In this case, the client selects the model solely on the basis of their compcard (sometimes also sedcard) and their model book. With direct bookings, there is a risk that the client may not be satisfied when they meet the model in person. To minimize this risk, agencies often offer the client the opportunity to provide recentPolaroid photos and short introductory videos of the selected models in advance.
Direct bookings are usually given to experienced models who have high-quality image material.
The better known a model is, the greater the chance of receiving regular direct bookings.
This system enables clients to book models for their projects quickly and specifically, based on the information available and the model’s reputation.
Difference between booking and direct booking
This is how most models are booked “as normal”:
- Client contacts agency for models
- Agency organizes castings and Go & Sees
- Customer selects from suggested models
This is how a direct booking works:
- Client books models directly via agency website
- Selection based on online comp cards and model books
- Customers can view Polaroid photos and introductory videos
- Time and effort savings for the customer
Advantages of direct booking
Direct bookings have many advantages for you and your model agency.
- Time saving: No time-consuming auditions or auditions required
- Higher pay: salaries can often be higher
- Stability: Models have a clear plan and income security
- Less uncertainty: the selected model has already been chosen
- More control: Models can select specific projects
- Returning customers: The chance of repeat bookings increases
- Reputation and awareness: regular direct bookings promote your career
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