D' Management Group Milan Vs Elite Model Management Milan

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    Oct 30, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if any of you have experiances dealing with these modeling agencies, i'm kinda new to modelling and i was scouted during my job contract in dubai for a milano fashion show there by a few designers from milan.

    i have possible contracts from both these agencies. Is one better/more reputed than the other?

    any help would be appreciated

    http://www.dmanagementgroup.com/

    http://www.elitemodel.it/
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    Oct 30, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    Elite is bigger and has more worldwide renown, not necessarily better. Depends what you want to do if you want to take modeling seriously.
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    Oct 30, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    somehow i think this is not the place where you should be doing this homework?
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    Oct 31, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    i know i've asked a model forums too but it doesn't hurt knowing a lot of gay guys are models themselves
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    Oct 31, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    i wanna be a model icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 31, 2009 8:43 AM GMT
    elite probably has the wider reach than dmanagement does
    Translated that means they can get you more jobs

    On the other hand because elite is the bigger agency
    They have more models to send to each job

    Meet with both of them
    DO Not tell them that you were seeing the other
    and let each of them tell you what they will do for you

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    Oct 31, 2009 9:02 AM GMT
    CanadianSun saidHey guys, I was wondering if any of you have experiances dealing with these modeling agencies, i'm kinda new to modelling and i was scouted during my job contract in dubai for a milano fashion show there by a few designers from milan. i have possible contracts from both these agencies. Is one better/more reputed than the other? any help would be appreciated.

    http://www.dmanagementgroup.com/

    http://www.elitemodel.it/


    Exactly, how were you scouted?
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    Oct 31, 2009 9:12 AM GMT
    I was about to ask the same as how you were scouted. Elite from my experience does not scout directly like you suggested in their your post. You have to have an agent that is registered with the Screen Actors Guild at least that is law from my understanding in the US. I am more familiar with Elite because of their work with Express. Prior to Elite they would use Ford Models... I think they are returning to Ford but I am not exactly sure or know why. I would be concerned more with how you were scouted cause something just doesn't sound quite right about that. Some more info might help me slightly in giving you more of what I know.
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    Oct 31, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    i wasn't scouted directly i'm being referenced by the designers who want me for their shows as well as their friends (D & G, versace etc whom they know personally)
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    Nov 01, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidI was about to ask the same as how you were scouted. Elite from my experience does not scout directly like you suggested in their your post. You have to have an agent that is registered with the Screen Actors Guild at least that is law from my understanding in the US. I am more familiar with Elite because of their work with Express. Prior to Elite they would use Ford Models... I think they are returning to Ford but I am not exactly sure or know why. I would be concerned more with how you were scouted cause something just doesn't sound quite right about that. Some more info might help me slightly in giving you more of what I know.


    That's not true. It does not matter if you are a photographer, make-up artist, stylist etc. If you have an affiliation with any booker from any agency, wether it be Wilhelmina, Ford, Elite etc. you can get someone representation. Your booker is basically your agent, because he sends you on castings, gets you testing with different photographers to build your portfolio. He/she is responsible for developing you as a model. A word of advice to the op, bigger is not always better, a lot of the times models get lost in the source with big agencies, they don't get the individual attention that they would get at a smaller boutique agency. I know a lot of models who have left ford models for smaller agencies like Click and Q models.
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    Nov 01, 2009 6:47 PM GMT
    You gotta check out how each place pays their models. What %?

    And as someone else said, bigger is not always better. You could find an agent or agency that knows exactly how to market you, and there are clients out there who prefer to deal with the lesser known names.

    The bottom line is having the look to sell a particular product or clothing line. Check out who their clients are. You may be able to fit into a niche market type of thing.
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    Nov 01, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    CanadianSun saidi wasn't scouted directly i'm being referenced by the designers who want me for their shows as well as their friends (D & G, versace etc whom they know personally)


    If this is the case, ask the designer(s) to provide you a personal introduction at an agency of their preference. this will accelerate you from point a to point b right a way and enable you to begin modeling.



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    Nov 14, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
    I would say go for D management. They represent Kate Moss in Milan and they have alot of top guys. Elite are better from a worldwide perspective but within Milan I would go for D. If you need advice on how to do catwalk in underwear and the rest. check out my videos http://www.youtube.com/user/brandondavismodel#p/a/u/0/p74L9rSXEDU

    good luck bro.