A: No, everyone is not. In order to keep our
standards high and our reputation of excellence
with the modeling agents and casting directors a
selection process is used. It may be in the form of
an audition or interview with a member school or
agency of MAAI. Three years old and over.
You have taken the first step by viewing our web site. Next, fill out either the Want to Attend? or the Quiere Asistir? form. Make sure to mark if you are a model, actor, dancer, or singer and fill out the information accordingly. Your information will be given to an MAAI member located you and you will be contacted.
Schools / Agencies / Managers:
If you are an owner or director of a modeling school, talent agency, or talent manager fill out the MAAI Membership form. You will be contacted by our membership committee who will be able to answer your questions.
Scouts / Casting Directors / Managers:
If you would like to scout our models and talent by attending the coming MAAI Convention, please complete the Scout Our Talent form. You will be contacted by one of our members to help with your arrangements.
A: No. An MAAI member will prepare you for the
A: Often you can. This is determined by your
director or the member who is preparing you.
Photos need to be current (not over one year
old). If you are over 21, haven't changed your
hair style, and still look like your photos, you
can usually go two years before a new
portfolio is needed. Your director will make
on variables which are determined by the city in
which you live, how many preparation sessions
you will need, your photo package,
accommodations, and transportation. Most
members have a package cost which is divided
into affordable monthly payment plans. They also
may accept credit cards plus you may arrange to
get sponsors to donate monies for this wonderful
opportunity. Look at it as an investment to
achieve your goal of being discovered and
possibly working for a large agency in Miami
Beach, elsewhere in the United States, Europe,
A: Several things. First, a great smile and personality
is uber important. Second is attitude; they look for
determination and hard workers. Third, a model
can have a great look or just one that the agent
knows he can sell to his clients.
with all the agents on Go See Day. You will
receive a list of agents in attendance and what
they want. All you have to do is find their table
and speak with them. This is your opportunity to
show them your portfolio, give them a comp card,
and sell yourself by letting that special personality
all over the world and across the United States.
You'll enjoy intensive exposure to the most
influential people in the industry.
A: The 2013 Convention and Showcase will be held at the Deauville Resort in Miami Beach, Florida. Watch for an announcement of dates.
Parties and special events, seminars, competitions, scholarships, prizes, new friendships, contracts and opportunities are yours at the MAAI Convention.
A: MAAI is NOT a profit-making business like all of the other conventions. Costs are lower to attend Convention and participate. School and agency dues support MAAI. The Advisory Council and Executive Board are strictly volunteer, voted in by the general membership. They receive NO compensation from MAAI and yet, they devote countless hours every year planning events. MAAI members believe in MAAI and all the good it does to help young people, such as yourself, get started in the Fashion and Commercial Modeling, and Talent business. MAAI was the first convention of its kind and remains the only Not-for-Profit Modeling and Talent Convention in the United States. All other conventions charge more to make a profit. Not MAAI!
convention concept - 52 successful years of
conventions. Unique qualifiers for attending MAAI:
A: Yes, you do have time to see Miami, South Beach
and Miami Beach. You also have time to attend
seminars arranged by MAAI and given by agents
and industry experts.
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