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    Dear all,

    A Designer suggests to her team: "I think we should have an open call for models"

    They have just landed to Hawaii and wanted to seize the opportunity and get a local talent in their fashion show.

    What is the meaning of "open call" in that context?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: open call

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    Modeling agencies require new faces on a regular basis. Larger agencies host open calls where men and women can come into the agency and get seen by agents who may or may not be interested. (from Wikipedia).

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    Re: open call

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    *not a teacher*

    Modeling agencies require new faces on a regular basis. Larger agencies host open calls where men and women can come into the agency and get seen by agents who may or may not be interested. (from Wikipedia).

    I still cant get it!! "call" here is not a telephone call?? I really cant get what's an "open call"!

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    Re: open call

    No, it's not a telephone call. It's an event when modeling agencies will see prospective models without previously scheduled appointments.

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    Re: open call

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    I still cant get it!! "call" here is not a telephone call?? I really cant get what's an "open call"!
    You're correct insofar as we're not talking about telephone calls. "Open call" is the term used for an audition for actors, dancers, models, etc. What is "open" about it is that it's open to anybody who wishes to appear; the persons responding to the "call" (or advertisement) do not have to be members of a union, such as Actors' Equity or AGVA.

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