HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIAL MODEL (5th Edition)
America's Premier Acting and Modeling Career Coach
"How to Become a Successful Commercial Model is the 'ultimate cookbook' for anyone wanting to see themselves in newspaper and magazine ads, billboards, posters, TV commercials, TV shows, or even in films. This book is not built on theories, but instead, it is based on the information I have learned from my experiences over the past 26-plus years as a full-time actor and commercial model."
In this book, I literally walk you through the step-by-step process that will teach:
Those With Little or No Experience:
The best way to get started and find work in the acting and modeling industry
Those Who Have Worked: How to take your successes to the next level
This amazing book covers topics such as:
The best way to prepare and feel comfortable during a photo session - page 5
How to create strong head shots and composite sheets that can get you work - page 15
The trick to creating a strong resume, even with little experience - page 17
Why you don't have to be young, tall and beautiful to be a successful commercial model - page 24
How to get test photos taken free - page 27
The biggest mistakes people make that causes them to drop out of the industry (and how to avoid them) - page 29
How to get a great agent - and how to market yourself (or child) and get work on your own - page 45
How to write a great cover letter to agents, photographers, producers and other industry professionals - page 47
The best and safest way to get work in your area, even if you live in a small market - page 54
How you can get work even if you have a job or are a full-time student - page 83
Important glossary of industry terms - page 93
“How to Become a Successful Commercial Model takes the reader throughout the commercial model process, from creation of the composite sheet to getting an agent to developing effective work habits. Marcus also provides a helpful glossary at the back, defining a variety of terms peculiar to this industry. Aaron Marcus clearly loves his chosen field, and it is evident on every page of this very meticulous work.” Michael Lazan • BackStage NY/LA
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THIS BOOK?
How to Become a Successful Commercial Model will teach you the best way to get work as an actor or model, regardless of your age, height, weight or body type. With over 26 years in the acting and modeling industry and 1,158 bookings to date (to read bio, click here -- Aaron's Bio), I know exactly what agents, casting directors, art/creative directors at advertising agencies and photographers want to see in photographs.
I have also developed special acting and modeling techniques that will give people their greatest chance for success as an actor and commercial model.
"Thisbook will not only save yourself a tremendous amount of money (many people spend large sums of money unnecessarily) and years of guess work, but it will also give you a specific plan on getting acting and modeling work on either a part or full-time basis."
I honestly believe that my book, newsletter and directories are the most complete package ever written for helping people succeed in the acting and modeling industry. I feel so strongly about this statement that my materials come with a 100% money back guarantee: If you read the book and don't like it for any reason just send it back with a note saying why you are returning the book, and that you "would like a refund." I'll give you a 100% refund of the cost of the book - no questions and no hassles. You can even keep the three bonus materials at no cost.
I know you'll love this book.
BUY THE BOOK HERE AND YOU'LL ALSO GET THREE AMAZING BONUS MATERIALS FREE
Wishing you success in your acting and modeling career,
“My daughter (who is twelve) and I attended your workshop in Tallahassee this weekend. I just want to take the time to let you know that your information was informative, interesting, and it was entertaining. I appreciated the relaxing format and the way you allowed the audience to interact with such ease. I would especially like to thank you for your closing comments and advice. I think too often we the parents as well as the kids aspiring to be models, actors or actresses can get carried away with it all. Our kids may put too much pressure on themselves as do some of the parents. Thanks for reminding us all to enjoy the experiences and letting it be okay to pursue other interests if our children find this industry is not in their best interests.
It is so important that we all stay grounded. So thank you again for your perfect words of wisdom and I look forward to reading the information in your book and newsletters.”
Amy Chown • FL
If you buy this book, you are laying the groundwork for a successful career. I recommend skimming over it once, then going through it with a highlighter and pen to put in notes and highlight terms and things you want to remember. It is an invaluable resource for those of us in the commercial modeling field.”
Kinsley Larson • GA
“You Must Have This Book!"
Aaron Marcus is a genius! I wish we would have found this book five months ago, when we first decided to go into modeling. I am so glad we got the book before my son’s next photo shoot. It told us what to bring (we thought they would supply everything) to the shoot. This book also tells you how to get an agent, what to do at go-sees, and what not to do. IT IS GREAT!!! Aaron Marcus gets down to every detail, I am so glad we found this book, because it has really helped my son in is new found career and will continue to help us as he goes further. Thanks so much for writing it!”
Cindy Dacus • VA
“This book is a great resource for aspiring commercial models. It is laid out in simple terms with detailed step by step instructions to get you through the processes of putting together a composite sheet, finding an agent and photographers, and even finding work on your own.
If you believe (like most people do) that you have to be 5'11" tall and a size 2 to work in the modeling field, you will soon see you are wrong. Most of the modeling going on in the advertising world today is done by commercial models, like Aaron Marcus. Here is a unique opportunity to take advice from someone who has worked in the industry and can point you in the direction of real success.
“Thank you so much for your wonderful workshop. I really feel like I got real life, down to earth information. I have read many books, but they don’t always give that personal information that is so valuable. I really admire you for caring about me, the beginner. It is so important that I do things correctly. I didn’t even know what a “go-see” meant.
I am so grateful for your help. Your seminar was wonderful. I will definitely recommend it to others.
Twila Ilgenfritz • VA
"I am an aspiring commercial model/actress who had a lot of questions. Thankfully, all my questions were answered by simply reading Aaron's book. He discusses every thing from taking a great head shot to finding a legitimate agent. Luckily, Aaron has decided to share his experience and knowledge with us in the pages of his book. Honestly, I feel that I am one step closer to making my dream a reality. Aaron's book is the TOOL that should always be used to getting started in this business. "
Ashley Martin • MA
“I booked a job shortly after reading your book. It was my first and I was able to present a professional appearance since I knew the vocabulary and what was expected of me. Thank you.”
Lee McKenna - Model • VA
“I just wanted to tell you how helpful your book has been. NOTHING prepared me for my auditions like your book! It was an INVALUABLE resource to me. There is no fluff in your book. Only what you absolutely NEED to give your audition your BEST SHOT. I walked into my first audition feeling like it was my 20th. Thank you for providing a real and practical resource to aspiring actors and actresses! By the way, I just booked my first print job in Atlanta” Ken Hartley • TN
“Your book helped me prepare for my latest go-see, and the hints that you outlined were extremely helpful. And the best part is I booked the job and will be seen in an ad for the American Cancer Society. Being informed definitely gave me an advantage.”
Joe Kozak • MD
“Your book is filled with wonderful information. I used the techniques you suggested and just booked a job for McDonalds. Thank you so much.”
Silviu Gansca -Actor/ Model • New York
“I had no idea how to go about getting into the modeling business, so I purchased How to Become a Successful Commercial Model, and read it cover to cover the first day. It covered every question I could think of and then some. It definitely paid for itself! I have since signed with a modeling agency and booked a few jobs on my own. I even learned how to create my portfolio with quality photos without paying a dime.”
Janina Ward • Arizona
“After using the information from your book I got cast in two print jobs. One for the U.S. Army, and one for Target Department Stores. Thanks so much for writing this great book.”
Michael Velo • Chicago
Aaron Marcus' Bookings
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Playing the role of Dr. Barnes on Law and Order: Criminal Intent was incredible.
It was really fun throwing Johnny Depp out of he courtroom in the movie Crybaby.
BELOW ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE READ AARON'S BOOK AND OR TAKEN HIS SEMINAR AND HAVE BEEN CAST IN ACTING/MODELING JOBS!