Studio20 is one of the industry’s premier brands. With spaces in Romania, the United States, Colombia and more, the global institution is about to open its twentieth — 20th! — studio. Within the context of their mission, Studio20 boasts all sorts of offerings for models, from coaching and training to more ephemeral services — things like variable model promotion tracks (“confidential” or “public superstar”) and “legality, transparency and fairness.”
Behind it all, but definitely not “behind the scenes,” is Andra Chirnogeanu — the PR and Marketing Manager for Studio20 overall. Chirnogeanu oversees the front-facing dimensions of Studio20 at large, a complex endeavor that requires knowledge of many different aspects of international webcam.
We recently spoke to Chirnogeanu, who told is a bit more about the space’s advantages for models, both in Los Angeles and worldwide.
YNOT Cam: What’s your job title and what does your job entail?
Andra Chirnogeanu: I’m Andra Chirnogeanu. I’m the PR and Marketing Manager at Studio20. I basically run all the communication between the studio and press, the partners and more. Also, I have a social media assistant in every Studio20 studio franchise around the world, and I run the operations for that, working closely with the marketers team, establishing the marketing and social media strategy and following up.
For models, what is the best and most advantageous thing about your Studio20?
Studio20 is the world’s biggest live cam studio network. We have 20 studios in different places in the world right now, with another five opening by the end of 2019.
Studio20 is a cam studio. That means we provide all the means necessary to broadcast on a cam platform: training, room, lights, camera, etc. The only thing a performer needs to worry about or think about is their chat room.
We have specialized trainers and support people that oversee the models, train them, teach them and encourage them, and set them up for success. There are a lot of advantages, but the most important one is that we take the stress off the performer.
Why do you think building community amongst cam models is important?
We believe community is important in the industry, no matter the niche of the performer.
Pictured below: Studio20 Los Angeles models represent at the YNOT Cam Awards in 2018.
Information is important, as is career-long learning. What is one key factor about Studio20 that models need to know in order to be successful therein?
Studio20 is all about teaching performers and trying to empower them. That’s why we offer free English tutoring to models outside the United States, and we teach the models how to do their make-up and how to handle their finances.
We understand being a webcam model might not be a life-long career for everyone. So, for the amount of time that performers stay with Studio20, we try to teach them as many things as we can so that they leave happy and have industry knowledge.
How does Studio20 Los Angeles want to help further the empowerment of performers?
It’s not just Studio20 Los Angeles. It’s every Studio20 studio in the world.
We offer the performers more than just a place where they come to get their paycheck. Sometimes it’s not easy. A lot of of people think that being a cam [model] is easy. So, they come into the interview room thinking, “I’ll just strip and people will pay me,” or “I’m cute, I have 100k followers on Instagram. People will pay to see me.”
Anyone that has worked one hour in this industry knows that that’s very far from the truth. So, when we start the training and begin teaching, we lose a lot of them along the way. The models who stay understand what’s important. So, we reward them with trips, magazine features and more.
We believe knowledge is power. That’s how we empower models. We help them them learn and set them up for success.
— Studio 20 LA (@Studio20LA) June 6, 2019
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