Read this FAQ page to have your most pressing Legends Cafe questions answered. If you don’t see your question on the list, please email us and we will be happy to answer it 🙂

  • What does 'casting' mean?

    Casting is a process of curating talent/people/models/folks for your project. Firstly the brand/client/collaborator tells us about the project and specs for talent. Then the Legends team goes searching & scouting for the individuals to help tell the proposed story. Once we find the ‘talent’, we gather their consent to be nominated for the project. If the talent and brand are interested in one another, then we work to agree on dates + rates, gather the talent’s info, and up-to-date photographs. 

    At this point, we create a package for the brand, which is essentially a PDF of all the people we find. We then send this package to the brand team, including the client, art director, casting director, producer, marketing director, coordinator, and maybe someone’s pup. 

    When the client selects their favorite people, we book them for the job! 🙂

  • What is a 'go see' / 'fitting'?

    A ‘go see’ is when a collaborator reaches out and requests to meet and greet with someone from the package we sent or someone from our signed roster. If this is you, then you would go see the collaborator and meet with them. We promise this is not as intimidating as it sounds – you basically say hello and maybe try a few pieces of clothing on. It’s sort of like a job interview, but you don’t need to sell yourself or bring a resume. Occasionally, a go-see becomes more of a fitting session, in which case, you try on a few of the pieces you would be photographed in – if you booked the project – so the client can see how everything fits, looks, and feels. A official “fitting” before a shoot that you are confirmed for is different. See the q and a for that below.

  • What is a 'casting call'?

    A casting call is when a client, brand, production office, producer, or project photographer calls in a few individuals (ie: the talent/models), one at a time, to do a quick version of a go-see. Casting calls can be 10 people or 100. An “open casting call” means that anyone can go. Always know your measurements when you arrive and be prepared to wait in line. We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes, tshirt and jeans. Wear your hair down, day makeup, no jewelry or hats. That is of course if you are comfortable with that.

  • Do you have open calls?

    At this time, due to health and safety regulations, we are not hosting open calls – but hopefully in the future 🙂

  • Should I wear any makeup in my application photos?

    Whatever makes you feel most comfortable. We prefer to see no makeup or day makeup but ultimately its up to you!

  • Can I submit if I don't have any modelling experience?

    Living your life is all the experience required to be a Legend. 🙂

  • What should I do if I don't have any professional photos?

    We prefer you not to have professional photos! What we really want to see is fresh, natural snapshots of you that any friend or family member can easily take on a phone or camera. They don’t need to be a pro, and neither do you! 

  • Will I have to drop out of school?

    This is up to you of course, but as far as “modelling” goes, it is not mandatory to quit school.

  • My sister / brother / cousin / friend would make a perfect Legend! Can I apply on their behalf?

    Unfortunately, no. If they’re going to apply for a project, it’s up to them to submit. If you think they should then encourage them to apply. Boost their confidence! Offer to be their photographer!

  • What is a 'test photoshoot'?

    A test photoshoot is traditionally your first photoshoot, used to capture your natural appearance and personal look. Together, we will discuss how you’d like to be portrayed, then we put together a very chill little shoot. For example, if you are hoping to book more athletic work, then we might choose to do your photoshoot at a tennis court. Sometimes a stylist will help, or an exceptional photographer will get involved. The final product is a batch of photos that we can use to nominate you for casting in future projects. 

    Test packages are available for sale in our SHOP or email us to inquire.

  • What are 'digitals' / 'polaroids'?


    Digitals/Polaroids are natural photos of you. Shot on a plain backdrop. You should wear white and or basic colors. Fresh face, hair down. No hats, no jewelry, no heels, no bikinis. Take a few photos full body and a few portraits. Casual posing. Photographer should be kneeling in front of the subject as to not shoot down on them, making them appear shorter.

  • What is a fitting?

    A fitting is different then the go see try on session. A fitting that is scheduled after you have booked the project is to establish the outfits before the shoot. It is when the stylist, or whoever is in charge of putting the outfits together, has you try on all the looks they designed/put together. This usually takes place a few days or the day before the shoot. Sometimes right before the shoot on the same day. We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes that are easy to slip on and off and to not wear hats or jewelry.

  • What are your booking policies?

    %20 agency fee applies to all bookings
    4 hour booking minimums always
    half day rates are %65 of full day rates
    payment must be provided within 30 days of receipt
    “day rate” is based on 8 hours
    swim, lounge, undergarment projects will incur a %30 booking fee increase
    milage will be charged as $0.55/km for any self driving talent traveling a distance longer than 30 minutes

    cancellation fees:
    within 24 hours of the booking call time the full booking rate will be charged
    24-48 hour of booking half of the rate will be charged
    in any event the agency is entitled to cancel a booking at any time and for any reason prior to the booking date without liability to the client

    we will try to coordinate that the client pre books transport/flights/ferries/uber etc
    per diem lump sum is preferred over expensing with receipts for meals etc

    care and safety:
    a) set/venue must be safe and secure and allow the model to provide the services in compliance with all health and safety standards, regulations, codes and laws
    b) allowing the model to take suitable and regular rest periods, to ensure the model is able to maintain suitable amounts of rest and refreshment whilst delivering the services
    c) providing adequate levels of insurance cover to safeguard the health and safety and future earnings of the model whilst the model is delivering the services and traveling to and from the client’s venue as if he/she were an employee of the client
    d) ensuring that all of the people and organizations which are engaged by the client in relation to the delivery of the services are suitably qualified,educated,experienced and professional
    e) ensuring that no one imposes upon the model any action or activity which is either dangerous, degrading, unprofessional or demeaning to the model; or has not been discussed with the agency
    f) providing the model with an appropriate changing and dressing area to ensure that the model can prepare for the provision of the services and also maintains his/her privacy.
    g)client is responsible to provide a meal if shoot is more than 4 hours
    h)water and easy snacks need to be available on set regardless of duration

  • How do you take measurments?

    Just a note:

    the only reason we require measurements is because the stylist/brand/client/etc need to know what sizes to get you for the project. Sometimes they only have certain sizes on hand. You do not need to be any certain size to apply on our general submission portal.

    The best way to take body measurements is to use a fabric tape. You can buy a measuring tape at any dollar store.
    If you do not have a fabric tape you can use a string that you then measure with a household measuring tape.
    Measurements in Canada are in inches.

    These are the measurements that we will most likely require when you apply:
    (sometimes less)
    (sometimes we only ask for store sizing)

    Height: classic height measurment
    – shoes off
    – heels tightly to a wall
    – mark the wall
    – measure floor to marker

    – circumference of neck where the collar would sit

    – length of space between shoulder bone to shoulder bone

    – length from shoulder bone to wrist bone

    – the circumference of the widest part of your hest

    – circumference of the rib cage underneath the “chest”
    – bra band essentially

    Top size:
    – what size top do you buy at the store

    Suit size:
    – what size suit do you buy at the store

    Dress size:
    – what size dress do you buy at the store

    – circumference around torso at bellybutton

    – what size pants do you buy

    – circumference of the widest part around your bum/hips

    – length from crotch to ankle bone

    – what size shoes do you buy in store
    – please mention narrow or wide
    – if you don’t know then dont worry about it

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