Yesterday, we were happy to discover that Yano – a fantastic parenting website offering advice and inspirational ideas for families – has recommended Models Direct is a very insightful article on the pros and cons of child modelling.
Yesterday, we were happy to discover that Yano – a fantastic parenting website offering advice and inspirational ideas for families – has recommended Models Direct in a very insightful article on the pros and cons of child modelling.
With sound advice from Melanie Goose, ex Editor of Cosmopolitan Hair & Beauty magazine, and Jo Hemmings, TV & celebrity psychologist, the feature, called ‘So your child wants to be a model…’, not only discusses the ups and downs of putting your child in front of the camera, but also outlines the dangers of scam modelling agencies.
After highlighting hotel casting scams and “unscrupulous ‘agents’ who may charge fees for joining a non-existent agency or sell photo shoots with no real possibility of future paid work”, the article goes on to recommend a select few reputable agencies, Models Direct included.
“We want to help families find a reputable agency such as yourself,” a representative at Yano told us.
Here at Models Direct, we’re keen to raise awareness of model agency scams, as well as the differences between a model employment agency and a model showcase agency.
As a model employment agency, we feel it is vital that parents are aware which agencies will or won’t actively seek work for their children, as well as the dangers involved in working with non-vetted clients.
As such, we think it’s great to see organisations such as Yano helping to educate its readers – who are not just mothers but all sorts of people who have the opportunity to positively influence a child and help them reach their potential – about an industry that is largely unregulated.