MELISSA ALICIA
I'm a fashion editorial and portrait photographer based in Florida.

A Real Model Agency vs. Some “Agency” or “Model Referral Service”

This is the first of many tips to come because there’s a lack of personal responsibility and people claiming to be in the industry making the industry look like crap for some whom really do have the talent and look to make it big but don’t know the dangers. 

Tip#1: 

The biggest difference you will note should be, at least in the state of Florida, that a legitimate talent agency should have a license and/or a SAG accreditation. In the state of Florida it is a 3rd degree felony to conduct yourself as an agency in any capacity without a license. 

If an agency doesn’t have their license listed on their website or in their information, you can go to the Department of Business & Professional Regulation (http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr) and do a search of their company in the ‘Verify A License’ tab.
  1. A Real Model Agency vs. Some “Agency” or “Model Referral Service”

    This is the first of many tips to come because there’s a lack of personal responsibility and people claiming to be in the industry making the industry look like crap for some whom really do have the talent and look to make it big but don’t know the dangers.

    Tip#1:

    The biggest difference you will note should be, at least in the state of Florida, that a legitimate talent agency should have a license and/or a SAG accreditation. In the state of Florida it is a 3rd degree felony to conduct yourself as an agency in any capacity without a license.

    If an agency doesn’t have their license listed on their website or in their information, you can go to the Department of Business & Professional Regulation (http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr) and do a search of their company in the ‘Verify A License’ tab.

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