……Always wanted to be a model, but unsure where to start?
Models Direct team regularly hears this question. Our industry is a minefield with a variety of companies claiming to be modelling agencies, it’s not easy to know who would be most suited to launch your modelling career. The more promises and maybes you read, the less likely they can help. In the first place in the tiny print you’ll read ‘We’re not an agency and therefore don’t find work’. Following that legally required admission, it’s all downhill offering only ‘photos and advice’.
The media and film industry always needs supporting artists, extras! It’s a great way into the industry and means you might get to share the set with A list movie stars!!
You have probably wondered at some point where all the people come from in the background of films, commercials and TV Drama’s, they are not there by coincidence – they are extras! Models Direct represent Extra’s to the film and TV industry!
Our lovely model Carmen started the New Year with a bang and was successfully selected for a super exciting assignment being an extra in a commercial for a global tech brand!!
“Yesterday I was given a filming assignment from Models Direct for Nokia. It was a great start to the new year. I made lots of new friends. Thanks Models Direct for this opportunity. Happy new year.” – Carmen
Check out what Carmen has to say about her experience:
2018 is here!!! Are you one for new year resolutions, diets, exercise regimes, new career….. what are your goals for the year ahead….?
A new year can be a super exciting time, but also can be quite daunting! Everyone around you is talking about what they hope the year ahead will hold for them, what they want to achieve and how they will better themselves, it’s a time when most people reevaluate their lives and themselves as people.
For a lot of people the new year is a opportunity to try something new and the Models Direct team get lots of interesting enquiries from clients around the UK with their marketing and campaign briefs for the year ahead. The Assignments team start scouting suitable talent for these roles and compiling shortlists for our clients to consider to make sure they have the right people for their exciting new campaigns, commercials and up and coming brands!
There are so many different Halloween make up options to choose from, how will the Models Direct team ever decide which ones to go for…….?
In an office that is mainly female, there is alot of chat daily about products, makeup, fashion and trends in general, so when we actually have a reason to get dressed up, it’s pretty exciting!!
When faced with the idea of a Halloween party, which alot of us our tonight, what do we go as? The Models Direct team have been researching some of their favourite looks and tutorials on Youtube – here are our top two!
Amazing Tutorial by Youtuber Roxxsaurus:
Natalie Portman’s Black Swan Tutorial:
Have an amazing Halloween guys!! The Models Direct team will share their scary looks with you all soon!
“This was the first commercial set that I’ve been on and boy was it a movie!”
Being an extra can be a very exciting role to be selected for whether it be to appear in film, theatre or TV!
Most TV dramas, films, commercials, campaigns, music videos and theatre productions will include extras in some way. It could be a crowd scene that requires lots of additional people, a walk on part (non speaking) or a large scene, battle, party, street, public place that needs to appear full and busy – all these people have been booked as extra’s!
Models Direct often receive enquiries from production companies looking to book extras, they generally don’t have very specific requirements and acting experience is not always necessary. The client may need a particular age group, look, gender or ethnicity depending on the project, so the Models Direct team will source the ideal people.
Models Direct represent a variety of people with different talents! Aswell as models we are the agents for muscians, voice over artists, dancers, singers and actors – so the Models Direct Assignments team spend alot of time liaising and building relationships with production companies around the UK.
When signing your child up with Models Direct it’s every parents dream to hear their child has been successfully selected to star in a large feature film that will hit our screens in 2018! That’s just the call our Assignments Manager, Molly had to make to 8 parents of our selected child models!