After 25 years in the Biz, GAPA Models is one of South Africa’s most well established commercial model and talent management agencies.
GAPA represents all ages, from kids to adults for film, TV series, music videos, local and international TV commercials, print advertisements and fashion editorial.
As long-standing members of NAMA (National Association of Model Agencies), GAPA Models is dedicated to the protection and promotion of all our models, artistes, talent and kids and we fully subscribe to the high standards set by the association. We negotiate and ensure fair remuneration and treatment of our talent in accordance with industry standards, and are dedicated to building a strong and sustainable local film and media industry.
Our team has a solid network of established relationships with advertising agencies, production companies, casting directors, art directors, photographers and magazine publishers to whom we supply our top quality talent.
GAPA makes things happen. Join us and let our highly experienced team make things happen for you.
GAPA Model Agency’s Kids Board has an outstanding track record for the successful representation of child talent, from babies to teens, in film, TV and the print media.
Nail that Audition
Held once a month, this three-hour workshop is designed to help models and actors learn how to ‘own’ their auditions. Taking a look at the audition process, participants learn how to read the clues from their briefs, plan their performances, and stun their audience with a knock out audition . Slating/on camera introductions, non-verbal castings, reaction shots, and delivering dialogue are all covered in this intensive session. The class is one three-hour session held on a Saturday afternoon.
Becoming an Actor
This comprehensive course is designed to give aspiring actors a strong foundation in the technique of ‘psychological realism’, a technique utilised by most on-screen actors. The group works on new scenes every two weeks from theatre, film and TV. We then learn how to find the character’s objectives and obstacles; use endowment and substitution to make our scenes feel real; create a sense of place and privacy; as well as using our own ‘history’ to align with our character. Let’s learn to create characters that feel like living, breathing human beings and at the same time, learn more about ourselves. Classes take place every Saturday morning for 12 weeks.
Kiddies Acting Class
This is an ongoing workshop where kids between the ages of 7 and 13 will have the opportunity to learn the art of acting. This is not like a a traditional drama class in that the focus is on developing the child’s sense of confidence and self-knowledge, helping them to become authentically ‘themselves’ when on camera. The emphasis is on fun and spontaneity! Classes takes place every Saturday morning, and kids can sign up on a month-to-month basis.
MEET THE TEAM
Ian Gareth Hadfield
066 225 3500
Experienced with 20 years both infront of and behind the camera, Ian is an invaluable asset on the booking table and as GAPA Acting Coach.
With two decades of experience, Liesl has a firmly established reputation for successfully scouting and developing new and emerging talent, as well as the strong representation of well-known TV personalities.
Nicky keeps the GAPA wheels turning with her expertise in all things finance. She ensures that clients and models have a smooth and enjoyable administrative experience with her efficient, professional and friendly approach.
083 437 3288
With 17 years of experience at GAPA, Miriam’s professional and consistent manner makes her a pleasure to work with, both for clients and the GAPA team.
If you are a model or artiste looking for representation with GAPA, please complete the form.
Please attach two or three recent photographs of yourself and ensure that your images are no larger than 2 mb each. We will only contact applicants we are interested in signing on.
Please only apply if you are located within 45 minutes of Johannesburg, South Africa.