Model FAQ

How do models benefit from signing with We Speak?

We Speak nourishes a positive, healthy, family-like environment for its models. Models are paid promptly and protected. Any commission cuts from model pay are extremely minimal (usually non-existent). There is little to no cost in getting started. There are never mysterious fees. We Speak encourages friendly, fair treatment of models on every set and open communication.

Is We Speak a Mother Agency?

We Speak is primarily a non-binding, non-exclusive agency, with Mother Agency options. We Speak does not lock down its models with cumbersome contracts. We Speak models have freedom to manage their careers. At the same time, We Speak provides resources and assists cultivation of models’ careers.

Can I be signed with another agency?

You can. Depending on which contract you sign with We Speak, the process of signing to other agencies differ. We Speak’s non-exclusive model agreement does not con´Čéict with other agencies. However, look through the contract of the other agency you’re considering carefully. Make sure it isn’t an exclusive contract. Also, be aware that other agencies don’t offer the same protections as We Speak. When you get a casting for the same job, respect the agency that you confirmed with first.

Does We Speak take commissions?

We Speak believes a model’s earnings are their own. Any commission cuts We Speak charges are extremely minimal, often nonexistent. We Speak primarily takes only an agency fee charged to the client. Additional details may be discussed in person should you be offered a meeting.

I don’t live in New York. Can I still become a model with We Speak?

We Speak currently signs models in the immediate NYC area. Very few submissions are accepted from other US cities.

What type of model does We Speak look for?

The We Speak model has a healthy lifestyle and positive outlook. We Speak seeks interesting people of all backgrounds regardless of size, background, or gender identity. We Speak especially seeks to represent models with attributes and features not already portrayed in the model board. If you feel you have something no one else on the board has, you may be a good fit. Apply here.

Does We Speak have a height, age, or size requirements?

There are no height or size requirements. All models must be 18 years or older. 

Does We Speak host open calls?

At the moment, we take online submissions only. 

Do you represent male models?

As of Fall 2019, We Speak represents ALL genders.

Are there any model fees associated with We Speak?

There can be a few expenses for any model just starting out. Models are responsible for supplying comp cards and a physical/ electronic portfolio book for castings. We Speak values transparency. Models are made aware of any expenses and they are often optional. We Speak keeps expenses at bay whenever possible. 

You represent drug free models. What does that entail?

We Speak models do not partake in drugs considered illegal in their state.

Why drug free? Isn’t that a stereotype?

Not at all. There is an outdated, derogatory stereotype out there about models. This is not what We Speak intends to address by creating a drug free environment. We Speak believes that a drug free environment is safer, healthier, and more reliable.

How do you health approve models?

All models go through the health approval process. This includes a holistic health questionnaire. We also get the green light from your longest standing health practitioner.

What if I'm not comfortable with these requirements?

If We Speak invites you to join the We Speak family, the agency is committed to you. Health is very personal. In the case that you don't feel comfortable with the health process, but feel you're a good fit with the agency, this approval process may be waved.