The city of Orlando is known worldwide for its developed entertainment industry. With an influence specifically focused around the conception and growth of the magical world of Walt Disney, Orlando has expanded over the last several decades to foster a rich environment of talent and production. In addition to its large selection of theme parks, Orlando is a city with a strong creative scene.
A city home to many musical venues such as the Hard Rock or the Beacham located in the downtown center, editorial and print publications and creative agencies working with major brands in lifestyle and fashion, Orlando is also a hub for production in the realms of television and film. In fact, some of the world’s most iconic stars in acting and music began their careers in Orlando at the Mickey Mouse Club filmed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Lake Buena Vista. Do the names Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears or Ryan Gosling ring a bell?
It is no surprise that with such a growing industry of creativity that Orlando would be the place for some of the largest and well established modeling agencies in the state of Florida. With models and talent of all ages and ethnicities, the industry is diverse and integral to the artistic projects produced in Orlando.
If you’re a model or actor based in Orlando, you may wonder where to start when seeking a talent representative. To help you kickstart your modeling or talent career in the Central Florida area, we have compiled a list of the top 5 modeling agencies in Orlando. Let’s check them out below:
Address: 121 S. Orange Ave Suit 1420, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: +1 (386) 852-1426
Modern Muse offers fashion, runway, print, lifestyle and trade show models for the Florida market. According to their website, “Our models are your muses and bring your brand to life with beauty, professionalism and experienced talent.” Clients of Modern Muse include: MAC Cosmetics, American Crew, Universal Studios, Disney, Revlon, L’Oreal, Stella and Dot and Coca Cola. The agency has three boards — women, men and commercial models.
To be scouted by Modern Muse, you will need to fill out their online form and include your digitals with measurements, age and a few details about yourself. You can also include some professional images to accompany your digitals. For the fashion division, height requirements for women are 5’8”, and for men they are 5’11”. You can read more about their submission process here.
Address: 5400 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
Central Florida Talent Agency originated from owner and President, Jacqueline Hazen Levine, who began her career as a model for the agency where she worked in the areas of print, conventions, music videos and runway shows. She continued her career in production, advertisement, casting and eventually discovered her interest in talent management. Former President, Arianna Pemberton, left the agency to start her own in Los Angeles and shifted the title of owner to Jacqueline.
Some of the clients that CFT has worked with include: Abercrombie, Adidas, Disney, ESPN, Hollister and Marriott. Their client base is extensive across the Florida region. CFT represents both models and talent that work in runway, special events, print work, commercials, film and television.
The agency represents talent of all ages and ethnicities from infants to senior citizens. To become a talent, you will need to upload two current snapshots of yourself through their online form along with some personal information. If the agency is interested, they will reach out to continue the process within 1-2 weeks. You can read more about their talent process here.
Address: 2020 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 894-1910
The third top modeling agency in Orlando is BMG Models. At BMG, they represent women and men in the fashion and commercial industries as well as teens and children. The agency began in 1992 and now represents over 1400 working talent globally, with offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami and New York. BMG also places talent in Asia, Milan, London and other major markets.
To become a model with BMG Orlando, you can attend an open call, submit your information by mail or fill out their forms online. Open calls are held every Thursday from 2-5 PM. You must be 15 years or older to attend, with women’s height being between 5’9” to 5’11” and men’s between 5’11” and 6’3”. You should bring your portfolio of professional images, a comp card or if you do not have these items, 2-3 snapshots. For more information on what you should wear to an open call you can read all of the information here.
If you are interested in submitting your information by mail, you can download their “Scout Me” form here, or you can submit online through their website here. If you are interested in being represented as a professional talent, visit bmgtalent.com for details regarding open calls and online submission.
Address: 4767 New Broad Street, Orlando, FL 32814
Established for over 20 years, Slate Model and Talent functions as a full service licensed agency representing both models and professional talent. The agency specializes in print work, trade shows, runway, special events, commercials, film and television. Although based in the Orlando region, Slate serves the areas of Central Florida, Tampa and Miami as well as nationwide through the United States. Slate represents women, men and children.
To become a model with Slate, you will need to fill out the information on their registration page. Once you complete the application, you will be sent further instructions to complete your application. To read more about their modeling and talent process, you can access the information here.
Address: 2211 E. 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Based in Tampa, FL, Benz Models Talent Agency services models and talent throughout the Central Florida area. Established in 1998, BENZ is the largest agency in Florida, booking and placing talent worldwide. The models and actors at Benz work in the areas of print, commercials, infomercials, film and live events. They also have a large database of photographers, cinematographers, production coordinators, makeup artists and stylists that can be sourced for any project.
At Benz, the modeling division focuses on lifestyle and fashion representing men, women and children. The models at Benz can be of any age and range from infants to senior citizens.
To submit your information to Benz, you will need to fill out their online form here. Models should include three current professional photographs, and actors should provide a headshot, resume and their demo reel.
If you’re a model or talent based in other parts of Florida, be sure to read our previous article covering the top modeling agencies around the state.