An Agent promotes clients to Casting Directors to secure them opportunities. If a client lands a role, the Agent will manage the legalities and aim to secure the best possible contract. Once the work has commenced, the Agent will collect payment on the client's behalf, usually deducting commission for their work.
Quirky Kidz is a sole agency. Unfortunately, our clients cannot be with another agency under our representation.
Unfortunately, not. The Quirky Kidz Agents will do their best to secure opportunities for every student but cannot make any promises – no Agent can!
It is impossible to say. Theatre, films, and television projects are constantly going into production, but we cannot predict which roles will come up and when.
No. Auditions can be held virtually using Skype/Zoom, by self-tape, locally, or in major cities including London, Birmingham, and Manchester. The Casting Director dictates where and in which format the audition is held. There are also lots of regional film, television and theatre productions that require local children, and in those cases, auditions are likely to be elsewhere.
The Casting Director will liaise with the Agent directly to arrange the audition and the Agent will contact the parent, giving full details of the audition and what needs to be prepared.
Everything from West End and regional theatre to television, film, short films, radio, voiceovers, music videos and commercials, which are nationwide and international. These roles can include major featured roles, cameo roles or supporting artist roles.
When a performer under the age of 16 is offered paid professional work, they must be licensed to perform by their Local Education Authority. To obtain a child performance licence, the Agents will work with parents & production to complete legal paperwork. The law requests 21 days to issue a licence but occasionally this can be submitted between 7-10 working days before the first day of performance. Our Agents will guide you through this process.
For film, television and commercials that is very rare. However, on occasions for musical theatre auditions they may recall that very same day, therefore parents are informed there and then. Most of the time the Casting Director will call the Agent directly if they want to progress to the next stage.
Very rarely. Due to the high volume of young performers that Casting Directors will see for each role, they simply don’t have time to offer individual feedback. Of course, if an Agent does receive any news, they will always pass it on to the parent, particularly if the student has made it through to the next stage.
Usually, somewhere between a few days and a week – although it's not unusual to only get 24 hours' notice. Being flexible is helpful, although the Agents will always try to arrange a convenient time slot for your child i.e., after school or later in the day if it involves lengthy travel.
Representation for the agency is completely free.There is however a small fee to cover your child’s professional headshots that will be taken at one of our nationwide Casting Days. The only other costs involved would be if you wanted to invest in other forms of training, such as attending additional workshops that the agency may provide throughout the year.
For the purposes of keeping up to date profiles and headshots we ask all Quirky Kidz to renew annually at our nationwide Casting Days. This also gives our Agents the opportunity to catch up with each client and work on building their CV's year on year.