There are many myths about getting started in the modeling and talent industry. The entertainment business is a very unique and competitive business and does require education, training, and exposure. These are always the responsibilities of the talent. Agents and clients do not front any money to starting talent. In return, models and talent make the majority of the commission from job bookings. However, in order to secure representation or jobs, you have to be seen. CD Models and Talent provides the most effective way for new models and talent to be seen and marketed on a local, regional and national level.
What kind of payment can a model or talent receive for a particular booking?
Model and talent rates can vary depending on the medium, hours worked, and usage of a particular job. Some print campaigns and national commercials can net thousands to hundreds of thousands. Other local bookings can range from $75/hr to $1,500.00/day. It is the responsibility of the agent to find out all of the terms of the job and negotiate a fair rate.
I want to be on TV. I want to be in "___" Magazine.
Large magazines and brands most often use professional models for their campaigns. Please remember that a model must have a strong and established portfolio and/or acting resume to be considered thought of for this type of job.
If I am signed with CDMT, where will I work?
Most of the work that CDMT books is in the Carolinas. However, CDMT represents talent across the Southeast. CDMT exposes their talent to top industry professionals in the larger markets of New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, etc.