Question: What happens if my child is accepted?
Answer: If we are interested in your child we may ask for more photos for children under 3 years of age. For those children over the age of three, books open twice a year and we will then ask all shortlisted children to an assessment day in London so that we can meet them and see how they are in front of a camera. If your child is then accepted, you will be contacted by a member of the team and sent full details of the next steps.
Question: Is there a fee to join the agency?
Answer: There is NO fee to join our Agency. We earn the standard agency commission on work models perform through our agency. While there are no fees to be represented by our agency children we represent are asked to cover their own expenses such as website fees and photos.
Question: How much does it cost?
Answer: There are no upfront fees to join the agency. We charge an annual £80 website admin fee and this charge is deducted from a child's first payment/s of the year. Within the website they will have a personal portfolio page that you can view as their parent, and also our vetted clients can view. No one else has access to these pages as they are password protected.For children interested in acting we recommend that they have a profile on Spotlight which will cost £98 a year, and we do also recommend that children over the age of three have professional photos taken with our recommended photographer for £90, to increase their chance of getting work. However, neither Spotlight nor professional photos are compulsory.
Question: What work could they do?
Answer: Child modelling is generally split into two sections; i. Photographic work - magazines, catalogues, in-store materials, billboards, press adverts, etc. ii. Television work - commercials, film, music videos.
Question: What can my child expect to earn on a job?
Answer: For photographic fees all clients vary, but as an approximation anything from £50 - £70 per hour or £250 - £350 is paid per day. On top of this you may get a small payment for some castings/auditions of around £18. For Television work fees are approximately £160 - £200 per day. For a TV commercial if your child is used in the final cut they normally get an additional payout, which is called a buyout. This is usually around 500% of the day rate.
Question: What does the agency take from this?
Answer: With all fees, once the client pays Tiny Angel Models, we then issue 75% of the total to the child and the agency keeps 25/37.5%.
Question: When will we get paid for a job?
Answer: The model will normally be paid within 90 days of doing the job.
Question: Does my child need a professional portfolio once modelling?
Answer: No. We have online portfolios for all our models. These include any work they do, both photographic and video, and are constantly monitored to keep them as up to date as possible.
Question: Will my child be guaranteed work?
Answer: There is no sure answer to this one, as an agency we can never guarantee that all our models will be accepted for work. However, by having a diverse range or models in each age group with no children too similar our models have a higher chance of getting work as internal competition is kept to a minimum. We also look for children we feel have a look that will appeal to our client base.
Question: Are there any costs involved?
Answer: We do not charge a 'registration fee' however, we do require you to cover the cost of setting up and maintaining your child’s website which is currently an annual fee of £65 including VAT for the Acting Division, which covers the following - commercials, TV, film, stage and any other jobs that are not photographic. If you are applying and are accepted onto our Stills/Photographic Division only, this fee of £65 will be taken from your child's first earnings in any given contract year. This is in compliance with the BIS, due to the current legislation.
Tiny Angel Models notes
Note: You are not normally able to claim travel back from castings or shoots. If you do a shoot outside the London M25 area then sometimes we can claim travel if it is a London based agency. For any television work the chaperone would get a day rate of between £60 - £100.