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Modelling agencies for kids in Canberra

By gourmetmumma - 14 December 2011 71

Just wondering if anyone has had any positive experiences with kids modelling agencies in Canberra.

I’m considering registering my kids with one, but have heard lots of negative things to be aware of.

Does anyone have any agencies here they would recommend?

I’ve also noticed some of the bigger agencies list themselves as ‘Australia wide’ but have no offices here in the ACT – anyone listed with any of these and had to travel far?

Thanks

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Modelling agencies for kids in Canberra
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BimboGeek 11:16 am
14 Dec 11
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carnardly 11:59 am
14 Dec 11
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you’ve heard lots of negative things about modelling agencies but you still want to enrol your kids in one?

Do you think your kids have “what it takes” to become stars or something?

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dpm 12:05 pm
14 Dec 11
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Here we go…..

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Jethro 12:09 pm
14 Dec 11
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dpm said :

Here we go…..

I’m keeping my mouth shut.

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Funky1 12:38 pm
14 Dec 11
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carnardly said :

you’ve heard lots of negative things about modelling agencies but you still want to enrol your kids in one?

Do you think your kids have “what it takes” to become stars or something?

Why make a comment if you really have nothing constructive to say or even remotely want to aid the OP with their question??

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gourmetmumma 12:45 pm
14 Dec 11
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I didn’t post this to get abused about my kids/parenting skills/ideals whatever so don’t waste my time.
Ever heard the saying “if you’ve got nothing nice to say…shut the hell up”

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gourmetmumma 12:46 pm
14 Dec 11
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BimboGeek said :

Why?

Isn’t my post self explanatory enough for you?

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gourmetmumma 12:47 pm
14 Dec 11
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carnardly said :

you’ve heard lots of negative things about modelling agencies but you still want to enrol your kids in one?

Do you think your kids have “what it takes” to become stars or something?

None of your business.
Again, as per my above post…don’t waste my time if you have nothing constructive to say.

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EvanJames 12:53 pm
14 Dec 11
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gourmetmumma said :

Ever heard the saying “if you’ve got nothing nice to say…shut the hell up”

The irony evidently escapes you.

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gourmetmumma 12:59 pm
14 Dec 11
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EvanJames said :

gourmetmumma said :

Ever heard the saying “if you’ve got nothing nice to say…shut the hell up”

The irony evidently escapes you.

I get what you’re saying, but I’m so sick of people on here making judgements and negative comments like they need to say something for the sake of it.

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Holden Caulfield 1:05 pm
14 Dec 11
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It never ceases to amaze me when someone posts something on RA, especially something that could be considered/misconstrued as self-centred, and then is surprised when they get criticised.

It’s even better when the OP clearly knows how the site works and still gets ticked off.

Seriously, with a topic like this, what on earth would you expect to be reading in the comments section?!

I’m just disappointed you didn’t say: “I’m considering registering my gifted kids…”

That would have increased the entertainment value.

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sarahsarah 1:06 pm
14 Dec 11
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I went to school (high school through to college) with a kid who was a “child model”. Kid has issues. Looking back now I see stem from the stress of having an overbearing parent who pushed their child (IMO) too far. They felt a lot of pressure to succeed and felt crushed when they did not live up to their parents overly high expectations of them. In her case I realise now that her mum was trying to fulfil her own dreams through that of their child.

Not saying you are like that OP but I think from my experience it seems to place a lot of angst and anxiety on the kid with little benefit to offset the cost. Not even just from the parents – modelling is a pretty ruthless industry in general even at that level. Perhaps this is why you’ve heard such negative things?

If it’s about boosting your kid’s confidence and giving them more social skills I suggest something like the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art.

http://www.cada.net.au/Children–Ages-4-12-.html

Anyway – just my two cents.

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forgoodnessake 1:15 pm
14 Dec 11
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I can understand the response you got on this site – but what people have to realise is – modelling is a job, including fro child actors/models. Regardless of how pure, good, holy or legitimate others think it is. I would be willing to bet there will ALWAYS be models child or otherwise for companies to sell their goods and services despite how horrible and exploitative people think it is.

There are talent management legitimate agencies and I would say good on the OP for trying to source one that was legitimate rather than going with any tom dick or harry who approaches her in the street with promises of making her kid a start for the sum of $5000. I would have to assume that not all of the agencies out there belong on today tonight… All those famous kid actors started somewhere… look at Megan Gale and Miranda Kerr. You can’t deny that talent now can you… well I can’t. Especially Miranda Kerr – but I digress…

Unfortunately I don’t know of any agencies. Sorry OP. But good luck. Hope your kid has what it takes and they get the support they need to keep them as down to earth as the Megans and Mirandas of this country.

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Henry82 1:22 pm
14 Dec 11
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gourmetmumma said :

I get what you’re saying, but I’m so sick of people on here making judgements and negative comments like they need to say something for the sake of it.

but you’ve seen the many posts/articles about parents getting ripped off/scammed right? You realise most of the companies prey on the fact the parents think their kid is an angel – and somehow with a bunch of expensive classes they’ll be the next child super star.

imo take you kid to an independent agency that doesn’t do acting classes, team building exercises etc and ask him outright, “is this kid a model”. If he says anything other than “god yes we will hire him”, just accept he’s normal and save your money. tbh the odds of becoming a model are quite slim, the market is saturated, and many companies are taking advantage of your hopes and dreams.

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Gantz 1:23 pm
14 Dec 11
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Pay them no mind gourmetmumma, they’re just bitter because of their ugly children.

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