The Midwest Model New Talent Process: We are a Type A "talent" based agency. We do not participate in conferences, contests or classes. That is for agency focused groups we refer to as Type "B". We are a great way for new models and actors entering the industry for several reasons:
We pay for new models and actors photography.
We make videos for our talent.
You can choose non-exclusive or exclusive contracts based on your needs and categories.
We only take 15% of your pay. Many agencies take 20%
For third party jobs we only take 10% off the bottom.
Clients can view models and talent online without registration.
Because we provide your photos we say that we go "one step farther" than most agencies.
What can I expect at a Midwest Model photo shoot?:
We do our own photography; we do not out-source it. We do not send models or actors to third party photographers unless that talent is several hundred miles away from us.
Expect a clean, safe environment. We expect you to bring another adult with you if you are new to Midwest Model. We want a clean fresh look. We do not charge you for the photo shoot - we are investing in you as a model. If we travel to you, expect a half hour set up time and lots of changing of lights to get the right light.
Many times we do your shoot at a middle location close to the photographer and you. Studio shots are done typically in our Boone studio.
Send us an email with the following information: (Adults must apply for anyone under 18)
Age: Women - Bust: Waist: Hip:
Height : Weight:
Men - Height : Weight:
Parent Name: (if applicable)
Primary Desire: (Acting, Modeling, or Both)
Email this information to: firstname.lastname@example.org Include a couple photos. Minimal Makeup or none at all please.
Men, please no bare-chested photos.
No photo editing. And Smile!
What we look for:
For models, we look for beautiful people no matter their height. Oval faces tend to get more work worldwide, and we tend to lean that way as well. Symmetry is important.
For actors, we look for screen presence. We do work with new actors.
We look for all ages.
After you apply and are accepted we will inform you what category or categories you are in.
Plus size lady models need to be at least 5'9" tall.
Hair needs to be one color and natural looking.
Your head shots have to look clean and clear and look professional. An agency or customer need to know exactly what you look like in person. The model that shows up for a casting call has to look like the photo they have of you.