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
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.