It happens all the time. Your kid sees an actor in a movie, a dancer in a music video, or a model on a runway show and want to do what they do. But, depending on the age of your young folk, those genres may not be age appropriate. Consider TV commercials and commercial fashion as an alternative to meet their desire to perform. These projects are by nature age appropriate and let a kid just be a kid. The commercial industry also pays pretty well and has other benefits like building public speaking skills, self-confidence and other perks that can accompany a gig. Perks like a roller coaster ride if you're shooting at an amusement park or yummy food sometimes if you're shooting for a restaurant commercial. Cool, right? Yeah we know, that's why we love commercials and always recommend that new clients test it out while considering other genres. Learn more about the industry and see if your child loves it too.
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Young performers should update their snapshots every month. For clarification, snapshots are simple photos taken in your home or outdoors. They can be taken with a digital camera or a cell phone if you capture great lighting. The goal is to capture the personality of your child very quickly in a few well lit photos from different angles.
Most agencies will make this a requirement to ensure that they always have your child's current look represented. From toddlers to tweens, kids have an everchanging look. Think about the snagatooth kid or the pre-teen getting their first set of braces or even acne. I dont think the casting director would be pleased if your child showed up looking completely different from the photos submitted. The point is that agents and casting directors need to know what they are truly working with. So parents let's learn how to master the snapshot at home and take updated ones every month. Stay tuned for our thoughts on how often to update professional photos.
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Why choose tyf?
Talented Young Folks, LLC provides a safe space for young performers and parent managers to learn and grow. We move at your pace, whether it's simply learning about the industry or moving forward with gaining agency representation and the tools required. We believe that behind every successful child performer, there's an industry educated parent manager. Therefore, we provide various services to assist your household from both angles. You won't find a better place that feels like home and gives you the practical steps needed to sustain a long-term career in the performing arts industry.