Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Exclusive and Non-Exclusive modeling agreement Podcast segment: which is best for your modeling pursuits?

Isobella answers questions from Facebook friends on what non-exclusive and exclusive modeling means and the future of working with modeling agencies. She shares how to know what type of agency agreement is best for you.

She will give tips on how to make a modeling compcard and why a non-fashion model needs one. Isobella is the author of Almost 5'4"- her modeling memoir, and her graphic novel "Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior, both can be found on or in stores, or on Amazon. For more on Isobella visit her website:

Exclusive: Working ONLY with one agency,-- such as FORD or Elite can mean that agency will create your photos, compcard, portfolio and you will ONLY work with them.
They could help you find other agencies to work with in other markets/cities/countries, but you will ONLY be working with them. Usually only FASHION models get this type of contract. Contracts are 1-2-3 years.

Non-exclusive, if you are not the fashion type, typically print modeling is your option and you will not be offered an exclusive contract, you are free to work with as many agencies as you'd like. This is also typically called being a "freelance model". You make your own compcards and give them to the agencies to market you with. It involves more hands on work but it is the option for a shorter, non-fashion height model. There is nothing wrong with working non-exclusive and MANY models and Agencies are successful with their non-exclusive relationships.

Tune in here at 1PM EST live or listen to the archive anytime, along with other segments:

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