Learn More About Launch Model & Talent
Q: What is Launch Model & Talent?
A: Launch Model & Talent is New Orleans premiere performing arts academy specializing in acting, modeling, singing and life skills. We prepare aspiring models, actors and singers for the fashion and entertainment industry.
Q: Is Launch Model & Talent an Agency?
A: No, Launch Model & Talent is not an agency. It is a performing arts academy that provides modeling, acting and singing instruction while building the confidence you need to succeed in the fashion and entertainment industry. Our clients are auditioned by top agents, managers, and casting directors and “industry professionals” who visit Launch, from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Europe, Japan and the New Orleans market.
Q: Why Do Agents and “Industry Professionals” come to Launch Model & Talent?
When visiting Launch Model & Talent the reason is two-fold:
Audition Launch Model & Talent clients: Agents, managers, and casting directors, audition current Launch Model & Talent clients for their new and upcoming projects. They know that Launch Model & 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:
The “Industry Professionals” help Launch Model & 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 & 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 & 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.
Q: Are you a school?
A: Yes, and we are extremely proud of our record. For many years, we've helped our clients earn and maintain a competitive edge over their rivals in the entertainment industry. Famous Hollywood stars still work with acting coaches because the best-prepared candidates are the most successful. Our clients include stars like Launch Model & Talent graduates: Faith Ford, Raquel Welch, Josh Duhamel and Brenda Song.
Q: Does training make a difference?
A: All the difference in the world. The entertainment industry is fast-paced and constantly changing, and agents and directors need faces and talent now. These busy professionals vastly prefer a well-prepared candidate to one who lacks polish, experience, or training.
Q: Do you only work with models?
A: No. The fact is that over eighty percent of Launch Model & Talent 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 cannot qualify. There are commercial print jobs, however you should be well rounded and have acting skills to be competitive to enter the commercial market.
Q: Will this interfere with school?
A: No. We believe that a solid academic foundation should be a young persons first priority. Launch Model & Talent's policy is to work only with those who strive for academic excellence.
Q: What time commitment is expected if Launch Model & Talent agrees to work with me?
A: Clients commit four to six hours, once a week or twice a month, either on a weeknight or a weekend. Auditions with agents, casting directors, or other industry professionals at Launch Model & Talent can occur, once or twice a month, usually on a weekend.
Q: Does Launch Model & Talent accept everyone?
A: No. We are looking for people with a high level of interest, dependability and potential for success in the industry. When our clients meet top industry professionals their conduct is a direct reflection of our training. Our relationships with the best agencies and casting directors are excellent, because we are known for presenting only the most talented, enthusiastic, and professional candidates.
Q: Does it cost anything to attend Launch Model & Talent? I have heard that if you want to be a model, agencies will pay everything for you to start. Is this true?
A: Launch Model & Talent is not an agency; we are a performing arts academy. There is no charge for the initial audition/screening. This is a way for you to have all of your questions answered and see if you have potential to pursue the entertainment industry at a professional level with Launch Model & Talent. The initial audition/screening will only be an investment of your time.
If you are selected, there are fees associated for our services. The fees will depend on what areas of the industry you have potential for success. We have many different workshops and there are different fees for different workshops.
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 models career. There are "discoveries," but like lottery winners, they are rare. All professionals have to work for their success. At Launch Model & Talent, we give you the training, guidance and confidence to help you attain your goals in the entertainment industry and in LIFE.