Casting Call Gender Differentiation

Casting Call Gender Differentiation

9 posts
4 May 2011
Lexx
Model
Lexx
Let me start by saying this is NOT a gripe, i think purestorm is a great utility and the issue that is currently irritating me may not irritate all... When trawling through the casting calls as a male model, only say 10-20% of the calls will be open to or be for a male model, which is fine, i understand that photographers/mua's may wish to only work with female models. Some casting calls helpfully say "only for female" or, im looking for "blah blah blah" which immediately helps you figure out if your appropriate or not, some are harder to figure out and then there are those where i would apply genuinely not sure if the call is open to males or not. I think instead of boys like myself messaging casting calls asking "are you open to a guy for this" there should be an option built into posting a casting call (as in Model Mayhem) to specify what sort of model your looking for. It wouldnt take long to specify and then i could change my own casting call settings to only message calls where the person would be open to a male model? Thoughts anyone?? Or is this something that really only affects the extreme minority?
Posted 4 May 2011
mph
Photographer
mph
Lexx
Or is this something that really only affects the extreme minority?


Probably - but not an unreasonable request.
Posted 4 May 2011
Spike
Photographer
Spike
Logical idea.
Posted 4 May 2011
I've always thought it must be heck of an annoying to be a guy model and having to sift through hundreds of casting calls that you can't apply for

Posted 4 May 2011
PUNKuate
Photographer
PUNKuate
Yes, good idea. I quite often look for male models castings too, and they are difficult to find amongst all the girls.

Posted 4 May 2011
JimiMohan
Photographer
JimiMohan
PUNKuate
Yes, good idea. I quite often look for male models castings too, and they are difficult to find amongst all the girls.
+1 Really hard to find when needed . They do not like to do TFP at all I guess no matter what stage they are .
Posted 4 May 2011
Lexx
Model
Lexx
JimiMohan
+1 Really hard to find when needed . They do not like to do TFP at all I guess no matter what stage they are .
Really? I am surprised, pleasantly, but surprised none the less... Every time i find myself going for an actual male casting call i find its already been inundated with guys wanting to do it. Maybe its my area... As for everyone elses posts, thanks guys, its nice to know its not just me that finds it a bug-bear!
Posted 4 May 2011
BrianSelway
Photographer
BrianSelway
I'd find it really useful too. I work mainly with male models, and even when I specify 'male' in the title, i usually get more replies from female models than male ones.

Posted 4 May 2011
Lexx
Model
Lexx
love to work with you brian if im ever down that way or your ever up this way! Your port is awesome!

Posted 7 May 2011
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