Posts by MSAModelling

Compliance

We are 100% compliance to the CPA & POPI Acts All MSA Employees and Management Skills and Development Training paid by the company.  We are Level 4 BBE 

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Important Assessment Information

What happens after you have done the model application?  First things First…. The model application was completed and you have or should have received an immediate response “Application Successfully Submitted”. That message is the confirmation that your application was send to us successfully. You would also have received an email from us with a bit of information. MSA Model Management & Agency does not review the application. The HOD – New Applications at Modelling South Africa (PTY) Ltd does the selection of the new model applications within 1 – 4 days of the application and sends that to us. They will send you a congratulations Email. You must READ and follow the instructions. The administrative department at MSA Model Management & Agency (PTY) Ltd receive the information and instructions the next day. We then send you a SMS and call you to confirm your appointment. You come for your assessment and at the assessment we take you through a 7-process assessment to determine if we would like to offer you a contract or not.   Measurements Screen Test Voice Test Stage Test Personality Test Discussion (Planning) Agreement & Contract Signing   This process can take up to 2 Hours.  …

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Q & A

Frequent Asked Questions Who can be a model? Anyone who believes they can make it in the modelling world Does MSA only use Female Models? No, we cater for all ages, both male and female How old can a model be? We cater for all ages –  2 years to 45 years of age How tall must a model be? All models older than 13 years need to be 1,5  meters but not taller than 1,89 meters What type of models do you take? We cater for all categories EXCLUDING Nudity!! What is the SIM Program? It is a Scout Internship and Management Program. It is a program MSA offer aspiring entrapeneurs to learn business through Scouting. The best thing is you get paid once qualified. Do you have to live in Johannesburg to APPLY? We cater for models everywhere in South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. What is your banking details? Modelling South Africa (PTY) Ltd. ABSA East Rand Mall Account number: 4086365014 Current account B/Code: 632005 REF: NAME + CELL NO Modelling South Africa (PTY) Ltd. FNB WOODBRIDGE Account number: 62490388602 Current account B/Code: 205609 REF: NAME + CELL NO Do you take plus size…

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Model Talk SA

MODEL TALK SOUTH AFRICA  Every model needs advice at some point in their career. Whether you are a new comer into the modelling world or an established model. We embrace the models that are hardworking, passionate and dedicated and reflects professionalism. On the contrary we have models that is exactly the opposite. We do not want to deal with models who are lacking interest, not passionate or dedicated about their careers. We are professionals looking for models who can accomplish our vision. Our own YOUTUBE Channel “Fashion Police SA” – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqS9hV9H30gPAxmcXbBnmDA . SUBSCRIBE BY CLICKING IN THE LINK! It will be officially have launched it on the 9th of December 2016. The show’s vision is to give aspiring models a voice, a platform where they can be discovered. Model related news, shows and information will be discussed and shared with you. The MTSA show will look holistically at the negativity of the industry including the people that is destroying the integrity of the industry and the people who are working so hard to uphold and grow the industry for the sake of the models. STAY TUNED 🙂

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Model Tips

Modelling Tips – How to SUCCEED as a Model A model’s best strategy for success is to treat the people who employ them very well. An agent can expose and introduce a model to clients, photographers, and others in a position to employ them, but it is up to the model to favourably impress these individuals. Because of the high fees that models are paid, clients expect a lot. Also, because there are so many models competing for the same assignments, it is not possible to succeed by performing the minimum; a model must be outstanding. Treating their clients well is also the best thing you can do for your agent. When you represent your modelling agent well it enhances his or her modelling agency. The following basic concepts explain a model’s responsibility to his or her clients. Be Punctual Arrive at the time designated by your agent or client. In many markets, models are expected to arrive at assignments 15 minutes prior to the booked time. Ask your agent about your arrival time if special circumstances prevail for a given assignment or if you are unsure about the policy in your market. Be Prepared Arrive at your booking with…

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Model Advice

Types of modelling agencies There are almost as many kinds of agencies as there are models who want to be signed up by them. Many people tend to think of modelling in terms of high fashion (glossy magazines, cosmetic campaigns), but if you look at the world around you (eg: billboards, television adverts, promotional events) it becomes immediately clear that this is not necessarily the case. Agencies do not just cater for the editorial / high fashion market. There are many different genres of modelling . It is important to locate yourself, both your strengths and weaknesses, within the appropriate genre. This will not only save a lot of heartache and rejection, but also time and money in the long run as you then target yourself towards the right agency. Fashion / Editorial modelling Tyra Banks has created a television empire around the concept that young girls want to be fashion models . If you watch just one episode of her show, you will realise that making it as a fashion / editorial model is probably the toughest hurdle in the entire modelling industry. To make it as a successful fashion or editorial model, the stipulations from agencies are very…

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MSA Agency Advise

Modelling Agency vs Model Management Model Managers and Model Agents what’s the difference? The Model business can be a confusing profession for those just starting out. There are so many unwritten rules, not to mention the scams that ruin the dreams of many potential models. However, going into a modeling career armed with knowledge will help minimize the confusion and maximize the success. Many beginning models mistakenly think that “model agent” and “model manager”/“mother agent” are two names for the same job. Actually, they are very different, but in a similar way. The best way to explain the differences is to tackle the job responsibilities separately, giving models a good idea of those differences. When models are “scouted”/ found or walk into a local agency the models professional abilities are analyzed, from physical characteristics such as age height, body structure facial features and personality. Once convinced the model has the potential to work in the model industry a general plan will be laid out and a contract of representation will be offered to the model. If the model is a minor the contract will be shared with the model and her parents or legal guardians. This agreement will be headed…

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Modelling Portfolios

Do you know the difference between A STUDIO-MAKE-OVER photo and a PORTFOLIO photo? You don’t have to be a photographer to spot the difference between makeover pictures and portfolio pictures. After a first look they might look the same but we are going to give you some tips on how to differentiate them and also explain why is so important to have portfolio images if you are going for a modelling career. Makeover studios are great for obtaining photo frames and to display them as your personal photo album but they are not considered portfolio material by the agencies. If you have ever been to a makeover shoot you will remember that although you had someone to do your make up and even your hair, you probably did not have any help in styling your clothes. Now think of a mainstream magazine fashion editorial. The photos aren’t only great in technique (light, make up, hair, styling) but they also tell a story to the reader. That’s what the industry calls an editorial shoot; the kind of things that agencies want to see in a model portfolio. Agencies like to have the clear idea of how a certain individual will look…

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Modelling Scams

Modelling scams and how to protect yourself. The modelling world can be a bewildering and confusing place. There seem to be plenty of opportunities out there, but who can be trusted, and who just wants your money? The crucial thing to remember is that no reputable modelling agency will charge any money to sign you or to attend castings. Any agency that asks for money upfront is not your friend: back away and keep looking. This is why we always inform our new applicants that MSA Model Management Services do not ask a joining fee to apply. The only cost a new member will pay us for the Assessment & Model Makeover and Shoot. Scam by makeover studio Makeover studio scams are where photo studios claim to help aspiring models to build up portfolios, unfortunately these studios do NOT work within the modelling industry and therefore they cannot offer any real training for aspiring models. They are very good at the hard sell and will tell you everything you want to hear in order to make the sale. Also, their photographers/makeup artists are generally students/not professional photographers and their work is unprofessional, un-retouched, NOT industry standard and will not be…

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Social Media

Do Model Agents Scout on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Every day we receive emails and phone calls from models wondering if the person who contacted them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or through other social media sites is a legitimate modeling agent or scout. The person who contacted the model may say they are from a top model agency such as Ford Models, Elite Models, IMG Models, Wilhelmina, the latest Fashion TV and even MSA Model Management & Agency. They use the companies and ask the model to send photos. How can a model discern between what’s fake and what’s real? Here are some tips to help you protect yourself and know how to separate the real agents from the fakes. 1. Real Agents & Scouts NEVER Scout Through Social Media Ok, maybe “never” is too strong a word, but the chances that a real agent or scout has randomly found you and then taken the time to contact you through social media is possible but you need to know who they are and make sure if the company is real, the person work for a real company or at least affiliated and registered by the company!!! Real agents and scouts…

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