If you are a fresher or just a start up model, we advice you to read on carefully:
Modelling / Acting as a career :
With apperent astounding growth in film, television and fashion industry a career in modeling/acting has become not only the most exiting but also one of the most lucrative careers. It can offer fantastic opportunities, especially for people who love to travel the world and meet diverse & interesting people. But before starting out it's important to be aware that today modeling is a highly competitive industry like any other field, and success can only be achieved with certain vital ingredients: dedication, a professional approach, a good agency to represent you and hard work. You also have an option of being a part-time or a full-time model.
Why do you need an Agency to represent you?
If you are a start up in this field it is possible that you may not be aware of the exact functioning of this industry and might also not have great contacts within the industry. Remember, that competition for work is fierce and standards today are higher than ever. That is why you need a professional agency to represent you in a right way, at the right time and to the right people in this industry.
Even experienced and established models require a professional agency to represent him/her in this industry. Agency helps you to find appropriate assignments and explore new opportunities. We have been doing this in the finest way for lot of experienced models and actors.
An agency introduces you to all the major production houses as a model/actor and helps you to appear for the major castings which suit your abilities and strength. As an agency we not only help models get work but also handle your finance as a model, your dates and your modeling career.
We even advice freshers and guide them on all aspects of a modelling/acting career, including casting process, grooming, self-presentation, personal styling, exercise, diet, health and personal care.
How does an agency function?
Agency keeps track of all the major casting happening in the industry and sends its models to most appropriate casting. Appropriate casting for a model is one where they fit-the-bill i.e. where the requirement is exactly of his/her looks, skills and abilities.
We start with meeting you and having a friendly discussion with you about the possible future as a model with us; we understand your needs and evaluate your abilities. We then shortlist you for all the assignments which suits your needs and abilities. We inform you about those Castings/Auditions and give you all the details like the production company, the product (in case of a TV commercial), what kind of character is required, the exact location of casting/auditions, dress-code for auditions and timings for you to appear for the audition (remember, you need to turn up on time).
We take special care when you are a fresher :
Why does Agency need you?
We earn 20 to 25% of total remuneration that a model gets for all the assignments you do through the agency.
Why does Agency need freshers?
Being fresher in this field means you are ï¿½Freshï¿½. With so many films being made, new products being launched and new satellite channels coming, there is an ever increasing demand for new and fresh looking talents. In our daily casting processes we are asked by our clients to search new faces for their products or films or serials. That is the reason why we need new people whom we can professionally represent as models/actors.
How to appear for Casting/Auditions?
When agency calls you to inform you about any casting that means you fit the bill for that casting.
First and foremost thing is to note down all the details like the character requirement, dress code for casting, location, timing and contact persons name.
Always go in the exact dress code that was mentioned to you. Turning up on time is the most important thing. If due to any reason you canï¿½t make it on time, always inform the agency so that they can in turn inform the production people.
Be professional with the production people, have a positive attitude and greet everyone concerned at the casting. Listen to what they have to say and prepare the script, if any. You can take your time to prepare the script but taking too long is not advised.
Do not take friends along for the casting (in case of kids, parents can go inside the casting room). Try to create your network by chit chatting with colleagues at the casting but do not talk loudly.
Always start your audition with your brief introduction (your name, contact numbers, your height, your passion and experience, if any). Our agencies casting director will always be preset at the casting to guide you through the casting process.
A Long term Career :
Modelling can just be the beginning of an exciting alternate career. Todayï¿½s models often find that the experience she or he has gained, and the contacts made, can lead to a career in acting, fashion, styling, magazine journalism, public relations, fashion house direction, fashion design and many other fields. With the knowledge you will have of marketing and media, you may even want to start your own business ï¿½ many models do.
So if youï¿½re interested, and think youï¿½ve got what it takes, send us your details drop us a line, or come by and see us soon.
LaunchPad Casting Directors are always looking for new talents for our daily casting requirements in fashion, advertising, films and television.
To discuss the possibility of being represented by Launchpad contact us on
Tel : 91 - 22 ï¿½ 26743378
Fax : 91 ï¿½ 22 - 26743379
If you are a Guardian/Parent and want to inquire about kids casting please call
Tel : 91 - 22 ï¿½ 26744451
If you are a Non-Indian please call
Tel : 91 ï¿½ 22 - 22917511
From here we will organize a meeting for you to come in and have a friendly chat with us and discuss your options and possible future as a model.