Getting your kids auditioned are no easy task. There are innumerable kinds of scams that can jilt you and your kid and could also shatter the dreams of your kids to become superstars. There are number of “get famous quickly” scams also going on and these people charge an exorbitant price from the parents in order to get them a role. Besides, there are certain online auditions for kids which push them to come for an audition and end up asking for a huge price.
So now that there are a number of showbiz scams, how do you think you can avoid them and get good and genuine audition calls for your kids?
If you want to get your kid into the modeling or acting domain, you must then concentrate on the kind of skill set that is needed. For a bit just leave the fame and money quotient out of the mind and focus on honing the skills that are required to get an agent in place who would be an expert in auditions for kids and can also help your kid to get the perfect and safe audition. Also keep in mind that there is no shortcut to success so if you are only focusing on money, hold your horses. At least, to begin with, you might need to spend money rather than making it. The best thing you can do is to get your child participate in his school plays and theater activities. This has a twofold advantage – not only the kids would enjoy it but as a parent you would also be able to see his dedication to the art.
Your kids need to understand that they will not become a star overnight and in case they still want to be an actor then you must enlist them in acting school. Platforms such as Community Theater, acting classes, etc. are a great help as they teach your kids the skills required and also build experience, plus they also help you create a network with other guardians that can assist you finding an agent for your kids.
In short, you would need to follow the below mentioned to find auditions for your child:
- Get them into school plays
- Get them into community theater groups
- Pay for classes
- Gain some experience and get a few community / non-paying / just for fun productions under your belt.
- Network with others
- Begin Looking for an agent, now that you have a resume and experience
- Choose an agent
- Agent will find you work
Surely this sounds like a lot of stressing work, but surely it is worthwhile. Hollywood is not that easy to break into!!