5 Talent Requested for Kiehl’s Digital Shoot

5 Talent from Latitude’s New York office were requested to audition for Kiehl’s via self tape.

Latitude Talent models and actors can be seen so many places simply because we have the best talent finding success in the modeling and acting industry. Whether your goal is to become a model or actor, find a modeling or talent agency, or to take your experience to the next level in a major market like New York City, our service can help connect you with the resources to get started. Not only is Latitude the most affordable option in New York, we provide photography complimentary to talent who on-board with us.

Talent with Latitude have access to a database of casting calls in their market, as well as a team of professional support and mentors who help talent reach their objectives. No one works harder for talent than Latitude. Period.

When should you go from SAG-eligible to joining SAG? – WATCH

When should you go from SAG-eligible to joining SAG?

What are Pros and cons of joining SAG (Screen Actors Guild)? Is joining SAG worth it? That is a question SO MANY actors have, especially when they become SAG eligible. Latitude Talent Studios welcomes #Model​, #Actress​ and #Producer Sophia Gutchinov to our New York City studio to discuss when actors should take the leap and join the union. Joining the union is costly at first, but for some, it can mean major stardom or a reduction of booking gigs from nonunion roles.

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About Latitude: Latitude Talent Studios is a multi-faceted boutique talent marketing and creative studio for models, actors and influencers. Since we are not a talent agency, our bespoke service helps provide beginner talent access to the tools necessary for success, while being offered the personal attention to overall growth in the entertainment community.

Modeling in New York

So you want to become a model? Well the search to get started hasn’t changed that much. In fact, more and more modeling agencies are focusing on strictly digital platforms which can help a beginner getting started in the entertainment industry a little bit easier.

What hasn’t changed in becoming a model, especially in a major market such as New York, is the strict specifications that high end editorial agencies place on new talent. Commercial Models are in high demand, which makes trying out a bit easier.

Having a beautiful face is what many people assume makes a great model. While commercial talent typically have a marketable look which is the direct result from having nice facial features, it is important to be sure that a model has the specifications that a particular client is looking for. When attending a casting call, for this example let’s use a brand such as Abercrombie and Fitch, before you would even see the casting call client, they would require you to attend a model fitting or provide online measures. This is to be sure that the model attending the casting call actually fits in the clothing. If they do not fit those specifications during the model fitting, they will typically not even be able to complete the casting call.

For a beginner model it is important to equally focus on maintaining your look as well as enhancing your body. Regularly attending the gym and eating healthy are prime ways to get in fighting shape. Models now a days come in all shape and sizes, allowing all looking a chance to land gigs.

It is important to remember that body type and size is not all that matters when becoming a model. Personality is key, no client, big or small, wants to work with a model or actor that has a negative attitude. While it is important to remain confident, it is important to be humble and respectful of the casting clients time. Always attend casting calls on time, not too early and be prepared to meet a variety of people. Casting calls rarely have one or two people in attendance expect dozens if not more. For modeling post Covid many auditions can be done online through self video tape or Zoom Calls.


When a model first wants to take on a major market such as New York City, they typically look into attending open casting calls. While attending an open call is a guaranteed way to be seen by a agency, it is not the best way to get scouted. If you do not match the specifications, or you are unprepared, meaning you do not have a portfolio, it can essentially be a waste of time and make you look unprofessional in front of the client, be sure you have all the adequate materials necessary before attending castings. At Latitude, we help new models develop those materials since we are not an agency.

More and more modeling agencies are focusing on marketing talent digitally. In the 1980s and prior, the only way to submit talent to a castings was through the Postal Service. Printed comp cards were typically used and replaced every six months. Typically a modeling agency would send hundreds of comp cards to a client who would then review and let the agency know who they want to meet in person. Now mailing is not only outdated, but very slow. Almost every single major agency uses a digital platform and digital comp cards. While some agencies may get those started for talent, models are able to develop their own and use them to submit to castings. It also makes a model appear more professional when they are using correct marketing.

Social media is also important in for models to get scouted. Instagram is a great platform to showcase your work however it is important to be mindful of unscrupulous individuals that pose at scouts. It is important if you are communicating with a scout via social media To verify their connection to the agency. If you’re speaking to them via email, ensure that their email is from the official website.

To get your social media started, be sure to post photos that showcase your look and use hashtags to gain likes and followers.

Becoming a model and getting started is overwhelming, Latitude Talent Studios can help. As a service, we help models and actors connect with the tools to get started.

Become a Model – 3 Tips to Get Signed

If your goal is to become a model, then getting signed by a modeling agency is a major step in the right direction. Becoming a fashion model, requires patience, dedication, along access to the right resources.

With the rise of alternative modeling agencies, from male, female and non-binary talent, to plus-sized, commercial and print models of all looks and backgrounds have a real shot at getting started. These 3 industry tips can help you to get signed to a modeling agent and get scouted as a model.

Tip 1: Know Your Look

To get started as a model you have to be realistic in understanding where you would place as a talent. Many new talent start off by submitting their photographs to every agency they find online. While this can help provide you exposure, it is first important only apply to agencies that work with your specific look. It is best to search for a talent agency website to see what kind of models they featured and understand if you have a chance of actually getting signed on their talent roster. Many modeling agencies in smaller markets host open casting calls, some even virtual. Go online to find open casting calls and auditions on the official agency websites.

Tip 2: Build a portfolio

While some modeling agencies encourage talent to submit digital pictures, also referred to as Polaroids back in the 1990s, they will eventually ask for a modeling portfolio. Many top modeling agencies, especially New York model management companies, will require a portfolio to see how you photograph. Larger agencies typically will not invest in your portfolio if you are trying to become a model, however smaller agencies might help you build up your portfolio and smaller markets. Mother agents are usually found in smaller, rural areas and they have connections to larger market agencies in areas like Los Angeles, New York City, and Miami Florida.

When you are seeking out a photographer to start a portfolio it is important to make sure you research the photographer first to ensure that their experience and background working with models will actually provide you a beneficial portfolio. It is also very important to make sure that you are not spending thousands of dollars on materials that you do not need. It is better for a model to do multiple photo shoots and even smaller test shoots, then to do one big one at one time. So if you’re investing money in a portfolio, as every model should expect to do, it is better to do smaller shoots throughout the year to showcase a variety of looks in your book. Modeling Studios that focus on photography can also be helpful however do your research to ensure you are only working with the best team. Listen to model podcasts and watch vlogs on how to get started as a model.

Many new models are under the impression that to get signed to an agency, the modeling company will pay for all of their start up expenses. This is completely wrong. Any new model should always expect to cover their own start up costs as most agencies do not cover that anymore.

Tip 3: Get Access To Casting Calls

One of the most difficult things that any model or even any actor will find when getting started in the industry is finding casting calls, also referred to as auditions. It is very important to make sure that you research any casting call or opportunity that you apply to. Not every opportunity is the same. There are many websites that offer access to free casting calls and there are paid services and breakdown companies that you can subscribe to. Yes, many can be costly so it’s best to only apply to casting calls once you have the right marketing materials and are confident in actually auditioning. It is best to research modeling agencies and go on their modeling Instagram page to see what they are all about and if they are legit.

Are Modeling Schools Good For New Models?

Some models want to go to modeling school, or wonder if it is worth it starting out. Many modeling schools only teach runway coaching and unless you are over 5 9 as a female model, or over 6 1 as a male model, training might not be the best use of your time. Attending Model Boot Camps can help you get access to real information as a starting model.

When you are thinking about applying to opportunities or agencies it’s best to remember to pinpoint the exact submissions to the right opportunities.

At Latitude, our company was designed to assist models and actors in attaining their personal goals; whether that goal is to simply build or start a portfolio, or to obtain exposure in a major market. We are not any agency, so the personalized service we provide to talent of all backgrounds allows access to the tools necessary to be successful, while being offered the personal attention to overall growth in the entertainment community. We are realistic with beginners and it is important to understand there is no magic potion to get started or any guarantees. With the right marketing tools like photography, along with access to opportunities, it can make getting started easier as a beginner.

Any model needs to make sure that they get professional help when getting started. Latitude Talent Studios is a talent service for models and actors and can help you get started. To become a model visit LatitudeTalent.com