Here's an important communication from Model-Mania and Sandy's Models agencies which reflects many agents and producers' current state of mind.
"I hope this idea of creating a Black list will be a big help for all of the serious agencies, photographers, producers and last but not least, the models.
We all have experienced unreliable models, it has happened to all of us: a model fails to show up at the shoot without any apology or explanation and then just disappears, not answering or returning calls and messages.
The problem is that communication between agencies doesn't really work and these models take advantage of it. If they mess up with one agent they still have a possibility to mess up with another one. Everybody is losing time and money, but these girls don't care and still are able to make some cash somewhere else before they do something bad again. This needs to stop!
The business is already tough by itself, we don't need to work with people who don't respect anything and anyone. Please add the names of unreliable girls in the EBI forum and help us stop this from happening. They will be tagged in their model card with "BLACK LISTED" tag, so you can search for them easily. Details will be in the forum (just click HERE
- you must be registered - if you are a producer/agency and not registered yet, just send us an email).
Criteria to get in (or out of) the Black List:
If a girl has failed to show up for a shoot without explanation on 2 or more occasions and has not phoned both photographer and agent to explain or apologize within 1 week of missed shoot their name will automatically be added to the list.
The black list will be updated monthly and models names will be only removed by consent of those photographers/agents who have been let down."
for the list of models in the BLACKLIST.