As a new model, it can be extremely difficult to get started. What is the best agency from my look? What avenues are the best to approach? Who can I trust? These are all questions that new models have when they are about to embark on a journey in the entertainment field. This article will help you get a better understanding and idea on what it takes to get signed to a modeling agency as a new model in a major market that is New York.
If you are a teen model, it can often be overwhelming to get started. It is first very important to ensure that your family is on board when you are in search for agencies. Any reputable agency will ensure that their correspondence to you is through a parent so make sure that your parents are OK with your interest in this field. At Latitude Talent, we strive to ensure that for those talent that are still in school focus on academics, while pursuing the industry on their off time or weekends.
Once you discuss with your parents your career objective in entertainment, it is often important to ask yourself why is becoming a model something you want to embark in? What goals do you set out to achieve? If your main focus is fame or money, then becoming a model is the last thing you want to do. More often than not, modeling is treated as a hobby, as it can be very low-paying to start and often very difficult. If you shoot low and actually get a major booking, it can make the experience 100 times better. Always maintain realistic expectations when getting started as a model.
Once your parents are on board as a teenage model, it is best to shoot for agencies that specialize in your look. In New York, very few agency specialize in just child modeling. Some include:
Zuri Model and Talent
Talent agency in New York City, New York
141 W 28th St Suite 300, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 678-3848
Modeling agency in New York City, New York
381 Park Ave S #821, New York, NY 10016
If you are an adult looking to get started as a new model, it is best to figure out what your look represents in the industry. Typically for a female that is under 5’9 in height, should be considered a commercial model and focus on print or lifestyle divisions at model management agencies. If you are a male model under 6’1, you are also considered a commercial model and should focus on agencies such.
Editorial models, those with heights above a commercial talent, typically work in a runway or showroom setting. As a model, it is all but important to focus on your body and not just your face as the point is to represent the brand or clothing. Models and actors regardless of their shape and size should always focus and incorporate fitness when beginning or embarking on a career and entertainment. You don’t have to be a stick figure or be extremely tall, just make sure that you’re able to perform when attending castings.
Some Modeling Agencies in New York City that Rank High include:
NEW YORK MODELS
New York Models founded 1969 by Ford Models under Eileen Ford. They also represent models in Los Angeles as L.A. Models.
596 Broadway, Suite 701, New York, NY 10012
Tel. +1 (212) 539-1700
Silent Models is how the name says a unique agency which handpicks all models carefully by their international Team. Even if the name is Silent their Clients are not. Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret and Balmain are only a few of them.
127 West 26th St, Ste 502, New York, NY 10001
While you search for the best agencies for your look, it is always best to understand that when you are looking to attend open casting calls and auditions, you need to be prepared professionally. Attending a casting call without the correct materials is like attending a job interview without a resume, it does not look very professional.
You should not only research modeling agencies while you start your journey as a model, but also research photographers that can help start or build your portfolio. While it may be expensive, especially for quality work, it doesn’t have to break the bank. As a talent, it is very important to remember that you need to invest in yourself if you expect anyone to invest in you.
After you obtain some good photography, you can start the journey of finding a modeling agency. While it may seem overwhelming, living or residing close to New York, you have the benefit of being in the entertainment hub of the United States.
If you are looking to get started and need help becoming a model, Latitude Talent Studios is the New York talent marketing service working with models and actors of all experience levels.
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