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Child Modelling Agencies - Manchester

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Janbo25 Tue 13-Sep-05 10:44:11

Can anyone recommend respectable modelling agencies in and around the manchester area?

Ericblack Tue 13-Sep-05 10:57:40

Don't know Manchester but do be cautious. The advice I was given was if they ask for money upfront don't join.

Janbo25 Tue 13-Sep-05 10:59:05

most charge an admin fee though don't they?

Ericblack Tue 13-Sep-05 11:08:04

Sorry jumped in and I'm not an expert but admin fee should be minimal and genuinely admin. I idiotically paid about 150 quid.

zippitippitoes Tue 13-Sep-05 11:11:37

The Pat keeling Agency in leicester has a good reputation

they do a lot of bookings for next

It might be worth contacting them for there info on payments etc and what to expect and use that as a bench mark for an agency nearer home for you

Or even ask them if they know of a manchester agency 9you could ask if they have an outlet local to you and see if they offer anything up)

Janbo25 Tue 13-Sep-05 18:34:29

I've emailed them and asked, however if anyone knows somw closer to home please advise?

mykidsmum Tue 13-Sep-05 18:51:37

Hi, my children are models with a london agency, and i was very lucky in finding a genuine agency with which there was no initial out lay. However it is common for the agency to take a fee from any work carried out by your child, for example 25% which seems pretty common across the board. My agency has now satrted charging yearly but it is still only around £40 per child, and they are an agency with a good reputation.
I would be wary about agencies that claim they provide the children for certain campaigns, most clients book through castings as do Next who actually shoot most of their catologue in Miami with american kids. a casting is like an audition where a client takes a picture of kids that have been pre selected to attend, and then decide who they want, a casting fee is normally paid at around £18 per casting, so if you have to travel you kind of get your expenses paid.
All this said i know nothing of manchester agencies or how it works there, AFAIK most castings and jobs are in London, but then I have no experience of manchester so wouldn't know how it works. Whatever you decide good luck

zippitippitoes Tue 13-Sep-05 19:05:32

Have you read this?

Manchester Child Models

trace2 Tue 13-Sep-05 19:46:12

my ds is with kidzltd and they got a web site, also tuesday child are good ds worked with some kids from there. if you want to ask me anything please do.

Janbo25 Tue 13-Sep-05 20:31:09

where are them 2 agencies based then?

trace2 Wed 14-Sep-05 09:55:37

kidz manchester and tuesday child macclesfield

there web address is kidzltd

zippitippitoes Fri 16-Sep-05 08:05:17

This is a useful link to those interested in child modelling
Article in Junior Magazine


UK Agencies

Boss Tel: 0161 834 3403 or visit
Elisabeth Smith Tel: 020 8863 2331 or visit
Kids London 67 Dulwich Road, London SE24 ONJ. Tel: 020 7924 9595 or visit

Scallywags Tel: 020 8553 9999 or visit
Urban Angels Tel: 0870 871 0045 or email
US Agencies

World Of Kids 1460 Ocean Drive, 205 Miami Beach, Florida 33139. Tel: 00 305 672 5437.
Ford Kids 142 Greene Street, New York. NY 10012. Tel: 00 212 219 6500.
To order a copy of Your Child As A Model, £6.95, write to Elisabeth Smith Ltd, 81 Headstone Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 1PU.

JoJo80 Fri 16-Sep-05 12:27:34

I have sent pic's off of my daughter to 5 modelling agencies, so far she has had provisional acceptions from BizzyKidz, Little Acorns and Juliet Adams, can anyone give me any advice or share any experiances with them? So far it seems that Little Acorns are the only ones who want to actualy meet her before asking for a £120 fee, although I have heard good things about BizzyKidz

ronniebaby Thu 22-Sep-05 21:17:59

I've just had acceptances from, but not sure what to do.

Can anyone advise, what happens as I have a 5 year old and I cant keep taking him out of school, does anyone know what they do, how they work???

Any advice would be grateful

LIZS Fri 23-Sep-05 12:27:59

rb, have you seen this thread re: modelsdirect ?

alleywatson Tue 14-May-13 22:21:46

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brigitaapl Fri 23-Oct-15 13:27:03

My little boy is 4 and Photo lounge ask for few pik £1200 . Very bad rip off

Milkybuttons15 Mon 04-Jan-16 22:57:27

Models direct are are scam.
Please join Parents of Child Models UK on Facebook for correct information on other agencies.
Please also see the post I made tonight with the correct conduct of real agencies compared to those that are a scam.

Tiny Angels have their books open until 10th Jan. Bonnie and Betty, Boss are closed.
There is Fearless, Drama Mob, Little Allstars, Kids Manchester (v.good agency). There are more but it's about being patient and waiting until the books open x

Lisawkd Mon 14-Mar-16 13:40:19

Can anyone tell me it uk models is a legit company ? The shoot was in Manchester studio 44

Milkybuttons15 Mon 14-Mar-16 13:56:43

UK models is a scam.
Join Parents of Child Models UK for advice xx

Lisawkd Mon 14-Mar-16 14:39:50

Ok thank you xxx

JSWS1 Tue 15-Mar-16 12:06:51

Does anyone know if Model Agency in Manchester is legit?

Milkybuttons15 Tue 15-Mar-16 12:32:58

Scam also X

JSWS1 Tue 15-Mar-16 12:50:07

Thank you x

Can anyone recommend a modeling agency in the midlands area please.

Milkybuttons15 Tue 15-Mar-16 13:40:29

As jobs/castings tend to be in Manchester/London or surrounding areas it's not important where the agency office is based really.
You would have to choose wether you would be prepared to travel either North or South and choose an agency that covers the area. Some agencies cover both X

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