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    I am not up to date with how the how modelling and casting couch works now.

    I am not bragging (just trying to be helpful) when I was younger I used to do a little on tv and catwalk and so did my sister.

    We paid a very very low fee for being on their books something like $150 a year and they took a percentage of our earnings. Also every 4-6 months we would have to get a composite card (a card that was sent to the casting couch) updated (Composite Card= About 3 pictures of you on a piece of cardboard with your details eg name, size, height etc). The agency paid for the shoot majority of the time and if they didn't it was a very small out of pocket fee.

    What I guess I am trying to say is please don't fork out huge amounts of money on portfolios and agents etc. As for having to do classes or grooming lessons etc, I never did them, they (please don't get angry at me anyone) are a waste of money and were (not sure if they still are) a scam).

    You really are doing the agent a big favour by being on their books, they are not doing you a favour.

    If the agents really believe you have what it takes to become the next best thing they will do anything they can to get you on their books.

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    Hi Oscar's mum,

    Thanks for that honest bit of insider info. I really appreciate it.
    I am surprised that no one has responded to this thread, but I guess it's not what they wanted to hear. (If you know what I mean.)
    I have thought about getting my 5 year old daughter into some kind of promotional work, as she is naturally outgoing, however the thought of the expense is a little off putting.
    When I was 16, I enrolled in a very expensive modelling course which lead to nothing but dissapointment. It was clearly a money making venture.

    By the way, Your baby is really cute!


    Thanks again.

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    Thanks for backing up my post M&M!

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    Well I'm here to ask you both .... where do I sign??? LOL

    I've been looking at getting my daughter into Modelling (and my son if he shows interest - he is more introverted than her) but don't know which are a sham and which aren't.

    Also thinking of putting my newborn (shock horror) into modelling from birth .... if there is any work available or not I figure I may as well try.

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    Thanks!! I'll look into it!!


 

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