F. A. Q.


Would there be any travel involved?


Possibly. Most of the shoots take place in the DMV (District of Columba, Maryland, Vriginia) area, though we do have clients who shoot in other areas of the state and Internationally. Typically any work booked more than 50 miles from the DMV will include reimbursement for travel/mileage, but is not always guaranteed.


What kind of work does your management company book?


We book most types of work associated with this industry. Our talent have book commercials, feature films, industrials (corporate training videos), national magazines, company catalogues, fashion shows (runway), informal modeling, print (packaging, posters, brochures, billboards, newspaper ads, web sites, direct mailers, etc.), and promotional work (representing companies at tradeshows, conventions, community events, etc.). 


What kind of "look" are clients typically seeking?


The looks that are most requested in this market are men and women aged 20's - 60's and children ages 4 - 12 years old. This doesn't mean there are never jobs for teens, younger children and older men/women. There is just less work for these ages. Ethnicity is also very important popular among clients. Bigger markets such as New York, Chicago, or LA are more common markets for the teens to early 20's demographic as well as all other age groups.


What ages do you represent?


We represent ages 10 and up. There isn't a big demand for children under the age of 4 in the DMV.


It's always been a dream of mine to model and I want to make a career of it. Can you help me?


Possibly. This is widely dependant on what type of model you want to be and what the current trends are. Certain markets are better for certain types of people. 


If listed, would I have to use a certain photographer?


No. We can recommend photographers who are experienced in shooting model photography/headshots/fashion and do a good job, but you are welcome to use anyone you wish. MLM Images.org is our perferred choice since he has over 35 years of professional expereience in this business.  We will give you ideas that can be passed along to the photographer of your choosing to ensure you're getting what will market you best. We need to approve the images that we'll actually use to market you with as well. After all, if your photography is unprofessional, it makes us look the same.


I don't have any experience-is that ok?


Everyone has to start somewhere. The DMV market is a great place to start as an inexperienced model/actor/singer/dancer. Many of today's biggest stars started out as extras and background talent. The best thing you can do is take an indivdual class or workshop, seek out volunteer fashion shows, get involved in your local theatre, or find a book about "commercial modeling and acting."


How often will I work if I'm listed with your management organization?


To answer this question we'd have to be able to tell the future and honestly we're not very good at that! The amount of work you book can vary greatly based on your look, age group, and level of experience. This is why we cannot promise work. Although we don't anticipate you never booking work, the possibility is there. However, if we offer you representation then we do feel confident that your type will be requested at some point.


How much money can I make if I'm listed with your management organization?


Rates vary depending on the type of job you are doing, the client's budget, and many other variables associated with the booking. Most models and actors do this for fun, basically as a hobby (not all). Although possible, you'll rarely find models/actors that do this as a full time career. Models and actors get involved in the DMV because this is something they truly enjoy and have a passion for. It's a good way to make some extra money and for those select few it becomes a stepping stone into the bigger markets outside of the DMV.


How often will I work if I'm listed with your management organization?


There's no way of knowing for sure. Work is dependent on advertising. The amount of work you book can vary greatly based on your look, age group, and level of experience. This is why we cannot promise work. Although we don't anticipate you never booking work, the possibility is there. However, if we offer you representation then we do feel confident that your type will be requested at some point.


How do I get representation with Nu Tainment Talent Management?


Click on the submissions link on the home page or please click here and follow the instructions.


Do you represent voice over talent?


A few - we'll occasionally get a request for voice over work but our clients typically want the hired model or actor for it. There isn't high enough demand to represent strictly voice over talent at this time however things always change.


Do you offer classes?


We do occasionally offer weekend workshops but not on a regular basis. Every so often we'll bring a well known instructor/manager in from a bigger market to do a seminar. Check back frequently for information regarding upcoming workshops and how to sign up for them. Call or email us for more information about other places you can check into for talent classes.


Do you charge a fee for representation?


No. We make our money directly off commissions from jobs booked. We typically receive an agency fee from the client and take 20% from the talent's pay. This is how any management/agency makes its money. Therefore, if we don't feel we can market you, we won't represent you. We need people that we feel can book work since that's the only way for us to make money.


Do the talent you represent sign a contract?


Yes. The contract simply allows us to market you and legally retain our commissions from jobs you book. Once you make the decision to be represented by Nu Tainment, you'll have as much time as you'd like to review the contract.  Timing is essential in getting approved.


Do I need a portfolio if I want to model?


Yes it is important to start building one so that you can get more work. Some of our clients don't necessarily need to see a whole portfolio in order to book you. A professional headshot or composite card is ideal for the dmc market. A composite card/headshot is basically a mini, less expensive portfolio. They are a necessity. Keep in mind, with no materials for us to market you with we'll have no way to sell you to the client. How will they even know you exist if we have nothing to show them? Your photography and composite card/headshot shows your versatility and what you have to offer.


Are there any fees associated with representation?


You will have an expense in obtaining materials (photography and composite cards/headshots) for Nu Tainment to effectively market you. How much you spend on these materials is completely up to you based on where you go for them. More information and examples will be provided when you meet to sign with Nu Tainment.




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