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Things to think about before signing up with a child modelling agency

Questions to ask before signing up with a child modelling agency

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If you want your child to go through a happy modelling experience, you need to ensure you opt for the right child agency, one that won’t waste your time or money. How do you ensure if the child agency is right for you or not? Here are some things you should consider when approaching child modelling agencies:

The work that an agency has done previously will give you a lot of idea of the quality of their clients. You’ll be able to get a rough idea of what sort of market they offer, what kind of projects you can expect from them, and whether or not they are a reputable agency in the market. You can specifically ask for children related projects to get a better idea.

Agency heritage

An agency that has been around a while will have a bigger team, more contacts, and much more experience. Of course, this is what you want instead of an agency that is new in the market with little to no business to offer. The more professional your agency is, the better projects you’ll be put forward for. This is a key factor when your child’s modelling career is starting out because without work for well-known brands, your child is going to struggle to get to the next level.

Model portfolios

A number of child modelling agencies will ask you to pay for expensive portfolios, sometimes these are important to have, sometimes not. It really depends on the the work they are able to get, many times a client will ask for a headshot and then if they are interested they’ll ask you to send a few more headshots in different outfits. So you definitely need headshots but an expensive portfolio is often unnecessary for most modelling gigs. Importantly, it’s completely unnecessary for TV and film auditions.

Model training

A number of child modeling agencies will want your child to attend modeling school. This can be very helpful for some children to build their camera confidence, however your agency should be able to provide guidance without having to pay extra for services like these. While expert advice can definitely help, you don’t need to be forced into signing up for modeling school in order to become a part of a child agency. Some agencies will arrange workshops/seminars for an additional cost, but if these are compulsory for joining the agency we’d advise to strongly think about seeking out representation from them.

Commission rates

Most people would be shy about asking this question. However, you don’t have to be. The truth is that we all know that an agency runs on commissions. Of course, without a fair cut for the agency, the agency can’t keep their lights on and thuer businesses running.  Firstly, if the agency confidently gives you all relevant information you can be more sure that they are professional. Secondly, you’ll ensure that the agency isn’t charging more than the usual rate. A listing fee is common practice and generally, an agency keeps 10% to 20% of the model’s earnings. While this may sound like a huge share, keep in mind that this also gives the agency the motivation to find good projects for you. If you’re child is not earning anything neither will your agency.

Keep these five points in your mind when you go out to discuss representation with any child agency. The answers will help you make the right decision. Visit bubblegumcasting.com.au for child modelling agency services, we’d love to talk to talented babies, children and teens.

Landing a good kids modelling agency

Every parent thinks their child is the cutest and most beautiful, they feel like their kids are perfect examples of who should be to be on TV, and in catalogues. The truth is, no matter how cute your child is, it’s really hard to get traction without a  great kids modelling agency to help them take their career forward.

Here’s some advice on how to get accepted into a kids modelling agency (based on our experience).

Get them photo ready

Surprise, modelling  requires taking photos. Your kids must be friendly with the camera. Before you start sending out applications to agencies get them used to being around cameras. Some children freeze up in front of the camera, so practice taking photos and getting them to ‘freeze’ in a pose, not in fear. This will also help you capture the ideal shots that you will need to send to agencies in order to get your child to the interview stage. All kids modelling agencies will appreciate a model who isn’t a hassle, and more importantly so will the clients.

The shots that you must send to the agency should fulfil certain criteria, child modelling shots are more happy and friendly so don’t worry about too many serious shots, also don’t worry about needing a professional portfolio to get accepted to a child’s agency, most of the time these are irrelevant. This can also be the case for the majority of modelling work itself, usually a good headshot and your measurements is enough to get them interested.

The picture should focus on the child, be well lit, and appropriate.

Don’t have too many expectations

Now, this is the rather hard part. As much as you want your child to instantly become a supermodel it is very unlikely that your child will break into that level of success.

Your child will have to start small. From little local shoots that pay almost nothing to niches that you don’t necessarily love, these are going to be important at the beginning of the career of any model of any age. Don’t hate your agency for bringing you small projects. Instead, be thankful for getting any work at all. Once your child gets experience as well as a professional portfolio of real work, things will get better.

Be ready for rejection

Just as you’re not going to get the best projects at the beginning of your child’s career, they will also  have to face a lot of rejection. Let’s repeat that for dramatic effect, they will also  have to face a lot of rejection. Once again, your agency is not responsible for these rejections. They are only in charge of getting you connected with an interested party. There is a high chance the brand may not consider your kid due to lack of experience, but most often its because they had a specific look they wanted and your child did not fit it. Don’t get personal about rejections like these. Similarly, be ready to be paid the minimum award for a few beginning projects. You will only find and stick with a great agency if you are ready to compromise. If you want your agency to put in extra effort for your child, you should do so for them too.

If you’re looking for a good kids talent agency that would truly bring out the skills of your children, contact us on bubblegumcasting.com.au right away, we are casting all the time for new and exciting roles.

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Baby talent agency

Could your baby be the next big thing?

Lots of parents love the idea of their beautiful baby doing some baby modeling, acting, or TV work. It looks like fun, and the extra dollars earned through working with a baby talent agency can be a big help for the family budget or even put aside for your little star’s education or future.

However, not all baby talent agencies are created equal. And only a very few children have both the temperament and the talent for professional performance. If you are interested in your baby being signed up as baby talent, We’d love to talk to you.

 

Of course your child’s cute – but are they (and you) ready for the work involved?

With over 30 years of experience Bubblegum Casting is well positioned at helping your beautiful bundle get into the entertainment industry. We make no promises, it’s a hard business and sometimes luck has a lot to do with it. But we know everyone in the industry and have a decades long track record.

If you want to work with the longest running children’s talent agency in Australia contact us.

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What to look for in a teen modelling agency

What to look for in a teen modelling agency,

Modelling can be one of the most fun jobs your teen will ever have, but it is also an industry that can also be very hard to handle. It is an industry that can demand perfection, in personality, look, fashion sense, creativity, and many other things. Learning how to handle these stressors is a key to success, and teens can who align themselves with the right modelling agency will benefit enormously as they tackle the obstacles and difficulties of modelling. A good teen modelling agency will not just groom them, but also guide them in their career. Here are some key factors to look for in a teen talent agency if you’re new in the market.

Supportive staff

One of the keys to success as a model is confidence, you can pretty much do anything in your life if you have the confidence. This confidence is mostly dependent on the people around you. A supportive teen agency that has enough experience will always be there to provide you with guidance and support throughout your career. They’ll be there to give you a boost when you miss out on modelling jobs, and congratulate you when you land those hard to get gigs. Choose your agency on how the make you feel, make sure you feel they are sincere in thier wish to help your career. Look for an modelling agency  with people who want you to succeed, those are the kind of people you need to find in a teen talent agency.

Experienced team

You are more than just a model for a modelling agency. You’re our product that we market. Make sure that the agency you choose has experience. The connection between you and your future modelling gigs is your agency, if they aren’t qualified people who can sell their services successfully, you’re not getting much! For this reason connect with a teen talent agency that has a good record of providing enough business for the models in their agency. No agency can make promises but the more experienced they are the better your chances.

Apply now by clicking here  we’d love to talk to all talented teens.

Our new website

Welcome to our new website and blog!

After a couple of months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website.

We wanted a new website to better collaborate with our talent, clients and associates on that which we are most passionate about: sharing tips and tricks ace your audition, updating our community on everything happening at Bubblegum and generally commenting on the industry.

You will now be able to post comments and feedback on our site and also to our new Blog – POP.

We hope you like the fresh new look to the website and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily.

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