How do you even advertise some of these commercial casting roles? Like, what do you write?
Wanted: One middle age man to stare soulfully into sunset.
Or is it more like:
“Yes, hello? Ms. Agent, would your client be willing to stare soulfully into the sunset? We need him for a commercial about paper towels.”
Spencer works at a talent agency atm, and from I’ve been able to ascertain, it’s more like, “Hello, Agent, I need to set up a casting for a middle-aged white man. We need him to wear a plaid shirt, size medium. And we needed him yesterday so what the fuck. Now I’m going to ignore all of your emails.”
Also, the price is set by the agency. I think Spencer’s models get a set hourly rate unless the images/commercial/whatever is going to be used for years, they have a special fee for that.
This is fantastic. Also, the phrase “Spencer’s models” has me giggling because now I just sort of picture him in a leopard-print robe, lounging around demanding to know where his models are. You will never convince me now that this is not how he spends his day job.