If you’re a parent, then the chances are that at some point in your life you’ve watched a TV show or movie and wondered if a career in kids acting is something that your child could do.
But it’s just a pipedream, something that could never really happen, right?
Actually it could.
You see a career in child acting is something that anyone with a dream can achieve once they are willing to put in the hard work required. With a desire to succeed, a willingness to learn, and the support of parents or guardians, a child has a real chance to make their mark in the world of kids acting.
Everyone thinks that kids acting is all about making money and we’re not going to lie, it is a pretty nice benefit. But there’s so much more to life on screen.
Kids acting opens doors for a child and allows them to make connections with great people. It allows them to try new things that perhaps they never would have. Not only that, but it’s also wonderful for a child’s self-esteem.
Connecting with the movers and shakers of the industry is particularly useful if your child decides to continue acting into their adulthood. What better way to showcase their talent than having genuine acting experience on TV or film. Even work in short TV commercials can be the perfect foot in the door that leads to something bigger later in their career.
And you know what? There has never been a better time to get involved in kids acting. In the last year, we have booked more work for the young child actors on our books than ever before.
First things first, your child must have some kind of interest in kids acting. Unlike kids modelling where a job might last only a few hours, an acting role could take days, weeks, or even months to finish.
An interest doesn’t necessarily mean a lot of experience in drama clubs or on stage. In fact, even if your child has no experience at all, they still may have what it takes to make it as a child actor.
Now, we know what you’re thinking – how can your little superstar have an interest in acting at only five years of age? You’re right; they probably won’t. At that age, we would be more interested to see their potential and how they work under instruction.
We might even go so far as to say that their attitude towards working is one of the most important factors. As you may have guessed, kids acting takes a lot of practice. Learning lines, remembering actions, and repeating takes to get it just right can be quite tiresome. So the right attitude is going to help a lot.
This is why for older kids, having that interest in acting can really make a difference, especially for parents.
So once you’re sure your child is ready and willing to give kids acting a try, it’s time to start making things happen.
A successful career in child acting is entirely dependent on your choice of agency. They are the ones that put you forward for suitable roles. They are also the ones that help you navigate the confusing world of kids acting with its contracts, negotiations, and the million other things involved.
So choosing a good one is kind of a big deal.
Luckily for you, we can help you out there.
Bubblegum has spent almost four decades landing roles on TV and in film for some of Australia’s most famous child stars. We’ve seen it all and then some.
We’re the agency that sets the standards others follow. We hold in-house kids acting workshops. We offer one-to-one coaching sessions. We’ll even help your child with their self-tapes and portfolio. In short, we’re the kids acting agency you’ve been looking for.
But we don’t just represent anyone. We have a reputation in the industry for only working with kids that have the most potential. That’s why we only sign up kids that we meet in person.
If you apply now to join Bubblegum, we’ll check out your details and get back to you to let you know when our next open casting event takes place in your city.
We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, and it’s at these locations that we regularly host our open casting events.
If you and your child are serious about a career in kids acting, then we’d really love to see you at one of these events.
So don’t be shy, apply now and let’s get your child’s acting career off to the best possible start.
Of course you do, and while we answer many questions relating to working with us on our FAQ page, we’ve answered some of the most common kids acting questions right here.
The simplest answer to that is to sign up with a reputable kids acting agency like Bubblegum Casting.
Seriously though, if you’re unsure that your kid has the motivation or enthusiasm to stick with acting, then it might be a good idea to introduce them to the industry through some online classes or workshops. That way both you and your kid can make a decision based on their experience.
Well, there’s the obvious financial benefit that allows your child to save a little money for the future.
Then there’s the chance that this could lead to bigger and better things in the future. If your kid discovers a passion for the craft, then this could turn into a lifelong career.
We have worked with just about every major brand and production company in Australia including Nike, Target, Warner Brothers, and Disney. You can check out some of the other amazing clients we’ve worked with on our work page.
Yes, it sure can. Some of the kids on our books have gone on to forge a successful career in the entertainment industry thanks to their work with us.
If your child shows a talent for acting and is prepared to practice their craft, then there’s no telling what the future holds.
Not all all, though we can understand why you might think so. Yes, a child may have to take time out of school, but that doesn’t mean their education will suffer.
Casting directors are also well aware that there are strict limitations on how much work a child can do. Production companies will also do everything in their power to make sure that a child actor is never put under too much pressure.