WELCOME TO KOOL KIDSAre you looking for a kids casting agency in Cape Town? Since Kool Kids opened in 2000 we have been giving our clients the best casting opportunities in Cape Town.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who are you?
We started in 2000, and over the past years have grown from strength to strength.
We have extensive experience and are recognised as one of the reputable leaders in the industry.
Starting in 2000 we have extensive experience and are recognized as one of the reputable leaders in the industry
We are extremely proud of our successes with a large number of our models in local and international productions.
(Comment from the founder & owner) Having started with my own 2 children being actively involved in this industry and Kool Kids it has been an added benefit to keep in touch with both sides of the story.
I wonder if my child would be suitable?
We are looking for ALL different looks – not just perfect bodies and looks.
Personality and character is even more important – not suited to very shy and quiet people.
Babies best suited are happy, easy going little people – Toddlers should be easy going with a bubbly personality and older children and adults should have confidence with an outgoing personality.
Is previous experience or training necessary?
Our rising stars need to start somewhere and fresh spontaneity is what attracts the client. Child Models should possess a passion for performing and enjoy entertaining others. Versatility and a wide range of related performance skills, such as dancing, rollerblading, cycling and horse-riding are especially useful.
Some people have said that castings are held at the last minute with no warning
Majority of castings are confirmed with at least one days notice.
But it can happen and it’s very important that you have flexibility with time, own transport, ability to find your way to new addresses and to be very punctual / on time.
Is there a guarantee that all models enrolled will definitely get work?
Unfortunately we can’t guarantee you will be chosen because this final choice is decided by the client involved with the shoot.
We can guarantee recommending you/your child for each and every brief where the description matches what they are looking for.
Why choose Kool Kids as apposed to another Agency?
Being on the Exco Board of NAMA (National Association of Model Agencies) and an accredited member nothing falls to chance. We are held accountable to the International Modelling Standards, formalised processes, contracts and other key functions. Our commitment to best practise provides our clients and members the benefit of a wealth of experience, reliability, professionalism and peace of mind.
Will it improve my chances by joining more than one agency?
You can’t be with more than one agency at the same time – if you are with more than one, the client is too busy to resolve any questions about which agency is representing you – they will rather look at other talent and disregard you.
How do I sign up?
Let us know you are ready and we will email you the application forms and how to pay.
We need the completed forms and copy of the Child’s Birth Certificate or Adult’s ID, together with proof of payment, an appointment will be confirmed with our photographer to have photos taken AND then we can start recommending you for some exciting shoots.
Does it matter if I am not a South African Citizen?
You need to be either a South African Citizen or your parents have a valid resident or working permit.
What commission does the Agency earn?
We earn the standard NAMA 20% commission
There is a booking fee that the Production Company pay the Agency, which is completely separate to the Model Fee and this doesn’t affect your fees at all.
What is this I hear about Tax Charged for Kids and can my child use a Parent's Bank Account?
Everyone (baby, child & adults) all have to pay Tax on their fees earned in shoots (SARS ruling), so everyone has to have their own Income Tax Number (this only become compulsory once confirmed for a shoot and we can assist in applying for you/your child).
Each artist will need to have their own personal Banking Account (linked to their own Income Tax Number) and SARS won’t accept Bank Account details of one of the parents.