FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We represent children from 0-18 years as either a Model or a Model & Performer.
Model: Represented solely for modelling assignments to include photographic, fitting and catwalk. Representing children 0-4 years. Children aged 4+ can be represented on the books as a model only but this is not advisable so that the children are eligible to be put forwards for all bookings.
Model & Performer: Represented as both a Model and a Performer. This includes all the services for the model plus feature films, west end musicals, tv dramas and commercials. Children aged 4+ can apply for representation as a Model & Performer.
You will need to apply via our website by clicking on the ‘become a model’ link at the bottom of the page. We do not accept postal, Facebook or email applications. All applicants receive a response, please expect around a 30 days wait time.
You do not need a portfolio in order to apply for a child model agency. A child agency will organise your portfolio on your sign up. Many companies claim to prepare models for the industry, and provide very expensive portfolios. We receive many calls from parents who have spent hundreds, even thousands on model portfolios, websites and ZCards. These are NOT model agencies, any reputable agency will insist on meeting all potential models before signing them.
After submitting your online application form, the response time can take up to 30 days. If we feel your child has a look our clients may be interested in, you will be invited to attend a casting at the agency.
A casting takes place at the International Arts Centre, Leicester, LE1 3UA. It is a chance for us to meet the potential models/performers and assess their temperament/character/look in person/ability to take direction. The workshop will be a 30/60 minute time slot with a group of other potential models/performers.
The session will take place in a workshop environment. The workshop is designed to observe your ability to follow direction and your talent for performing.
Models & Performers: For performers we are looking for how you approach tasks imaginatively and how you use your performance skills both alone and within a group. For modelling we are looking for enthusiasm and willingness to learn along with confidence, although this can be worked on. There is no need to prepare anything but please come in clothing that you can easily move in and some water.
Models: For under 4’s we are looking for confidence and able to have a photo taken on their own, smiles are a bonus!
Every application is assessed and a decision is made. If we feel your child meets our current client specifications you will be invited to a casting.
After the casting if accepted the child receives free representation with PK Models as either a Model or Model & Performer. In order to start the child’s’ representation in full, we require you to book in for a photographic session to obtain a portfolio and attend an inclusive course at our school.
Website portfolio’s are compulsory for website representation and provided via Jules Photography (Julie Moult) charged at £100 for Models and £150 for Model & Performer. Model Portfolio’s include 8 high res Images in colour to use as you wish. These include copyright to print up to A4. Model & Performer Portfolio’s also include their acting portfolio, the 8 Images in B&W. The studio is based in Kirkby Mallory. Full details in section 5 of T&C’s. We do not accept or use any other photo’s.
Due to our clients recent demand for up to date photos, we state in our T&C’s that updates must be booked once a year minimum. We offer updates to PK Models at a 50% discount. It is imperative that a models portfolio is a true representation of the current child’s look. If a child was to turn up to a booking and not look like their images, it would be wasting the clients time, not only would you be sent home unpaid, but the agency could loose the client indefinitely.
PK Models is not an exclusive agency. This means, providing the agency is not within a 10 mile radius of Leicester, we are happy for you to join any other model agency. Although please inform us if you will be applying to other agencies as we will happily advise on which agencies to apply to. We do have a conflict of interest if joining certain agencies as we do share clients.
The amount of work a child can be put forwards for is dependant on many factors. It is important to understand that the decision lies with the client and with the agency to which child is chosen. Therefore, no agency can guarantee work, and any who do should be avoided. Some models are very successful and booked regularly, some occasional and some may not be so lucky. We do however push all models equally, and submit all models who match the relevant briefs.
This does not mean your child is not or wont be successful. Please just be patient with your agent, we are actively promoting the models on our books, but due to our busy office, we cannot contact parents on every opportunity. This is because in the first instance it could be a possible booking and fall through. We will only contact you if we need specific details, arrange a casting or you are booked directly from your portfolio.
Average Rates are as follows:
Fittings:£10 per hour
TV Commercials:£100 +
Photographic:£30 per hour – £90 half day – £150 full day
Fashion Shows:£50 rehearsals – £100 shows
Additional usage may apply to certain bookings, dependant on the client and the territory. Travel is not always provided, this will always be stated on your booking confirmation.
All rates are to the model, the agency does not take commission off the models rate. Our fees are charged directly from the client, this allows the models rate to stay unaffected even if the clients budget is low.
CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS
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PK Models & Performers Agency Limited
(Model Agency for Adults and Children)
International Arts Centre
t: 0116 3650526
Agency Openning hours:
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 5pm