How can i become a model or actor at 14?

Question by Christopher: How can i become a model or actor at 14?
I want to become an actor or model. But im only 14… so idk how to?

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Answer by ~Barbii~
The easiest thing to do is keep your eye open. You need to find a director that can keep you updated on extra roles in movies being filmed around you. You need to start out small then you will someday hopefully get big. 🙂 To be a model you need to find an agent close to you and get a portfolio that they can show around. Its a lot of fun and good luck!

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3 thoughts on “How can i become a model or actor at 14?”

  1. Contact a local theater and inquire about classes, since those are the best way to find out if you have the talent and determination to pursue an acting career. If you show that you’re committed to learning and mastering the craft of acting, you’ll be considered for roles in upcoming shows. Once you’ve appeared in a few of those, you’ll have the experience needed to shop for an agent who may be able to find you auditions for commercials, TV shows and movies. Agents (legitimate ones) don’t work with actors who have no experience, so most just about everyone you see on TV and in movies started out in local theater. And since most stage actors also work in TV and film, your theater friends will be able to recommend agents when you have some experience.

    As for modeling, contact the headquarters of a local or regional store that runs newspaper ads or commercials and ask how they hire their models. National and international agencies don’t accept unsolicited submissions, so you’ll have to build up your portfolio with local work before you’ll need an agent. But the photographers who shoot catalogs and print ads work with lots of clients and will recommend you for other shoots if they think you’re good. And the national and international agencies rely on recommendations from other models and photographers (since they know the very strict criteria agencies are looking for), so it’s very much a business of one opportunity leading to another.

  2. Best “education” on how to get into modeling & the modeling world: http://www.newmodels.com or http://www.exploremodeling.com. Both sites explain how the modeling world REALLY works and how to get into modeling. Educate yourself so you don’t get scammed.

    FYI – you don’t need a portfolio in order to send photos to an agency. Any agency who wants you will know exactly what kinds of photos they want in order to promote you. Do NOT listen to anyone who says you need a portfolio in order to get started! I had nothing when my agency accepted me. When they signed me, they told me what types of photos they needed (“Commercial/lifestyle”), gave me a list of photographers in the area who did that type of photography, and I had to get photos taken for my comp card (model’s business card which has photos on it). I didn’t have to use any of the photographers on the list, I was free to go to any photographer I wanted as long as they knew how to do commercial photography. If an “agency” sends you to use their in-house photographer & don’t give you the option to shop around for a different photographer, then it is a scam.

    And keep in mind that since you are under 18, you will need parental consent before any agency will sign you. So get your parents involved in your decision and have them look at those sites above too so they know what you are doing is legit.

    And lastly, modeling is a lot of hard work & you can’t always do what you want. As a model, I have to make sure I get a lot of sleep, eat the right nutritious foods, and take good care of myself. Sometimes I can’t go out with my friends because I have rehearsals for a show or fittings. You sometimes have to wait around for hours for a rehearsal or maybe at a photoshoot and you have to be very patient. Some models take their homework with them to shoots or rehearsals because they have no other time to do it. Modeling isn’t all about lying around looking beautiful. The glamorous photos don’t show how much work this really is. I don’t say this to turn you off, I say it because people are often surprised about how much work a photoshoot is. Holding poses is tough and it sometimes reminds me of yoga because some of the poses aren’t very comfortable at all but you have to try to stay relaxed and *look” comfortable. It’s hard. Having said that, if you truly love to model, you won’t mind the work involved. Best of luck!!! 🙂

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