What is a Mother Agency? How to Get Sign by Mother Agency Contract

Here we will learn about what is a mother agency? And how we get sign by mother agency contract. If you’re starting your career or if you want to spread your network in modeling industry or if you want to work with baggier market in modeling industry, then you should know about mother agency.   

In the beginning of the modeling career every once mind have one question what is a mother agency?, how do I get sign by mother agency contract and what are the function of modeling mother agency.

But if you’re starting your career in modeling industry, you should get sign by mother agency because mother agency will help you to spread you network in internationally and also look after you.  

What is a mother Agency?

What is a Mother Agency

A mother agency is like your mother, who will take care of you; so that’s the reason this name was basically suggested. When you first starting modeling career you will basically hear the term Mother agent or mother agency.

Mother agency is your first agency that you sign with them and can get you more work in modeling. If your mother agencies truly believe in you they would try to place you with bigger other agencies as well.

Almost all supermodels or professional models have more than on modeling agencies. One model working with so many agencies things can get little confusing, so there need to be one main agency that will take care of everything. That main agency called as a mother agency.

Normally, a good mother agency will teach you about the modeling industry and help you to build your modeling portfolio.

A mother agency also gives you advice, guidance and show you the best direction of you career.

So basically, a mother agency is the first agency that you begin working with them and getting wok from them. If you’re trying to get sign mother agency contract, then do your own research and find a good mother agency then go for it.

The function of modeling mother agency

modeling mother agency

Already you know about what is a mother agency? Now we will know about the faction of modeling mother agency and how do it work for you. A mother agency is your first agency that you begin you’re career working with them.

When you first get signed by mother agency like XYZ agency in your city, what your mother agency will do is they will find work locally and also that they place you in other market or bigger agencies, where they feel like their models would get more work.

They actually getting you work locally but they look for other bigger market also. A mother agency starts getting you work locally in your city, whichever city they are located in but once they see how you’re performing then they can send you or place you with bigger agencies and in other cities.     

You mother agency will charge you 20% commission like other agency, if your mother agency would place you with bigger agencies or different cites or bigger markets that agencies also going to charge you  20% commission on their own.

For example: you got a job with other agency through your mother agency and you got 2000 dollars for that work so you’re paying 20% for your mother agency and also you’re paying 20% for other agency.

This is how mother agencies works, if you’re trying to get one mother agency, definitely do you own research then only you can go for it.

How to get Sign by Mother Agency Contract

How to get Sign by Mother Agency Contract

There are so many beginner model wants know that how to get sign by mother agency contract. If you’re trying for first time, definitely you have to do your own research, look on their websites, and call the agency directly gets more information.

Most of the mother agencies try to have one or two open calls in a week and you can go to their open calls. Prepare yourself for open call; you should dress yourself like model and main thing that you can go with simple makeup.

You need to have strong portfolio book, including headshot, full body shoot and left and right side shoots and take a photos without makeup that will help you to get contract sign.  

If you have your portfolio or calm card with you that will get you one positive point. Whenever you’re going for open calls or audition, go with confidence and represent yourself.

Confidence is very important in this industry because agencies look in you, which is your confidence. The agency wants to have their onboard models like who could actually go in front of the clients and get the work.

Keep in mind that mother agencies will push you or they get you work with bigger agencies, if they truly believe on you.

When you get paid from mother agency

get paid from mother agency

Your mother agency will find the work for you or they will send you to the bigger agencies, when you do the work for your mother agency then you get paid, also from your money mother agency will charge you 20% of commission and remaining money they will pay you by check or bank transfer.

If your mother agencies send you to the other bigger agency for work, then you have to pay 20 % to your mother agency and 20 % to other agency that you did the work for them. The remaining money they will send you.

This is how the agencies will work all over the world, so chose the best mother agency and begin with your career in fashion industry.  


Here we learn about what is a mother agency, what the function is and how do we get sign by mother agency contract. If you want to start your career with mother agency then do your own researches about agencies which have in your city and get sign the contract.

Start working with them and also keep in mind that mother agency push you when they have a truly believe on you and they will also look your performance.  

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