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Directory of Talent and Model Conventions, Contests and Agencies

At a convention or talent search competition you can hear presentations made by industry insiders on the best methods for success in this industry. A convention or contest should include networking opportunities, workshops and panels with agents to help you assess your potential and give you, hopefully, honest, direct feedback about your potential. At a scouting event or convention, you also might get to walk on a runway (for models), perform a short routine or commercial, or showcase your talent for the agents. If an agent is interested in representing you expect a call back. Remember, whenever contacting any party in this or any other show business field, always exercise caution and sound judgment.

How Modeling and Talent Conventions Offer Opportunities to Expand Into Other Areas

Modeling and talent conventions offer aspiring models and actors the opportunity to break into the business by attending one of the numerous convention events held annually in the United States and Canada. These events, running over the course of a few days to one week, draw casting directors, agents, and managers from major markets across the globe, each scouting new faces to appear in print, national commercials, television, and film. Participants of such conventions have signed contracts with major agents and managers in both Hollywood and New York, and have appeared in national commercials.

Guide to Talent and Model Conventions

Access Broadway
P.O. Box 432
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108
Email: infoaccess@broadway.com
www.accessbroadway.com
American Model and Talent Association
510 Haddington Lane
Peachtree City, GA 30268
Phone: 404-487-6656
Fax: 404-487-6763
Canadian Model & Talent Convention (CMTC)
291 Front Street,
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
K8N 2Z6
Phone: 613-967-5972/5973
Fax: 613-967-1544
Email: info@cmtc.ca
www.cmtc.ca
Classique Productions
c/o Miami Model & National Talent Invitational
P.O. Box 770486
Coral Springs, FL 33077
Phone: 954-227-6915
Email: alposilli@aol.com
Elite Look of the Year
Elite Model Management
119 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2L1
Phone: 416-369-9995
Fax: 416-979-8809
Facefinders World Class Model/Talent Expo
P.O. Box 50-327
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Phone: 909-337-2100
Fax: 909-337-2155
Email: facefndr@gte.net
www.facefinders.com
Faces West
#212-1008 Homer Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2X1
Phone: 604-683-2267
Fax: 604-683-2246
Ford Models Inc.
Ford Supermodel of the World
142 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-219-7020
Fax: 212-966-5028
Email: supermodel@fordmanagement.com
www.supermodeloftheworld.com
Ford Supermodel of Canada
Contact: Mr. Alan Thomas
World Trade Center
1800 Argyle Street, Suite 507
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3N8
Phone: 902-422-0647
Fax: 902-422-2929
 
Fresh Faces Model Search
Stages Model Agency
2206 Dewdney Avenue, Suite 404
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4R 1H3
Phone: 306-757-8370
Fax: 306-522-2271
Great Lakes Model and Talent Convention
1235 Whipple Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: 216-477-4227
Fax: 216-477-9165
International Fashion Model & Talent of the Year Contest (IFMT)
Aurora International
One Bank Street
Box 15760
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-325-3138
Fax: 203-323-8362
International Model Management Association
Ford Men
344 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-683-6500
International Modeling & Talent Association
2525 East Camelback Road, Suite 755
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-954-1390
Fax: 602-954-1393
Email: http://www.imta.com/contact.php
www.imta.com
Latina Model Search
Wilhelmina Model Agency
P.O. Box 9252
Central Islip, NY 11722-9252
Email: questions@wilhelmina.com
www.wilhelmina.com
Launch
11032 Moorpark Street, Suite 5
North Hollywood, CA 91602
www.launchconvention.com
"Look of theYear"
Elite Models
111 East 22 Street
New York, NY 10010
Manhattan Model Search, Inc.
90 West Street, Suite 1505
New York, NY 10006
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week / IMG
420 West 45th Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-253-2692
Fax: 212-245-0295
email: info@7thonsixth.com
www.mbfwnyc.com
Miami Beach Models Showcase
102 Park Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Email: info@modelnetwork.com
www.modelshowcase.com
Millie Lewis American and Talent Convention
510 Haddington Lane
Peach Tree City, GA 30269
Email: info@lamte.com
www.mlamte.com
Mode Model Search
Wilhelmina Model Agency
P.O. Box 9278
Central Islip, NY 11722-9278
Email: questions@wilhelmina.com
www.wilhelmina.com
Model Search America
588 Broadway, Suite 711
New York, NY 10012
Email: marketing@modelsearchamerica.com
www.supermodel.com
Modeling Association of America International
250 Doyle Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: 803-534-9672
Fax: 803-534-4712
Modeling Association of Canada
176 Rupert Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 3X1
Phone and Fax: 807-345-2126
Models of the South
907 Beveridge Road
Richmond, VA 23226
More Model Search
Wilhelmina Model Agency
P.O. Box 9208
Central Islip, NY 11722-9208
Email: questions@wilhelmina.com
www.wilhelmina.com
"New Faces" Model Search
968 Pinetree Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
The American Talent Expo
NYC Fame
877-NYC-FAME; 888-326-3692
www.NYCFame.com/
ProScout
6991 East Camelback Road, Suite D204
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-425-3663
Fax: 480-425-3699
Email: tmaas@proscout.com
www.proscout.com
Southwestern Model and Talent Convention
4840 Hollow Ridge Road
Dallas, TX 75227
Phone: 214-388-1912
Fax: 214-388-1912
Southcentral Model and Talent Convention
1235 Whipple Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: 216-477-4227
Fax: 216-477-9165
Symposium Talent Contest
Fax: 319-648-3014
Talent Express Inc.
6400 Ridge Road, Suite 120
Elderburg, MD 21784
Phone: 410-549-3515
Fax: 410-549-4201
Email: info@talentexpressinc.com
www.talentexpressinc.com
"You’ve Got the Look" Annual Model Search
NBY Productions
2479 Howard Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 3V7
Phone: 519-977-6832
Fax: 519-258-7390

How to Approach a Modeling Agency

When you have found an agency (or group of agencies) you wish to contact, start by placing the phone call and telling the answering receptionist your name. Explain that you are interested in a modeling career and give (if allowed at that point) the receptionist other pertinent information, such as how many and what type of photos you have, whether you have any previous experience, and which area of modeling you are interested in pursuing. If you haven’t yet had any photos taken, ask for a list of photographers. After the agency has obtained this preliminary information from you, you might then be asked to: a) send in a photo and resume; b) attend an open audition which some agencies hold every so often; c) come in for a private interview. If you are overly concerned about finding reputable agencies, look for the agencies that are AFTRA affiliates.

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Model & Talent Agents/Agencies

CALIFORNIA

Affinity Model & Talent Agency
8721 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 27
West Hollywood, CA 90069-4511
Phone: 323-525-0577
Fax: 323-843-9696
Email: info@affinitytalent.com
http://www.affinitytalent.com
American Artist Agency Inc.
1500 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 818-783-8999
Fax:
Email: ben@americanartistagency.com
http://www.americanartistagency.com
Artist Management Agency
835 Fifth Avenue, Suite 411
San Diego, CA 92101-6137
Phone: 619-233-6655
Fax: 619-233-5332
Email:
http://
Bass International Modelscout
10877 Palms Boulevard, Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: 310-839-1097
Fax: 310-839-1097
Email: sandibass@earthlink.net
http://
BBA Models - A Division of Bobby Ball Agency
4342 Lankershim Boulevard
Universal City, CA 91602
Phone: 818-506-8188
Fax: 818-506-8588
Email: bbamodels@pop.com
http://www.bbamodels.com
Bellissima Model & Talent Management
1055 West College Avenue, Suite 334
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-523-0819
Fax: 707-523-2490
Email: model@bellissima.com
http://www.bellissima.com
Bleu Model Management
8564 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-854-0088
Fax: 310-854-0033
Email: bluemodels@aol.com
http://www.bleumodelmgt.com
Boom! Models & Talent Agency
2325 3 Street, Suite 223
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-626-6591
Fax: 415-626-6594
Email: boommodels@aol.com
http://www.boomagency.com
Brand Model & Talent Agency
1520 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 39
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714-850-1158
Fax: 714-850-0806
Email:
http://www.brandmodelandtalent.com
Cast Images Talent Agency
2530 J Street, Suite 330
Sacramento, CA 95816-4849
Phone: 916-444-9655
Fax: 916-444-2093
Email: chandra@castimages.com
http://www.castimages.com
Champagne / Trott Model Management
9250 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 303
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-275-0067
Fax: 310-275-3131
Email: models@champagnetrott.com
http://www.champagnetrott.com
Click Models of Los Angeles Inc.
9057 Nemo Street
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 310-246-0800
Fax: 310-858-1701
Email: glenn@clickmodels.com
http://
Cunningham, Escott & Dipene
10635 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 135
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-475-7573
Fax: 310-475-6146
Email: info@cedtalent.com
http://www.cedtalent.com
Dizon Model & Talent Agency
100 First Street, Suite 100-368
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-567-3253
Fax: 415-449-3497
Email: info@dizonagency.com
http://www.dizonagency.com
Elegance Talent Agency & Model Management
2763 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 760-434-3397
Fax: 760-434-1406
Email:
http://
Elite Model Management
345 North Maple Drive, Suite 397
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-274-9395
Fax: 310-278-7520
Email:
http://www.elitemodel.com
Extraordinaire Model & Talent
200 New Stine Road, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: 661-397-4440
Fax: 661-397-1157
Email: vawhite@exmodeltalent.com
http://www.exmodeltalent.com
Ford Models - Los Angeles
8826 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-276-8100
Fax: 310-276-9299
Email:
http://
Jet Set Management Group Inc.
2160 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-551-9393
Fax: 858-551-9392
Email: cindy@jetsetmodels.com
http://www.jetsetmodels.com
L.A. Models
7700 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 323-436-7700
Fax: 323-436-7755
Email: management@lamodels.com
http://www.lamodels.com
Look Model Agency / Look Talent
166 Geary Street, 14 Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-781-2822
Fax: 415-781-6196
Email:
http://
Mari Smith Presents, Inc. Model & Talent Agency
101 State Place, Suite D
Phone: 760-745-1627
Fax: 760-432-8746
Email: sandi@nationwidemodels.com
http://www.nationwidemodels.com
McCright Talent Agency
1011 Stine Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: 661-835-1305
Fax: 661-835-1329
Email:
http://
The Morgan Agency
129 West Wilson Street, Suite 202
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-574-1100
Fax: 949-574-1122
Email: morgan@themorganagency.com
http://
Next Management - Beverly Hills
8447 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 301
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 323-782-0010; 323-782-0021 (Artist, LA)
Fax: 323-782-0035
Email:
http://www.nextmodelmanagement.com
Nouveau Model Management
909 Prospect Street, Suite 230
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-456-1400
Fax: 858-456-1969
Email: nouveaumodels@pacbell.net
http://www.nouveaumodels.com
Pulse Management
300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 108-A31
Carlsbad, CA 92008-2999
Phone: 888-727-6569; 760-801-2648 (Intl.)
Fax: 760-754-1269
Email: info@pulsemanagement.com
http://www.pulsemanagement.com
San Diego Model Management
438 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 116
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-296-1018
Fax: 619-296-3422
Email: info@sdmodel.com
http://www.sdmodel.com
San Francisco Top Models & Talent
870 Market Street, Suite 1076
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-391-1800
Fax: 415-391-2012
Email: sftoptalent@aol.com
http://
SMT Agency
Select Model & Talent Agency LLC
8271 Melrose Avenue, Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 323-653-6732
Fax: 323-653-6782
Email: select@smtagency.com
http://www.smtagency.com
STARS, The Agency
23 Grant Avenue, 4 Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-421-6272
Fax: 415-421-7620
Email: kristinc@starsagency.com
http://www.starsagency.com
Wilhelmina West
7257 Beverly Boulevard, 2 Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-655-0909 (women’s); 323-655-6508 (men’s); 323-655-1463 (children); 323-655-6508 (lifestyle/commercial print)
Fax: 323-653-2255
Email:
http://

NEW YORK

Agence Christie
2124 Broadway, Suite 134
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-362-1170 
Fax: 212-362-2562
Email: director@agencechristie.com
http://www.agencechristie.com
AMS Models Inc.
P.O. Box 77
Clay, NY 13041
Phone: 315-668-8553 
Fax: 315-668-2938
Email: ams@twcny.rr.com
http://www.amsmodels.com
Barbizon Agency
15 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-239-1110
Fax: 212-967-4256
Email:
http://
Classic Model and Talent Management
213 West 35 Street, 10 Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-947-8080
Fax: 212-947-8088
Email: info@classicagency.com
http://www.classicagency.com
Click Model Management, Inc.
129 West 27 Street, Penthouse
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-206-1616 (women’s); 212-206-1717 (men’s); 212-206-1414 (plus & fit sizes); 212-206-6225 (runway)
Fax: 212-206-6228
Email: clickmodel@aol.com
http://
Cunningham, Escott & Dipene
257 Park Avenue South, Suite 900
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-477-3838
Fax: 212-673-2359
Email: info@cedtalent.com
http://www.cedtalent.com
FFT / Funnyface Today Inc.
17 West 17 Street, 8 Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-686-4343
Fax: 212-689-8619
Email: fft@fftmodels.com
http://www.fftmodels.com
FIT Models LLC
124 East 40 Street, Suite 1103
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-490-1162
Fax: 212-490-2142
Email:
http://
Ford Models - New York
142 Greene Street, 4 Floor
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-219-6500
Fax: 212-966-1531
Email:
http://
Generation Model Management Inc.
20 West 20 Street, Suite 1008
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-727-7219
Fax: 212-727-7147
Email:
http://
Gilla Roos Ltd. Talent Representatives
16 West 22 Street, 3 Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-727-7820
Fax: 212-727-7833
Email: talent@gillaroos.com
http://www.gillaroos.com
Grace Del Marco
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3110
New York, NY 10118
Phone: 212-629-6404
Fax: 212-629-6403
Email:
http://www.gracedelmarco.com
IMG Models
304 Park Avenue South, Penthouse North
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-253-8882
Fax: 212-253-8883
Email: modelinfo@imgworld.com
http://www.imgworld.com
Karin Models - New York
6 West 14 Street, 3 Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-226-4100 (women); 212-966-4200 (men)
Fax: 212-226-4060 (women); 212-966-3733 (men)
Email:
http://www.karinmodels.com
Launch MT Models & Talent
8605 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14031
Phone: 716-634-1847
Fax: 716-634-4379
Email:
http://
MDCR - McDonald/Richards
232 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-684-9800
Fax: 212-684-7293
Email:
http://
Model & Talent Management
15 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-239-6608
Fax: 212-967-4256
Email:
http://
Models On the Move Model & Talent Agency
1200 Route 70, Barclay Towers, Suite 6
P.O. Box 4037
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: 856-667-1060
Email: lucyking37@earthlink.net
Model Service Agency LLC
570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 702
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-944-8896
Fax: 212-944-8899
Email: modelserve@aol.com
http://www.modelserviceagency.com
New York Model Management
596 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-539-1700
Fax: 212-539-1775
Email: women@newyorkmodels.com; men@newyorkmodels.com; runway@newyorkmodels.com
http://www.newyorkmodels.com
Next Management - New York
23 Watts Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-925-5100 (general); 212-925-3900/5300 (women); 212-334-3337 (men); 212-226-2225 (new faces); 212-925-5996 (artists - New York)
Fax: 212-925-5931
Email:
http://
People New York, Inc. @idmodels.com
137 Varick Street, Suite 402
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-206-1818
Email: kisten@idmodels.com
http://www.idmodels.com
R & L Model Management
203 West 23 Street, Suite 400
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-935-2300
Fax: 646-638-3368
Email: info@r-lmodels.com
http://www.r-lmodels.com
T Management
91 Fifth Avenue, 3 Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-924-0990
Fax: 212-645-4940
Email: tmanagement@tmgmt.com
http://www.tmgmtmodels.com
US Talent Management Inc.
250 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 716-244-0592
Fax: 716-244-4324
Email: mail@ustalent.com
http://www.ustalent.com
Wilhelmina International Ltd.
300 Park Avenue South, 2 Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-473-5447 (women); 212-473-2198 (men); 212-529-6124 (artist management); 212-543-7663 (model search)
Fax: 212-473-3223
Email:
http://







The Various Opportunities to Model

Demonstrators, product promoters, and models create public interest in buying clothing and products. Demonstrators and product promoters help build sales for products.

Terms To Know

Avail. A courtesy extended by a performer or agent to a producer indicating availability to work a certain job. Avails have no legal or contractual status.

Catalog modeling. Modeling for photographs which will be used in catalogs produced by a manufacturer or distributor to sell clothing or other items.

Character model. A model who, while not necessarily a classic beauty, has strong or interesting facial features and selling attributes for specific products.

Composite card. Also known as a "comp card," it is a grouping of 3-5 photos of a model on one sheet which includes the model’s statistics and sometimes biographical information. Used for promotional purposes, the photos should include at least one head shot and show poses which highlight the model’s best features.

Fashion modeling. The modeling of clothes where the clothing is the central focus of the photos, not the model. Fashion models must meet size nd height requirements to properly display clothing in runway shows and fashion layouts.

Figure modeling. This is a form of nude modeling normally used for art rather than glamour.

Fit models. Clothing manufacturers use fit models to test the sizing of sample garments. Fit models must match the company’s predetermined sample size exactly.

Glamour modeling. A broad term for modeling where the model’s appearance, rather than the attire or product, is the central focus.

Headsheet or Headbook. The sheet, poster or book of models’ headshots an agent sends to a prospective client interested in using one of their models.

Junior model. Models with a young look or who wear junior sizes; the typical measurements for a junior model is usually junior size 7 and about 105 pounds.

Model release. A contract the model signs which gives the client permission to use their photograph.

Parts model. Parts models are used for shoots which require photographs of a specific body part, not photographs of the whole person. An example is a model whose hands are photographed for a jewelry advertisement featuring rings.

Runway modeling. Live modeling on a stage or walkway where clothing is the central focus of the show.

Transparencies. The slide form of a photograph.

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They attract an audience by offering samples, and administering contests, distributing prizes. With their presence, they greet and capture the attention of possible customers and to some degree, inform and educate customers about the features of products while demonstrating their use to interested and qualified customers. They also distribute information such as brochures and applications. Demonstrations and product promotions are conducted in retail and grocery stores, shopping malls, trade shows, conventions, and outdoor fairs. Related marketing and sales occupations (although certainly not in the high fashion or glamour sense) include retail sales workers, sales representatives, travel agents, insurance agents and brokers, and real estate agents and brokers.

How Fashion Print Work Differs From Making Television Commercials

Modeling for print can be quite similar to working on-camera in a commercial spot. Being comfortable in front of and with the camera is a shared trait, as well as being able to take direction from the person behind the camera (or directing the camera). But commercials do present new challenges for a model. In print work, the photographer is trying to capture a moment. Clients browse through contact sheets looking for "the" shot, or a strong series of images that will best represent the client and what they are looking for. In print advertising, your main promotional tool is the portfolio, consisting of a range of photographs containing your strongest images as well as tear sheets from previous work. In the United States, commercially, your primary marketing tools are your commercial head shot, your resume, and ultimately, a demo tape showing samples of your work in commercials.

Contracts You May Be Asked to Sign

Some agents offer written contracts, and some do not. If your prospective agent does not, you can request a "memorandum of understanding" that details the basic relationship of expenses and commissions. If your agent does offer a contract, be sure to read it carefully, and keep a copy for yourself. Because contracts can be involved documents, laced with legal jargon, you may want to have a lawyer or knowledgeable model or actor friend check it out before you sign anything.

Cultivating Good Habits

Because a model’s career depends on preservation of his or her physical characteristics, model’s must control their diet, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep to stay healthy. Haircuts, pedicures, and manicures are work-related expenses. Beyond physical looks, models must be photogenic. Relating to the camera in order to capture the desired look on film is needed, and agents will test prospective talent using snapshots or professional photographs. Photographic and runway models must be able to move smoothly and confidently. Training in acting, voice, and dance is usually seen as the next step beyond being a mere model, but pursuing this training early on in a modeling career can be useful and allows a model to be considered for television work.

How Commercials Can Lead to Television and Film Work

Commercials can be a model’s first opportunity for exposure outside the world of print advertising. Often enough, a "beautiful person" or some other unique type is needed in a film. A casting director or the film’s director will see a model acting in a commercial and might trace him or her down to audition for the film. As the first experience of acting on-camera, commercial work can help models learn to take direction, deliver copy on time, follow blocking instructions, and exercise expressions and emotions on film. After acquiring some commercial experience, a model often discovers that she or he likes acting and pursues it more seriously by taking, dramatic acting classes. The commercial experience gives the model the insight and confidence to expand a career.





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Useful Books

The Fashion Book
by James Abbe, Zoran
512 pages; (November 1998)
Phaidon Press Inc.; ISBN: 071483808X
The Art of Make Up
by Kevyn Aucoin, Tina Gaudoin
176 pages; (November 1994)
HarperCollins; ISBN 0062730428
Face Forward
by Kevyn Aucoin
176 pages; (October 2000)
Little Brown & Company; ISBN: 0316286443
Making Faces
by Kevyn Aucoin
160 pages; (October 1997)
Little Brown & Company; ISBN: 0316286850
The Professional Model’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Modeling and Related Fields
by Linda Balhorn
512 pages; (December 1991)
Milady Publishing Co.; ISBN: 0873503767
Elements of Style: From the Portfolio of Hollywood’s Premiere Stylist
by Phillip Bloch
272 pages; (March 1998)
Warner Books; ISBN: 0446674230
Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty
by Bobbi Brown
224 pages; (July 2000)
Cliff Street Books; ISBN: 006019636X
Bobbi Brown Beauty: The Ultimate Beauty Resource
by Bobbi Brown, Annemarie Iverson
256 pages; (February 1997)
Harpercollins; ISBN: 0062701673
Soul Style
by Naomi Campbell, Duane Thomas
192 pages; (November 2000)
Universe Publishing; ISBN: 078930466X
Create Your Own Stage Make-Up
by Gill Davies
160 pages; (November 2001)
Watson-Guptill; ISBN: 0823077136
The Wilhelmina Guide to Modeling
by Natasha Esch, Christine Walker (Contributor), Rebecca Gayheart
185 pages; (June 1996)
Fireside; ISBN: 0684814919
Frederic Fekkai A Year of Style
by Frederic Fekkai, Tara Sgroi (Photographer)
288 pages; (October 2000)
Clarkson N. Potter; ISBN: 0609605038
Model & Talent: International Directory of Model & Talent Agencies & Schools
by Peter Glenn Publications
197 pages; (July 2003)
Peter Glenn Publications; ISBN 0873143507
New York City Model Agency Directory
by Peter Glenn Publications
80 pages; (March 2000)
Peter Glenn Publications; ISBN 0873141326
Hollywood, Here I Come!: How to Launch a Great Modeling or Acting Career Anywhere
by Cynthia Hunter
275 pages; (March 2001)
SCB International; ISBN: 1891971085
The World’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets: What Really Works in Beauty, Diet & Fashion
by Diane Irons
256 pages; (March 1997)
Sourcebooks Trade; ISBN: 1570711429
Andie MacDowell (Cover Girls Series)
by Bob Italia
32 pages; (December 1992)
Abdo & Daughters; ISBN: 1562391119
Chic Simple Woman's Face  Skin Care and Makeup
by Kim Howard Johnson
192 pages; (September 1997)
Knopf; ISBN: 0679445781
Model and Talent:  International Directory of Model & Talent Agencies & Schools
by
Gregory James, Jean Walkinshaw
200 pages; (March 2004)
Peter Glenn Publications; ISBN: 0873143515
Le Book New York
by Le Book Publishers
1500 pages; (December 2002)
Distributed Art Publisher Inc.; ISBN: 2905190388
Tyra Banks
by Pamela Levin
144 pages; (August 1999)
Chelsea House Publishing; ISBN: 079105196X
Real-Resumes for Retailing, Modeling, Fashion and Beauty Industry Jobs
by Anne McKinney
192 pages; (September 2002)
Prep Publishing; ISBN: 188528831X
Here’s Looking at You: The Actor’s Guide to Commercial Print
by Scott Powers
176 pages; (March 1997)
Heinemann; ISBN: 0435086944
Your Modeling Career
by Debbie Press, Skip Press
256 pages; (February 2000)
Allworth Press; ISBN: 1581150458
Fashion: Careers Without College
by Peggy J. Schmidt
110 pages; (November 1999)
Petersons Guides; ISBN: 076890269X
The Bombshell Manual of Style
by Laren Stover, Ruben Toledo
190 pages; (May 2001)
Publisher: Hyperion; ISBN: 0786866942
Black and Beautiful
by Barbara Summers
304 pages; (February 2001)
Harpercollins; ISBN: 006095812X
Choosing a Career As a Model
by Cheryl Tobey
64 pages; (January 2001)
Rosen Publishing Group; 0823932435
Guide to Talent & Modeling Agents (Guide to Talent and Modeling Agents)
by Rachel Vater
300 pages; (December 2001)
Writers Digest Books; ISBN: 1582971293
Allure
by Diana Vreeland, Christopher Hemphill
212 pages (May 2002)
Little Brown & Co.; ISBN: 0821227890
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being a Model
by Roshumba Williams, Anne Marie O’Connor (Contributor)
352 pages; (August 1999)
Alpha Books; ISBN: 0028631900

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Relevant Associations & Organizations

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
East Coast Office:
260 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-532-0800
West Coast Office:
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90036
Phone: 213-634-8100
Email: aftra@aftra.com
http://www.aftra.org/
American Society of Media Photographers, Inc.
150 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-451-ASMP (2767)
Fax: 215-451-0880
A resource for community, culture, commerce and publications relating to publication photography. "Find a Photographer" database, is searchable by criteria including location and specialty.
Email: webmaster@asmp.org
http://www.asmp.org/
Association of Talent Agents (ATA)
9255 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 930
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 310-274-0628
Fax: 310-274-5063
Trade association composed of approximately 100 agency companies engaged in the talent agency business. The membership includes agencies of all sizes representing clients in the motion picture industry, stage, television, radio (including commercials) and literary work.
Email:  agentassoc@aol.com
http://www.agentassociation.com/
Casting Society of America
606 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Suite 4-B
Los Angeles, CA 90004 -1309
Phone: 323-463-1925
Fax: 323-463-5753
Email: castingsociety@earthlink.net or castingsociety@hotmail.com
http://www.castingsociety.com/
Casting Society of America
2565 Broadway, Suite 185
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-868-1260, ext. 22
Email: castingsociety@earthlink.net or castingsociety@hotmail.com
http://www.castingsociety.com/

International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA)
2525 E. Camelback Road, Suite 755
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-954-1390
Fax: 602-954-1393
IMTA is an association of training centers and agencies throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South America, and Europe. IMTA members include independent (AIM - Alliance of Independent Members) and franchised (Barbizon and John Robert Powers) centers. Membership in IMTA is available only through an application and recommendation process. Applications are reviewed and specific professional criteria must be met to become a member of IMTA.
Email: http://www.imta.com/mailform.html (for information request form)
http://www.imta.com

Local  51- The Models Guild (TMG)
Office and Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC
265 West 14th Street,
6th Floor New York, NY 10011
Phone: 800-346-7348
"The International Union shall be devoted and dedicated to promoting, protecting and championing the legitimate struggles of professional, technical, office and clerical employees toward achieving economic well-being, their general welfare and rights as workers and citizens."
http://www.opeiu.org
Modeling Association of America International (MAAI)
Annual convention conducted at New York’s Waldorf Astoria is known to draw agents who attend from such global modeling hot spots as Tokyo, Miami, and Milan. Also runs a Modeling & Fashion Arts Fund, the scholarship fund of MAAI that helps aspiring actors or models to continue developing their craft.
Email: http://www.maai.org/form.html (for information request form)
http://www.maai.org
National Association of Talent Representative
c/o The Gage Group
315 West 57th Street, #4H
New York, NY 10019  
Phone: 212-262-5696 or 212-541-5250
Fax: 212-956-7466  
Email: gageny@aol.com
Professional Photographers of America, Inc.
229 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-522-8600
Fax: 404 614-6400
A certifying agency for imaging professionals and the world’s largest not-for-profit association for professional photographers, with more than 14,000 members in 64 countries. PPA offers consumers free referrals to photographic professionals, as well as acting as a locator service for finding the owners of images.
Email: csc@ppa.com
http://www.ppa.com








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