Abroad -places outside of the United States where you can go to model, such as London,Paris, Milan, Tokyo.
Accessories - fashionable items that you wear to complement clothing,such as jewelry, belts, pocketbooks, hats and scarves.
Account Executive - an employee from an advertising agency who is in charge of the advertising of an account/a product.
EXAMPLE: John Doe is the Account Executive for Hyatt Hotels. Jane Smith is in charge of the at&t account.
Advance - a sum of money paid to you by your agent on behalf of an advertising company that wishes to book you for a job. This is usually paid in advance of your working to secure your services particularly if you are in demand as a top model.
Advertising - the action of getting the word out or letting the public know about a product or service. The formats are print, TV spots and radio.
Advertising Agency - creates advertising campaigns for companies &selects/hires models.
Example: BBDO Advertising Agency in Atlanta, GA creates advertisements for at&t.
AFTRA - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is a union for performers that establishes specific fees for different types of performances and protects the model's or Actress's rights.
Age Range - the ages that a model can portray (usually a 5 to 7 year span).
Agency (modeling agency) - an establishment that does business on behalf of the model, such as booking jobs and collecting payment for the model for a fee(usually 10-20% of the dollar amount collected).
Agent - a person who works for an agency or who has a privately held business to book models.
Appointment Book - a calendar or date book used to record bookings,
go-sees or any other business activities. You may also use this book to keep a record of your expenses for tax purposes.
Art Director - the artist who creates the layout for ads, illustrates models poses.
Assignment - this is the same thing as a booking or modeling job whereby a model is paid for services performed - runway, print, trade shows and other types of employment associated with modeling.
Audition - this is a trial performance which is given to show the casting directors how well you are qualified for the job. Similar to a casting call but not private.
Backdrop - background used in a photographers’ studio.
Beauty Shots - pictures that are taken from the shoulders up, featuring the hair, the skin,
the eyes, the smile and the makeup. Also referred to as head-shots.
Black and White Photo - a picture that is taken specifically to produce black, white and gray images. Usually black and white photos are suggested for acting head shots.
Blocking - the actual physical movements by actress in any scene.
Blow-Up - enlargement photo from a negative or slide.
Book (photo-wise)- a collection of photographs and tears a model uses to promote herself. Also called a portfolio.
Booking - a job assignment
Book Out - when you tell your agency that you are unavailable to work for certain day(s): for example, a vacation or another job.
Booker - person at agency who sets appointments for models.
Booking - job assignment.
Breakdown Service - a professional listing available only to agencies that lists movies, film, TV, and stage projects with the types of Actress being cast.
Buyer - retail store employee who purchases clothing from the manufacturer; models show the line of clothing to store buyers.
Buy-out - when a client arranges a one-time payment or flat fee for a commercial instead of paying residuals for the job. This means that you will not get paid every time the commercial plays - the fee should be quite substantial.