Like adults, some children are just cut out for acting, modeling, singing, dancing and other entertainment fields. Unfortunately, getting into these fields is difficult, no matter the performer's age. That is why the parents of children who want to get jobs in these fields often turn to agencies to help them better their chances of getting booked. Boston has a number of reputable agencies from which to choose. The trick is finding the one that is the correct fit.
Model Club Kids
132 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Model Club, Inc.'s Club Kids is for children who are models and actors. Model Club, Inc. has managed to book kids for magazines, clothing ads, billboards and more. Child actors who turn to Club Kids will be with a company that has booked major films, commercials and television shows with actors like Seth McFarlane, Mark Wahlberg and Matthew McConaughey. Films the agency was involved in include "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," "The Fighter" and "The Proposal." All parents have to do for consideration is bring some photos and a complete application after setting up a meeting with the professionals at Model Club, Inc.
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Dynasty Models And Talent, Inc.
207 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Dynasty Models is an agency that can get children booked with major names. Some of the companies that clients of Dynasty have worked with are Reebok, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Maxx. Dynasty reaches out to all major areas of the talent world, such as television, film, fashion and advertising. This agency asks that all parents or guardians start with an introductory letter and at least snapshots sent via mail before a personal meeting is considered. Face and body pictures along with stats in the letter are essential for proper consideration.
Open Call Model And Talent
211 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02110
Open Call is a talent agency with a large network of connections and attention to portfolio and other promotional details. Clients can expect help with demo reels, head shots, portfolios and professional photography. It covers a wide range of entertainment branches from modeling to voice-over talent. Kids with a number of talents can find representation with this agency. There is also a high level of discretion when it comes to maintaining privacy. Open Call has a policy of only giving out a client's name once a job is booked, though of course, some talent will become too well known for total privacy.
The Cameo Agency
681 Main St., Suite 3-39
Waltham, MA 02451
The Cameo Agency is an agency that can place young talent with such brands as Osh-Kosh, Gerber and Baby Gap. Its clients range from infants to adults, so parents can feel confident that there is a place for their child's age group at Cameo. For children who have the talent and the look television productions are looking for, but do not have the experience, The Cameo Agency has a television training program. The TV Workshop also helps children who want to model or act in films. It takes eight weeks and can help children on their way to being booked through The Cameo Agency.
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