If your kid dreams of seeing his name twinkle on Broadway – TimeOut New York Kids has a crash course on breaking your child into showbiz. The article is packed with resources, websites, and details on how to self-submit your kid to agencies and casting directors for auditions, castings, and open calls.
Whether your child is into modeling, acting, dance or all three – this article is worth a read. There are a host of links and helpful resources.
*Update* Keep in mind this TONYK article was originally written in 2010 – however many of the resources are still just as timely today as they were then. As with anything, do your research and contact each business or organization directly.
Take Away: If you have the flexibility, the fervor, patience, and thick skin…oh and a child who actually wants to be in the biz…then give it a shot – but don’t get carried away. When it stops being fun – find something else do. TimeOut Kids has plenty of suggestions!
Mocha Baby Models caught up with Judy Goss, the Casting Director of The Cute Kid. See below for Judy’s background as well as our exclusive interview with her!
- Do not pay anyone to join an agency, with the exception of a website charge, which should be around $10 – $15/month.
- It doesn’t happen overnight – modeling is hard work! It involves a lot of schlepping back and forth to castings, callbacks, fittings, and more…and even then you may not book the job.
- You do NOT need professional photos to find agency representation, in fact they prefer non-professional ones at first!
MBM thanks Judy for her helpful tips! Want more information? Visit TheCuteKid.com This article was originally posted on 9/30/2010