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modeling agency for children

Post by lela01 » Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:02 pm

Hi everyone,


Can anyone recommend modeling agencies for children and what are your experiances?

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Post by chixchix » Wed, 13 Jun 2007 12:21 pm

Hi there you may want to try Impact Models. I read the Motherhood magazine all the time and all of the young models seem to be from that agency.
I did enquire but they mentioned that you will have to get a portfolio done ..which will costs $350. :)
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Post by lela01 » Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:34 pm

Hi,


Thanks for the information I will call them....... but I'm definitely not paying that amount of money :???:


But thanks anyway

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:48 pm

A word of caution only. Most, if not all the agencies here in Singapore who "specialize" in children are going to just rip you off. They all have kickback arrangement with a photographer who will jack you off for 300 to 400 bucks and then they might suggest deportment classes as well. All the time without "Guaranteeing" work for but "promising that there will be work coming up after all the bits are paid for.

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic30862.html

Cavet Emptor. Make sure it the child who wants it and not the parent. Most of the time it's the parent who tries to convince the child that they have what it takes only to find themselves at the receiving end of the shaft money wise and a disappointed child who then thinks they are not pretty because they were hyped up to high.
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Post by chixchix » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:53 pm

Thats the reason why I havent enrolled my kids there..but I think for most agencies,,they would want parents to make the portfolio right.. :???:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 6:30 pm

chixchix wrote:Thats the reason why I havent enrolled my kids there..but I think for most agencies,,they would want parents to make the portfolio right.. :???:
Doting parents?? Who better to sucker! Burns me up when they take advantage of kids like that. :x
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Post by chixchix » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 8:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
chixchix wrote:Thats the reason why I havent enrolled my kids there..but I think for most agencies,,they would want parents to make the portfolio right.. :???:
Doting parents?? Who better to sucker! Burns me up when they take advantage of kids like that. :x

Hey hey who are you referring to ?? I think its the way you look at it.. why not let kids be happy appearing on magazine covers for a while...whats there to take advantage of kids....If you think that your kids ahve the look and style ..why not try right ?
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Post by lela01 » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 9:12 pm

Please just ignore it, it will go on and on :D they will always critisize that we are doing wrong if we want our children to be models, I just enroled my child in a club to play sport.... I belive that wrong as well or....? that maybe ok because is sport :) ... So just live them to say what they want because they dont have anything alse to do exept to give us parenting lessons :) and of course to be very rude

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Post by blue twinkle » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 11:35 pm

a reputable and legitimate agency do not charge for portfolio or insist that you have one. there is actually a board of agencies. i found this out on the net. sorry, i do not have the address. try searching on goggle.

my son is with one. i didnt have to pay a cent, they just take a commission when he gets a job. recently though, i heard that they started charging for registration. (not a large sum i think)

email me if u want their number.

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Post by dOvee » Mon, 06 Aug 2007 1:35 pm

blue twinkle wrote:a reputable and legitimate agency do not charge for portfolio or insist that you have one. there is actually a board of agencies. i found this out on the net. sorry, i do not have the address. try searching on goggle.

my son is with one. i didnt have to pay a cent, they just take a commission when he gets a job. recently though, i heard that they started charging for registration. (not a large sum i think)

email me if u want their number.
hi, what agency is that? u can pm me :D

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Post by sprite » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 7:25 pm

Teaching your child that their worth can be based on their looks is a very dangerous precedent to set. I wouldn't want that for my own children.

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Post by Thaiclan » Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:19 am

I agree with you Sprite. Asking a child to handle rejection based on what they look like is a scenario I'd never put my child in. If 50 kids attend a casting, only 1 gets it, The other 49 have to handle the fact they aren't pretty/handsome enough, tall enough, Asian/caucasian enough etc etc. Kids (especially girls) will have plenty of time to worry how they look when they reach their teens. Dont advance that difficult stage into their childhood. :cry:

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Post by ellzrae » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 4:25 pm

Hi,

if u dun mind - i have contacts with photographers who will pay your child for shoots (no portfolio/registration) if interested, u can contact me at email production@florescoproductions.com (reputable and reliable). not commercial jobs.

tkns, Ling

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 6:40 pm

lela01 wrote:Please just ignore it, it will go on and on :D they will always critisize that we are doing wrong if we want our children to be models, I just enroled my child in a club to play sport.... I belive that wrong as well or....? that maybe ok because is sport :) ... So just live them to say what they want because they dont have anything alse to do exept to give us parenting lessons :) and of course to be very rude
Therein lies your problem. You are trying to force your kids to live out YOUR dreams. From your writing it would seem it is all about YOU and not the kid. I COULD probably give you some parenting lessons seeing I've already raised two fantastic kids. And while I've been a part time actor with SBC/TCS/MediaCorp for over 18 years, I have never tried to force my kids to fit my ideals. My kids have to SHOW ME that they want to do something. I don't believe in jamming it down their little throats so I can have bragging rights on forums and with the ladies in the kopi tiam.

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Post by mayamomi » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 9:03 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: Cavet Emptor. Make sure it the child who wants it and not the parent. Most of the time it's the parent who tries to convince the child that they have what it takes only to find themselves at the receiving end of the shaft money wise and a disappointed child who then thinks they are not pretty because they were hyped up to high.
couldn't agree more, although i do not have kids yet... but i see too many parents (especially here in singapore maybe bcz of "kiasuism"...)simply enrolling their kids in all sorts of classes regardless of whether their kids like them or not... swimming, arts & craft, music, computer, dance, modelling, acting etc etc...

as a result, we end up with a lot of unhappy children lamenting about their packed schedule... some even suffer a drop in school grades due incapability to cope...

parents, think for ur kids, do they like the classes? are they enjoying it? maybe it might affect their childhood... its too competitive and stressful for the kids..

but of cos if ur child/children is/are talented and has the ability to cope and is/are enjoying the activities, then go ahead and encourage them by all means... if not, i feel sorry for them. :cry:
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