WELCOME TO KOOL KIDS

Are 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.

OUR CLIENTS

Proud Mom whose daughter was on her first shoot.

Hi Nicky,   I just wanted to feedback to you on what an incredible experience it was for Ryeleigh yesterday on the Avenmore shoot. The people were amazing and so professional and friendly. Despite it being an extremely long day in the blazing hot sun Ryeleigh had a blast and felt like a star!! Thank you for the opportunity, Tamsyn

Inspired Stages – Sponsorship

During the July School Holidays, Kool Kids Casting were proud to get sponsorship from Inspired Stages and some of our students were able to attend complimentary. We received some inspiring stages feedback from two students which we thought we would share with you all. Inspiring Stages Feedback: Viwe Sishuba – 15 years old (Girl) The 1st day I was very nervous because there were so many people I’ve never met before. We met Karen and then CED performed and it was AWESOME!!! GWOSH!!!Then the 2nd workshop started and we had to choose between dance and singing, and I chose singing cos I’m a singer, but later had to change to dancing which I extremely enjoyed. I’ve never seen myself as a dancer,...

The Sunflower Fund

Kool Kids Casting recently had the opportunity to sponsor 'The Sunflower Fund' which is a truly fantastic fund that aims to educate and recruit a viable source of well informed potential bone marrow stem cell donors who are ethnically diverse. The fund was kind enough to send through this beautiful letter that we thought we would share with you all. Head on over to The Sunflower Fund on Facebook for more information about the cause. Dear Nicky We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the invaluable contribution and assistance in The Sunflower Fund’s first children’s coloring in competition and Miss Sunflower Beauty Pageant in association with N1 City Mall. Your support and...

Mandela Day 2014

As part of Mandela Day, we're collecting toys and children's books to take to the kids at Red Cross hospital next week Friday. If you have a toy/book or 5 you can donate, please drop it off at our offices by Wednesday 23 July latest Kool Kids Casting Club 38 Herta Erna Ave Schoongezicht Durbanville (Office Hours 9am to 5pm or if you are in town you can drop off at Kayos Casting Directors Buchanan Square (1st Floor The Hills Building) 160 Sir Lowry Rd Woodstock. There is a little toddler girl there that we know of who had 9.5 hrs liver transplant on Wednesday, and many more like her that would be thrilled to have their day brightened 🙂 Kind Regards Nicky Greyling

St Agnes Catholic Church Sponsorship

St Agnes Catholic Church in Woodstock Cape Town had their Annual Festival on the 15th June 2014, and part of the celebrations was a competition for 5 - 12 year olds. Kool Kids Casting Club sponsored prizes and here are some lovely pictures taken at the event of "Miss Mini St Agnes" and Mr Mini St Agnes" as the proud winners.

Kool Kids Were Featured In ‘Baba en Kleauter’ Magazine

Did you catch the February issue of Baba En Kleauter? If you did, you may of seen Kool Kids Casting and myself (Nicky) mentioned in the article. I have uploaded the specific article below for your to have a read.

The Sunflower Fund

For those that haven't heard yet, Kool Kids Casting Club has been chosen to participate in conjunction with the Sunflower Fund, Fund Raising event on Saturday 19 July 2014 at N1 City - Miss Sunflower Beauty Pageant - Girls 2 - 12 Yrs. The Sunflower Fund is a registered non-profit company (NPC) founded in 1999.Tina Botha was motivated by the fact there were only 600 odd donors on the South African Bone Marrow Registry when her son desperately needed to find a match in order to save his life. Today there are about 64 500 donors on The South African Bone Marrow Registry. The chances of finding your match are 1 in 100 000 within your own ethnic group. The more donors on the registry the more...

THE REALITIES OF THE TRADE

The Industry is all about commitment. It has unpredictable part-time schedules, exceptionally long hours, city-wide work bases, and high international standards. If you’re thinking that this is industry is just play-play, then you’re in for a rude awakening. Whilst every Shoot aims to run smoothly and enjoyably for all the participants, it is still WORK. Here are some of the personal attributes you are going to need if you want your child to be a success. Presentation Although this is a creative sector, it is still a business sector. If your child is not presentable, with clean hair, nails and clothing, then you won’t get in the front door. And whilst we’re all for diversity, remember that...

YOUR CHILD AND THE INDUSTRY – AN OVERVIEW

Child Models are often required to work in South Africa’s busy Production sector. Some children may be cast in supporting roles. Others work as background “extras.” Stills Production assignments typically are short term—starting from just half a day —which means that Child Models rarely work a lot. Television productions generally require your child to be on set for a full day rather than a half day. When performing, Child Models typically work irregular hours. You will have no choice on when the shoot takes place and must be ready for anything. Evening and weekend work is a regular part of a Child Model’s life. Child Models—especially those who shoot on location— may work in the early...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Kool Kids was established in 2000 and we have grown from strength to strength. We have extensive experience having operated in this industry for over 20 years and we are proud to be recognised as one of the most reputable kids casting agencies in the industry. We have celebrated many successes over the years, with so many of our models being featured in local and international productions.

I wonder if my child would be suitable?

Personality and character are very important – this industry is not suited to very shy and quiet people.

Babies best suited are happy and easy going little people who are comfortable facing a camera.

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?

We are finding that our talent who attend acting and casting workshops are definitely more confident and better prepared at castings, which increases their chances of being confirmed for a shoot.  (We let our talent know what is available during the year.)

However, please remember that our rising stars need to start somewhere, and fresh spontaneity is what attracts the client.

Child Models should have a passion for performing and enjoy entertaining others.

Versatility and a wide range of related performance skills, such as dancing, rollerblading, riding a bicycle 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 that we are only informed at the last minute and it’s very important that you have flexibility with time, reliable transport, ability to find your way to new addresses and most important to be very punctual / on time.

Is there a guarantee that all models enrolled will definitely get work?

This is an important question that we are asked often. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee when or how often our talent will be confirmed for a shoot.

We receive a brief from a client requesting a specific look, age group or skill set. We then submit our talent who we feel are best suited to the roles briefed to us. From that point on, selections are out of our control as the client chooses who should attend castings, and subsequently they will decide who is confirmed for the shoot.  

This is important to note, as we have realised over time that there is a misconception around signing up with an agency & that it guarantees work.

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.

All our kids and adults who join the Kool Kids family are important to us and we are selective with who we enrol to ensure we can do our best to offer as many casting opportunities as we possibly can.

 

Will it improve my chances by joining more than one agency?

It is a NAMA ruling (National association of Model Agencies) for children – can’t belong to more than one agency at a time.

 

How do I sign up?

 

If you are interested in joining Kool Kids, we have an inquiry form on our website.

Please complete the form and upload photos ( take special note of photo sizes we have requested to ensure successful completion of the form)

If the photos pass the evaluation we will e mail you the enrolment forms and payment information.

We need to receive the completed forms, copy of the Child’s Birth Certificate or Adult’s ID, together with proof of payment.

Once we have received all of this, an appointment will be set up with our photographer to have photos taken for the profile

AND then we can start recommending the new member for some exciting shoots. 

Does it matter if I am not a South African Citizen?

If you are not a South African Citizen, you need to have a valid resident or work permit.

If you are wanting to enrol a child who is not a South African Citizen, you (as the parent) need to have a valid resident or work 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?

All talent registered with any agency (babies, children & adults) have to pay Tax on their fees earned in shoots (SARS ruling)

This means that everyone has to have their own Income Tax Number in order for us to invoice the agency for your shoot fees due.

This only become compulsory once confirmed for a shoot and we can assist in applying for you/your child.

Each Adult artist will need to have their own personal Banking Account (linked to their own Income Tax Number) and we Strongly recommend children have their own Personal Banking Account Number for earnings from shoots.

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Regional information pages:

Bellville

Rondebosch

Cape Town

Table View

You are welcome to register with us from any area in the Western Cape as long as you can have quick access to Cape Town.