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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Answering a Reader Question #169
Is it true that you have a greater chance of being signed if you go to the agencies? I heard that if you mail in/submit online you just get deleted. What do they judge you on at the agencies?
Hi, Anonymous! Yes, your chances are increased greatly when you go in person to see an agency during an open casting call. Mailing/submitting photos online gives you a shot (those kinds of submissions don't get automatically deleted but it takes longer for agencies to review and if they aren't interested, you simply won't hear from them) but there's nothing like having an agency see a potential model with their own eyes and have the opportunity to talk to him/her and gauge his/her personality in the flesh.
Not all agencies look for the same thing but if you go in person they will typically judge your overall physical appearance, personality and your runway walk (if you are trying to be a fashion model). Your measurements and digital snapshots are also other factors taken into consideration when you attend open casting calls.