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Model Agencies

Postby JAJAO » 15 Mar 2012, 11:04

Greatings.

Does anyone know what are the best model agencies in Taipei?
Thank's.
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Re: Model Agencies

Postby Steviebike » 15 Mar 2012, 11:46

I know of only one, the guy who runs it is really nice though!

www.vnlmodels.com.
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Re: Model Agencies

Postby cfimages » 15 Mar 2012, 11:55

Here's a list of most of them with contact details. There's 15 in it but I think there are a couple more that I missed.

http://www.craigfergusonimages.com/2011 ... nd-models/

Just make sure that if you contact any, they are able to provide you a work permit for any jobs you do.
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Re: Model Agencies

Postby Aurora01 » 04 Apr 2012, 20:31

There is a big difference between professional models and talents agencies. If you are professional model you want to contact Dolls Models or Pace Models, however if you are looking for some extra incomes, talent agencies as VNL or Fashion Garden Models are good options. I leave you the links
http://www.dolls-model.com
http://www.pacemodels.com.tw
https://www.facebook.com/pages/VNL/111072348910854
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003307498395
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Re: Model Agencies

Postby Toe Save » 05 Apr 2012, 16:49

Aurora01 wrote:There is a big difference between professional models and talents agencies. If you are professional model you want to contact Dolls Models or Pace Models, however if you are looking for some extra incomes, talent agencies as VNL or Taiwan Models Intc are good options. I leave you the links
http://www.dolls-model.com
http://www.pacemodels.com.tw
https://www.facebook.com/pages/VNL/111072348910854
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507103113


With all due respect to this being your first post and all, the idea that V&L only represents extras is patently untrue. There is a talent division that keeps me hopping. I do not do extra work and anyone that only wishes to be considered as talent is free to do the same.

I've yet to work with any talent from pace, but have had several of their extras on set. The fact of the matter is, when casting directors are looking for western faces, be it talent, extra or model, they come to V&L first. V&L is also opening up a stunt person division.

I will also take this opportunity to warn people again that not all agencies will provide a work permit for each and every gig. I was on a set this week with 3 western extras supplied by a fly by night operator that are in grave danger of being sent packing. They risk everything for 5K and are often ignorant of the fact that they need proper documentation. I have been investigated several times and can unequivocally state that the labor board is actively deporting folks who show up on sets without the proper paperwork.

V&L will never send you to a set without a work permit.

Be careful out there folks.
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Re: Model Agencies

Postby Aurora01 » 06 Apr 2012, 01:21

If you are looking for full-time modeling and professional jobs I think it is better to go to a big agency first, they can offer you an exclusive contract with minimum monthly incomes or minimum working hours. I doubt talents agencies can handle that, but they can offer you many job opportunities for an average 40% commission fee; make sure what is the gross income so you can calculate it. Contact more than one agency is also good idea since some brands or production houses prefer to work with some agencies, and don't like to work with certain others.
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Re: Model Agencies

Postby Antoin » 07 Apr 2012, 21:34

Hi Toe Save
What is the situation for students? My son ( 16 yrs )is very keen to give this a try. We will be in TP in July. Is there much part time work for them - evenings/weekends or is it more for full time people? :cool:

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Re: Model Agencies

Postby Aurora01 » 08 Apr 2012, 01:48

There are agencies specialized in underage, they understand kids and teens much more than regular agencies. First you could contact Joy, most foreigner parents in Taipei know him for his catalogs; keep asking and you will find some others to compare opportunities, attitude and payments. Don't rush to sign any exclusive contract that will limit your son's future job opportunities.
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Re: Model Agencies

Postby Toe Save » 08 Apr 2012, 09:33

Arriving Soon wrote:Hi Toe Save
What is the situation for students? My son ( 16 yrs )is very keen to give this a try. We will be in TP in July. Is there much part time work for them - evenings/weekends or is it more for full time people? :cool:

Thanks
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As the late, great George Bernard Shaw once said, "You never can tell." July is busier for film, while Sept-Nov and March-May is the print "season". The recipe for success in this business is equal parts talent, look and availability. I'd be happy to meet with you and your son and discuss his potential. If you want to move forward, we can do a free portfolio shoot, take his measurements and start sending his images out to casting agents. The more available he is, the more casting opportunities he'll get. Extrapolate from there.

V&L has a youth division and are very cognizant of the special attention needed. At 16 years of age though, your son would be sent out for adult roles as well. Kids rarely work more than 4 hours per day. Adults can work 15 hours in a day. But in those cases, the gig is so well remunerated that taking a day off school is a no-brainer.

If your son would like to ask me anything else, feel free to drop me a PM or join my facebook group.

Cheers.

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Re: Model Agencies

Postby Antoin » 09 Apr 2012, 21:00

Thanks Toe Save
We will contact you once we are in Taipei. :cool:

See you then
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