Flipping through the newspapers and magazines, looking at some print advertisements or brochures and fixing your gaze at the television screen during a commercial, there they are, small young kids with wide eyes modeling for a particular company. You are wondering that in fact, your child is cuter and you do not see why your child is inferior compared to them. Then you start to ponder how to get your child into these agencies and become a star just like those that you have seen. Fret not because this article will tell you how.
1) Get your child's picture and email it to the modeling agencies
When it comes to modeling, the physical appearance is always the first thing to look out for, everything else is secondary. If your child looks good both in real life and on screen, chances are, your child has a good chance of being selected. So what better way to let the modeling agencies know about your child than simply emailing a picture of your child to the agencies. You can do some quick search and see what are the various agencies available, afterwards, simply email them and state that you have an interest in letting your child to be their model. Wait patiently for their reply and see what they tell you. Most of the time, they will want more information about your child, personal details and experience in modeling are usually needed. After a few emails, if the agencies think that your child has the potential, they will request you to bring your child to their place for a short interview. The interview will likely take only about half an hour, during the interview, it will be an opportunity for you to ask all the questions that you are curious about. If there are more than one agency interested, good for you because you can evaluate and consider your options before choosing one.
2) Get your child ready
There can be endless thoughts about how your child will become famous and how your child will be a future modeling star in this giant industry. But did you ask whether your child want it? Most of the time, the child becomes a model to meet the parent's expectations and dreams because they are too young to voice out their opinion or afraid that he or she will not get his or her favourite toy if expectations were not met. So the point is, if your child can speak and is already old enough to say yes or no, do ask for their opinion. Tell them about the whole situation in their language, get them to at least know a little about what they will be doing, so that you can at least get them mentally prepared for what is to come. If they are reluctant before or during the whole process, do not force them or push them further, stop everything and respect their decision. Of course, if your child is more than glad to be in the spotlight, groom them and teach them etiquettes before interviews, so that they can perform better and stand out amongst other aspiring child models.
3) Other methods to get your child noticed
Some of these agencies send scouters out to streets daily to look for new talents, you might want to bring your child out to the places that they are scouting to increase the chances of being scouted. After being scouted, you will be given a call to ask you and your child down for an interview. Otherwise, some agencies accept walk-in customers, so you can simply bring your child down to their office for an interview on the same day.
To sum things up, it will be relatively easy for you to approach a modeling agency, as long as you find the right one, because which agency does not want new faces right? However, the real challenge is getting selected by the agency and shortlisted by clients, so do not be afraid of rejection during the course, because every client is different, each with different needs. Do not feel dejected, keep trying and you never know. Hope through this article we at Child Actor LA have helped you lay the path towards fame and success for you and your child.