(614 Posts)
MelodyDaisy Wed 01-Oct-08 09:53:00

Morning all smile
September's thread was very long so thought best to start a new thread as Brooke77 suggested too!

Am off to London again tomorrow for DS1 has a tv show casting, anyone have anything coming up?

Any of you had contract's through from UAN yet?

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brooke77 Wed 01-Oct-08 10:13:14

well done melody d ! and good luck to your ds1 for tomorrow
little dd bit poorly this week so happy nothing through for us right now !
roll on the straight jobs tho' and for everyone too !

julie4travel Wed 01-Oct-08 10:19:03

morning all - no castings for us at all in sept so we have certianly gone a lot quieter

good luck to all waiting to hear news

MelodyDaisy Wed 01-Oct-08 10:25:17

julie4travel-Hopefully you'll get some through for October then to make up for it, no doubt we'll bump into each other again soon smile

Brooke77-There's colds and chest infections going around everywhere isn't there? My DS2 seems to be getting a cold again!

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Serenbach Wed 01-Oct-08 10:53:42

No contract here from UAN...I can't wait for it to arrive so we can get the ball rolling!
I've got the backing of my DD's Head Teacher which is a positive point - she's very enthusiastic about it all.

MelodyDaisy Wed 01-Oct-08 12:03:36

That's great Serenbach, makes life alot easier to know the school are behind you smile

Just had a call from agency, my DS1 has quite a big job!! grin
He went for the casting 2nd September so when I received email today saying he's got the job I was gobsmacked!! Will be filming sometime in the next two weeks. It's for PROMAX, spend two days filming a video and then 1 day attending a big conference where everyone from the industry will be and he has to be on stage questioning the big bosses of Nickelodeon and Disney etc!!

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ichef Wed 01-Oct-08 13:29:03

Melody Huge well done to DS, you must be really chuffed!


MelodyDaisy Wed 01-Oct-08 14:03:08

I am cacking myself Ichef! grin Don't know if I could bare being there at the conference, will be so terrified!

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christabel Wed 01-Oct-08 16:44:28

MelodyDaisy - Well done to DS1 - Job sounds fantastic
Still nothing from UAN

liahgen Wed 01-Oct-08 17:41:09

just putting myself on the new thread.

hi to all, good luck anyone waiting to hear about anything

altin Wed 01-Oct-08 17:44:55

Good luck for October to everyone!


julie4travel Wed 01-Oct-08 18:08:11

well done melody - how fab is that

altin any news on j r or shouldnt i ask? hope it confirms for you

no calls for us this week

JeanGrey Wed 01-Oct-08 18:49:06

brooke77, I went with MOT. Spoke to them though and they said they have had some interest in dd but the market is very slow at the moment due to the credit crunch sad. apparently, they'll get more busy towards christmas.

3kids1cat Wed 01-Oct-08 18:54:23

Hi everyone,

Melody, wow, that job sounds fantastic. Good luck to you and ds1. I wish dd would get a straight job, I don't see it happening though, her pictures on the website aren't her best tbh.

Hope everybody starts to feel better, and that the phone starts ringing for us all.

lemonlady Wed 01-Oct-08 21:36:48

what does uan stand for?

totallyfloaty35 Wed 01-Oct-08 23:10:21

jeangrey,my dds are with mot,not had a call from them since we joined either.All our calls been from bk lately.

HellFireandDamnation Wed 01-Oct-08 23:41:12

ah found it! Have just managed like a complete bafoon to post on Oct 06!

Melody fab really pleased to hear that.

And guess what? I've made my decision! AK. Thanks to everyone who helped!!!

Do things pick up nearer Xmas? - would have thought that Xmas catalogues and stuff would be done now? Although credit crunch - first thing to go is advertising budgets with these people I shoudl think!

julie4travel Thu 02-Oct-08 07:39:15

HellFireandDamnation - last couple of years we have been quiet up to xmas - saying that dec last year we had to straight jobs which i wasnt expecting. we normally get a couple of castings in oct and nothing in november - yet we seem to be totally different to other people! Good luck with your new agent

brooke77 Thu 02-Oct-08 08:08:21

jeangrey and totally.. i've heard recently that MOT are not getting so much work for their kids anymore.. apparently they are concentrating moreso on their adult division.. its only what i've heard, so i dont know if its true or not, but thought i'd pass that on for you anyway !!
melody.. super news for your ds1.. well done to him !
HFD.. good luck with your new agent ! Oh yes, Xmas cats done a long time ago !!
Most of the companies have a lot of money for their ad budgets.. hopefully it wont suffer too much !! grin

HellFireandDamnation Thu 02-Oct-08 08:27:39

well that's what I thought so why was jeangrey told that it would pick up nearer Xmas - I would think go quieter and haven't people been saying it is getting quieter? Hark at me haven't even signed a contract yet and I don't want loads!!!!!

brooke77 Thu 02-Oct-08 08:37:17

Poss will pick up.. just wont be for Xmas cats though, as they are already done.. i've already been getting loads thru my post !

MelodyDaisy Thu 02-Oct-08 09:24:45

HFD-Hope you can relax a bit now you have made a decision smile
I would also imagine it to go quieter around now due to most xmas stuff being done in Aug/Sept. Haven't gone through this period before yet as only joined 7 weeks ago, but I remember when my DD was a baby it was quiet in December but then had two jobs in January, so who knows!

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estuaryfairy Thu 02-Oct-08 10:48:13

Have just had a letter from Scallywags, they want DD (16 months) for test shots. If they take her on, the portfolio is £175 and their fees are 25% for TV and 37.5% for photographic. Is this about right?

Steph8880 Thu 02-Oct-08 10:50:56

Hi ladies

Just got back and thought i would pop on and say hi
Am going to catch up on the posts after a sleep, lol and see what everyones been up to!

julie4travel Thu 02-Oct-08 11:23:42

estuaryfairy - sw are a large well established agency, most agents charge about 25 % comm so thats about right, other agents do have lower initial fees so you possibly may want to try some of the other agents to save paying out?

steph - wish it was me just returning from vegas- i loved it especially the shopping malls!!!

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