And what to expect.
I have been on both sides of an open call being that i started off wanting to be a model and now i actual book models. Open calls can be so scarey! You get so nervous and so worked up about meeting them and before you know it its all over.
First thing you should do is call all the agencies that you are interested in meeting with to find out what days and times they hold their open calls. Every agency is different.
When going to an open call you should bring pictures. If you have a portfolio, thats great! If you dont have a portfolio then just bring polaroids and simple snap shots of yourself. Just remember not to take anything too seriously and if they aren't pleasant with you its probably because they are just really busy. Sometimes people for open calls just seem to come in at the wrong time. When you get there someone will take your pictures or your portfolio and look at them in private and show the other agents while you just wait...up front or something. IF they like you they will have you come in , get measured , and take more digital pictures of you. You should always bring a swim suit with you to an open call!!!! If they dont like you, its no big deal. They will just tell you their not interested. When i went to my first open call with allison i was so nervous, we both were. We didnt even want to get out of the car and go in.
If you have the look they are wanting then you could get signed that day. Think that doesnt happen... just ask allison. The very day she went in for an open call she got a contract!
If one agency doesnt like you, dont give up! You might just be exactly what the next agency is looking for and then you will be on your way to success! haha well okay maybe you will finally have your foot in the door which is better than before.