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If you ever get the opportunity to work on a commercial modeling job, you will be asked to sign a model a modeling contract on the set.
It is called a model release form.
This is a legal document that gives the photographer permission to use your image.
The model release form has to be signed.
A modeling job that was only used in a magazine
In every model release form you will find specific words giving the photographer permission to use your image through any media or for any purpose. This might not be the way you or your agent negotiated the usage.
If you were told that the ad will run in a magazine add, then that is the only way the ad can run.
If you sign the release form as is, without making the proper changes, then your image can be used in high exposure formats (billboards, posters, on the side of a bus or even on a TV commercial) without you or your agent receiving any additional money.
You can read more about how to best handle the release form by looking at page 74 in my book
How to Become a Successful Actor and Model
I know models who have lost thousands of dollars because they did not know how to make the proper changes in the model release form and signed the document as it was written.
Always be careful when signing the model release form. Get the right information to protect yourself and your agent and make sure you receive all of the money you deserve.
Get More Modeling Jobs By Changing the Model Release Form
You can learn how to get more modeling jobs and representation by watching this video https://www.howtoactandmodel.com/commercial-photos
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Haven’t I Seen ‘Book the Job’ Before?
YES! For all 800Casting members, you may have seen the Book the Job program created by Aaron Marcus in your workshop library. The Book the Job program is a series of 13 videos that walks you step-by-step through your entire acting and modeling journey.
If you are unfamiliar with the Book the Job program, here is a quick summary:
You don’t want to do things by trial and error if you are truly interested in getting acting and modeling jobs. As in any profession, learning and developing skills are critical. It is also helpful to learn from successful people.
800Casting has partnered with Aaron Marcus (IMDB Page), a recognized industry professional, to develop the ultimate acting and modeling workshop. This 13-video online program, walks you step-by-step through everything you need to learn to “book the job.”
Some topics covered in this must-watch video series include:
- How to use your nervousness to your advantage
- How to get voice over work
- Audition Secrets that gives you the advantage over other actors
- Everything you need to know about the Union and if you should join
- How to shoot great auditions from home within your budget
- Taking Head Shots that are attention grabbing
- And, so much more
Best of all, as an 800Casting member, the complete 13-video series workshop is available for $59.95, which is a savings of more than $700.
To learn more about the Book the Job program and sample the first two videos for free, go to your Profile page and click on the Book the Job banner.
On the bottom of your profile page, click on the Book the Job banner to learn more about the series
As part of our blog launch party, we have made available a quick tip video on How to Overcome Rejection as an Actor and Model. Click here to get the video.
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