casting

A casting is a type of introductory interview where the clients (publishers, editors, photographers, and advertising agents) can meet the model. In some cases, only specific models will be asked to castings (for e.g. brown-haired, green-eyed, 1.75 etc.). Before the casting, the model agency chooses from their files, the models that match the descriptions and send the choice on comp-card (for explanation, see comp-card) to the client by e-mail. Afterwards, the client informs the modelling agency which model he would like to see at casting. In the next stage, the model receives all the details for the casting from the modelling agency (where, when, contact person, what to bring etc.). The model must always arrive on time with a neat appearance, and bring with her the model book and several comp-cards. After the client has seen the models live, he will decide who the best model for the job/shoot will be. In his/her career, a model goes through a large number of castings, from which he/she will get only a few fixed bookings. It should go without saying that a model will go through these professional setbacks but should continue to still show the same commitment at casting meetings.