Finding the Best Agent for Your Child Actor

One of the most frequently asked topics by talent brokers is how to make the seemingly difficult transition from performing as a passion to acting as a career. When a youngster indicates an interest in trying something new, many parents know what to do: sign them up for soccer, ballet, or gymnastics. When it comes to a child’s desire to appear on television, though, assisting them in realizing their goal can be difficult. Getting an agent or manager to represent kid actors is crucial in the entertainment industry. 

Casting “breakdowns” are obtained by agents, who then offer talent to casting directors and arrange auditions. Success in the advertisements sector, particularly for youngsters, is mostly determined by personality and physical appeal. Below are ways to find the best agent for your child actor. 

Backstage Call Sheet

Get a copy of Backstage’s Call Sheet at a local bookshop or sign up for a Backstage membership. This contains all of the talent agencies in New York and Los Angeles, as well as each of their departments. Look for those who have a youth department and perform some online research to find an email address. Send an agent a brief email with a digital photo or two of your child. It’s possible that you’ll get a response.


An actor’s calling card is a professional headshot. If your child is ten years old or older, he or she will require one. This demonstrates to me that both the child and the parent are serious about their professional careers and are willing to invest in them. Headshots don’t have to be expensive, and if a child is young, nice digital photos will suffice. Check to see if the photos are clear and current! Nothing is more frustrating for an agent than meeting a youngster that does not resemble their model.

Acting Classes

Enroll your child in acting classes if you believe they will be in it for the long term. Acting, like any other profession, requires both theory and practice. Additionally, your child actor’s performance in acting classes will look great on his or her résumé. The mentor can serve as a character reference, and the class itself counts as training. Furthermore, by the end of the program, you will undoubtedly have made valuable connections and gained valuable industry expertise. 


“It’s not what you know; it’s who you know,” as the saying goes. In the realm of acting, this is especially true. Make connections with other actors and professionals in the industry to get the word out about your young actor. Make connections with casting directors, managers, talent agencies, and makeup artists, among other people. You never know who you’ll run across or whether they’ll be able to assist you with your child’s budding career. As you create your child actor’s resume, keep in touch with them. If they’re impressed by your child’s personality and ability, they might want to work with him or her in the future. Request referrals for good agents from your child actor’s friends and parents, instructors, or anybody else you know in the

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