Do friends, family, and even perfect strangers often tell you that you could be a model? Do you have the kind of face and body that the camera just loves? If so, then maybe it’s time to talk to some agents to see if you have a legitimate shot of breaking into the industry. Although people love to think that most of today’s top models were simply noticed walking down the street by the right people, that’s not the case at all. Instead, it often requires lots of hard work, persistence, and attendance at as many modeling casting calls as possible.
Local modeling casting calls offer you the best opportunity to secure your big break. These often occur in major cities around the country, and can be for projects ranging from catalog shoots for a clothing store to print ads to auditions for speaking or non-speaking roles in television commercials. The beauty of attending modeling casting calls is that even if you’re not a good fit for that particular project, you still have a chance to impress the director, photographer, or agency rep to a sufficient degree that they’ll keep you in mind for future opportunities.
Of course, in order to make it to talent or modeling casting calls, you first have to know when and where they’ll be held. There are several different ways to stay apprised of these important events. First, you can try to hook up with an agent. Some agents will sign anyone they think has the potential to land a few paying gigs, so it’s possible to get representation even if you’ve never worked in the industry before. A good agent will obviously have lots of contacts and be able to obtain plenty of invites to modeling casting calls and auditions for you.
Social networking sites are important these days as well. There are a few different sites out there that brand themselves as a “Facebook for models”, and creating a profile on these sites can help you learn about modeling casting calls via announcements or word-of-mouth. Plus, there’s always the chance that you’ll make an invaluable contact from one of these places, so they’re worth checking out.
And finally, it must be said that the American public’s addiction to reality TV shows has led to quite a few new careers for budding actors and models. Appearing on a reality show will definitely get you noticed, so it might be in your best interest to check the show’s website for upcoming auditions and attend a couple.
If becoming a model is your dream, then the first step to breaking into the industry is getting your name and face out there. Go print a few headshots and resumes, and start going to any modeling casting calls you can find in your area. The payoff could be immense!
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Source by Sammie Mcintyre