I’m a mom of 2 kids who have been working as child models and actors for since 2011 in NYC area.
As a model, my kids have worked for many kids clothing brands including Gap, Old Navy, Nike, H&M, Uniqlo, JCrew, Tommy Hilfiger, Brooks Brothers, Oshkosh B’Gosh… and as child actors, they’ve worked on many commercials & TV shows, movies, as well as on Broadway.
When my kids started to work, I didn’t know anything about this industry. It started like a lucky accident, so I had NO idea how things work…… I was just trying my best to make the best decision at that time…
Over the years, my kids & I have experienced so many things together and have met so many people, including other child models & actors and their parents, agents, casting directors, photographers, production & Union people and more….. and through our experience with successes and mistakes, I’ve learned a lot about what to do, what not to do and how one can get started and continue to build their career….
As my kid’s careers progressed into different areas from modeling to commercial, TV, feature film, and Broadway musical, I started to get questions from other parents whose kids want to break in or try different areas…… It seems that my experience was helpful to some, so I thought I could write about my experience and what I learned, hoping to help more people who are interested in this industry…
I’m trying to create this blog as a step by step guide for the parents whose kids are interested in modeling or acting.
Each child model/ performer’s success story is different, so here I’m sharing my own experience how it happened for us, what we learned from it and what we continue to do in order to progress in this industry.
But I truly hope this blog will help new kids and parents to start their journey with confidence, joy, and excitement.
I wish all the new experience that you will have will be great memories that you will cherish in your lifetime!!