1st step. Find a talent agent. This is probably going to be as difficult as landing a literary agent and I thought that was a killer. Then again, Jessie has more talent than dear old mom. :)
2nd step. Develop a resume. Okay, I have to admit when the agency he read for last night said to bring a resume, my first thoughts were, "the kid's 14. What do you mean, resume?" So I called my handy dandy friend who has entertainment biz connections & viola! my son SHOULD have a resume. Thinks like his measurements. (height, weight, show, chest, etc.) His vitals (hair color, eye color, etc.) His contact information. But also experience. Back to that 14 thing again. BUT he actually did have things to list. Acting Experience--he'd been in several community & school plays. Modeling experience: He's actually done a few ads for a local photographer. Sports: He'd played football & soccer for his school. Academic: We listed that fab presidency for the student council and the presidency of the Pep club. Also, that he's the yearbook photographer. Special Talents: We listed these out. This is where things like singing, dancing, musical instruments, voice impersonations, etc would go. We also listed things like his winning third place in a story telling competition, etc. Okay, my 14 yr old has his resume.
3rd step. Photos. You have to have photos.
Pictures are covered. :) Dana's Digital (who did my fabulous bookmarks, btw) took these wonderful shots. I'm having some of the shots blown up for my wall. yeah, yeah, I know that's not why they were taken, but come on, this is my baby we're talking about. :)
Okay, so last night he went and read for a talent agency. They had him walk a cat walk, read scripts, took his pic, etc. He goes back for a second read tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.
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