Exactly what is The Great American Model & Talent Search?
We are a scouting service that brings together major market talent agents, model scouts, casting directors, film producers, fashion photographers, and other industry professionals with new talent of all ages - babies through adults.
Is GAMTS a talent/modeling agency?
How can my child become affiliated with GAMTS?
Open casting calls are held throughout the country to determine those that could benefit from our services.
How can I verify GAMTS' reliability and history?
We have a film which shows specific clients who have utilized our services. Agents, casting directors, producers, and photographers explain how these clients benefited from working with us. On our film, many parents identify themselves and where they're from using real names and places. Actual clips of their children in movies, commercials, soap operas, print work, and additional video productions will be shown as well. Anyone new to our company can see numerous examples of benefits derived.
What are your business hours?
Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST.
What is your contact information?
Please Click here for detailed contact information.
What are the advantages of your services?
First, applicants receive an evaluation from an industry professional that probably would not be accomplished otherwise without traveling to a major metropolitan area.
Second, our services are respected by many industry professionals. As a result, many babies, children, teens, and adults who've worked with us have gone on to major movies, commercials, print opportunities, television shows, and music videos. Accordingly, we've earned the respect of being an excellent scouting service. Anyone affiliated with us benefits from our past successes which were discovered in a similar manner.
Does everyone speak favorably of your services?
Unfortunately, as with any business, there can be a few dissatisfied customers.
How can customers dissatisfied with your services address their issues?
The best way is to speak directly with us. A courteous, polite staff is maintained and you can always speak to a person, not an automated voice, Voice mail is not utilized in our office. We believe our clients should be able to speak to an actual staff member during business hours.
Can the services provided by GAMTS be derived in other ways?
Yes. It has always been our position to explain how an individual could accomplish independently what we provide. We believe for the vast majority that the benefits of our services, once understood, will be most valuable.
Open Casting Calls
Can anyone attend an open call?
Yes. Open Calls are advertised mainly on the radio and are available to the public. We do not review people any other way.
What happens at an open call evaluation?
Each applicant is briefly seen in person by the evaluator(s). Depending on the age of the applicant, they will go on camera for a brief filming session. Those 7 years and older will be provided a brief script to read on camera.
Is there a cost to attend an open call?
No, our open call evaluations are 100% free.
How old are the participants at open calls?
We work with people ages 3 months and older. Babies through adults may be present.
What type of clothing should be worn to an open call?
We recommend wearing clothing that is both casual and comfortable. Dressy and/or business attire is not recommended.
Do I need to bring photographs, resumes, etc. to the open call?
You may bring snapshots, candid photos, school photos, etc. There is no need for professional photos. We will not keep any photos, however, it's helpful to see how an individual photographs.
How long will I be at the open call?
This will vary. In some cases, the process could be accomplished in minutes. In other cases it could be several hours depending on the number of applicants. Parents may bring a snack for their children if they'd like.
What are the advantages of attending an open call?
An industry professional will determine the likelihood of an applicant to be marketed on a national level. To accomplish this otherwise, you would need to travel to a major metropolitan area such as New York or Los Angeles where many industry leaders are headquartered. That would be much more time consuming and expensive than attending one of our free open calls. Past participants have appeared in major movies, various television shows, commercials, magazines, catalogs, and music videos.
Do you guarantee work opportunities for accepted applicants?
No. No reputable service can ever guarantee work opportunities.
Media and Press
What is GAMTS' response to unfavorable statements expressed on web sites and forums?
Since web forums and web sites can be accessed and created by people who remain totally anonymous to the public, we do not recognize such sources as being credible for several reasons. Anonymous comments posted on forums and web sites are generally biased and missing key facts, and sometimes they're nothing but slander. As a result, there is no way to verify that ulterior motives are not reflected in those statements. Please take that into consideration before seeking advice from non-authentic sources which offer one-sided information with little or no credibility.
Smart consumers know to seek information from non-biased, reliable sources. We substantiate our successes with the names, photos, and locations of our participants. We seriously question the validity of negative comments made by anonymous people and encourage all consumers to do the same.
Many clients and parents of clients who've benefited from our services have sent us letters expressing their satisfaction. Many of their comments are available for viewing on our web site and we are most willing to share additional comments at an applicant's request.