I've omitted the agency name here, as I only want to name people in my blog that have been kind and respectful of others! ;)
My name is Jesse Daley. I'm a working actor who attended your "open call" yesterday seeking rep with your print modeling dept. I am writing to you to suggest that you treat "open call" attendees with a bit more professionalism and respect. There was a young woman who also attended this open call, I met her when I sat down. She explained to me that she had just arrived to LA, and therefore she did not have headshots or photos with her. This really should not matter, (so I thought), seeing as though it does not say on your website that bringing photos is a requirement to attend this "open call". However, she was denied any kind of a meeting and she was told to bring photos into the next "open call", or email them to your agency. Yet, this beautiful woman was already AT the "open call", in person, and still no one took a minute to meet with her, or bring her back into your office to meet with agents to see what she looks like. I find that quite disrespectful, as this woman took time out of her day to attend your "open call" and wasn't even given an opportunity to talk with any of you regarding possible representation.
I feel that if you are going to advertise an "open call" for print models as you do on your website, you should be clear on what you need him or her to bring. And also, it's important for you all to honor an actor/model's valuable time. Meeting with everyone who comes in seeking representation, even briefly, is a much more respectful and professional way of doing business. ---Not to mention that treating an actor/model respectfully will undoubtedly increase your chances of being hired as their agent- and then you'll make more money! ;)
Thanks for reading my message. Together, we can help make Hollywood a happier place!