BOOKER - Term for an agent in Europe
BOOKING - Modeling job confirmation
BOOK OUT - model makes specific hours or days they are unavailable for assignments.
BUYER - retail store employee who purchases clothing from the manufacturer; during the booking of a showroom model is showcasing clothes to the buyers
BUY OUT - a one-time fee paid by the client for the usage of images or material for a specified period of time.
CALLBACK - Any follow-up casting
CALL TIME - The time that the model is expected to arrive and be ready to work
CALL SHEET - A sheet containing the cast, crew, start-end times, and location for a specific shooting
CASTING - The process of selecting model(s) for the specific job
CHART - A file or sheet used to chart a model's schedule, appointments, and other activities
CLIENT - Company that does provides a job
CLOSE-UP - Camera term for a tight shot of shoulders and face.
COMPOSITE CARD / COMP CARD - double-page printed card with 3-5 photos of model and their height, eye and hair color, and size information
CREATIVE DIRECTOR - is a person that makes high-level creative decisions, and with those decisions oversees the creation of creative assets
DIGITALS - are natural images of what a model currently looks like, shot in daylight
DIRECT BOOKING - When an agency is able to secure a booking for a model without a go-see or casting
EDITORIAL SHOT - photograph in magazine, providing the viewer with a visual narrative, often conceptually, that takes them on a journey through the art director's vision.
EXCLUSIVE / EXCLUSIVITY - A contract that requires a model works exclusively with one agency. Exclusivity agreements can be based upon time, geography, client, etc
FITTING - A session where the model tries on clothing and shoes before a fashion show or photo shoot so that alterations can be made if necessary
FIT MODELING - is a subset of fashion modeling where fashion professionals work entirely behind the scenes to test new clothing products during the design process; clients choose a model whose measurements match the sample size exactly.
RUNWAY SHOW - is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase their upcoming line of clothing
FREELANCE - modeling for clients without agency representation.
GO-SEE - casting for future projects
GUARANTEE - Agencies in Asia, will guarantee that a foreign model will earn a specific amount of money during a stay lasting from two to six months. In the United States, no modeling agency will make ANY guarantees of earnings to a new model
LOOK BOOK - A collection of photos taken of models wearing a designer or manufacturers clothing that is sent out to fashion editors, buyers, clients, and special customers to show the designer's looks for the season.
MAINBOARD - establish models of the agency
MOODBOARD - an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc. intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept
MODEL RELEASE - contract in which the model gives permission to use the photo as the client specified
MOTHER AGENT/AGENCY - A mother agent is a person or agency that initially discovered you. Helping you to get signed with agencies worldwide and are in charge of developing your career
NEW FACE - new model who is just signed with agency and is new to the industry
OPEN CALL - casting when the client sees all models suitable for the type requested
OPTION / HOLD - Before a model is confirmed to work on a job, they are held on option. This is the last step before booking a job.
PRODUCER - the person responsible for the day-to-day decision-making on a production
PORTFOLIO - main promotional tool for models. Displays select photos which show the model at his/her photogenic best and includes samples of work (tear sheets).
SAMPLE - a piece of clothing from a line, one-of-a-kind.
SCOUT - a person who finds new talent/models. They don’t have to be full time working for one agency
SHOWROOM MODEL - A model that works in a clothing designer’s showroom, showing clothing to retail and department store buyers (doesn’t include photoshoot/ hairstylist or makeup artist)
STATEMENT - income statement, expense sheet provided by the agency to the model
STATS - statistical information of a model, including measurements, size, height, etc.
TEARSHEET - is an actual page that has been torn from printed publication and inserted into a model's portfolio. Today, it can also be a digital advertisement or editorial due to the Internet.
TEST SHOOT - photoshoot to build or update model's portfolio.
USAGE - agreement to use models images for a certain period of time for agreed price
VOUCHER - Time slip with all pertinent information needed for getting paid properly.