Free TFP (Trade for Print) Shoot Example Template for Freelance Models

Now, to be honest, most Models and Photographers never use paperwork. But, with my traumatic experiences as a Freelance Model, I have to insist Freelance Models, unprotected by a mother agency, use this template or some version of it. Too many times did Photographers ask me to get naked, invite people to our shoots I didn’t know were joining us, not provide a changing area, leave me to do all the photo edits myself, inappropriately touch me, withhold raw images for months, and even threaten me etc…

Be safe out there! <3


List of Acting Agencies

Top Tier Agenices

Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier

APA

Brogan Agency

Buchwald

CAA (Creative Artists Agency)

CESD

Daniel Hoff

Gersh

ICM Partners (International Creative Management)

Innovative Artists

Jason Lockhart

JGD (Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum)

Jim Flynn

KMR

Paradigm

UTA (United Talent)

WME (William Morris)


Agencies

A3

Atlas

Avalon Artists (Bicoastal)

Avanti Talent

Bloc Agency

BMG

Bret Adams

Carson Adler Agency

Clear Talent

Collective Talent Agency

DDO

DGRW

Dulcina Eisen Associates

Eileen Haves

Eris Talent

Gage Talent

Glitter NJ

Gotham

Hell’s Kitchen Agency

Henderson/HoganHudson Artists Agency

Kransy Office

Lisa Lax

Maultsby Talent

Metropolis Artists Agency

Pantera / Murphy Agency

Price Group

Professional Artists

Roster Agency

Stefanie Talent

Stewart Talent

STW (Susan Toler Walters)

Take 3 Talent

Talent HouseTalent Works

The Mine Talent Agency

UGA

UIA

Wolf Talent Group

WSM

LA AGENTS

Cinterra

Zero Gravity

Mgmt 360

Smith Young 

RSA 

Michael Abrams 

Park Artists Group

Polygon Group 

Stephany Burns

Almond Talent

Pantheon AEFH

Modern Artists

NBS Entertainment

PKA

Gorgeous Media Group

90210 Talent

Artistic Endeavor

Sovereign Talent

Coast to Coast

Park Agency

RPM Stagecoach Entertainment

Fire Starter

LA Talent Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier

NBS Entertainment

MTD

Houghton 

People Store


Actor Resources from Victoria

Resources for new and professional Actors

Check out these resources in order 


1) INSTAGRAM GUIDES + HIGHLIGHTS

(Guides are under the book icon next to “play” button) 

*Check out the page of each post in the guides by clicking on the posts

www.instagram.com/VictoriaPousadaKreindler 


2) UP TO DATE ACTOR

*Do free trial & make “Targets” List

*Check advice column

*Use their audition tracker or make an Excel or Google Sheet of all your auditions

*If you choose to subscribe, mention my name to get points towards free months!

*Never sign with an agency that charges signing fees

www.uptodateactor.com


3) BACKSTAGE CALL SHEET FOR 2022

*Check out the agencies websites! Many have tips on their websites or Instagrams!

Backstage Contact Info for LA & NY Agents / Managers / Casting Directors


Call Sheet Database for Agents, Casting Directors, Classes & Monologues


WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW WHEN YOU STARTED?

• You don’t need to go to conservatory or even college for great acting education, but if you wish to check out NYU or NYFA

• Having an agent or manager won’t completely determine your success & you’ll probably switch managers / agents a lot 

• Interning for showcases is good way to attend showcases without paying thousands of dollars

• You don’t need to do pay to play classes (AKA casting director workshops) but if you chose to, quality over quantity, and make sure to nurture that relationship

• When getting headshots think of specific characters & it’s better to pay more 1 time for better quality headshots then do a bunch of bad quality sessions

• Some Acting studios film scenes for you to show what you look like on a professional camera & for Actors Access clips (like MN Acting Studio or the ThePrepNJ)

• Anything can happen in the audition room! Celebs can appear!

• Get a webcam for zoom auditions & portable microphone that connects to your phone for self tapes

• Save your audition tapes for auditions / agents (but be careful not to publish things that have copyright)





Actor Headshots VS Model Portraits

I hear a lot of people mix up these definitions so I thought I’d clear up the misunderstanding…

          Only Actors get headshots done. Models do not.

          However, both Models and Actors can have portraits done. 

Headshots are different from portraits because they show what roles you can play, they are either straight on or at a slight facial angle, they’re always chest to head, never just neck up, and they have a different function than portraits. Also, casting directors for acting will look at an Actor’s headshot along with their résumé. Whereas, casting directors for modeling will look at either you in person, your digitals, your portfolio (which includes portraits) or any combination of those items.

Portraits showcase beauty.

Headshots show what acting roles you could play.

(Or if your in business / real estate, simply what you look like with a trustworthy expression)

*Check out the “Headshots” highlight on my Instagram to see example Actor headshots!

My Actor headshot is the one in the denim, my Model portrait is the image in the black tank.

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