When an Advertising Agency, Photographer, Graphic Design, Casting Director or Corporation needs a model, the easiest thing for them to do is to pick up the phone and call a Modeling or Talent Agency.
The client knows that they will be getting real, professional models and may be willing to pay you top dollar. They also know that they’ll have to deal with the future usage issue which is good for you as a model. Rates can be doubled and tripled depending on the time and location of usage of the job.
Models often come and go. For a client using freelance or independent models, keeping track of who is available to model is just too big a burden for most companies to deal with. Instead of making one or two calls they have to advertise and deal with dozens if not hundreds of prospective models not knowing the experience level and reputation of the talent they are dealing with. Rather than going to all that trouble, they just depend on the professionals to do their legwork for them, the Modeling Agency.
Many clients, like the rest of us, like to spend as little money as possible. Many modeling gigs may be for a surprisingly short period of time. Clients will try to hire models for an hour at a time. Modeling agencies will try to keep that to a minimum by demanding a minimum fee and time period from their clients, usually, 2 -4 hours. That’s another reason that Modeling Agencies are worth their commission alone.
I have witnessed hundreds of times models not represented making 80-90 percent less money because the clients know they are vulnerable. Paying your agency 10-20 percent commission and making sure you actually are paid is a much better route to take. Plus the agency has often thousands of potential clients they can promote you to.
If you have questions or need further advice call Craze Agency at 801-438-0067 or go to http://www.crazeagency.org
Types of Modeling-There are various types of modeling to choose from and most models don’t just stick to one kind. Very broadly, they can be classified into Fashion Modeling, Body or Body Part Modeling, Commercial Modeling. The following are the most ethical types.
- Fashion modeling of course can be further divided into print, runway, editorial, catalog, lingerie, bathing suit, fitness, size specific (petite, plus size etc) modeling and possibly a few more.
- Commercial modeling this is actually the busiest modeling in a medium to small market size. This includes lifestyle modeling, sport modeling, modeling for trade shows, product promotions, etc.
- Body part modeling is actually an off-shoot of fashion modeling which uses models for specific body parts. So for example, a model with great hands would be used for an ad for a hand cream.
Finding Work-There is never a lack of work for models but for paying jobs it is very competitive. Finding work can be hard on your own, especially if you’re an unknown face with no proven talent. The best way to start out in modeling is to work with a reputable agent who takes you under their wing. It is the agency’s job to promote you and find you work and it helps you gain a foothold while you’re still new to the industry.
Versatility-You will immediately become more employable when you are versatile and can pretty much suit any role a client needs. Versatile model are just as comfortable at photo with different photographers and products at photo shoots as they are saying lines for various TV commercials or working as a spokes model. Once you’ve proven your abilities, you will soon become the person the client asks back for the next promotion as well. This is when it becomes much easier because you do not have to continually audition, they just directly book you.
The Client-Your career is client-driven. Your ability to book jobs is based on how well you can help the client sell the product or service. Without the client you will have no work, and obviously no pay. Doing an amazing job when you are booked will force the client to hire you over and over again.
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Craze Agency Casting Calls-New Disney Channel Sitcom, “Jessie” auditioning actors for series regulars. Debby Ryan will play the starring role of au pair Jessie.It’s A Laugh Productions, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, will begin production on a new promising family sitcom for Disney Channel titled, “Jessie” this summer, 2011. Auditions are underway for the series regulars, and additional casting will continue throughout spring 2011. Casting calls have gone out to talent in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, Vancouver, and Toronto for the series regulars.
Starring Clair Danes-AS COOL AS I AM (Regional Release) Feature Film SAG Producer: Anthony Mastromauro, Judd Payne, Matt Williams start Date: May 9, 2011
Las Vegas Film- A Tamas Horvath Film A United Vision Film “What a Chance”This film will be shot with an HVX200-a camera with P2 support. Filming is expected to take 3-5 shoot days and will start shooting in late April or early May depending on the schedules of the cast and crew after casting is completed.
Casting session For Craze Agency Talent For Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Brand TV spotsAuditions will be 5 minutes for each spot Here are the specifications…
Client: Intermountain Healthcare
Current spots are :30Rate: $700.00 Patient
$300.00 Featured Extras
$150.00 Kid Extras (cast by head shots only)Market:
Utah Buy: one year, Television & Web Shoot Date: April 13-14th, 2011 (full day)
Walmart Demo Dates: 4/16/2011 to 4/17/2011 Times: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM4 hour demoLocations: Utah, Idaho Rate: $60 per event
Now Casting 24 Models for Stock Image Work Breakdown:
Seeking 2 Males and 2 Females from 6 Ethnicities (Caucasian, African, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Islanders, and Native Ethnicities or multi-racial)
Age: Mid 20’s – Early 60’s
Seeking 24 models in total.
Casting Models 17 years and Up Paying-The Craze Agency has been working with a Utah Photography studio out of Salt Lake City/Duchene, Utah
The Craze Agency and the Photographer will be conducting a Model Casting Call on Friday, April 8, 3:00pm- 5:30pm in Sandy, Utah. Selected Models will need to plan for a 5 minute interview/audition.
Snowbird Shoots- We have a client that is looking to do a Print Photo shoot in Utah April 17-18 Rate is $750/day for Adults. Children $300/day. Half day shoots, 2-4 hours.
Looking for Snowboarders with all different levels of experience. If you are comfortable on a Snowboard, you will be considered for the job. The children will be on a Bunny Slope.
Male or Female Brand Ambassadors ages 18-60 for Wal-Mart Frito Lay Event, UTAH, IDAHO, AND WYOMING!!! DEMO PROGRAM EVENT DETAILS
Program Name: Wal-Mart Week 8 – Frito Lay
Requirements: Standard Demonstrator, age 18-60 Paying
BOISE Casting Voice Actors. To voice various characters for an upcoming project. All casting will be done by submitting an audio file audition.Paying
Characters GUY D’ FEET- 83-year-old (middle aged for his kind) Rodent with a French accent.DEAN SUSIE- 47-year-old Dean of History. She’s an airy, sing song sort of speaker THEODORA- 55…
All Craze Markets-Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking energetic College Students interested in the Walt Disney World® College Program.
Male and Female performers are needed to bring to life the world famous Disney Characters. Character performers play before thousands of guests each day in “meet and greets”, parades and stage shows …
Actors and Actresses wanted, Cortez, Colorado
8 part web series. Production begins in early April and ends in June. Will be shooting evenings, nights and some weekends. Extremely flexible with scheduling.
Looking for a couple of Males (mid to late 20′s) who can do some excellent fight and action scenes. Also looking for a Female (20′s)
UTAH EXTRAS WILL BE BOOKING EXTRAS FOR THE NEW DISNEY CHANNEL FEATURE,GUIDE TO LIFE
Produced by Salty Pictures
Shooting dates are 4/20/11
Shooting in and around SLC and St. George, Utah Paying
KIDZBOP 2011 COMMERCIAL CASTING, boys and girls ages 8-14 NON-UNION
Please be advised that the is selected based on their uploaded video. IF selected, you will be flown to a casting location closest to you by the production company. Pay $10,000
Project: University of Phoenix commercial (non Speaking principals)
Casting Buyout info.: Unlimited versions/lifts. All forms of broadcast television including National TV, Cable, and Regional. Internet. Industrial. PR/Agency reels. 1 year. North America Pays well!
Children ages 7-11, Utah The “Scripture Stories” broadcast on the Mormon Channel has been one of the most popular (frequently accessed) programs for the last two years! They are now casting to find children to participate.NEEDED: Children between ages 7-11 years as of September 1, 2011.
Boise-Military Family Photo/Video Shoot,
We have a studio out of Boise, Idaho that is interested in doing a Military Family stock video/photo shoot using Male and Female Models. Non-speaking
Looking for actual Military personnel with a Uniform. It doesn’t matter if you are current or not.The shoot will be the end of this week or begin…
Utah-Looking for extras
Boys/Girls age 9-12
Adults (male/female) ages 30-50
Please email Craze
We are in need of a 2 Male actors between 5’6″ and 5’8″ with slim builds to play Megamind from the DreamWorks movie, “Megamind” for an in-store event coming up this weekend.
OMISSION Produced by Jason SteadmanWritten & Directed by Steve GreeneAuditions will be held on the Salt Lake Community College campus in Taylorsville, Utah on Thursday,
Spokane-Needing several actors for a short project film ,
Need a few people who are interested in acting for a small project that is being planned. These are non speaking roles, which will be filmed as a music video of sorts.Need are as follows-A couple (female and male)3 males and 4 females
The Biggest Loser is holding a Casting Call on March 12 in SLC!
Be part of the most inspirational show on TV. Several contestants from Utah have come to our castings and have made it on the show!
BYU Student Film Casting, Males 25-45 and Females ages 7-12, Utah
Casting session It will be held in South Salt Lake City
Casting session on Friday, February 18 from 9:00am- 10:00am for Craze Agency Talent in downtown Salt Lake City.
For Pacific Corp. (Rocky Mountain Power) Commercial Spots
Auditions will be every 5 minutes for each spot. Great Pay
Male and Female Promo Models ages 18-35 for Las Vegas Expo
We are working with an event management company looking to hire Male and Female Promo Models ages 18-35 for an upcoming expo in Las Vegas Tuesday, March 1 & Wednesday, March 2. Paying
Utah-In a clever parody of the current “Jimmermania” frenzy, BYU’s library is creating a comedic short, one-minute promo video. This video will primarily be distributed across the BYU campus.
Two college-age males (18-26)
The University of Utah Department of Film and Media Arts announces an open casting call for this year’s student film productions. Actors of all ages and experience levels are welcome.
Prepared monologues are preferred, but cold readings will be available.
Auditions will be held i Friday, February 25 from 3-8:30 PM.
To make an appointment…
Casting Call- Men ages 20-30, Las Vegas
“The Suspect”is a dramedy about two detectives who are attempting to solve avery serious case.
Production Company: Dark Water Productions
Casting Director: Helen McCready
NON-UNION CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Web instructional video
Production Company: Handstand Productions(Greg Windley)
Rates: Day Players = $500
Half Day Players = $350
Utah-Local Director is looking for a young girl from the age of 2-5 with blonde hair to imitate their six- year- old actress.
They will need to go with the Director around SLC, to parks, etc. and get some snap shots to use as “family photos” for the movie.
This is for the short film, IMAGINE,
Paul Mitchell Caper Event, a beauty/fashion/hair show.
Prep day is Feb. 8, morning-late afternoon; show dates are Feb. 9 & 10, morning-late afternoon in Las Vegas, NV.
Seeking—Models: females, 18-40, any ethnicity, any height, all types, all hair colors & textures
Audition Date: Monday, February 7, 2011 at 5:30pm in Las Vegas
Utah-We have a casting call for a Mother, Daughter, and Female friend.
Mother (Tatia), Caucasian, 20’s, blonde or light brown
Daughter (Kaia), Caucasian, 3 (or around that age), any color hair
Friend (Becky)-Female, Caucasian, 20’s, any color hair For shooting Monday, February 7th @TBA for 3 hoursAuditions for lead actress 18-25 years old. Babysitter type. Sides provided at audition. Bring Headshot and Resume.
When: Wednesday, February 2nd from 7:30-9:00pm
Auditions for a fractured commercial will be held Tuesday, February 1, at 7:00 to 9:00pm
The shoot will take place the following Saturday, February 5, at a time to be arranged with the cast.The shoot will only take 2 or 3 hours in the studio at the same location.
Ages can range from 20s to 50s
Extras needed for this Wednesday, February 2nd.
Immediate response needed.
Project: made for BYU TV feature film, THE LETTER WRITER, written and directed by Christian Vuissa, director of One Good Man and Baptist at our Barbecue.
Utah Photographer is looking for 3 High School students to photograph for their business portfolio.
(2 Females and 1 Male)
The ideal students would be involved in sports, theatre, rodeos or play a musical instrument
Major Model Casting Call- ages 5-60- Boise and surrounding areas Craze Talent only!!!
The Craze Agency has been working with a Photographer/Stock Photo and Video Studio out of Boise, Idaho. Their studio exclusively uses Craze Agency Models for their various concept shooting.
The Craze Agency and the studio will be conducting
MAJOR CASTING FOR HILTON PARK CITY PHOTO SHOOT, Adults 30-49, kids 6-7 and 12-14, Utah
Casting on Wednesday, February 2 for an upcoming Hilton shoot in Park City, Utah.
Shooting will be March 2 and 3 (Wed. and Thurs.). This will be a video and still casting, although the actual shoot is a still photo shoot.
America’s Got Talent, a network TV competition variety show. Hosted by Nick Canon, the series involves a celebrity panel of judges that provide commentary on performers of all varieties. Shooting across the U.S.
Seeking—Contestants: males & females, all ages.
Auditions Feb. 19 & 20
Las Vegas Audition”There’s Zombies Out There” CAST
STEVE age 20-30 A thin, lean, laid back security guard
Chester (Male 8-12) red-headed nerdy -Haylie ( Female age 8-12) Average looking Calvin (Male age 8-12) Average looking-Becky (Female age 8-12) Mr. Davis (Male age 20-40) A lean teacher- Zombie girl (Any Ethnicity, female age 18-30.
Male and Female Talent/Models, ages late 30’s, Utah
One of our local Utah clients will be coordinating some talent for another print ad.
They are looking to hire one Female, and one Male who can look like they’re in their later 30’s.
Fit, healthy, good acting skills a plus. Paying
Fantasy Web Series Auditions, Kids and Adults, Utah Pink Wombat Cinema announces auditions for an untitled fantasy/adventure/Comedy webseries about fantasy gaming, written and directed by Paul & Patrick Gibbs, co-creators of the hit webeseries “Manic City”.
The series will film from February to April (primarily weekends).
Boise area Female 21 -36 must be thin, beautiful, Mediterranean or Italian looking for Print Illustration modeling. Paid assignment. Also looking for thin African American male 24-40. Will be shot sometime next week. If Interested
Hints for Working on a Movie Set
Work on a movie set often means “hurry-up and wait”. You’re going to be asked to wait for long periods of time in between your scenes. If you don’t know what’s expected of you during these waits, you might accidentally make a serious mistake and be asked to leave.
To keep you alive and well on the set, here are some of the directions you, as Background Artists, are required to follow:
Bring ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS for your I-9 information to the set. This includes your driver’s license and social security card, or, birth certificate, or passport. You will not get paid be asked to leave if you don’t have these. Print legibly. If your paperwork cannot be read, this will slow down the process for you to get paid.
Be prepared to stay all day (about 12 hours). Once you’ve been established in a shot, you must be there in case you’re needed again. If you choose to leave, you will not be paid or rehired. Sometimes the production will end quickly and they will let you go but you must let them give you the OK.
o Arrive 15 minutes before your actual call time. You will use this time to fill out paperwork and to get where you need to be.
o Be very quiet on the set and in the holding areas. Everyone needs to hear all of the directions at all times. You surely don’t want to miss a cue.
o Do NOT approach the cast and crew with questions, for autographs, or for photos.
o Do not touch any equipment.
o Leave your valuables at home. Do not leave valuables in your car. They are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
o Be patient and pay attention.
- Put your cell phones on silent or vibrate, and do not answer it while they are shooting.
- If you make a commitment you must show up!!!!!!!!!!!!
Important Terms & Phrases
When on set, expect to hear the following:
1) Rehearsal – practicing the shot. Sometimes this will be with just the cast or just the camera. Often it will include background. The AD (assistant director) department will be very clear as to who is participating in the rehearsal so that everyone is aware.
2) Picture Is Up – this means we will be shooting the next time (rolling film). Everyone that has been directed to work in the shot will participate.
3) Rolling – the camera and sound begin to record. Please stand by.
4) Background Action – this is where all of the background act and do what they have been directed to do.
5) Action – the cast (those speaking) begins their acting.
6) Cut – everybody stops acting and listens for instructions.
7) Reset or Going Again – We will do the same shot again. Please return to where you started on the previous take. Please do the same exact thing as the previous take unless directed to change it.
8) Check the Gate – last stage before setting up a new shot. Please stand by.
9) Moving On or New Deal – A new shot will be set. Please listen for instructions as this may be an appropriate tie to use the restrooms or get food and water.
Please bring at least one outfit that would comply with the descriptions below but not to exceed 3 outfits. If you don’t have anything vintage, then clothing of the appropriate type and color (described below) are also acceptable.
DO NOT SHAVE YOUR SIDEBURNS OR CUT YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE END OF THE SHOOT.
****This may be obvious to many of you, but please wear proper undergarments in case you are asked to change clothes.
GOOD COLORS Bad Colors
Light blue Hot pink
Red Lime green
Peach Bright White
Pale yellow Green
As non-descript as possible. PLEASE avoid ultra-modern, huge, high-tech tennis shoes. If period appropriate shoes are not available, dark shoes in general are quite helpful. . Sandals and platform shoes are also useful.
Again, as non-descript as possible. Grey, black, tan, and pastel trousers are acceptable. Wide leg is acceptable for women, as well as some flare. No bell-bottoms. NO SHORTS.
Shirts and blouses in the preferred colors are appropriate. Oversized T-shirts are not appropriate.
Some scenes may be outside, bring appropriate clothes to keep warm when not shooting
NO Big logos (i.e. Nike, Coke, Gap, Rocca, Enyce, etc.)
NO Acid washed denim
NO High contrast patterns/plaids
NO Super baggy hip hop clothes
Please keep dates and production information in case you need it to track payment issues or for your resume.
Do not gossip or speak badly about the production, other talent, agencies etc., clients want positive professional people.
Remember every production is different be ready for different methods in everything they do. Also generally it takes 2-3 weeks to get paid but sometimes it takes longer!
These tips are generalities and will help greatly, but remember every client will have various things they may expect so be sharp and ready.
Have a great adventure!
National Baby and Child Model Search offers monthly prizes,
talent agent exposure and a chance to win a year of representation with Ford
Campus Event, Male or Female ages 18-30, BOISE AND SPOKANE
… Below are details for a poster installer needed for a National Campus
Campaign for Sprint.
Male or Female age 18-30 needed.
Date: Needs to be completed between November 8th &
Poster Installer: $50 up to 100 posters
Arches National Park, Utah Seeking models for a commercial / print photo shoot / non union
Male / Female ages 20 – 45 All ethnicities
Description: You should be athletic (outdoorsy, not body builders),
good/interesting looking, energetic, have a lot of character, urban, hip,
…Surfers, mountain bikers, drivers, snowboarders is a plus but not a must.
Compensation: $300/per day Buyout
Casting Extras for, “The Letter Writer” Feature Film Produced and Directed by Christian Vuissa
for BYU TV
Low budget independent
Tentative shoot schedule: begin November 6, for 14 days
Filming in Utah County, Salt Lake County Pay TBD
Wyoming Holiday Mall Programs need Promo Models, Males and Females ages 18-40, Merrier
Shopping (Black Friday) means giving the shopper what they want and
when they want it.
On Black Friday,
that means offering retailer discounts, freebies, value added and a fun mall
…experience early in the morning! Paying
Casting for Returned Sister Missionaries for Photo Shoot, ages 22-25, Utah-LDS Casting is looking for recently returned Sister missionaries of all ethnicities, for a new brochure on dressing and grooming standards for sister missionaries. Modeling experience is a plus. Who: Women 22-25 years old, …all ethnicities, re…turned missionaries, sizes 0-16 They will choose 20 models paying
We have a client that is going to be in need of some Featured Talent for a
short marketing video for Novell. They are going to need a variety of Males and Females, ages from late 20’s
and up, any Ethnicity. This Wednesday, November 3- Friday, November 5
starting at 12:00pm and working into the evening in south Provo ea…ch day.
You can work all 3 days or any combo of days.
Pay is $90 per day!!
Boise-Auditions for Leaving Iowa December 12, 2 p.m. & December 13, at 7 p.m. in the
Needed- 3 Men, 3 Women, ages 25-50.
No preparation or appointment necessary.
Boise -Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
December 4th, 10:00am and December 7th at 7:30pm at
Because of the influx of new opportunities, Craze Agency will be interviewing potential models, actors and extras of all ages for the next two weeks!
We are A rated members of the BBB! Established in 1999 and one of the top rated Agencies in the USA. Call 801-438-0067 Utah or 208-433-9511 Idaho.
Apply online at http://www.crazeagency.com
With 25 years experience and as President of the Craze Modeling and Talent Agency booking 1000’s of models and actors, here are some of the most important tips that hiring client’s look for when booking talent for paid speaking roles or modeling assignments!
1- Polish- The talent must be polished and confident enough to do the job with little or no direction if needed.
2- Experience-Does your portfolio or resume show you have worked and trained successfully in the past?
3- First impression-Often they have to make a hiring decision within 30-60 seconds. If they cast you and they have not worked with you before they are taking an educated risk. A good impression is made by being early, prepared, looking like a professional and having amazing charisma!
4-Can you think quick on your feet? Sign of an experienced professional. Can you make the adjustments they ask for?
5-Are you worth the money they are paying? If the client is going to pay a rate of $400-$1500 a day, you must show them you are worth it. They have to account for every dollar spent.
6-Originality-When auditioning many models or actors it becomes hard to differentiate between each talent. You need to make a creative statement and lasting impression within the context of the project.
7-Be prepared to be uncomfortable. It is natural not to feel natural. (That is why it is important to constantly be practicing and training).
8-When you first get into the acting business, go to every audition that you fit the profile on regardless if it is a lower or non-paying project. This business is all about networking and exposure.
9-Ability takes time. Be patient with yourself and your agent.
10-You can spot an experienced Model or Actor a mile away. You cannot fake it!
11-Keep your sides after every acting audition, sometimes it can take weeks for the callbacks to occur.
12-Keep a journal and detailed notes on all of the auditions you attend. Track what happened, how you did, things that worked and things you need work on. Note how you adjusted to each audition, who you met with, etc.
13-When you book a job, always make a note on what the project was, what part you played and who the production company, casting director or client was. Update your resume and make copies for your agent and yourself. That may land you your next job.
14-Pay you agents commission ASAP, they really do notice who pays quickly and will send you out more often. After all it is a business.
15-Never get discouraged. That is why most Actors and Models fail!
Circle yourself with positive people who are also in the industry or support you in your passion.
16-Always aim to become the best Actor or Model in the entire world.
It takes that kind of mental approach and dedication to achieve results in this competitive
Always remember these tips and your chance of obtaining success will dramatically increase. The Craze Agency is here to help! If you would like more Information about us call 801-438-0067 or go to www.crazeagency.com