Becoming a Model or Talent - Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

The Linda Layman Agency
1831 E 71st St, Tulsa
OK 74136
Ph: 918-744-0888
Click Here for a map to the Agency

Do I have to have any previous modeling or acting experience or have attended a modeling or acting school?

Absolutely no experience or training is required. We have helped many successful models and actors starting from scratch. Supermodel/Actress Amber Valetta got her start with Linda.

Does the Linda Layman Agency accept e-mail submissions?

No. We only accept electronic submissions at this time. Please use the submission form on the APPLY page.

Do I have to live in Tulsa?

It is advantageous if you live in the Tulsa area, but not completely necessary. If you are not within driving distance of Tulsa then it is helpful if you have friends or family that live in the area. We do not have a models' apartment.

What types of models does the Linda Layman Agency represent?

We represent women, men, and children for fashion print, commercial print, and runway.

What types of Actors does the Linda Layman Agency represent?

We represent television, feature film, commercial, industrial video, and voiceover talent of all types.

What are the physical requirements to be a model with the Linda Layman Agency?

Female Fashion Models have a height requirement of 5' 9" to 6' 0" and dress size 0, 2 or 4.
Male Fashion Models have a height requirement of 6' 0" to 6' 4" and waist size 28 - 34.
Plus Size Models have a height requirement of 5'9" to 6' 0" and a toned dress size 10 to 18.
Commercial Print models have no height or size requirements.

Do you represent babies?

We do not represent children under the age of 5 years old and prefer them at 7 years old. Generally, baby models are cast from the population surrounding the headquarters of the company putting out the catalog. Usually the only way to get your baby in the catalog is to move to the city where they are headquartered and join the agency they work with. There are no establishments in the state of Oklahoma offering this opportunity that we are aware of. There are, however, numerous entities on the internet willing to promise the world and take your money - so beware.

What if I am already a working model?

If you are an established model looking for representation in Tulsa and the surrounding area, please have your "mother" agency submit you to us. If you have no mother agency, click on the APPLY tab and submit your application.

Is there a sign-on fee with the agency?

New talent being offered a contract with the Linda Layman Agency are asked to pay $50 annually for administrative fees. This fee however is paid back to our talent in the form of a coupon and is good towards $50 off annual training at the establishment of their choice. Details are stated in our contract and we are excited to offer this opportunity to our talent.

How do I know if the Linda Layman Agency is legitimate?

We have been in business since 1971 and have established an excellent reputation as well as being a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.

Do I have to take modeling or acting classes?

While we are not a "school" we do offer classes in modeling and acting. They are not manditory but are recommended to make yourself as competitive as possible with the others who are vying for the same bookings. As an example we would not be able to send you out for an informal booking if you don't know what it is.

What about Talent Conventions?

There are a lot of these all around the country and the tough part is knowing WHO is legitimate and WHEN to attend. After 40 years in the business, we know who IS legitimate, who brings in REAL talent scouts and who offers you a REAL shot. Therefore we do periodically take talent to events we believe are worthy of your attention when the time is RIGHT and you are READY.

HOW DO I APPLY TO BE A MODEL?

Click on the APPLY tab and use the online submission form.