 41ST ST STE 1000
NEW YORK, NY
OPEN CALL ON TUESDAYS FROM 3PM TO 4PM
What should you bring to an open call?
If you are over the age of 18, you can forget about bringing a guest with you as space is typically limited. You always want to attend an open casting call, especially at a major modeling agency, with a full portfolio. If you do not have a portfolio a headshot shall suffice.
What if you don’t have a portfolio?
While many modeling agencies typically prefer to see a talent photographed in natural lighting and avoid highly edited photos, they expect a perspective model to come into the agency with some sort of work they can show the agent. If you do not have a portfolio it is always recommended to get those materials prior to attend an open call. Researching photographers should be the first objective prior to researching agencies.
How to find open call times for a new model
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