Modelling agencies for kids in Canberra

By 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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71 Responses to Modelling agencies for kids in Canberra
#1
BimboGeek11:16 am, 14 Dec 11

Why?

#2
carnardly11:59 am, 14 Dec 11

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?

#3
dpm12:05 pm, 14 Dec 11

Here we go…..

#4
Jethro12:09 pm, 14 Dec 11

dpm said :

Here we go…..

I’m keeping my mouth shut.

#5
Funky112:38 pm, 14 Dec 11

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??

#6
gourmetmumma12:45 pm, 14 Dec 11

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”

#7
gourmetmumma12:46 pm, 14 Dec 11

BimboGeek said :

Why?

Isn’t my post self explanatory enough for you?

#8
gourmetmumma12:47 pm, 14 Dec 11

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.

#9
EvanJames12:53 pm, 14 Dec 11

gourmetmumma said :

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

The irony evidently escapes you.

#10
gourmetmumma12:59 pm, 14 Dec 11

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.

#11
Holden Caulfield1:05 pm, 14 Dec 11

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.

#12
sarahsarah1:06 pm, 14 Dec 11

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.

#13
forgoodnessake1:15 pm, 14 Dec 11

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.

#14
Henry821:22 pm, 14 Dec 11

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.

#15
Gantz1:23 pm, 14 Dec 11

Pay them no mind gourmetmumma, they’re just bitter because of their ugly children.

#16
madamcholet1:43 pm, 14 Dec 11

The usual blast from the usual crowd who obviously spend their days waiting for innocent people to post genuine thoughts and questions.

Funny though, because just today I took my son to his swimming lesson and was looking around at the other kids and thinking, “my aren’t there some uglies out there”. And then I looked at my son splashing around in the water and thought he was the most beautiful thing I have ever clapped eyes on. I then duly chastised myself for the first thought and mentally told myself that everyone thinks their child is beautiful whether they are or not.

Why shouldn’t a parent consider this as something for their child/ren? It may not be for every child – and certainly not mine as he’s very hard to channel into structured activities, but if others are able to take it on then it’s fine – and a parent should know this. Given the stuff that’s out there for kids these days I’m sure there is the demand.

From the little I know, you do have to shell out for a portfolio first and there are no guarantees that they will ever get work. Just be careful for dodgy operators.

#17
luther_bendross2:33 pm, 14 Dec 11

madamcholet said :

Funny though, because just today I took my son to his swimming lesson…

So, did you end up finding a cafe where you don’t have to supervise him?

#18
RiotFrog3:09 pm, 14 Dec 11

gourmetmumma said :

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

You’re new here, aren’t you?

#19
jenny1233:22 pm, 14 Dec 11

You best look for a good psychologist for your kid while your at it, they will need it.

#20
dtc3:35 pm, 14 Dec 11

jenny123 said :

You best look for a good psychologist for your kid while your at it, they will need it.

And perhaps enrol him/her in a class to identify the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’, while you’re at it.

#21
Classified3:40 pm, 14 Dec 11

Is the purpose of this modeling to give your kid(s) more confidence?

http://the-riotact.com/recommendations-of-a-dentist-and-psychologist-for-kids-in-canberra/35096

#22
EvanJames4:19 pm, 14 Dec 11

Classified said :

Is the purpose of this modeling to give your kid(s) more confidence?

http://the-riotact.com/recommendations-of-a-dentist-and-psychologist-for-kids-in-canberra/35096

Well, she’s fixed its teeth and its neuroses, now it’s time to put the kid to work!

#23
jenny1234:28 pm, 14 Dec 11

Classified said :

Is the purpose of this modeling to give your kid(s) more confidence?

http://the-riotact.com/recommendations-of-a-dentist-and-psychologist-for-kids-in-canberra/35096

Yea I dunno, it would be pretty unfair if your kid was ugly though, it could get very confusing for them as they get older

#24
NoImRight4:29 pm, 14 Dec 11

To be fair I guess the OP would have been better to start with ” My kids live for modelling. What can Ido to help them achieve their dream?” As it stands it sounds like a decsion made by the parent which is excatly what people are waiting to pounce on.

My personal opinion is it seems unlikely that more than one child in the family would want this but there are always exceptions so who knows?
.

#25
thatsnotme4:45 pm, 14 Dec 11

NoImRight said :

To be fair I guess the OP would have been better to start with ” My kids live for modelling. What can Ido to help them achieve their dream?” As it stands it sounds like a decsion made by the parent which is excatly what people are waiting to pounce on.

My personal opinion is it seems unlikely that more than one child in the family would want this but there are always exceptions so who knows?
.

Well, I guess to be really fair, people could stop jumping to conclusions and making snap judgments based on the little information that the OP provided…but of course, that’s not going to happen! It’s much more fun for people such as jenny123 to simply recomment psychiatric treatment.

The ‘she should have known she’d get answers like this’ crowd are fun too. Nothing like a bit of predictability!

#26
madamcholet4:53 pm, 14 Dec 11

luther_bendross said :

madamcholet said :

Funny though, because just today I took my son to his swimming lesson…

So, did you end up finding a cafe where you don’t have to supervise him?

No I didn’t find a cafe where I don’t have to supervise my child, A) because that was not what I was looking for and B) because what I was saying in my post was that what I want doesn’t exist and asking if it was indeed a reasonable idea.

My comment above about other people’s children being not as nice looking as mine was a little tongue in cheek – given this post, it’s obvious that everyone thinks their kids are better.

#27
jenny1234:53 pm, 14 Dec 11

thatsnotme said :

NoImRight said :

To be fair I guess the OP would have been better to start with ” My kids live for modelling. What can Ido to help them achieve their dream?” As it stands it sounds like a decsion made by the parent which is excatly what people are waiting to pounce on.

My personal opinion is it seems unlikely that more than one child in the family would want this but there are always exceptions so who knows?
.

Well, I guess to be really fair, people could stop jumping to conclusions and making snap judgments based on the little information that the OP provided…but of course, that’s not going to happen! It’s much more fun for people such as jenny123 to simply recomment psychiatric treatment.

The ‘she should have known she’d get answers like this’ crowd are fun too. Nothing like a bit of predictability!

They will thank me in a few years when their kids a nut job…

#28
gourmetmumma5:01 pm, 14 Dec 11

I’m stunned at all of you. You’re a complete bunch of faceless bullies who have nothing better to…I’d be guessing you wouldn’t say half this stuff to someones face.
I have already requested that my post be removed because you are bunch of useless f***heads. If it is not removed this site will be reported.
Get over yourselves.

#29
creative_canberran5:03 pm, 14 Dec 11

gourmetmumma said :

If it is not removed this site will be reported.

Geez theys gonna call in the fuzz, we outta here.

#30
Holden Caulfield5:06 pm, 14 Dec 11

gourmetmumma said :

I’m stunned at all of you. You’re a complete bunch of faceless bullies who have nothing better to…I’d be guessing you wouldn’t say half this stuff to someones face.
I have already requested that my post be removed because you are bunch of useless f***heads. If it is not removed this site will be reported.
Get over yourselves.

Reported to who? You submitted the original post and the whole premise of RiotACT is that is has an open right of reply.

Read your last sentence above, then have a look in the mirror.

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