Q.WHO ARE WE?
Q.HOW DO I APPLY TO JOIN LA CARA CHILD MODEL AGENCY?
Q.DOES IT MATTER WHERE I LIVE?
Q.HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN?
Q.ARE THERE ANY FURTHER COSTS TO BE EXPECTED ONCE I HAVE JOINED?
Q.DOES LA CARA CHILD MODEL AGENCY ACCEPT EVERYONE ONTO THEIR BOOKS?
Q.HOW DOES AN AGENCY EARN MONEY?
Q.WHY DO MOST AGENCIES CHARGE A FEE? IS IT ILLEGAL?
Q.CAN AN AGENCY GUARANTEE WORK?
Q.MY CHILD HAS BEEN CALLED FOR A CASTING/AUDITION, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Q.I’VE HAD THE CASTING, HOW LONG BEFORE I KNOW?
Q.MY CHILD HAS BEEN SELECTED! WHAT NOW?
Q.HOW MUCH WILL MY CHILD EARN?
WHO ARE WE?
La Cara is a child model and talent agency based in Essex that accept children from 0-18 years of age nationally throughout the UK
HOW DO I APPLY TO JOIN LA CARA CHILD MODEL AGENCY?
Firstly you would need to complete an application to the agency, which can be found on our apply page. We will make a decision based upon your location, photographs sent, information provided. We pride ourselves on having a huge diverse range of children to supply to our very large client list.
We will contact you with our decision either way if your child is going to be accepted onto our books or not. We aim to respond within 72 hours.
DOES IT MATTER WHERE I LIVE?
A vast majority of work takes place in London. Therefore it is advantageous to be within easy access to London. However over the past 5 years lots more productions are taking place throughout the UK. Therefor we will accept children from all over the UK and will ask you to list your nearest city on our application form so we can allocate castings closest to you.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN?
Nothing, Yes , that’s right, its 100% free to join La Cara Child Model Agency, no catches. We do not charge yearly fees for administration or representation. Once your child is accepted onto our books they will have their own web page on our website which will be viewed by casting directors throughout the media industry completely free of charge
ARE THERE ANY FURTHER COSTS TO BE EXPECTED ONCE I HAVE JOINED?
We do have the optional facility for you to be able to take advantage of a professional photo shoot at a discounted price exclusive to La Cara Child Models. This is NOT a requirement, and is a fabulous offer which will help give your child added confidence in working with the camera, plus you will be given a cd of edited, high resolution and full copyright images and it can be to be added to your Talent Directory listing for clients to view and help enhance your portfolio. Plus you can meet Anya Taylor and the friendly staff, which will help our model bookers when discussing your child with casting agents.
DOES LA CARA CHILD MODEL AGENCY ACCEPT EVERYONE ONTO THEIR BOOKS?
Our aim to our clients is to provide a wide portfolio of children, each child is unique and every job brief for a client is unique. Therefore we do select a high percentage of children that apply. You may wonder if this will hinder your child’s chances of getting work? well the answer is ‘no’ the bigger and better portfolio of children we have the more our clients will use us and we will attract lots more casting directors to our website. They wont need to look anywhere else! your child will be viewed lots more!
HOW DOES AN AGENCY EARN MONEY?
When your child gets a job, we take a commission, the same as all agents. Our comission rates vary depending on the job, 25-35%.
WHY DO MOST AGENCIES CHARGE A FEE? IS IT ILLEGAL?
Updated legislation that came into effect on 1st October 2010 stipulated that Model Agencies are not allowed to charge upfront fees to their potential models.
However lots of agency’s ‘get around this’ by charging a small one off fee which is worded as ‘ a web listing fee’ or ‘talent directory’ ect.
We do not charge anything, 100% free.
Anya Taylor Child Model Agency does not charge any upfront fees to its models for representation or web listing fees.
Anya Taylor Child Model Agency earns money from commission gained from client work
CAN AN AGENCY GUARANTEE WORK?
No, Any agency that guarantees work to any of its models should be avoided.
As an agent, our duty is to our clients, which is to create a full and varied portfolio of up-to-date artists.
The client makes the decision as to what they are looking for and not the agency.
MY CHILD HAS BEEN CALLED FOR A CASTING/AUDITION, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Casting directors/production companies ect will firstly call children for a casting, fitting, audition, usually taking place after school hours. This does not mean they have the job, it is a chance for them to choose the right child and make a shortlist for the job.
During the time, (which can be anything from 2 minutes to 30 minutes) your child may be asked to try on clothes, 15 minute chat, go through some of the script or motions that will be required on the shoot. They may take some studio shots or even a screene test with voice recording on video. It is important for you to be punctual as they will be working on a tight schedule.
Dont be surprised if you are there with lots of other children, this is a casting and they will be looking at lots of other children.
I’VE HAD THE CASTING, HOW LONG BEFORE I KNOW?
Casting children is a timely process for our clients. We are usually informed within 72 hours if any of our La Cara children are accepted. Please be patient.
MY CHILD HAS BEEN SELECTED! WHAT NOW?
Firstly congratulations, how very exciting!
The jobs usually take place during school hours. Due to child protection and welfare, you will need to obtain licenses for your child to be out of school.
This is a very simple process you will need;
- 2 passport size photographs
- Copy of Birth certificate
- Letter from your head master to allow a day from school
- Part 2 License application
- Medical letter from your doctor
This paperwork is then submitted to your local authority to obtain a licence to work. Please note that this is a straight forward process, please do not worry, we will be able to guide you through.
HOW MUCH WILL MY CHILD EARN?
Rate can be different depending on the client. Some clients are willing to pay £72+ per hour for photographic work. When your child is chosen for a job/ casting we will negotiate contracts and rates with the client then this will need to be approved by you. Children are not paid until the La Cara receive payment from the client.