FAQ Overview

General

Do I have to pay BCC?

BCC is a, totally free of charge, online platform. BCC also allows you to book models without having to pay an agency fee. “No Agency Fee” (NAF).

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:36


What are “Verified” and “Not Verified” models?

BCC differentiates between “Verified” and “Not Verified” models: BCC provides an advantage by displaying those models measurements that are reliable, and those that are not. “RELIABLE measurements” are measurements that have been checked by BCC recognized institutions which include: - BCC staff in the two headquarters located in New York and Milan; - BCC model agency partners (visible on the “Advertising” page). Those entities take full responsibility for the Verification of their models. The Verification Status is clearly reported on each model’s profile with a “Verified” or “Not verified” symbol. In this way, BCC guarantees: - security to the BCC client users that need to work with specific and accurate measurements; - the widest range of models able to be selected by the client user that do not depend on accurate measurements. >> Please, note that models who belong to agencies are naturally verified; the agent represented ones and the freelance ones, can be verified or not, independently to the fact that they are professional models or aspiring ones.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:46


Models / Aspiring Models

Does it cost money to join BCC?

It’s completely free to join, use the BCC platform and enjoy our community.

You can manage your account and upload your images for self-promotion. You will be exposed to clients for bookings and agencies for potential worldwide representation.

Author: BCC
Last update: 07-02-2018 16:08


What is BCC?

BCC is a worldwide cost-free model search engine. It is a virtual platform that works as a point of meeting between models, model agencies and clients. Models, experienced or not, use BCC to have global exposure to the fashion and entertainment industry professionals. Models can use BCC to promote themselves as freelance models, having direct professional relationships with worldwide clients; or again, they can use BCC as a big opportunity to be visible worldwide and get scouted by model agencies from all over the world. BCC classifies “Verified” and “Not verified” models: it is a useful tool and added advatage for BCC clients who need to be sure that the model’s measurements are accurate. If they need specific and accurate sizes, they will search among the “Verified” ones, models whose measurements have been officially checked for accuracy (see how to be verified in the “What do I have to do to get verified?” FAQ). BCC is totally Agency-Fee free.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:47


How do I subscribe to BCC?

It only takes few minutes: go in the “Register” section, and select the option, “I’m a Aspiring model”. Fill in at least all the required fields and confirm your registration. You will receive an e-mail in your mailbox about your successful registration: now you can start working with BCC.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:48


What is the advantage of BCC?

The real power of BCC is that as soon as you register, you automatically enter the fashion and entertainment business world. You are visible to all the BCC clients and model agencies from all over the world. BCC models are exposed in a global online community with their BCC profile, updatable whenever you want, with no cost to you. You can grow your professional contacts acquiring a worldwide network and creating business relationships with correspondence that delivers immediate feedbacks. BCC it’s global, free, fast and 24/7.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:49


How do I work through BCC?

As a model, you can begin to work with through BCC by creating your own profile, that will be your professional self promoting marketing tool to acquire work. You only have to register on BCC as an “aspiring model” and when the system asks you to, upload: - a cover photo (the one that will appear on the “Search” list as your ikon) - some portfolio images (the real core of your professional material, that can be composed of: amateur pics, professional photoshoots, or your already-existing portfolio, etc.) -  polaroids (fresh pics that show you with no makeup, in simple or basic dress) -  a video presentation -  your measurements - other relevant information (artistic or sport abilities, tattoos or piercing, allergies,...) Remember to switch your “Availability” button ON, or you won’t be contacted for professional collaborations or bookings.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 11:53


Do I have to pay BCC?

BCC is a totally free of charge online platform: BCC guarantees a No Agency Fee (NAF) discount on models, which is a, BCC exclusive, asset compared what the traditional fashion business offers.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 11:54


What are “Verified” and “Not Verified” models?

BCC differentiates between “Verified” and “Not Verified” models: BCC provides an advantage by displaying those models measurements that are reliable, and those that are not. “RELIABLE measurements” are measurements that have been checked by BCC recognized institutions which include: - BCC staff in the two headquarters located in New York and Milan; - BCC model agency partners (visible on the “Advertising” page). Those entities take full responsibility for the Verification of their models. The Verification Status is clearly reported on each model’s profile with a “Verified” or “Not verified” symbol. In this way, BCC guarantees: - security to the BCC client users that need to work with specific and accurate measurements; - the widest range of models able to be selected by the client user that do not depend on accurate measurements. >> Please, note that models who belong to agencies are naturally verified; the agent represented ones and the freelance ones, can be verified or not, independently to the fact that they are professional models or aspiring ones.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 11:54


What if I am underage?

BCC does not take any responsibility if the BCC subscriber is a minor: in the subscription section, there is a checkbox that asks the entity registering to confirm their age. If the check is not truthful, BCC is not legally responsible for the misinformation in any case.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 12:00


What do I have to do to get my measurements “verified”?

In order to get verified and have your measurements declared as reliable on your BCC profile, you have to be screened and measured effectively by BCC recognized institutions. First case: you can get your verification in a BCC agency. The two BCC headquarters are in New York and Milan (you can find the respective addresses in the home page). Second case: you can ask to get verified by a BCC model agency partner, that takes full responsibility of the measurement verification. Our model agencies partners are visible on the “Advertising” page.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 12:00


Agents

What is BCC?

BCC is a cost-free worldwide model search engine. It is a virtual platform that works as a point of meeting between model agencies, fashion/entertainment clients and models. Agencies and Agents, or aspiring ones, use BCC as an international exposure vehicle for their models, maximizing visibility and gaining a wide professional network on a global scale. This system also allows users to scout potential models/talent on a worldwide scale when searching among the BCC registered models. BCC classifies “Verified” and “Not verified” models: it is a useful differentiation for BCC clients who need to be sure of the model’s measurements. If they need specific and accurate sizes, they will search among the “Verified” models, these are models whose measurements have been officially checked for accuracy (see more on “What are “Verified” and “Not Verified” models?” relative FAQ). BCC is totally Agency-Fee free.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:40


How do I subscribe to BCC?

It only takes few minutes: Go to the “Register” area, and select your professional dropdown preference as “I’m a Mother agency” or “I’m a Aspiring agent”. Fill in at least all required fields and confirm your registration. You will receive an e-mail in your registered email mailbox regarding your successful registration: now you can start working through BCC.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:42


What is the advantage of BCC?

BCC gives you the ability to expose your agency or models to the fashion and entertainment industry by giving you a platform to display your models on an international level. Upload your models on BCC and create their new BCC profiles: The name of you or your agency will be displayed as the contact for each model profile that you upload. Displayed in this way,  each time a client selects a model of yours, and decides to click “Booking info” on his/her profile, the booking request email will arrive in your inbox and your inbox only. That’s how BCC provides to you control over the management of your models. Plus, you can grow your professional contacts network by being given access to clients in our worldwide network, and create fashion/entertainment business relationships and correspondence with immediate feedback. BCC it’s global, free, fast and 24/7.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:44


How do I work through BCC?

As a Mother agency or as an Aspiring Agent, you can work through BCC by uploading your models and by searching for new ones. 1) To upload your models: create new BCC model profile for each model of yours by adding one cover photo, portfolio images, digitals and video, data and specs called “More”. Remember to update your model profiles and click the field “available” or “not available”, based on your models’ calendar commitments. 2) To do some models scouting: search for new models through BCC registered models: you can filter your search based on specific criteria; if you want to scout models with particular features.  You can also search without any specific filters applied, if you are searching for models with no particular measurements or characteristics. Read below to see how to make your BCC model searches. To “Search” Go in the “Search” button and select all the required filters which include: 1)  Gender (male models or female models) 2)  Current Location (this field is updated by the entity responsible for the model profile, which is defined as: Agency or the Agent if the model is represented, or by the model himself/herself, if he/she is a freelance model. 3)  Status of Measurement’s Verification (that indicates if the model measurements reported are: Reliable or Not reliable. Confirm the required fields. The following page after required fields permits you to select also the fields that apply to your ideal model that you prefer but are not necessary to perform a search.  Here you can make your search more specific by adding choices from non-required fields: confirm your search clicking on “View models”, otherwise continue to add new filters and then click “Apply filters” and repeat “View Models”. A list of model’s profiles will appear based on the filters you added. Remember: if you are not satisfied with your research results, you can refine it by adding, changing or deleting your filters. You can also delete all the non-required filters by clicking on the “Reset” button. Please keep in mind, that the more narrow you make your search, the more limited your results.  If you are not finding what you are looking for remove some non-required filters and your list of available models will increase. The Results: Models Profiles As a result of your search, you will see a list of models according to the filters you applied. Now you can scroll the results and: - like the profiles by clicking the “Like” button; - add model profiles to your “Favorite” section by clicking the “Favorite” button; - open a single profile by clicking on the “View profile” button. HOW DO I CONTACT THE MODEL?: You may contact the model by clicking the “Booking info” button. Do this should you want to contact a model or get more information about him/her? Open his/her profile by clicking on the “View profile” button, then click “Booking info”. At this point, a window will appear showing you: -  The name of the model and by whom he/she is currently represented by:   A Mother Agency or,  an Agent,  or by BookingCasting (he/she is a freelance model); -  the No Agency Fee (NAF) Code to enjoy the NAF Discount; -  Fields to specify, if you want, dates and type of the job; -  a field box to write a message to request further information. At this point, you have to press “send”. The message will be sent to: a) his/her “Mother Agency”, if the model is an agency represented one; b) his/her agent, if the model is an “Agent” represented one; c) the model himself/herself, in the case of a freelance model. You will receive, in your mail box,  the message you sent via BCC as well as the addressee of the mail (the agency or the freelance model). Wait for an answer of the agency/the agent/the model: now you can start your professional correspondence and come to an agreement. NOTE: BCC will not be included in these correspondences, and will not be privy to any confidential or contractual information.   The “Favorite” Models: As we mentioned before, BCC gives you the opportunity to have a special section in the website dedicated to your favorite models: you can add model to the “Favorite” section by clicking on the “Favorite” button that appears in the list of your search results next to each model profile. If you click on the “Favorite” area, you will find all the models that you marked as “favorite”. In this page, you can select as many profiles as you want and forward them via email: how? Click on the “Forward” button of any model/models that you would like to share (the button is next to the photo of each model profile of the “Favorite” ones list). You can also forward only one profile. When you choose the profiles to forward, click the “Forward” button on the top of the Favorites list: by clicking this button the selected profiles of the models you chose will be displayed. At this point, a window will appear in which you will have to fill the addressee (required field); the subject is already present by default, but it is changeable. The message fieldbox is not a required field. Now you can send your message: you and the addressee will both receive a copy of it, including the photo icons of your “Forwarded” model/models.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:45


Do I have to pay BCC?

BCC is a, totally free of charge, online platform. BCC guarantees to its clients a No Agency Fee (NAF) discount: agencies and agents compensate for this discount by having the ability to represent more models on an international level simultaneously.  As well as acquiring more clients on a global scale, expanding the range of business opportunities, collaborations, and maximizing your ability to have your models booked also by those clients afforded to you through BCC’s work to provide a global resource for clients to find models. BCC suggests that you get the “All Around” system, a management software that absorbs your professional business website and creates a well-organized and simple approach to your daily work. It includes: business calendar with castings and jobs, online models books and accounting resources. All this neatly organized and filed in your “All Around”. If you get the “All Around” system, you won’t have to update BCC manually: in fact, your BCC professional profile will be automatically linked to your “All Around”. In this way, every photo update of your models, every casting or job-day that you manage on your All Around, will be automatically communicated to your BCC activity. (e.g.: if you report your model as “Not available” on a certain day in your All Around”, this information will be communicated to your BCC profile, so that BCC clients will know, that at the moment that model of yours is not available).

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:47


Clients

What is BCC?

BCC is a cost-free worldwide model search engine. It is a virtual platform that works as a point of meeting between clients, model agencies and models. Companies who search for the ideal model/models for their fashion/entertainment work projects, use BCC as an instrument of global and capillary models research. BCC classifies “Verified” and “Not verified” models: it is a useful differentiation for BCC clients who need to be sure of the model’s measurements. If they need specific and accurate sizes, they will search among the “Verified” models, these are models whose measurements have been officially checked for accuracy (see more on “What are “Verified” and “Not Verified” models?” relative FAQ). BCC offers the possibility to find models represented by agencies/agents and freelance models from all over the world. BCC is totally Agency-Fee free.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:31


How do I subscribe to BCC?

It only takes few minutes: go in the “Register” area on menu bar, and select the opition, “I’m a Client”. Fill at least all the required fields and confirm your registration. You will receive an e-mail in your mailbox that you have been succesfully registered: now you can start working with the BCC search engine to find your ideal model.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:32


What is the advantage of BCC?

The real power of BCC lies in the ability to use the search engine to find specific physical attributes among a very expansive pool of candidates for your project.  BCC gives you the opportunity to have an international reach and interact with models and agencies on a global scale. You can grow your professional contacts acquiring a worldwide network, and entertain business relationships and conversations with immediate feedback. BCC is global, free, fast and 24/7.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:33


HOW DO I WORK THROUGH BCC?

As a client, you can work through BCC by searching for the ideal model/models you want to engage for your project or job. HOW DO I SEARCH FOR A MODEL: “Search” Go to the “Search” area and select all the required filters, which are: 1)  Gender (male models or female models); 2)  Current Location (this field is maintained by the responsible party of the model profile. Responsible parties include: Agency or Agent, if the model is represented; or by the model himself/herself, if he/she is a freelance model with no representation. 3)  Measurement status: Verified or Not verified (these choices differentiate between model’s measurements that are: reliable or not reliable. Confirm the obligatory fields. The following page after required fields permits you to select also the fields that apply to your project that you prefer but are not necessary to perform a search.  Here you can make your search more specific by adding choices from non-required fields: confirm your search clicking on “View models”, otherwise continue to add new filters and then click “Apply filters” and repeat “View Models”. A list of model’s profiles will be displayed based on the filters you added. Remember: if you are not satisfied with your research results, you can refine it by adding, changing or deleting your filters. You can also delete all the non-required filters by clicking on the “Reset” button. Please keep in mind that, the more narrow you make your search, the more limited your results.  If you are not finding what you are looking for remove some non-required filters and your list of available models will increase. The Results: Models Profiles The result of your search will provide a list of models according to the filters you applied. Now you can scroll through the results and: - Like the profiles by clicking the “Like” button; - Add any profiles to your “Favorites” area by clicking the “Favorite” button; upon doing this your candidates in this section will be saved for future engagement and/or give you the ability to create a package to send to another party. - Open a single profile by clicking on the “View profile” button for any particular model in the list of results.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:35


HOW DO I CONTACT/ENGAGE THE MODEL

“Booking Info” button Do you want to contact a model or aquire more information about him/her? Open his/her profile by clicking on the “View profile” button, then click “Booking info”. At this point, a box will appear showing you: -  The name of the model and, if applicable, by whom he/she is represented which can be under the following categories: Mother Agency Agent by BookingCasting:  if the profile states BookinbgCasting, then he/she is a freelance model with no official representation); -  the No Agency Fee (NAF) Code to enjoy the NAF Discount; Some fields to specify the information you have to share about the job: Dates and type of the job Field Box  to write a message and share more info related to the project and to request further information about your chosen model. Press “send”. The message will be sent to: a) his/her Mother agency, if the model has one. b) his/her agent, if the model has one; c) the model himself/herself or to a BCC agent, in the case of a freelance model. You will receive in your mail box the message you sent via BCC as well as the addressee of the mail (the agency or the freelance model). Wait for an answer of the agency/the agent/the model: now you can start your professional conversation and come to a final agreement. NOTE: BCC will not be included in these correspondences, and will not be privy to any confidential or contractual information. The “Favorite” Models: As we mentioned before, BCC gives you the opportunity to have a special section in the website dedicated to your favorite models: you can add any model to the “Favorite” section by clicking on the “Favorite” button that appears next to the model’s profile in the list of your search results for each model. If you click on the “Favorite” area in the menu, you will find all the models that you marked as “favorite”. In this page, you can select as many profiles as you want and forward them via email: how? Click on the “Forward” button of any model or multiple models that you would like to share (the button is next to the photo of each model profile of the “Favorite” list). When you choose the profile to forward, click the “Forward” button on the top of the Favorites list: clicking the button will display for you the number of selected profiles. At this point, a box will appear in which you will have to fill the addressee (required field); the subject is already present by default, but it is changeable. This field box is not a required field. Now you can send your message: you and the addressee will both receive a copy of it, including the model profiles of your “Forwarded” model/models.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:35


What are “Verified” and “Not Verified” models?

BCC differentiates between “Verified” and “Not Verified” models: BCC wants to inform you of those models measurements that are reliable, and those that may not be. “RELIABLE measurements” are measurements that have been checked by BCC recognized institutions which include: - BCC staff in the two headquarters located in New York and Milan; - BCC model agency partners (visible on the “Advertising” page). Those entities take full responsibility for the Verification of their models: if the model is verified by an Agency partner, they have to communicate it to bcc@bookingcasting.com by sending official documentation to BCC. The Verification Status is clearly reported on each model’s profile with a “Verified” or “Not verified” symbol. In this way, BCC guarantees: - safety to the BCC client users that need to work with specific and accurate measurements; - the widest range of models able to be selected by the client user that do not depend on accurate measurements. Model Measurement status: We provide a varied service that every BCC client user can can exploit basing on every business exigency, respecting the eventual exigency of measurements warranty but maintaining the folding choice at its maximum width.  (I don’t know what is trying to be said here) >> Please note, that models who belong to agencies are naturally verified; Which are those models represented by Model Agencies or Agents.  The freelance models may have reliable measurements but have not been verified by an agent or agency nor by a BCC staff professional.

Author: BCC
Last update: 11-05-2018 10:36