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Friday, February 17, 2012

Answering a Reader Question #319

Anonymous Wrote:

Hi Dania, in september 2011, I got into WOMEN, but I'm short so they told me that I'll be doing commercial/print, and also that they'll put me in their base and contact me when I'm needed. They still didn't call, and I'm not on their site either, but they told me that I shouldn't do any modeling outside the agency. My question is, since I didn't sign anything, and I'm not on their site(which gets regularly updated!), can I go to another agency? Sorry for my bad english,it's not my native language xx 

Hi, Anonymous! I am actually in the exact situation as you EXCEPT I have a contract and they've gotten me work. Have you been in constant communication with them to find out why they haven't been sending you out to any castings? It is important to keep in touch with your agency, especially if things are slow for you--sometimes agencies have so many models they're working with that they tend to forget about others. So sometimes you have to make them remember who you are.

However, if you have been in touch with them and they still haven't done much to promote you and send you out on castings, then I would definitely recommend looking for another agency--mainly one that will give you a physical contract. The fact that WOMEN didn't have you sign anything works to your advantage. Should you find a new agency to represent you, simply send WOMEN an email or write them a letter, letting them know that you're no longer interested in being represented by them (you don't have to say why, so leave that part out). As long as you notify them in some way of terminating your working relationship with them, they can't say that you kept them out of the loop or accuse you of leaving them for the competition.


Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm an aspiring model and I've just recently sent an application to a local modeling agency, but I feel like I screwed it up, I mean I sent this yesterday and I shouldn't be so anxious already. I'm new to this but have always loved fashion. I'm also not very tall (5'4''). since i don't have any experience i couldn't put much on the application. What do you think you would put if you were in my position? thanks ! :)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #321." Thanks for reading!