THE INTERVIEWING PROCESS
Pre-ScreeningPrior to Interview #1, potential candidates ("Candidate") for Modeling or Acting positions will have submitted a complete and detailed application form. Candidate is encouraged to familiarize herself with the appearance requirements of the Council by referring to and expressing herself in terms of the information contained in Definition of Excellent Figure. Prior to Interview #1, She will also have had one or more pre-screening telephone conferences with one of our Principals. The pre-screening process may also involve submission of photographs by the Candidate, resumes, etc.
The Interviewing ProcessIt is the Council's policy to retain consistency in process worldwide, attract the highest quality models and actresses and guarantee fair employment practices to all. Consequently, the International Council of Fine arts prescribes detailed and formalized procedures for interviewing and no employee has the authority to change any procedure. It is The Council's commitment to provide all Candidates with complete information so they come prepared, fully understand what to expect, confident and are able to do their very best during the Interviewing Process.
At the Final Interview, professional photography is shot of the Candidate for her brochure (described further below). There is no photography at the first interview. However, at the first interview, the Candidate does go through a rehearsal of the poses she will make for the professional photography that is taken at the Final Interview (described further below).
Interview #1The Business Of The Council Of Fine Arts
The Candidate should set aside three hours for Interview #1. The interview begins with a sit-down meeting between the Candidate and a Council Principal (interviewer). Through a combination of discussion, printed material and video presentations, the Candidate learns about the mission of The International Council of Fine Arts. The Candidate will see "A Day in the Life of a Model/Actress" a video depicting other models in action as they pose for sculptors and artists and the print media and act in their TV or motion picture roles.
Practice For Brochure Photography
Planning the Brochure and Writing the Text For It
(1) It is the basis for Council Principals to approve your retention as a Model/Actress and
(2) It is the primary way that you market your modeling capabilities and characteristics to Council Clients (Selected for assignments)
At the conclusion of the interview, the Candidate and the Interviewer will discuss the Candidate's qualifications to become a Model/Actress. Assuming mutual interest continues, the two will then turn to the remaining steps of Interview #1. These consist of the Council interviewer and the Candidate discussing and mutually planning the dress and poses that will be the subject of the photo shoot (conducted at the final interview). The Interviewer will take measurements of Candidate. Finally, based on information obtained and observations during the interview, the Candidate and the Interviewer will, jointly, draft the detailed text to be included in the Candidate's brochure. In this way, the Candidate retains control over all of the content of her Brochure
Interview #2Interview #2 consists of the Candidate meeting and having an interview with another International Council Principal (a confirming opinion). The focus of this interview is primarily on Candidates verbal and self-assurance skills and it is the first step in the communications procedures among Principals. The second step consists of the distribution of your brochure to the other Principals for approval. By this time, your Interviewing Principal will be highly confident of your being accepted by the other Principals. Depending on your sense of need, the original interviewing Principal may be available at the end of the interview to participate in another practice session in preparation for Interview #3 (Photo shoot).
Interview #3The above-described photo shoot for the brochure. See below some additional information about photography and the policies of The Council and Modeling2000.
Pre-Employment Photography and PoliciesThe policy of the Council is to permit Candidates to retain control over the photographic process and the resulting photographs taken. With use of props, well-planned camera angle and body positioning techniques, figure shots can be as modest or revealing as the candidate wishes.
All pre-employment film shot (including negatives, positives and copies) is the exclusive property of the Candidate and she has options as to how this material is handled and stored and whether or not The Council retains any. The Council retains no rights to it except for the limited uses specified above.
Candidate may rely on The Council to develop film at its expense. In such event, after processing, The Council will present all such material to the candidate for her to decide which, if any shots will be submitted for preparation of her brochure. In the alternative, if Candidate wishes to maintain complete control over her photography, she may handle processing of all film (however, at her own expense).
By the terms of the written pre-employment agreement, Candidate's privacy will be protected and, at any time, Candidate can demand return of all media bearing her likeness (other than that to which he/she has specifically granted commercial rights to The Council, a participating artist or a client). There is never a charge to models for photography or processing performed by Council.