Here is an article I found on another blog, it talks about child modeling and getting your kids started in the acting and modeling industry.
I recently talked to my friend Dee who has a 5 year old son named Chris. Chris in the last 4 years has done 3 commercials, 1 of which was a national commercial and countless catalog and magazine ads.
A large hurdle to overcome when trying to get your baby into modeling is finding out where to start or what to do, I mean where do you find kids casting calls?. The best place to begin is with research. Googling the words auditions, modeling, acting, etc. will give you some great results and many resources for child actors.
Dee also mentions to make sure you do not get caught in some of the scams out there. Dee tells me when she was first looking for agencies she picked up the phone and called around. All these agencies sounded excited and invited them to come in. Once there they tried to sell her portfolio packages for many thousands of dollars before they would ever consider helping her find auditions. Basically you had to pay them thousands without any guarantee that they will ever do anything. Read the rest of this entry »