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3 Ways to Get Your Child Actor Ready for the New Year

November 22, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, it is a good time to reevaluate the past year’s successes and where there is room for improvement in 2014. Here are a few benchmarks to think about before we all close the books on another year.

1. The ratio of auditions to callbacks to bookings. How many auditions did your child attend this year? How many did your agent or manager send you versus how many you actually made? Now is a good time to go through the list of appointments and see how your representative is submitting you. Make sure that if the child is going in for a certain age range it is still appropriate. Sometimes an agent hasn’t seen a client in months and their look has morphed. Make it a point to quickly swing by the office in the New Year and make sure you’re all on the same page with how the child is being marketed. Also look at how many appointments you confirmed and attended. Have you passed on a good number of auditions because of other activities or time commitments? Make it a goal to try to attend every audition you are being sent on—the more castings a child attends, the better opportunity to book. Also pay attention to the number of callbacks and holds. If they have been minimal, how can your child improve what they are doing in the room? Maybe it’s a good time to sign them up for a refresher short class on audition technique. Even the biggest bookers need to continue studying for their craft. Read More