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MTSC Agents Panel

May 2006

Question:

what can I expect from an agent?

Modelresource's reply:

If you sign with an agency you should expect them to guide your development and promote you for work. In particular, an agency should:

  • Help you understand the image they envision for you. This may mean a new hair style. It may mean you need your teeth straightened or whitened.

  • Direct you to photographers that will understand and enhance that image.

  • Either promote you for work in their own market, or attempt to place you with other agencies (in the same market and/or other markets suited to your look) that directly deal with bookings.

    Some agencies will work with you to set career paths. This may involve developing step-by-step plans to monitor your development, and balancing priorities like education and other personal commitments with your modelling life.

    DO NOT expect the agencies to pay for all your photo shoots and materials.