Info for Parents
We operate little different to most children’s talent agency. Selection for the agency is on an invite only basis. So do not open and close our books. If you feel you are ready to have an agent as in you have a good knowledge of the entertainment industry, your child is currently represented or has professional credits and or is receiving adequate training/coaching we invite you to send a short email with their package.
Do I have to pay to join your agency?
There is absolutely no joining fee. We only take on clients we feel have a good chance in securing work. Your success is our success. This should be the same for all agencies
Is there an annual fee?
Once a year you will need to renew your spotlight profile at a cost of around £100 and possibly get new headshots but nothing is payable to us as agents.
Are you a sole agent?
Yep! For TV film and theatre, you can only be with JE Management but many of our clients have modelling or a voiceover agent.
Does my child need a portfolio?
Nope. We are not a modelling agency. We encourage showreels which we can advise on an individual basis.
I know my own photographer can they take my child’s head shots?
We prefer you use our recommended photographers and attend one of our headshot days.
Does my child need previous experience?
No previous experience is necessary, however prior experience is always a bonus so try and get some on set experience before approaching. We’d also suggest they have some training under their belt. The Audition Academy is a fab place to start.
What do you look for?
We look for confidence and a desire to succeed.
Will my child need to take time off school?
If you are not happy with your child taking time off school you should not put them forward to join the agency. Jobs often take place during school time and will require your child to be away from school. When contracts go on for prolonged periods your child will be assigned a tutor.
How often will there be auditions/castings?
Sometimes there will be lots of castings and other times not very many. It is hard to say.
Are expenses paid for auditions and castings?
Occasionally you will receive expenses for a re-call audition but usually never for the first audition. You are expected to fund this yourself
Where are auditions held?
Most of the time auditions will be self-tapes which you will need to produce at home. It is recommended that you are confident with this before seeking representation from us. We have a self-taping course you can do. Click HERE to access. Call backs happen in person a lot of the time and are in major cities. Auditions are always last minute.
How much notice will I get for castings/auditions?
You will normally not get more than 24 hours’ notice for castings and auditions. This is something you need to bear in mind before signing your child up. You may need to get to Central London at short notice. Think about whether this is realistic for you?
If my child gets a job, am I able to accompany them to filming/on set?
Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Some sets do not allow parents on set. Children are cared for by licensed chaperones. This also applies to travelling. It is normal for your child to travel with the rest of the cast and chaperones and not with you. This is different for younger children and babies where you will be required to stay on set all the time.
My child is very shy is it worth them getting an agent?
If your child is not that confident around people, they do not know this is not really right for them. If it’s something they want to do sign them up for some training and coaching. Boost their confidence before applying as they will need to be relaxed and confident around strangers and taking instructions to be successful.
Do you hear back from unsuccessful auditions?
Almost never. Feedback is rarely given.
What age do you accept children from?
We take children and young people from aged 4– 25.
Will my child need a special license to work?
Yes your child will need a license to carry out any work. We can organise this once your child gets a job. It is important that you maintain a good relationship with your child’s school as they will need to write a letter excusing performers from school should they require time off school to complete jobs. Your child needs to have good attendance to be granted the time off.
We are able to work with production companies all over the world to provide amazing experienced chaperones for a variety of projects.
Our chaperones are all DBS checked, licensed and have undergone additional safeguarding chaperone training.
Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and we can send you some chaperone profiles to consider.