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