ASK HOLLYWOOD MOM: What do I Need to Know for My Baby’s First Agency Interview?

Posted on 20. Jan, 2011 by in Questions for HMB, THE BUZZ

Hi!
Hope you are enjoying this amazing weather! My 8 month old has an interview with osbrink this coming thursday. I’m totally clueless as to what happens, what she should wear etc. Do I need to present them with a photo? I was wondering if you could advise me. They did say in there email that they will take her back without me to see if
she is ok with that. Let me know if you have any pointers :)) Lindsay

Todays question answered by contributing guest expert: Manager Stacy Carter of Joy Stevenson Talent

Hi Lindsay,

When it comes to babies, the experience of meeting with an agent can vary depending on the babies mood that day. Therefore, the biggest pointer I can give you is to make sure that your baby is in good spirits, or at least do whatever you can to make sure that your baby is in the best possible mood.  Ideally, if she is able to take a nap before the meeting, that will be a plus. Make sure that you give her ample time to wake up and be alert. Finally, make sure that she is well fed and dry.

This checklist will at least ensure that there aren’t any outside factors that could upset her.

The big three deciding factors on the agent’s part will be based on her look, personality and how well she separates from you. The babies that typically book jobs are very social and have no problem being bounced around to different people. Saying that, we all know that babies are unpredictable and sometimes have a bad day, but this is the reason many productions opt to use identical twins. Identical twins ensure that production has a back-up baby and can still maintain continuity. Therefore, the single baby really has to hold her/his own.

As for clothing attire, dress her in a comfortable, casual outfit. It’s a good idea to bring a few pictures. Babies do not need professional pictures but make sure that the pictures you bring in are at least crisp, clear, have only the baby in them, and is a nice smiley shot. I personally think close-ups are the best. Most importantly, babies feed off of Mom’s energy so make sure that you’re relaxed and all should go well!

Good Luck!

Stacy Carter, Talent Manger, Joy Stevenson Talent Management
Contributor to Hollywood Mom Blog

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9 Responses to “ASK HOLLYWOOD MOM: What do I Need to Know for My Baby’s First Agency Interview?”

  1. NICHOLE

    03. Feb, 2013

    Hi,
    My daughter is 9 months,and is signed with a mgmt company in nyc.I know that at this age work is pretty slow ,but i wanted to know how do i go about getting her side jobs,for either commercials or film?

  2. Farah Al Muawas

    23. Nov, 2012

    hello my name is Farah I’m 11 years old I love acting and it’s my dream to be a actor I talk pure English I go to a American school I’m Kuwaiti I would be waiting for ur reply
    Please & thank you

    Regards Farah

  3. rebecca

    02. Sep, 2012

    my son has an iterview with osbrink talant agency does that mean the’ll want to sign him?

  4. rebecca

    02. Sep, 2012

    my son has aniterview with osbrink and i want to know does that mean they want to sign him?

  5. Hollywood Mom

    05. Feb, 2011

    @ SueAnne we’ll answer your question on the blog soon!

  6. Hollywood Mom

    05. Feb, 2011

    @ Teresa – Multiple resources, tons of research and a few tips from helpful friends is how HMB gets it’s casting information. We double check & triple check but it’s not always perfect. Just the other day we posted a casting for “photos with Disney Stars” that was listed by several normally reliable sources but learned from one of the Disney Stars herself that the listing was bogus. Glad you’re impressed! xo

  7. Teresa

    04. Feb, 2011

    This is a silly question coming from a Casting Professional, but I was wondering where/how you get the info on castings, shooting locations, etc. that are not submitted directly to you. Your sources are always exact but where do you find them! I noticed you had a post about the open shooting date/location for “I KID” & I hadn’t even submitted it yet! oops! You rock either way, I just want to learn from you!

  8. sueanne

    02. Feb, 2011

    My daughter has wanted to be an actor for years, so we let her do 3 years of training , and go to IPOP after she did all this she wanted to go to LA.
    I saved money so I could take her to LA last year, she got an manager, took classes and was doing really well, we went home for a couple of months and just came back to LA for pilot season like she wanted and two days after we got here she decided to tell me she no longer wants to act, I ask her why and she replies “my friends back home are starting to have their own private jokes, and I feel left out” now I do understand this part but I said to her then why did you want to come back to LA, she says because she liked Cali, so now I am confused, she wants to come out to Cali and leave her Florida friends but she doesn’t want to act, because she won’t see her friends for a couple of months. I have left my husband and other daughter home for her to come out here…because she likes it.. What the?
    I don’t know if she’s going through a rebellious stage or she just wants to see how far she can push me to show me she is in control.
    I know she has always wanted this and I don’t want her to look back in 5 years and say mom why did you let me quit, but at the same time I think I could get back to my life and be done with all this running back and forth for auditions. I don’t know if I should make her follow through with her commitment to het contract with her manager and agent, but if I let her break the contracts am I showing her that she doesn’t need to follow through with her commitments . HELP!

  9. Aubrey

    22. Jan, 2011

    Hi!
    I have searched everywhere on the internet looking for the answer of going to a movie red-carpet premiere in hollywood in February.
    I looked on the Mann’s theatre website and it didn’t say how to get the tickets.
    can u help me please?
    thanks you! :)

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