Where the money comes in is getting to and from casting calls, hiring a babysitter to watch your other kids, etc etc. This is TOUGH to shell out for since you are very unlikely to get the paying gig, but you don't have any chance if you don't go unfortunately!
"Like" and click "Receive Notifications" on their Facebook pages to be kept in the loop of upcoming castings, and check through their wall for engagement to see how they respond to their families and what kind of gigs they are coming up with. I've seen some with a lot of negativity and I get it, being an agent can be frustrating, but some of them just come across as very unprofessional and I really wouldn't want to work with them.
Some agencies have a quick and simple online application process or via e-mail, others require you to send everything via snail mail. Some also host big open calls (they pick a day and an age group and invite anyone and everyone to come in between the hours of XX - XX) where they look for new recruits. These can be chaotic but can also be great if you have a child who really shines in person with their cheeky personality! Just be prepared - the agents often are quite blunt with no filter. It's the business and it's not always nice, even when children are involved (and present)!
- CP Talent: online
- Funny Face Today: online
- Future Faces: online (warning, I heard they require you to purchase an "annual model package", doesn't seem cool...)
- Generation: online
- Ikon Models: online
- Munchkin Stars Management: online
- New York Models: snail mail
- Noble Talent Management: online
- NYDK Talent Management: e-mail
- Product Model Management: $12 online / free snail mail
- Ramona's Model & Talent: online
- Shirley Grant Management: online
- Tribute Talent: online
- Wilhelmina: snail mail
- Zuri Model & Talent: online