The best way to help your child become a success in this business is to be educated about it so that you may avoid any pitfalls that may arise on the way.

These are some questions that parents frequently ask us during a consultation. We hope that this information will help answer some of the questions that you may have.

 

General Questions:

Q. What ages does BTN represent?
A. BTN represents newborns (15 days old) up to teens.

Q. How can I submit my child to BTN?
A. IF YOU LIVE WITHIN 200 MILES OF LOS ANGELES and would like to find out if your child could be placed with one of our agents, please do the following:

    IF YOU LIVE WITHIN 200 MILES OF LOS ANGELES and would like to find out if your child could become part of BTN Kids, please do the following:

    1. Register for free to our btnkids.com community.
    2. Fill out the community profile for you (not your child)
    3. Send a note thru "Contact us" with SEEKING Representation in the Subject Line.
    4. Include your child's name and date of birth in the note.
    5. If we have an opening in your child's age/type we will contact you with further information on how your child could possibly become part of BTN Kids.


    IF YOU LIVE FURTHER THAN 200 MILES OF LOS ANGELES and would like a review of your child's potential in the entertainment industry, please review the services offered through our store.


      Q.
      What do I do if I don't live in Southern California?
      A.
      At this time, we do not have offices around the country or outside Southern California. However that does not mean that your baby can not become part of this fun and lucrative business in your own home town!


      IF YOU LIVE FURTHER THAN 200 MILES OF LOS ANGELES and would like a review of your child's potential in the entertainment industry, please review the services offered through our store.

      Q. How often will my child go on auditions and are there any guarantees?
      A. Nobody can forcast when your child will be selected to be seen by a casting director. However, you may hear from us a few times in one month, then not hear from us for several months! That is the way this business is. Your child will be called to go for an audition when a casting director is casting a project that has a need for your childs type (age, hair color, skin color, etc.) No one can honestly guarantee that your child will work. We can only get yourchild 's foot in the door for an audition. Remember, if you are represented by BTN, we only receive our commission when your child works!

      Q. What is the earning potential for my child?
      A. Our clients have earned as little as $125 and as much as $200,000 US. Commercials are big business and the residuals is where the money really adds up.

      But, know that this is a competitive business. There are a lot of cute kids out there. This is not a business you can take too seriously. Just have fun with it and hope that your child is having a good day when you go for an audition!

      Questions About Babies:

      Q. Do I need a professional portfolio for my baby?
      A. No you don't. Babies change so frequently that you will need new pictures approximately every three to four months. Therefore you should be able to use regular snapshots. BTN will show you how to do them yourself, and what types of photos that casting directors prefer, which will help keep costs down for you.

      Q. Does my baby need to have any special training?
      A. No. Babies are at their best when they do what comes natural to them. Smiling, laughing and looking cute in a diaper. That is usually all that a casting director will want to see your baby do anyway. No class is necessary for that.

      Q. What makes a baby marketable?
      A. Of course cute and happy babies get the jobs, however, casting directors want to hire a baby that is easy to work with. You may have an adorable baby but if she does not respond well to new people she will not do well at an audition and probably won't get the job.

      Q. What if my baby gets called in for an audition during their nap time?
      A. This could very well happen. It is something we as moms all must manage from time to time. Casting directors can not possibly cater to every baby's nap time! You do the best you can at making your baby happy at the time of the audition and that's all you can do. Remember, all the other babies who were selected to be seen have the same problem. Also remember all the babies who were NOT selected to be seen who would LOVE the chance to be called in by the casting director.

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