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Laura Jacobs tLong time Laurens Antoine member Laura Jacobs runs a successful agency in Los Angeles that specializes in placing models overseas. We considered several agencies that specialize in placing models abroad, but Laura really stands out because she not only currently has over 20 models working internationally, but until recently, Laura was also a very successful American model in Asia herself.

This article, written by Laura will help give you some great insight as to if modeling overseas is right for you.

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3O8E2557 tThere are two very different types of mother agencies. Both play an important role in your career, but they are very different, and you need to understand the role of each before signing another contract.  

To keep things simple and separate, we’ll call one a mother agency, and the other a mother agent.

  • Mother agencies are agencies that contract you out to other agencies. By default, an agency you have an exclusive all-encompassing contract is a mother agency, although they may not all contract with other agencies for more work.
  • Mother agents are individuals and or non-agencies that act as a mother agent, help develop you and get you signed. In short, more like a manager.
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Erin Winters April 2011 thumb"Polaroid" may be a dated camera, but the word is commonly used for test shots by photographers (roids), and within agencies when describing un-retouched, non-professional images of talent used to depict their real selves.

These are the most important shots you can take when trying to get signed as a fashion model. We take them at CAT-Shoots as part of agency submissions but you can take them yourself!

Here's a step by step guide to how to get these important shots without making common mistakes that can keep you from getting signed!

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Model agency contractWe all make mistakes. Choosing the wrong agency is a big one to make. You may have signed a contract saying you agree to be exclusively represented by an agency you later find out isn't really all that great, or not getting you enough work. Now what do you do?

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Note: Before reading about positioning, please read the blog “The Genres of Modeling”.

Modeling agency get signed chartIt doesn't need to be said that only a handful of aspiring models ever become truly successful professional models, it's a low percentage. However, one of the reasons so many fail isn't that they aren't qualified. It's that they fail to position themselves correctly.

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There are many genres of female models. Understanding where you fit can have a huge effect on your success. This post is a prelude to “Positioning: Why so many gorgeous models don't reach their potential".

We'll explain the difference, and many of the qualifications needed for:

  • Fashion models
  • Commercial models
  • And other popular genres including promotional/amateur; fitness, teen/junior and even adult models.

 

Chasing a career or representation outside of a qualified genre is the #1 mistake made by most models.

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Model portfolio polaroidA common misconception amongst models is that you need a big book (or modeling portfolio) to get signed. Who promotes this notion? Photographers that want to make money of course.

The truth is that if you are qualified, pictures aren't necessary to get signed to a fashion agency. It's different for commercial agencies, but even in that case pictures you get from photographers are only helpful to an extent.

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Questions about model releases are some of the most common we get from aspiring talent. Many professional models ask these questions as well when working outside of their agencies. Over time we’ve come to learn that most models know less than they should about these documents, and how surprised they are when they learn what rights they have really given the person at the other end of the contract.

Know what you are signing, getting in return, and don't give away rights or income you may not need to.

 

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