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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #279

Lina Wrote:

I was wondering what was your opinion on submitting yourself to modeling agencies in different countries? Also, would it be good or bad to submit yourself to a lot (fifteen-twenty) at the same time?

Hi, Lina! I think submitting to agencies in other countries is a good thing and I encourage it. The process is very similar to submitting to a local agency: visit the official websites for the agencies you're interested in and follow each one's instructions/guidelines for submissions. Of course attending an open casting call is probably not going to be realistic for you so you'll have to stick to sending them your pictures and information online. It is important to note, however, that should you be invited for an interview at an agency's office in another country, the expenses related to airfare/travel and lodging will have to come out of your pocket. Agencies do not cover such costs if it is just for an interview. So be prepared to possibly accommodate that kind of expense.

Your chances of working with an international agency are better if you are currently signed to an agency in your area that has experience with placing models in other markets. This is typically the case with the mother agency situation. You can learn more about how mother agencies work by clicking on the link below:

Understanding the Role of Mother Agencies in Modeling

It is a good thing to submit to as many agencies as you meet the requirements for. There is no rule or limit so submit as much as you want. Doing so helps to increase your chances of gaining interest from one or more agencies. Remember, never hold out for one agency's response if there are others just as good (or better) giving you offers. Go with the one that you feel most confident and comfortable with once you've gotten to the interview stage.

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