Ever wish you could star in a feature-length film or TV show? Or perhaps you dream of a life on stage that might one day take you as far as Broadway? Well, you wouldn’t be the first teenager to dream of a career in teen acting, and you certainly won’t be the last.
But you know what? Maybe you can be one of the few aspiring teen actors that actually do something about it.
There are plenty of teen acting opportunities out there, so what are you waiting for?
At Bubblegum, we’ve been working with teen actors for almost four decades, and while we learned a lot, there’s one thing that always sticks with us – teen acting, like teen modelling, is the chance of a lifetime.
Now that you’re a teenager, you likely have a good idea of what type of career you’d like to pursue in the future. And if that career has anything to do with the entertainment business, then working as a teen actor could be the ideal stepping stone for you.
Teen acting opens doors for an aspiring young actor. You meet the right people, get a chance to audition in front of the industry’s top casting directors, and if you’re good (and have a great agency), you get to work with the best directors and producers.
It’s a golden opportunity to put some serious work on your resume and build up some industry experience along the way.
It also helps that you can make yourself a little cash while you’re at it.
There’s a common misconception that you need to have a certain look or a ton of acting experience to make it in the world of teen acting. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.
The thing is that casting directors are always on the lookout for teen actors with different looks. It doesn’t matter what colour your hair is, how tall you are, or where you come from. It doesn’t matter if you wear glasses or have braces. There’s always an opportunity out there for teen actors.
Of course, a little acting experience will help, but if you don’t have any, then start learning. If you’re eager and listen to the advice of the director and your agency coaches, you can easily overcome a lack of experience. Trust us, we’ve seen it happen before.
What you will need though is the right attitude. Teen acting is hard work, and there’s no way you can bluff your way through a role without putting the effort in. It just doesn’t work that way.
You need to practice, practice, and practice some more. You need to attend auditions and give it your all each and every time. And if you land a role, you need to know how to take direction and accept constructive criticism. As we said, it’s hard work.
But as you can guess, the rewards are well worth the effort.
Before you do anything, you need to find a reputable teen acting agency.
It should have a client list that reads like a who’s who of the country’s leading brands and production companies. It should also provide you with the resources to hone your acting skills and improve your chances at auditions.
Not much to ask is it?
Well, as it happens, Bubblegum does indeed have a client list that includes companies like Disney. And yes, we also hold in-house teen acting workshops and offer coaching sessions to all the teens on our books.
And you know what? We’re always looking for talented teen actors that want to make a splash in the industry.
If you think you’ve got what it takes then fill out our application form and we’ll be in touch to let you know when our next open casting event takes place in your city.
We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane and host our open casting events in each location regularly.
Once we meet you in person, we’ll make a decision on whether or not we’ll sign you up.
You see, we’re highly selective of who we work with as we only sign teen actors that we feel have the potential to make it in the industry.
If you’re lucky enough to join us, we’ll pull out all the stops to help you make your name. We can’t make any guarantees about work (you have to nail the audition for that), but we can promise you that we’ll make sure that we put your forward for every suitable role that comes our way.
When it comes to teen acting, we know what we’re doing. And we’re not bragging when we say that joining Bubblegum could be the best decision you’ll make for your teen acting career.
So what are you waiting for? Apply now, and let’s see where this adventure takes us.
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 teen acting questions right here.
That’s the easy part. There are any number of teen acting agencies out there that will be more than happy to take on your teen.
However, you’re not looking for any old agency. You want one that has your teen’s best interests at heart. An agency with a proven track record of going above and beyond to get your teen the right opportunities.
And that just so happens to be us!
The most obvious benefit is that your teen can save some money for a rainy day or their college education. But that’s not all there is to teen acting.
Teen acting is also a great way to boost confidence and discover new talents that your teen may not have realised they possessed. It can also open doors for future opportunities should they decide to stay in the business as they grow into adulthood.
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, of course! Many of the teenagers that have worked with Bubblegum Casting have gone on to sign up with our adult talent agency Hunter Talent. If that’s what your teen decides to do, we’ll be more than happy to help.
There’s no doubt that your teen will need to miss out on some classes, but this will not affect their education.
Your teen’s education is hugely important and so production companies will do everything in their power to ensure that teen actors do not miss out.
For more information, check out our guide on becoming an actor without skipping school.