Frequently Asked Questions
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A: Launch Model and Talent is New Orleans premiere performing arts academy. We train, market, and develop talent in the fashion and entertainment industry. We enhance our client’s strengths and target their weaknesses, while putting a strong emphasis on exposure and personal growth.
A: No, Launch Model and Talent is not an agency. We are a performing arts academy that provides modeling, acting, and singing instruction while building the confidence needed to succeed in the fashion and entertainment industry. Our clients are auditioned by top agents, managers, casting directors, and industry professionals who visit our facility on a monthly basis.
When visiting Launch Model and Talent the reason is two-fold:
Audition Launch Model and Talent clients. Agents, managers, and casting directors come to our facility to audition current Launch Model and Talent clients for their new and upcoming projects. They know that Launch Model and Talent produces “work ready” clients so when they are looking to add to their client roster or booking their next project, they will not be wasting their time auditioning hopefuls that do not have a skill set.
- Open calls. Industry Professionals assist Launch Model and Talent with open calls. These are open to the public, both beginners and professionals can audition. a) Beginners that are being screened, will have the amazing opportunity to audition in front of a Talent Director at Launch Model and Talent and the Industry Professional. Along with the Launch Board of Directors, the Industry Professional will be helping select the beginners with the most potential for success in acting, modeling, singing, and dancing. Those beginners selected will be offered the opportunity to become a client of Launch Model and Talent. b) Professionals who audition at the open call, or those who are “work ready”, will be seriously considered for the industry professionals’ upcoming projects.
A: Yes, and we are extremely proud of who we are, the services we offer, and the talent we have discovered. The courses here at Launch Model and Talent are designed to develop and prepare you for work in the industry. They are designed to take you to a level that is competitive, professional, and up to industry standards. For many years, we’ve helped our clients earn and maintain a competitive edge over their rivals in the fashion and entertainment industry. Many famous Hollywood stars continue to work with acting coaches because the best-prepared candidates are the most successful. Our clients include stars like Launch Model and Talent graduates: Madison Wolfe, Addison Riecke, Isaac White, Craig Tate, and Chloe Bridges.
A: Yes, training makes all the difference in the world. The fashion and entertainment industry is fast-paced and constantly changing. Agents and managers are constantly looking to add new talent to their roster. These busy professionals vastly prefer a well-prepared candidate to one who lacks polish, experience, or training.
A: No we do not only work with models. Over eighty percent of Launch Model and Talent’s clients are actors, but we also work with models, singers, and anyone who is a part of or preparing to enter the entertainment industry. High fashion modeling has strict physical requirements: 5’8″ and above for women, 5’11’ and above for men, and many otherwise talented individuals do not qualify for high fashion; however, commercial print is an alternative for individuals who want to model. You should be well rounded and have acting skills to be competitive to enter the commercial market.
A: No. We believe that a solid academic foundation should be a young person’s first priority. Launch Model and Talent’s policy is to work only with those who strive for academic excellence.
A: We offer various commitment levels at Launch Model and Talent that require different time commitments to be successful in the fashion and entertainment industry. On average, clients can commit anywhere from four to six hours, once a week or twice a month, either on a weeknight or a weekend. Auditions with agents, managers, casting directors, or other industry professionals at Launch Model and Talent can occur once or twice a month, usually on a weekend.
A: No, as one of the top training facilities in the country, we have limited availability in each age division. We narrow down our selection to the strongest candidates. We are looking for individuals with a high level of interest, ambition, and potential for success in the industry. When our clients meet with top industry professionals their conduct is a direct reflection of the training we provide here at Launch. Our relationships with the best agencies, management companies, and casting directors are excellent because we are known for presenting only the most talented, enthusiastic, and professional candidates.
A: Launch Model and Talent is not an agency; we are a performing arts academy. There is no charge for the initial audition/prescreening at our facility. This is where our talent scouts determine through an extensive audition/prescreening interview if the prospective talent is truly prepared and able to make the necessary commitments needed to be successful in the fashion and entertainment industries. This is also a great time for you to have all of your questions answered. The initial audition/prescreening will only be an investment of your time.
If you are selected, there are fees associated with the services we provide at Launch Model and Talent. The fees will depend on what areas of the industry you have the potential for success. We offer various commitment levels that our talent scout can discuss with you. In any career, training and marketing are an up-front investment of time and money. The most successful models and talent will tell you that the learning process never ends. In today’s fast-paced environment, very few agencies in the world will front costs necessary to begin a actor or models career. There are “discoveries,” but like lottery winners, they are rare. All professionals have to work for their success. At Launch Model and Talent, we give you the training, guidance, and confidence to help you attain your goals in the entertainment industry and in LIFE.