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----ten----
Posts: 1,156


My friend wants to go for a commercial modeling agency. I can only think of a couple like CESD and Images ....I have searched pages and pages of threads and can't find one like this so...if there is one, let me know. if not ...let this be a database for commercial agencies in nyc! thanks!
Dec 06 07 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
----ten----
Posts: 1,156


la la la
Dec 06 07 10:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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theda
Posts: 21,711
New York, New York, US


Gilla Roos
R&L
Dec 06 07 10:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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amishethdotcom
Posts: 1
New York, New York, US


bella, ray volant agency, funny face, click,
Dec 06 07 10:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
CTD- NYC Model
Posts: 969
Fairfield, Connecticut, US


GMT
Reich
Parts Models
Lauren Green
Bloom
Thompson Models
Dec 06 07 11:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
----ten----
Posts: 1,156


Reich went under from what i heard ...thanks for the others
Dec 07 07 12:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
----ten----
Posts: 1,156


*crickets*    apparently no..
Dec 07 07 01:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
avee
Posts: 363
Scarsdale, New York, US


Abrams  has a commercial division. Hard as hell to get into though
Dec 10 07 04:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John Fisher
Posts: 1,776
Miami Beach, Florida, US


http://www.johnfisher.com/images/itatiaiaswimsuit.jpg

Fastest way to get a list of commercial agencies in New York? Have her go to a fashion agency, they will say: "No, but thanks for coming. Here's a list of the commercial agencies in New York." It's quickest way they have of getting you out the door. ("And so Don Pardo, do we have some parting gifts for our lovely former contestant?")

Ha!

Fish
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John Fisher
900 West Avenue, Suite 423
Miami Beach, Florida  33139
(305) 534-9322
http://www.johnfisher.com
Dec 10 07 10:34 am  Link  Quote 
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Big A-Larger Than Life
Posts: 33,393
The Woodlands, Texas, US


LOL!  "Parting gifts"  That was hilarious!
Dec 10 07 11:20 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Monica_H
Posts: 27
New York, New York, US


COURTESY OF MODELS.COM::

Bloom Models
New York, USA
37 West 26th Street, #401
New York, NY, 10010
United States

tel: 212.239.1665
fax: 212.564.3007

web site: http://bloommodels.com/
email: info@bloommodels.com

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Wilhelmina, Ford, Click
Dec 19 07 12:24 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Monica_H
Posts: 27
New York, New York, US


hope this helps. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!
Dec 19 07 12:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Emeritus
Posts: 21,947
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Monica_H wrote:
COURTESY OF MODELS.COM::

Not sure where you got that, but one of the agencies is a scam, and one has been out of business for years.

Dec 19 07 12:31 am  Link  Quote 
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Brian Diaz
Posts: 61,699
Danbury, Connecticut, US


MDC's Northeast Agencies list:
http://models.com/agencies/directory/li … _Northeast

There are a dozen or so which specifically are labeled "commercial".
Dec 19 07 07:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Emeritus
Posts: 21,947
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Brian Diaz wrote:
MDC's Northeast Agencies list:
http://models.com/agencies/directory/li … _Northeast

There are a dozen or so which specifically are labeled "commercial".

What keyed me in the original comment was McDonald Richards, although MMG always gets my attention.

McDonald Richards has been out of business for about three years now, and they are not on the models.com list at the link you provided.  MMG is, if not completely, at least a borderline scam.  They are on the models.com list, but not as a "participating agency".

The other problem is "what is commercial?".  Several of the agencies on that list are not by most definitions "commercial".

Dec 19 07 10:13 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Monica_H
Posts: 27
New York, New York, US


Hey TXPhotog, thanks for the info. I didn't know that MMG was a scam and that the other agency was out of business. I got the list by logging in to Models.com, and typing "commercial" in the search box. Then I just copied and pasted the listing info into my previous post. 

Is anyone aware of any other scams from the list? Also, do you think BBB.org (better business bureau) is a good place to look for agencies (both commercial and fashion).

Thanks to anyone who responds.

-Monica
Dec 19 07 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Emeritus
Posts: 21,947
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Monica_H wrote:
Hey TXPhotog, thanks for the info. I didn't know that MMG was a scam and that the other agency was out of business. I got the list by logging in to Models.com, and typing "commercial" in the search box. Then I just copied and pasted the listing info into my previous post.

The trouble with that is the definition of the word "commercial" (which the OP provides no guidance on).  Sometimes it means "commercial fashion", and sometimes it means "commercial print".  Any time you get fashion agencies and commercial print agencies on the same list (which is what happened in that case), it's not clear what the list is a list of anymore.

Monica_H wrote:
Also, do you think BBB.org (better business bureau) is a good place to look for agencies (both commercial and fashion).

Absolutely not.  The BBB is a terribly unreliable resource.  If they say there are problems with a company, it's likely very bad.  If they say there are no problems, they still could be very bad.  Never trust a BBB report.

Dec 19 07 02:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
STEPHANIE COMMERCIAL
Posts: 120
Tampa, Florida, US


TXPhotog wrote:
What keyed me in the original comment was McDonald Richards, although MMG always gets my attention.

McDonald Richards has been out of business for about three years now, and they are not on the models.com list at the link you provided.  MMG is, if not completely, at least a borderline scam.  They are on the models.com list, but not as a "participating agency".

The other problem is "what is commercial?".  Several of the agencies on that list are not by most definitions "commercial".

I'm shocked that McDonald Richards is out of business.  I thought this was still a top commercial print agency.  Do you know what happened with them?  Also, do you know anything about Grace Del Marco?

Dec 19 07 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Monica_H
Posts: 27
New York, New York, US


Thanks TXPhotog! I've noticed that about BBB as well. I personally am looking for commercial print agencies, or agencies with a commercial print division in NYC, that are reputable of course.
I've found that sites like the BBB, and business directory sites (like yellow pages and 411) just give an address and business name, but no detailed information. One day I sat down and went through 100 of the "commercial, print and talent" agencies listed on the BBB in the NYC area. Some numbers were invalid, some places couldn't provide a client list or model references, and some places actually hung up when I asked for references! I even checked out a book called the "New York City Model Agency Directory"; the only problem-it hasn't been updated in 9 years!

Aside from the following sites:
http://www.models.com,
http://www.newmodels.com,
http://www.modelingadvice.com/,
http://www.joeedelman.com/agencies/agency_ny.php, 

and posts in forums such as these, do you (or anyone) know were I can find a reliable listing of commercial print agencies in New York?

Thanks again for your help smile
Dec 19 07 04:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Emeritus
Posts: 21,947
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Monica_H wrote:
Some numbers were invalid, some places couldn't provide a client list or model references, and some places actually hung up when I asked for references!

I would imagine most of the better agencies did that.  Stop it.  It is NOT done in the mainstream agency world.  Do you really think an agency is going to give out client or contact information so random aspiring models can call for references?  One of the primary responsibilities of an agency is to protect their models and clients from things like that.

Monica_H wrote:
I even checked out a book called the "New York City Model Agency Directory"; the only problem-it hasn't been updated in 9 years!

Check www.models-mart.com

They have books like The Agency File which is updated annually, and David knows most or all of the good agencies.

Dec 19 07 05:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Monica_H
Posts: 27
New York, New York, US


Thanks again for your input. I'll check those books out.

Happy Holidays, and take care.
Dec 19 07 06:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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