Pittsburgh Modeling FAQ

Pittsburgh Modeling FAQ video

Pittsburgh Modeling FAQ

If you or anyone you know om the Pittsburgh area, is considering becoming a model or actor, they need to watch this video.  It’s kinda long but very informative.  In this interview, he answers questions about the ins and outs of modeling and acting in the Pittsburgh market.

Here is a list of questions that Richard answeres in the video:

  • What types of talent does The Talent Group represent?
  • What % of talent are models, vs actors, vs voice?
  • What % of the talent make a living from this?
  • How does The Talent Group find work for its models, actor, and voices?
  • Why Should talent be represented by an agent?
  • What makes The Talent Group better than its competition?
  • Does The Talent Group require exclusive representation?
  • How does an agency make its money?
  • How does The Talent Group find new models and actors to represent?
  • How should new talent go about contacting The Talent Group?
  • Do people need photos when showing up at an open call?
  • What % of people that show up at an open call are selected?
  • If once rejected by an agency, does it make sense to try again?
  • How many models does The Talent Group represent?
  • Do all types of talent need to have headshots?
  • How much money does the average model in Pittsburgh make?
  • What types of clients are there mostly in Pittsburgh?
  • Do models need a portfolio?
  • How many jobs that come in are print vs. video?
  • How do clients go about selecting models or actors?
  • Is there a minimum height for models or actors?
  • Does the Talent Group represent children?
  • What types of models make the most money in Pittsburgh?
  • Is there a typical job for model or actor?
  • How much does the agency charge for their models?
  • Do models or actors need to join a union?
  • Are there recommended classes or training required or suggested?
  • Are there specific types of models The Talent Group needs right now?
  • Is the talent ever responsible for makeup and wardrobe?
  • Do models need a printed comp-card?
  • How important is it to have a professional headshot?
  • Is there a difference between a model’s headshot and an actor’s headshot?
  • Are there any current trends in headshot photography?
  • Do you prefer location or studio headshots?
  • Would you recommend having a makeup artist when shooting headshots?
  • Do you have any suggestions about wardrobe for headshots?
  • How many photos does The Talent Group keep on file of each talent?
  • How tightly should the headshot be cropped?
  • How many “looks” do you suggest talent have?
  • Should the talent or the agent choose the final headshots?


Here’s the video “Modeling / Acting FAQ” interview with Richard Kohn of The Talent Group.




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