FAQ

What types of models does the Kim Dawson Agency represent?
We represent women, men, and children for fashion print, commercial print, runway and radio, TV, film.

Adult and Teen Division:

What are the physical requirements to be a model with the Kim Dawson Agency?
For the women’s division, you must be a minimum height of 5′ 8″ and no taller than 6′ 0″ (in bare feet).  We will see girls at 5’7″ between the ages of 13-16. In addition, we are looking for female talent between the sizes of 0 – 4, 10 and 14-18.  Beginning models are usually between the ages of 13-20.
For the men’s division, your height must be between 6′ 0″ and 6′ 3″ (in bare feet) and suit size 38-42.

Does the Kim Dawson Agency have specialty divisions?
We represent plus size women who are 5′ 8″ – 5′ 11″, sizes 14-18 and big and tall men who are 6′ 4″ – 6′ 6″, sizes 48L – 50L.
We do not have a petite division.
We do not represent parts models.

Does the Kim Dawson Agency represent hair and make-up artists and stylists? 

Yes, we have one of the strongest artists’ rosters in Texas. We are looking for artists with significant on-set experience. We do not represent assistants.

Children’s Division:

In the children’s division, we are looking for infants and children up to size 10 girls and size 10/12 boys who live within one hour of the Dallas area. To make a submission electronically, please refer to the Submit page.

For baby/children’s submissions, we ask that you submit your pictures by mail or through the Submit page. We need at least three photos: one headshot that clearly shows your entire face, another headshot smiling and one full-length shot. Please make sure the photographs are color photographs. In addition to the photos, we need your stats: date of birth, height (barefoot) or length for babies, clothing size, hair color and eye color. Please include your phone number/e-mail address as well. Please do not submit portfolios.

Please make note that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to return your photos.

Open Call:

Where are you located?
The Kim Dawson Agency is located in the Design District, which is at 1645 North Stemmons Freeway (Interstate 35; see map under “Contact Us”).  We are in Suite B.

Open Call times and dates are as follows- Tuesdays, Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Additionally during the summer we also hold Open Call Thursdays  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm from May 16 — August 30. We do not see children at Open Call.

(Please bring photos with you as follows: We need at least three photos, one headshot that clearly shows your entire face, another headshot smiling and one full-length shot, preferably in a swimsuit so that we may see your body type.  Color photographs are preferable to black and white.  You should wear little to no make-up in your photos so that we can see your skin.
In addition to the photos, we need your stats: date of birth, height (measured in bare feet), clothing size, hair color and eye color.  For Women, we also need bust, waist, and hip measurements.  For Men, we need chest, waist, and inseam measurements.

Requirements for Open Call Consideration:

For the Women’s Division, you must be a minimum height of 5′ 8″ and no taller than 6′ 0″ (measured in bare feet). We will see girls at the height of 5′ 7” between the ages of 13 and 16 (measured in bare feet). In addition, you must be between the sizes of 0 and 6. Beginning models are usually between the ages of 13-20.

For the Men’s Division, you must be a minimum height of 6′ 0″ and no taller than 6′ 3″ (measured in bare feet) between the ages of 18 and 30. In addition, you should fit in between the suit sizes of 38-42.

What if I am unable to attend open call?
For adults and teens unable to attend open call, we ask that you submit your pictures on our website HERE.   We need four photos, one headshot that clearly shows your entire face, another headshot smiling, one 3/4 shot and one full-length shotColor photographs are preferable to black and white.  You should wear little to no make-up in your photos so that we can see your skin. Please fill out the entire submission form with your stats and contact information so we can get in touch with you.

 

Will I hear from the agency?
You will hear from us only if we are interested in setting up an appointment for you to come into the agency.

Do I have to live in Dallas?
If you are an adult or teen just getting started in modeling it is advantageous if you live in the Dallas area, but not completely necessary.  If you are not within driving distance of Dallas then it is helpful if you have friends or family that live in the area.  We do not have a models’ apartment.

What if I am already a working model?
If you are an established model looking for representation in Dallas please have your “mother” agency submit you to us.  If you have no mother agency please email your portfolio to us.

Is there a fee to be seen by the agency or to sign with the agency?
There is no upfront fee to be with the agency.  The Kim Dawson Agency takes a commission for any work that we secure for you.

How do I know if the Kim Dawson Agency is legitimate?
We have been in business for over 50 years and have an excellent reputation.  We will be happy to furnish you with a list of clients with whom we have an on-going working relationship.  The agency does not charge any fees up front but works strictly for commissions on work that we secure for our talent.  In addition, we are licensed under the Texas Talent Agency Act – license #115 and we are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.