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VELMA members operate serious, responsible, qualified and with integrity and the field of Model management . They have the necessary knowledge and experience. All VELMA members may claim this seal of approval.
Unfortunately, this is not the case with all model agencies. Even without any experience in the modeling industry, the placement of models is legally permissible.
Caution is required if payments are to be made before a model has been booked for any serious clients . Often services such as model and make-up courses, creation of sedcards, etc. are offered for a fee far too high , although no booking activity is developed by the agency. Sedcards (analog and digital cards with photos of the model in different poses and the relevant data) are common in the model agency industry. They must also be paid by the model, possibly by offsetting them against incoming model fees. While reputable agencies need sedcards for successful agency work, dubious agencies only intend to collect excessive payments for (mostly useless) sedcards.