Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Role of Parents and Agents in a Kids Modeling Career
The kids modeling career is just as challenging and rewarding as any modeling career. The kids need their parents' and agent's support in order to make it in the industry. A child is not someone mature enough to work alone and if you let them be alone in the industry, the probability of him/her being exploited is very high. As a parent, even if you decide to hire a manager for your kids, you still have to be involved in the kids modeling career.As a parent, some of the ways that you can support your kids modeling career is by offering them financial and emotional support. You will need to support them financially by paying for a professional photo shoot. If you don't have the money to hire a photographer, you can take the snapshots of your kid. These photos will be submitted to the modeling agencies. You will incur extra costs of mailing the applications to the agencies or visiting them in person. However, the cost of getting your kids a modeling career is not so much, genuine agencies will not charge you anything if they decide to represent your kid. Agents make their money by charging you a commission per every job that your kid books through the agency.When it comes to emotional support, parents/guardians have to be very involved in the kids modeling career. You need to discuss with your spouse before you let your kid get into the modeling career. Ensure that your schedule is flexible enough to allow you to be there with your kid when they are working. Kids need a lot of care, to ensure that your child is in a safe working environment, you have to be there. You can't take your child to an agency and then just leave them there. Also, just like in any career, your kid will have good and bad days. You have to be there to support and encourage them. Never be impatient with them when they fail to deliver good photos; for instance, instead of getting frustrated or yelling at them, just be supportive.Kids modeling careers should be fun and something enjoyable for the kids. Ensure that your kid is interested in modeling before trying to get them in the industry. Some parents attempt to live out their dreams through their kids. Even if you yearn for stardom through your kid or for financial support from your kid's career, don't force them to do something that they aren't interested in.Modeling agents have an equally big role to play in the kids modeling career. It's up to the agent to get the kid some audition, also in case of casting calls, the agent organizes for the kids to attend. The agents are there help the kid to book jobs. A good agent is one who will work with the parents to help the kid get far in the modeling industry. There are some agents, who just want to exploit the kid for their own personal gain, parents should be very cautious when getting agents. They have to ensure that they only work with genuine agents who will support their children in their kids modeling career.