The Linda Layman Agency
3546 E. 51st St.
Tulsa, OK 74135
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We're on the street that circles behind the entire Country Club Plaza Shopping Center (S.E. corner of 51st and Harvard) called Country Club Plaza Drive. Country Club Plaza Drive is next to the Subway Sandwich Shop on the N.E. corner of the Country Club Plaza Shopping Center (If you are looking at Food Pyramid it's around the building to your left). We're at the bottom of the small hill on the left next to the Health Source Chiropractic center.
What should I wear to Orientation?
Dress casually and wear what you are comfortable in. Your style is an element of your personality that we are interested in seeing. Women should wear very minimal make-up.
Do I have to have professional photographs to attend Orientation?
No. No photos are necessary or recommended for Orientation. If you are an actor and are prepared to sign an Agency Agreement immediately after Orientation you may bring headshots or digital files of your headshot and your Actor Resume so that we may submit you for any roles for which you are the correct type.
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Do I have to have any previous modeling or acting experience or have attended a modeling or acting school?
Absolutely no experience or training is required. We have helped many successful models and actors starting from scratch. Supermodel Amber Valetta got her start with Linda.
Does the Linda Layman Agency accept e-mail submissions?
We do consider email submissions, but still recommend attending the orientation.
Do I have to live in Tulsa?
If you are an adult or teen just getting started in modeling it is advantageous if you live in the Tulsa area, but not completely necessary. If you are not within driving distance of Tulsa then it is helpful if you have friends or family that live in the area. We do not have a models' apartment.
What types of models does the Linda Layman Agency represent?
We represent women, men, and children for fashion print, commercial print, and runway.
What types of Actors does the Linda Layman Agency represent?
We represent television, feature film, commercial, industrial video, and voiceover talent of all types.
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What are the physical requirements to be a model with the Linda Layman Agency?
For Women's Fashion Modeling you must be a minimum height of 5' 8" and no taller than 6' 0".
For the Men's Fashion your height must be between 6' 0" and 6' 3" and suit coat size 40 - 42.
For Commercial modeling we represent girls and boys, men and women of all heights and ages.
Do you represent babies?
Babies are entered as a photo page in our BABY book for a flat one-time fee of $20.
Send us their full name, parents or gardians names, date of birth, address, phone number(s), and email information to LaymenAgency@TulsaCoxMail.com ATTENTION: BABY BOOK. With this information you may email us your selections of photos as digital attachments that we then print as a page and put in the book for client review.
You must email new photos every 90 days as they grow (babies change quickly, pages not updated are removed from the baby book without notice), and at around 24 months you may want to do a Childs Composite card.
We don't get many calls for children, but when we do it can pay very well.
What if I am already a working model?
If you are an established model looking for representation in Tulsa and the surrounding area please have your "mother" agency submit you to us. If you have no mother agency please submit your composite to us. We represent actor and model talent in a 200 mile radius of Tulsa proper, and in the surrounding states as well.
Is there a fee to be seen by the agency or to sign with the agency?
There is no up-front fee to be with the agency. The Linda Layman Agency earns a commission for any work that we secure for you which means we don't get paid until you get paid.
How do I know if the Linda Layman Agency is legitimate?
We have been in business since 1970 and have established an excellent reputation. The agency does not charge any fees up front but works strictly for commissions on work that we secure for our talent. In addition we are licensed, and we are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.
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Do I have to take modeling or acting classes?
While we are not a "school" we do offer classes in modeling and acting. They are not manditory but are recommended to make yourself as competitive as possible with the others who are vying for the same bookings. As an example we would not be able to send you out for an informal booking if you don't know what it is.
We went to (or are considering going to) a convention, (Expo or Audition) and we paid thousands (or it will cost thousands)....
Our experience has been that most of these are essentially very expensive family vacations that give the appearance of giving your model the chance to audition for jobs, but never actually result in jobs that will pay you real money, or get you actual representation. We recommend using our time honored path to success.
We were approached by someone about our child's look and asked to model for photographers, but we weren't going to be charged by them, just the photographers....
Our experience shows that there are a very large number of people out there willing to do anything to con you, even if it means they're not going to charge you directly. Legitimate agencies earn money ONLY when they actually book you on a job, and NOT by charging you thousands of dollars for 'modeling schools' or 'portfolio photo sessions'. Legitimate agencies also already have thousands of potential models lined up trying to get in and will NOT hire outside "model/talent consultants" to find new faces for them, especially in distant parts of the country. Larger international agencies use other model agencies as referral sources and generally refuse direct approaches. They have absolutely no need of 'consultants' to find new faces, and have their own internal staff hired to screen potential new models. OUR advice, RUN to the nearest legitimate agency that accepts walk-ins for representation.
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How do I prepare for a photoshoot?
ADULT PHOTO SHOOT INSTRUCTIONS - Click Here
Child PHOTO SHOOT INSTRUCTIONS - Click Here
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