What are castings?


Once your agency has launched your promotion to the clients, you will then be asked to attend castings. A casting is basically a situation where you meet a client either at the agency or at a studio. You will always need to take your portfolio and a couple of index cards. There are different types of casting, as follows:

1. Agency

The amount of models attending an agency casting varies depending on the client and his requirement, there may be only a few models but there can be as many as 30 models. There may be a long wait before your turn to meet the client, but this is normal and the casting could take up to 2 hours – although your actual time spent with the client is only 5 minutes max!

2. Studio

If invited to a studio casting, be prepared for a photographer to take a Polaroid or even put you on video. It is important that you appear confident and willing to help at all times. Always dress according to the look required and if it is a figure job, it is best to take a bikini or nice underwear (they may even supply this if they are interested in you and you will have to wear it in front of the client!). A Casting is always treated as a booking and MUST NEVER be missed. If you have a problem getting to a casting, always speak to your booker immediately.

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