HEADSHOTS FOR KIDS & how to get a talent agent.

How to get a talent agent.  Kids talent agents in Los Angeles.  How do I get a talent agent for my kid? 
I have helped countless parents get their kids a talent agent or talent manager over the years and I thought it would be helpful to outline ways that you can do this.  The bottom line is you need to get your child or teenager in front of the talent agent.  There are several ways of doing this.  Personal referral, acting class or mass mailing.  In all cases you will need to have a great kids headshot or photo that can be submitted to the agent for consideration. 

Headshots kids sample
Sample kid headshots.  

Personal referrals can come through an acting coach, your kids headshot photographer or maybe you have a friend who is willing to give your child's headshot to a talent agent or talent manager they are connected to.  Agents are always looking for talented kids.   In all cases the agent will want to see a headshot  or photo of the child before arranging an audition and usually will ask you to bring in your kids headshot and resume for the meeting.  (More about resume's in another blog post.)

Option 2 is to sign your child up for a reputable kids acting class.   Many acting schools have showcases.  This is when students perform and talent agents and talent managers are invited.  Sometimes talent agents or managers will come to acting schools and scout new talent.  They may hold auditions for kids or post a casting call looking for new faces.  Kids will need to have their acting headshot ready when they audition for these agents, and again your kid will need a headshot if you want to submit them to the casting call.

The third option involves mass mailing or emailing your kids headshot to talent agencies letting them know you are seeking representation.  The traditional way is to send your children's' headshot, acting resume and brief cover letter stating that your looking for representation and noting any special skills or personality traits. (Acting skills, dance, music or athletic abilities etc.).   An excellent kid headshot will get noticed and can get your child in the door.  When I photograph kids headshots I work with them until we get specific expressions and acting headshot looks that I know agents and casting like. 

In a nutshell get your headshots, get them to the agents or managers and then be prepared to audition for the agents that call.  

Following are some samples of excellent headshots for kids and teens.

Headshots for kids and young actors by Robin Lorraine Photography. View more of my headshots with children and teenagers on my facebook page.  Facebook /Robin Lorraine Photography

Headshots Actors Los Angeles
Kids headshot sample with young actor Mateus Ward
Mateus can be seen on numerous commercials and TV shows such as Parenthood.  Watch out for this up and coming young actor!  He does a great job of keeping his headshot fresh.  Headshots for kids must be kept current and it's important to update your childs acting headshot as soon as they change. 

Jasmine Alvarez Headshot
Kids headshot sample with child actress Jasmine Alvarez

Actress Jasmine Alvarez has appeared in numerous national commercials including Bounty Paper Towels, Toys r Us, Johnsonville Sausage, Straightalk cell phones & more.  You can also see her in the hit TV show "House MD."  This is a sample of a kids headshot for TV and Film auditions.  Check out Jasmine on IMDB http://www.imdb.me/jasminealvarez

To view more of my kid headshot work please visit my facebook fanpage.  http://www.facebook.com/robinlorrainephotography.  You can see numerous children's headshots and kids modeling photo sessions taken in Hollywood and the Los Angeles area.  All kids headshot sessions are taken in natural light.  

Robin Lorraine Photography photographs kids and teens of all ages for acting and modeling in the Los Angeles and surrounding area including Orange County, San Fernando Valley, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Palmdale, Simi Valley, Ventura, Fontana, Riverside Corona, Toluca Lake, Compton, Torrance, Long Beach, Irvine, Foothill Ranch, Wittier, Arcadia, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Arcadia, West Covina and Hollywood!  Child actors, child models, teen actors and models. 

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