ATTN MOMS! CHILD ACTORS MAKE $400-$10,000/Day & DISNEY IS LOOKING (Learn how)
by Dov S-S Simens on December 9, 2015
CHILD ACTORS & YOUR CHILD (1st Job)
Yes, your child is unique and $400/day to $10,000/week is not unusual and they do not need to be in the Actors union called SAG for everyone wants a “fresh face”. Be it a boy or girl, ethnic, cute, chubby, cherubic, autistic… and especially if twins (double pay…cool).
Hollywood studios and their respective casting directors love twins.
Simple. Child labor laws that state a non-adult (aka: child) can only work x-hours. This hampers productions which have tight shooting schedules and inhibits working many hours/day. However, if your child is a twin then they can be interchanged on set (especially when one tantrums) and fit into the long hour days.
Whether or not your children are twins (identical-great, fraternal-ok) or merely a single child (oxymoron?) he/she/they are unique… and there is definitely a casting director who is looking for your child for some specific job. However, the casting director doesn’t know you exit.
Thus, get your child to a still photographer. Get his/her/they headshots. Put his/her/their names on the bottom front of the photo and place your name with contact details on the back.
Now, get these photos to your local casting directors and start the numbers game of audition, audition, audition and eventually you should have some luck with a casting director, working with a director, who was contracted by an advertising agency, who was hired by a client (local Car Dealership, or Department Store, or Mall) for your local 30-second ad spots and he/she/they are paid $100-$600/day for each.
Local Casting Directors can be found by contacting your (Duh) local Film Commissioner.
All Film Commissioners (State, City or Nation) belong to an organization called the Association of Film Commissioners International (“AFCI”) and their website is www.AFCI.org.
BIG MONEY: CHILD ACTORS WORKING ON TV & CASTING DIRECTORS
Every year, month, day there are new tv series casting for fresh faces (yes, being a twin helps) that can hit their mark, say the words on cue, don’t stumble on their lips and keep their head-in-the-frame.
These fresh faces, if having an Opening Title Credit, will likely be paid $3,000-$7,000/episode for the 1st Season of 4, 6 or 13 shows. The big money comes, if the TV series is renewed for a 2nd & 3rd year.
Then your child is part of a “Hit Show” and possibly your child is the reason and he/she/they will now have a big Hollywood Agent renegotiate the contract (Agent usually says, “Your child is thinking of doing movies”) and he/she/they now obtain a contract at $15,000-$50,000/episode for a 22 show season and you have just guaranteed there college education at a $250,000 4-year Liberal Arts School.
To find the directors and producers with tv series commitments that are looking for new faces I am include a list of CHILDREN TALENT AGENTS in Los Angeles that simply start with the letter “A”… I believe this then will get you Mom to realize how many there are.. and they are all waiting for you and your darling toddler.
Google and get their contact details and agent name(s)
(ONE) ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY, 9200 Sunset Blvd, #1130, LA, Ca 90069
(TWO) ACROSS THE BOARD TALENT AGENCY, 22543 Ventura Blvd, #225, Woodland Hills, Ca 91364
(THREE) ACT ONE TALENT AGENCY, 23890 Cooper Hill Drive, #236, Santa Clarita, Ca 91354
(FOUR) ACTION FIGURES INTERNATIONAL, 2990 Grace Lane, Costa Mesa, Ca 92628
(FIVE) AFFINITY ARTISTS AGENCY, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, #1010, Los Angeles, Ca 90038
(SIX) AKA TALENT AGENCY, 6310 San Vicente Blvd, #200, Los Angeles, Ca 90048
(SEVEN) ALLENSWORTH ENTERTAINMENT, 468 North Camden Dr, #349B, Beverly Hills, Ca 90210
(EIGHT) ALMOND TALENT AGENCY, 8217 Beverly Blvd, #8, Los Angeles, Ca 90048
(NINE) ALVARADO REY AGENCY, 7906 Santa Monica Blvd, #205, West Hollywood, Ca 90048
(TEN) AMATRUDA BENSON AGENCY, 433 N Camden Dr, 4/F, Beverly Hills, Ca 90210
(ELEVEN) AMERICAN ARTISTS, 13321 Ventura Blvd, #C, Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423
(TWELVE) AMERICAN MEDIA ARTISTS, 4830 Encino Ave, Encino, Ca 91318
(THIRTEEN) AMK HOLLYWOOD TALENT, 2223 West Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90041
(FOURTEEN) AMSEL, EISENSTADT & FRAZIER, 5055 Wilshire Blvd, #865, Los Angees, Ca 90036
(FIFTEEN) ANGEL CITY TALENT, 8318 Kirkwood Dr, Los Angeles, Ca 90046
(SIXTEEN) APPLETINI, 224 East Olive Street, #209, Burbank, Ca 91502
(SEVENTEEN) AQUA TALENT, 9000 Sunset Blvd, #865, Los Angeles, Ca 90036
(EIGHTEEN) ASPIRE TALENT, 131 – 1 Washington Blvd, #409, Los Angeles, Ca 90066
(NINETEEN) ASSOCIATED ARTISTS, 1875 Century Park East, #700, Los Angeles, Ca 90067
(TWENTY) AVALON ARTISTS, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, #900, Los Angeles, Ca 90036
(TWENT ONE) AVANT ARTISTS, 4869 Topanga Canyon Rd, #2, Woodland Hills, Ca 91364
(TWENTY TWO) AVENUE ACTORS AGENCY, 12435 Oxnard St, North Hollywood, Ca 91606
….. “And that is just the “A”
HELLO CHILD ACTOR. DISNEY IS CALLING
Below are 3 articles, written by Child Actor Blogs, that will help you understand what to do to launch your child’s career along with an article that lists what DISNEY CHANNEL is casting.
Read. Get your Headshots. 1 Cattle Call & 2 Callbacks later your child could be set for college.
(1) “10 STEPS ON HOW TO BECOME A CHILD ACTOR”
(2) “5 WAYS TO TELL IF YOUR CHILD IS STAR POTENTIAL”
(3) “DISNEY IS CASTING FOR CHILD ACTORS”
Hello Mothers. Hello Fathers. I hope this helps to get you into motion. Everyone starts somewhere and everyone, especially children, are unique. Now lets find you local Casting Director and a Hollywood Agents and get ready to Uber your child to Cattle Call after Cattle Call after Cattle Call in hopes of 2 Callbacks.
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