Many parents love the idea of their little ones doing some acting or modelling. If children have that certain flair, it can be great for their confidence and future. Also, the extra money doesn’t hurt! But what about baby acting auditions? Do you wonder if it’s too soon, or what age is appropriate to get children started?
Well, at Casting Kids we represent children up to age 16 – that includes babies! Many clients have a need for babies to appear in commercials, television shows and also print advertising. Here’s a few things you should know about baby acting auditions in Melbourne.
Where to find baby acting auditions in Melbourne
One of the easiest ways to find auditions is to link up with a reputable casting agency. Clients looking for baby actors will usually go to a casting agent they trust. This is because it’s too time consuming for them to audition the hundred that would apply from a social media ad.
Casting agencies register and represent your child, so if a client calls seeking baby actors, the agent will refer all suitable babies on their books. It streamlines the process for everyone, plus, as a parent, you have the support of knowing a casting agent has your back.
Meeting with a casting agency
Quality casting agencies will want to meet with you and your baby before signing up. This is because, unfortunately, not all babies and children have the right temperament for acting. If you book a meeting with a casting agent, the process should be relaxed and fun. However, you should prepare yourself for some honest feedback.
Depending on the fee structure, most reputable agencies will only sign the babies and children who they think they can genuinely find work for. They will charge a registration and annual fee which covers your representation for a year. As such, a good agency won’t take your money if they don’t think they can find work for your child.
Unfortunately, not everybody is suited for acting, and obviously babies in particular need to have the right temperament. So if a casting agent says no, it’s because they’re being honest and don’t want to take your registration fees for no reason.
Choose a child acting agency carefully
As we touched on, reputable casting agencies work a certain way. Other not so reputable ones will promise the world and charge you registration fees even if they never refer you for baby acting auditions in Melbourne.
All casting agencies should ant to meet you and your child first. If they allow you to sign up with just a picture and registration payment, chances are they’re not a good agency for you.
Find baby acting auditions in Melbourne today
We represent babies and children up to the age of 16. We offer professionalism to our actors and models, and also to our clients. That’s why so many clients love working with Casting Kids. If you’d like to find out more about baby acting auditions in Melbourne, contact us today at Casting Kids.