Category Archives: Promotional Modeling

New York Talent Booked For Wella Live Show

One of our New York area talent let us know about her amazing time working with the Wella professionals at a recent hair show! Wella is a major German hair care company specializing in hair care, styling, and colorants sold to individuals as well as hairdressers. In 2002, Wella launched Wella TrendVision, an annual presentation of Wella’s haute couture hair collections and is now known as the International TrendVision Award, or ITVA: a global hairdressing competition.

 Maria’s look went from shoulder length wavy hair to short and spunky, here’s what Maria had to say about the experience below. Check out her before and after look, and her comp card below!

 “Working with Wella Professionals was such an amazing experience. The event was perfectly organized and they made all the models feel comfortable and ready every minute. Their stylists are real artists and Manny San Martin, my stylist, knew exactly what would fit my features and was always making sure every little detail was perfectly in it’s place. Thanks to NINE9 I got the gig and a new haircut!”

You can see her comp card here.

DC Talent Booked For David Yurman Event

One of our Washington DC area talent, X’Zavier P., was booked for a fun promotional opportunity through RunwayWaiter.com for a David Yurman event. Launched in 1980, Yurman and his wife collaborated to create jewelry that was both a fashion statement and a work of art. The Cable bracelet—a twisted helix adorned with finial gemstones—was David Yurman’s first celebrated design. Introduced in 1983, it was an immediate success, and remains to this day one of the world’s most beloved jewelry designs.

Runway Waiters is a unique luxury agency that provides high fashion models, skilled in bar-tending, serving, brand promoting and hosting, for upscale events, store openings and private parties.

You can see X’zavier comp hard here.

Over 80 Detroit Area Talent Been Contacted For The N. American Auto Show

With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leads, the North American International Auto Show serves as a global stage for companies to debut brand defining vehicles and industry shaping announcements.  The show has been hosted in Detroit, home to the headquarters of “the big three”, for over a century.

The casting called for female promotional models local to the area who are engaging, outgoing, and professional to take photos with show-goers and perform data collection.

153 Detroit Area Talent Submitted To Be U of M Brand Ambassadors

Despite their loss last weekend to the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City.  The University of Michigan Wolverines will continue their hunt for the NCAA National Championship. This weekend the Wolverines will host the Indiana University Hoosiers at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

We are happy to announce that 153 of our local Detroit area talent have been submitted to be University of Michigan brand ambassadors. we are so excited for you all and are wishing you all our best!

“Bad Boys for Life” Release Date Announced Bad Boys for Life

The original Bad Boys movie was released in 1995 and made over $141 million in the box office.  The famous action-cop film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, created enough buzz for fans to demand a sequel.  Bad Boys II was then released in 2003 with the same stars, and it made $273 million in the box office. Both of the action movies were directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  It has been more than thirteen years since Bad Boys II was released, but last week Bad Boys for Life was announced.

The third edition into the Bad Boys series will bring back Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as the dedicated Miami detectives.  Plot details have not yet been fully revealed, but it has been speculated that the third movie will take place about ten years after Bad Boys II.  Both detectives have aged and now have families with children.  The movie will see the detectives struggling with the last days of their radiant careers, their retirement, and raising their kids.  This premise will surely lead to hilarious “Bad Boy” type humor and funny moments.

The movie is set to be filming in Miami, the Midwest, and California this year.  Bad Boys for Life will not hit theaters until January 12th, 2018, but this is a great opportunity to stay ahead of the game so that you can be prepared for when casting calls are announced.

Detroit Talent Requested for a Travis Scott Music Video

Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name, Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed a record deal with Epic Records.

This is a great opportunity for our talent to be apart of a music video for a well-known artist.  Not only will our models and actors gain valuable experience being in front of the camera, but they will meet people that know their way in and out of the industry.  They will meet people that have found success doing what they love, and sometimes that inspiration is all that is needed to get your foot in the door!

The casting was calling for a variety of roles- ages 13+.  This is a paid opportunity.

120 NYC Talent Contacted for an Ariana Grande Promotion

Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress. She began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series, “Victorious” in 2009. After four seasons, the show ended, and Grande starred on the spin-off, “Sam & Cat”, which ended in 2014. She has also appeared in other theatre, television, and film roles and lent her voice to animated television and films.

Grande’s music career began with the soundtrack Music from “Victorious”. Grande’s accolades include two American Music Awards, Music Business Association’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year, an MTV Video Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards and two Grammy Award nominations. In 2016, Time named Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list.  Grande has a large following on social media, including the 4th most followed Instagram account.

120 of our NYC talent, both males and females were contacted for an Ariana Grande promotion for her newly released new album Dangerous Woman.

2 Houston Talent Booked for International Data Group Photo Shoot!

 

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International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events and research company. Since its founding, IDG’s mission has been to provide information on information technology to a global audience. Today, IDG products and services reach 280 million technology buyers in 97 countries.

IDG Communications, a subsidiary of IDG, is the largest global technology media, data and services company, delivering personalized and contextual-based experiences for the most powerful technology buyers.

IDG Communications’ global media brands include ChannelWorld®, CIO®, Computerworld®, GamePro®, InfoWorld®, Macworld®, Network World®, PCWorld®, TechHive® and Techworld®. IDG’s media network features 460 websites, 200 mobile sites and apps, and 179 print titles spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide.

The client was seeking Houston Models – Ages 30 to 45 – that could model for a photo shoot as Businessmen/women!

2 Georgia Talent Selected For PrivatelySampled Promo Event

 

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PrivatelySampled is a high-end boutique that brings its clients the best quality luxury brand pieces for a great price. It is a curated collection of designer items from your favorite retailers. They feature unique sale items from boutiques around the world. In early 2015, the founder of the Atlanta based Privately Sampled held its first PopUp Shop in the Nation’s Capital. The chic event provided an exclusive in-home shopping experience for its guest showcasing pieces from designers like DVF, Burberry, Helmut Lang, Sachin + Babi, RAOUL and more!

PrivatelySampled is for the shopper who has designer desires minus the designer budget. The founder is committed to fashion and stands by finding the perfect pieces to cater to the daringly chic woman. You can be gorgeous and stylish at any price point!

The client was looking for an attractive female in her 20’s for the event, and two of our Georgia talent were selected for the event.

How to choose the best photographer

ChoosingphotographerMany people looking to break into the entertainment industry today may tell you that you can take digital pictures of yourself and use them for submissions. While this may work for practice and certain submissions, submitting a comp card full of selfies will most likely not land you an audition with a casting director or producer. Even if you have a great, natural look that people will love, without having the right pictures taken that just may not come across well to the people looking at them and your submission will immediately be dismissed. If you are serious about taking the opportunity to break into the business then you want to take some time to get professional pictures taken by an experienced photographer. There are a couple of different ways you can go about this.

Knowing what you need

The very first thing you should think about when choosing a photographer is the type of photos you are looking to take. Each photographer has a specialty when it comes to the type of photos the take ranging from High fashion to action style. If you’re only looking to model and not act then going with a photographer that specializes in modeling shots would be the best bet for your specific situation.  Getting the right photos for the area of work you’re looking to pursue will make a huge difference in your resume as well as your comp card and portfolio.

Practice, practice, practice!

Once you’ve decided on a photographer, you’ll want to practice poses in the different outfits you’ll be taking your professional photos in. Most models want a mix of serious and fun shots so they can use the photos for a variety of different projects. Practicing taking selfies or with a close friend/family member will make you more comfortable for the day you head over to your professional shoot.