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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Must Watch for my Readers - Modeling Conventions

Hey, readers! I came across this video post in a forum and after watching it, felt I had to share it with you. This is a video report from MSNBC, which takes a quick insider look at modeling conventions...namely, IMTA, which I'm sure many of you model hopefuls have come across in your search for how to make it in the modeling industry. I highly encourage you to watch this video as well as your parents--especially your parents! They state plainly why these conventions are not such a good idea if you want to pursue modeling or acting.

I've stated that modeling does not have to cost you a fortune and is as simple as sending in pictures for free or attending open casting calls for free. I've said this until I've been blue in the face and I think this video report illustrates beautifully what I've been saying all along.

Even the head of Elite Model Management is interviewed and he says the same thing I'm saying. I think the next time I get a question asking about modeling conventions, I'm just going to refer them to this video! LOL.

If you still think this alternative route will make you a star, then I don't know what to tell you except that I wish you luck and really do hope that the thousands of dollars paid will result in you being a success story. Check it out:


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this...

I hope people learn, I went through this when I was seven. Got contacted by a smaller agency, but never heard from them afterward. My mom and I have learned definitely.

I have a question, that coincidentally relates to the video in a way. When you send pictures to agencies online, some (for example Ford, Elite and IMG) have a "message box" separate from entering your measurements, height, etc. What do you suggest you type in there to catch their attention? And if you don't mind, could you provide an example.

Any help is great! And thanks again for the video, though my mom probably wishes she would've seen it eight years ago lol.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, and thanks for the comment and your question! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #43."