Becoming a Talent
Does it cost to attend my first appointment?
No. You are only coming in to see if we see potential in signing you.
What do I need to bring with me?
If you have ever gotten professional comp cards or head shots done bring them in. Other than that nothing.
What should I wear?
Fashionably casual is recommended.
How long does an evaluation appointment last?
It will vary person to person. It can be anywhere between 5 minutes to an hour.
What happens after the evaluation?
We will either decide you are a right fit for the company and invite you back for a final one on one call back or ask you to reapply when you are ready and have taken our notes into consideration.
I don’t have any experience in the industry, do I qualify?
Nine9 works with talent who both have no experience and lots of experience in the industry.
I don’t think I have the right measurements to model, do I qualify?
Models are definitely marketed out by their body type and their look but there are many types of modeling that do not require a specific body type.
Nine9 contacted me, how did you get my information?
We reach out to individuals who have applied to be evaluated through our website or other online location where we have a presence.
I might be 10 minutes late, is that okay?
If you know you will not be able to make your appointment on time, it’s best to reschedule to a day where you can arrive 10-15 minutes early.
Do I have to pay for the pictures you take at the initial evaluation?
No, these are part of the evaluation.
I’m underage so can I bring a sibling or aunt/uncle with me toe Open Call instead of my parent?
If you are a minor a parent must be present at the Open Call.
I don’t have anyone to watch my child, can I bring him/her to the appointment?
It would be best if you attended the evaluation alone, space is limited.
Do I need to have experience?
No, we work with all levels of experience.
What ages do you work with?
Anyone 3 and up.
What do you have to look like to work with your company?
We work with all types of people, Nine9 is The UnAgency for real people. We won’t reject you based on your looks.
What is the process of becoming a talent?
We first need to meet you for an evaluation, if we are interested you will be invited back for a 2nd final interview with our team. At this time we will interview you and take some snap shots and measurements. If we decide to work with you, we will set you up with our services at Nine9.
What will I need to bring on my final interview in the instance that I am offered enrollment?
Bring yourself and a bigsmile. If you need your parents or significant other to help you make a final decision, you should bring them.
How long does it take to find out if I’m accepted?
We will let know during your final interview.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No, out talent do not have to sign contracts with Nine9.
Is there a deadline for me to enroll after my first appointment?
This will be up to the Office Director in your location.
What do you mean by finalizing everything at the final appointment?
At this meeting we will discuss how we can help you while learning how to market you.
Why is the fee due during the final appointment?
This fee sets up your Nine9 comp card and offers access to your account and other industry related tools such as our local workshops. This is how we help you to gain exposure in the industry.
What is a final interview?
This is the final time we will meet with you. At this appointment we will discuss your skills and how we can help you.
What should I wear to my 3rd appointment?
Whatever you feel comfortable in but similar to the first appointment. We may take more snapshots, so dress in form fitted clothing and no logos on your clothing.
Why are 3rd appointments considered mandatory?
To follow up to make sure you understand how to use our site and services. This is an important time to catch up with you. We need to make sure you understand how to use our site and services. We will look over your resume and make changes if needed. We will also discuss how we can better market you with professional photos.
Who will help me set up my comp card and profile?
Our staff members- it could be our Office Director or a Talent Specialist on their team
Should I quit my job?
No, we don’t know when or what types of castings you will book.
I am already with an Agency, is that a problem?
No, we can help supplement the work your agency is providing you. We are not affiliated with any unions.
Can I call the office if I have questions?
Yes, we are available to answer any questions you may have.