We discover and recruit aspiring and potential models.
Modeling scouts have to deal with two kinds of people: the models and the clients.
The clients can be modeling agencies, advertising agencies, production companies, photographers or individuals looking to hire models for particular projects.
Model scouts promote models to the clients by putting forward the models that have the appropriate age, sex, look and talent that would match with what the client is seeking for.
We look for or are introduced to a new model. They then present the model’s head shot and/or a modeling card or portfolio to the client. After the client has made a choice, the scout then arranges an open call. After the client has met the model, he will contact the model scout to inform them whether or not the model was appropriate for the project. It is the scout’s job then to coordinate the details of the project, such as wardrobe or any other preparation that might be needed before turning up to a shoot.
We in charge of negotiating the contract or pay with the client. Keep in mind that there is a commission taken for any jobs that the models have acquired.
You should also be aware of modeling scams and avoid anything that doesn’t feel right.
Be suspicious if you are asked to pay an upfront fee by anyone who tent to represent us and don’t sign any documents without reading them through first. In case of doubt, please call our office line.
What are model scouts looking for?
Tall, fresh-faced, natural beauties with great personalities. We want to see young women as they are in real life. There is no need to hide behind make-up or worry about wearing the perfect outfit. We are just looking to see girls in everyday situations.
What happens next after being spotted?
At Native X Media, we take a careful and steady approach. We sit down with the models and their Guardians to explain how the business works. What our management philosophy entails and what he/she can expect from the process. Then we propose a plan and discuss next steps, which generally entails outlining his/her availability over the next six months to a year. We always tell our new, young models: ‘Modelling is a hobby until you make it your profession.’