apply to be a model
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What happens if my child is accepted?
Answer: If your child is shortlisted after the intake the next stage is that we will call them to a photographic studio for a professional shoot. This will let us see how they interact with a team of people they do not know and give them, and you, an idea of how the world of modelling will work.
After the consultations we decide who we will offer contracts. If successful we offer your child an EXCLUSIVE contract with us for one year and the annual fee is £70.00. This covers their photo shoot, inclusion on the website and we also supply all the parents with two prints per child from the shoot.
Within the website they will have a personal portfolio page that you can view as their parent, and also our vetted clients can view. No one else has access to these pages as they are password protected.
Angel Notes Their individual web portfolios are updated regularly with any tear sheets from work they carry out.Question: What work could they do? Answer: Child modelling is generally split into two sections; i. Photographic work - magazines, catalogues, in-store materials, billboards, press adverts, etc. ii. Television work - commercials, film, music videos.
Question: What can my child expect to earn on a job?Answer: For photographic fees all clients vary, but as an approximation. Anything from £50 -£60 per hour or £250-£350 per day. On top of this we will charge fees for any casting/ auditions. This is usually paid to the model at £18.00. For Television work fees are approximately £160 - £200 per day. Normally on a TV commercial if your child is used in the final cut they normally get an additional payout, which is called a buyout. This is usually 500% of the day rate.
Angel Notes You are not normally able to claim travel back from castings or shoots. If you do a shoot outside the London M25 area then we can claim travel. For any television work the chaperon would get a day rate of between £70-£100.
Question: What do the agency take from this?Answer: On all fees once the client pays Urban Angels we then issue 75% of the total to the child and the agency keep 25%.
Question: When do you get paid from a job?Answer: The model will normally be paid within 30 days of when they do the job, as this is the time we give the client to pay the agency.
Angel Notes Please note all monies paid will be by direct bank transfer to the child, not parent. It is vital that you start an account in the child's name.
Question: Does my child need a professional portfolio once modelling?Answer: No. We have online portfolios for all our models. These include any work they do, both photographic and video, and are constantly monitored to keep them as up to date as possible.
Question: Will my child be guaranteed work?Answer: There is no sure answer to this one, as an agency we can never guarantee that all our models will work. However by having different looking children in each age group with no one too similar means our models do have a higher chance of getting work as internal competition is kept to a minimum. We also look for children we feel have a look that will appeal to our client base.
Question: How often will my child work?Answer: There is no set amount of jobs per year, it varies and can be dependent on age, size, look, etc., but if any of our models fit a client's brief then their pictures are put forward for the job. Our models can work once a year, once a month or sometimes twice a week.
If there is anything else you would like to know please do email us at south@urbanangelsagency or call 0845 838 7773 where one of the guardian angels will help you.