We understand that you probably have many questions about the CMTC audition process. We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you get answers faster! Feel free to click on the questions below to reveal the answers.
How can I prepare for an audition?
Professionalism, optimism, and kindness are important qualities for those interested in the modelling and entertainment industries. Every aspect of this business is collaborative, with many people working towards a common goal. Clients, casting directors, photographers, and stylists must enjoy working with you.
On this basis, we want to get to know you. To this end, you may be asked one of the following questions at the audition:
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What are your hobbies and interests?
3. Why are you interested in modelling, acting, singing, and/or dance?
4. How long have you been interested in modelling, acting, singing, and/or dance?
We kindly ask that you think about these questions in advance of attending the audition.
I am a singer. How will my skills be evaluated?
Please submit a video of yourself singing to [email protected] within 24 hours after the audition and information seminar. CMTC scouts will evaluate your performance as part of the audition process. Include your name, the city you auditioned in, and the word “singing” in the subject line of your email (e.g., FirstName_LastName_AuditionCity_Singing).
What happens at a CMTC audition?
Upon your arrival at the audition, you will be asked to complete a CMTC Application Form if you have not done so already. When you complete the form, a CMTC representative will take your digital snapshot and you will be interviewed by a CMTC scout. As with any casting call, the initial interview will be brief and based primarily on first impressions.
CMTC scouts are looking for new faces with the potential to be marketed in the modelling or entertainment industries. Indeed, it is CMTC’s mandate to scout new faces that possess the qualities that agents, managers, casting directors, and record labels are looking to represent. Within the modelling and entertainment industries, casting calls come down to one thing: whether you look right for a particular brand or role.
Following the personal interview, CMTC will present a free information seminar on modelling, acting, and opportunities offered at the Canadian Model and Talent Convention. Attendees will receive an information package and will have the opportunity to ask questions. CMTC representatives will also explain how you will know if you have successfully auditioned and are selected to attend the upcoming convention.
Please be advised that you are auditioning for the opportunity to be selected to attend the next CMTC. Auditioning does not guarantee that you will be selected for the upcoming convention.
What happens after I reserve my spot at an audition?
After completing and submitting the CMTC audition form, your spot will be reserved for you. Please be advised that space is limited and seats at an audition are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If the audition you selected has reached capacity, you will be notified by email and placed on a waiting list. Those who are waitlisted will be contacted if spaces become available.
Is there a cost?
No. The CMTC audition and information seminar is free to attend.
How long will the audition take?
The duration of the audition and information seminar is approximately two hours. You must be in attendance for the entire event in order to be eligible for a spot at the upcoming convention. Once all applicants have been interviewed by CMTC scouts, there will be an information seminar. During the seminar, you will receive an information package and will have the opportunity to ask questions about CMTC in particular or the modelling and entertainment industries in general. CMTC scouts will also explain how the selection process works as well as how you will know if you have been selected.
Do I need to bring a parent or legal guardian?
Applicants under the age of 18 are required to bring a parent or legal guardian with them to the audition. We also encourage all models/talent to bring a family member with them for support.
What should I wear? What should I bring?
Applicants are advised to be natural and dress casual. Do not wear anything that prevents the scouts from evaluating your facial features. That means no hats, no dark glasses, and no hairstyles that cover your face. Females should wear minimal make-up and their hair down.
A CMTC representative will be taking a digital snapshot of you at the audition; therefore, you do not need to bring any photos with you.
Is there an age requirement?
CMTC works with models/talent ages 4 and up.
Can babies or toddlers audition?
As previously mentioned, CMTC works with models/talent ages 4 and up. Please do not bring babies or toddlers with you to the audition and information seminar.
Do I need to have experience?
No experience is required! CMTC is an opportunity for new faces or models/talent with limited experience to break into the modelling or entertainment industries at the national or international level. In fact, the agents, managers, and casting directors that attend CMTC are expecting to scout fresh models/talent.
What if I have more questions?
If you have any questions about the audition process that have not been addressed in this FAQ page, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or +1 613-967-5972.