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Jump Start Your Kids Acting Career How to Get your Kids First Acting Agent
SCOTT DUPONT: Welcome back. Scott duPont hereon Expert Village, the ABC's of ACTING. In this segment, we're going to talk about howto get your very first agent. You're new in the business. Agents are a great way thatcan kind of gather a whole bunch of job opportunities or castings, auditions, give them to theirkids so that you can eventually make money. Now, I know many of these agents very, verywell that workedsome of them worked just with kids. Some agents have a children's division.So that's one thing. You want to make sure that the agent you're submitting to has workedwith kids before. And what you want to do, what they're actually looking for, they'relooking for a nice, clean shot. It doesn't
have to be a full bloom color, professionalphotograph if your kid's really young like 4 or 5. Unless you're in New York or unlessyou're in LA where they will sometimes there are some agents that work just with babies,they normally don't really work with a lot of kids until about 4 years old because 2or 3, it's really tough for kids to take direction, work long hours. This is a little difficult;if you have a 2 or 3year old, you'll understand. So, after 4 or 5, get a nice clean head shot.Get it duplicated. If you have to start out with black and white, if cost is an issue,that's okay initially. And then, what you'll do is you want to get some acting classesthat you put on the back of your resume. You
want to get some extra work even if it's justone or two times, maybe list a school play or student film. If you have something onthe back of your resume, unless your kid just had this unique look that the agent's particularlylooking for, your kid's not going to have a chance, because here's why. The agents thatI have talked to, they're looking through hundreds and hundreds of these head shots,they see some cute kids they're looking for. When they look at the resumes if your kid'shead shot and he has a fun, cute smile looks just like another kid with a fun, cute smile,and they're both about the same age. If this kid has a few little things on the back ofhis resume, even if it's just extra work,
they're going to know that you're taking thisseriously you've a little bit invested as far as time and energy into the career ofyour child, and you're just not going to have a fighting chance. So, that's basically howyou kind of start. Mail off to the agent. Don't call them. And what happens is if youdon't hear back in a few weeks, a few months, send again, send again, send to a bunch ofagents, and be patient. It can sometimes take a little bit of time and hopefully, you willget an agent. That's the end of this segment for Expert Village. We'll be right back.