F.A.Q. (old version)

These are the questions we hear most often. Click on each for an answer.

[faq style=”” title=”Do I need a comp card or have professional photos to submit as a model or actor?” ]Clients used to rely solely on composite cards and model portfolios; however online modeling portfolios are increasingly replacing this. A web presence allows clients to preview the models and actors they wish to hire and see up-to-date photos and biographical information.

Our website offers a “sort and search” option for clients. They can type in what they are specifically looking for and an actor or model’s photos can immediately be seen. It is still suggested that you have printed headshots, composite cards, and portfolio books so you have something to leave with clients at auditions and go-sees. These are also helpful if your Agent is asked to forward hard copies of your photos to potential clients. You may get more opportunities if you have online exposure.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=”At what age do you start representing talent?'” ]We start at 8 months old.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’Are there any fees charged to be represented by your agency?’] No. Legitimate agencies never charge for representation. We only make money if you do.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’Do you only service Pennsylvania?’]No. In addition to the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia, we have talent throughout the nation and work with clients globally. [/faq] [faq style=”” title=’What opportunities can I expect to get from a full service modeling and acting agency?’]A full service model and actors agency hires models and actors for a variety of jobs such as print, runway, on- camera, TV, commercial, industrial, film, and promotional work (live events).[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’Am I guaranteed work?’]No. In this industry the client has the right to select the model or actor that best suits the job. Agents can suggest whom they feel might be the best selection for a specific job; however, the client makes the final selection.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’What will I need to be marketed?’]LOOK will decide which divisions you will be placed in and then help you develop your marketing tools. For most modeling work you will need photos in a portfolio that show a variety of looks and a composite card. For acting and on-camera TV work, you will need an 8 x 10 commercial headshot and resume. In both cases an online presence can be very beneficial and clients increasingly rely on finding models and actors using online portfolios (LOOK can show you how to obtain this).[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’Can I also be represented by other agencies?’]Yes. Look Models and Actors Agency is a non-exclusive agency, which means the talent is free to pursue other agencies for opportunities.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’Is it okay to bring people with me to auditions?’]If you are under 18, it is fine, and many times required that you bring ONE parent or guardian with you. It is never considered professional to bring siblings or friends along.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’How much notice do I get for bookings/auditions?’] This is a very fast-paced business. Sometimes only 24-hour notice is given, however most auditions give you 48 hours notice.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’Is it important for me to pay to have an on-line portfolio?’] Clients used to rely solely on composite cards and a model’s or actor’s portfolios; however online portfolios are increasingly replacing this. This web presence allows clients to preview the models and actors they wish to hire and see up to date photos and biographical information. In many cases the cost of an online portfolio is about the same as printing composite cards. And the advantage is that when the talent’s look changes, no expensive re-printing is needed. You may get more opportunities having online exposure.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’What is the difference between a model and actor agency and a casting agency?’] Model and actors agencies work WITH casting directors. Casting directors and agencies are not in competition with each other. Casting agencies reach out to talent agencies for submissions for projects.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’I want to cut my hair do I need to get new shots?’] You must always arrive looking just like your images. Anytime you change your look (lose weight, color your hair, etc.) you must update your images. Again, that is one of the beauties of using on-line portfolios. They allow nearly instant updates.[/faq] [faq style=”” title=’My hair is curly, but I often straighten it, should my pictures have it both ways?’] You should give clients the option of both. It will only enhance your booking potential.[/accordion] [/faq]