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“great place for talented kids”
“If you are considering modeling for your child -- research them all to figure out the best fit for you, but as a long-time client, i can tell you that Kiddin' Around is a trustworthy agency with years of experience in the industry.”
Kiddin Around Books Talents.
Kiddin Around Models & Talent has been a great outlet for our son to get into the limelight of the entertainment world. Since joining about a year ago, our son has been booked as a Talent on several commercials with TBS and TNT. He has also booked a print job with a toy company. Not only has our son been sent to many auditions and bookings through KA, my husband has a handyman business, Nothing Short Of A Handyman2 and he has received many contracts through Eva the owner. Having Kiddin Around as our agency has been mutually beneficial. Eva and the crew makes sure we have all the information we need for each job and follows through with other opportunities available. Jimmy, Evan & Margo have all been a delight to work with.
If your child is talented or has the look, contact Kiddin Around to get them to the forefront.
A Client Comments. I have owned a studio in Atlanta for over 30 years that shoots photos for many clients from Fashion to Food. When Kiddin Around opened, my studio was shooting ads for Rich's, now Macy's exclusively. KA was the only exclusive Kids Agency at the time and we were thrilled when they opened. The owner was a model herself, so she knew first hand what clients needs were. The professionalism, service and quality of talent are still unmatched. We could tell a KA talent and parent when they walked in our doors. We still prefer KA when we need to book kid models and would strongly suggest to any parent wanting their kids in the business that this is the premiere agency to try to work with.
Get Real Parents, This is the Real World Agency.
My son started modeling with Kiddin' Around in the 80s. We took the parents seminar, thank God, someone was honest enough to explain to us how the industry REALLY works and what we REALLY could expect. Meaning, there aren't any GUARANTEES that your child will work and they are kids, so they aren't going to work that much. We were also told, by Eva, it's more important for them to be kids and if this isn't their ideal and something they want to do, don't do it, go play a sport or take dance classes. We were told that clients make the choice of who they want to see, audition or use in their ads, not the agency. This is clearly explained. It was also explained that there are "Break Out Kids", who do better then most. Most kids aren't Break Outs, but normal, my son was a normal kid.
All cost were explained upfront, with Eva Emphasizing , don't do this if you can't afford it or expect a return on your money, as there aren't any GUARANTEES. Everything was clearly explained upfront, even in writing.
My son did OK in the business. However, I had a granddaughter who I thought was adorable. I wouldn't have taken her anywhere else except KA, because I knew from working with them before, they would be totally honest with me about her potential. I'm happy to say, they loved her as much as I did. She worked all the time for the first 9 years of her life. She did print and commercials, making a nice college fund. Her uncle was a little jealous of her. When her teeth starting falling out and coming in, around 8 or 9, we were told she needed to be put on hold. We wanted to take new photos of her, but wasn't allowed due to the teeth issue. Honesty is the number one thing a parent needs to look for in an agency. I can say after working with KA for at least 20 years, they are totally honest and the most professional on the East Coast.
Of course there are up front cost to get in the business, what dose a parent do with their child that doesn't cost something? At least with KA, you know you are going to the best and at a nominal cost. They have been in business for over 25 years, so they must be doing something right. I would definitely suggest parents work with them if you are fortunately to be excepted. Stage Granny
We Finally Found the Perfect Agency. Hello, my 9 yr old son has been wanting to model for many years. We've signed him up for several agencies in the Atlanta area and ran into lots of bad luck. They were either scams or non-professional. God finally answered our prayer when we found "Kiddin' Around"! I was so very impressed by not only the staff's professionalism, but honesty, sincerity and friendliness. These people, Eva, Jimmy, Bart and everyone else in that office are really nice, have warm hearts and are truly caring. They don't see my son as dollars signs, but truly care for him and his dreams. I was in a big mess....in fact, fighting with another agency who tried to cheat me and take my money. I was so shocked and it brought tears to my eyes when the staff of "Kiddin' Around" really cared about my problem and geniunely wanted to help me. I barely mentioned the problem to Jimmy, and they took on my problem as if were their problem! Eva, especially fought on my behalf for weeks. Need I mention, that this is NOT part of her job description. She spent lots of valuable time on my behalf. My son wasn't even signed up with "Kiddin' Around" yet, but to them he was already one of their own. They, unneccessarily, took on my fight, ONLY because these people TRULY DO CARE!! The cared for what I was going through, they care for my son's dreams.They sent us to one of the best photographers; and I was blown away with the beauty of her photography work! I'm so grateful to the staff of "Kiddin' Around". I would highly recommend Eva's agency to anyone looking for a friendly, caring, professional, reputable company for their child. I will always trust "Kiddin' Around" with my son and his dreams! Thank you so much, "Kiddin'" for everything you've done for us....and I'm not "kidding around"!! Hee-hee! God bless you all!
Great Agency--Jusr booked our 5th job!. Just wanted to write a quick review to encourage parents to try this agency if they are interested in introducing their child to this industry! My child has been signed with them for a little less than a year, and we just booked yet another job--our 5th this year! thanks kiddin around, we are excited to grow with you as a family and continue working on such exciting projects. You guys are great!!!
Kiddin Around is our pick!.
Kiddin Around was recommended to me by a friend in the area who has a Production company. I myself was in the entertainment business for 13+ years working for companies such as Warner Bros. in California, and HBO Productions in New York City. In addition, I worked for one of the 3 largest talent agencies in the country, International Creative Management, (ICM) in NY. With that said, I came to Kiddin Around with high expectations for professionalism….and that is exactly what we have received from day one.
Though I had been in the entertainment industry, I had never been a parent of a child model before. I felt that the class was both informative and interesting. After taking the class, I quickly realized how important it was for me to know what is expected of my child and me, and that my behavior can positively or negatively impact Kiddin’ Around’s relationship with their clients.
My 3 year old daughter loves Jimmy and looks forward to seeing him. He always offers a smile and a warm hello. Modeling is a difficult business and we have set realistic expectations. Kiddin' Around has been honest and upfront with us and we plan on continuing our relationship for a long time to come.
My daughter was signed with them for quite sometime and she was never sent to so anything. It is a scam in my opinion. They charge you money for a silly class- not taught by any kind of college professor, pictures taken by an unprofessional phototgrapher -hippy like man who drove my daughter around Marietta Square with no carseat or seatbeltm - they force you to use this guy. Eva - the owner-approves a wardrobe you have to buy- she sends you to Lenox- and tells you to leave the tags on so maby you can take the clothes back- how awful is this? Eva also in my opinion has little taste- she chose an outfit that I bought from Marshall's -which is by the way prohibited as they are not up to date fashion wise per her. Jimmy the guy you have to talk with most is usually rude unless you are giving him money then he just smiles!!! Otherwise he sends you to voicemail.
And by the way before you say it - my daughter does have it- she has worked and performed since we smartended up and left this money hungry agency.
**IF AN AGENT REALLY WANTS YOUR CHILD THEY PAY YOUR CHILD- NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!--
So Far, So Good. I have twin daughters, and one has been with Kiddin Around since 2006. The other signed on in 2007. As for honesty, Eva nails it on the head. She told me that my one daughter had what it took to be successful in the business. That one has worked for the last year with a reputable company and gone on a handful of auditions. As for the other one, she decided on her own that this was not what she wanted to do (me, faced with the dreaded "have to do for one what you do for the other" paid all of the money for pictures and such). When her pictures came back, Eva told me that she just didn't have the desire. She could see it in her pictures. And she was right. I think they are knowledgeable about the business. I think that my child has been represented in a professional way. She has more than made back her money that we spent, and she is very happy with everything she does with and/or for the agency. This type of profession is a gamble with any person/child.
a great place for talented kids. We have been with Kiddin Around Models for seven years and we have always been very satisfied with their level of courtesy and professionalism. They tell it the way it is and don't lead you on with false promises and insincere compliments. They are in the business of finding Talent for their Associates and then making sure the Talent and their parents are prepared to audition in a professional manner. They have always treated us with the utmost respect and have always made us feel that our daughter is a high priority for them and that they have done all they can to set her up to succeed. We recommend Kiddin Around Models to anyone who is interested in making sure their children are prepared to succeed and then understand that not every child is the perfect fit for every audition and that their self esteem is always more important than getting every modeling job that comes their way. We look forward to our continued relationship with them, appreciate all they have done for our daughter, and how they have always made her feel special. They really care!
Kiddin Around-A g. I totally disagree with this. My brother and I both modeled for this agency as children. I am now a 30yr old mother of 4 who still deals with the agency. My oldest son is with them, and now my 5 yr old daughter is starting. They have always been upfront. If i felt they weren't being honest, I would not continue to deal with them after all this time. I was very disgusted by this comment because they have been really good to me and my family. I would recommend and refer Kiddin Around to anyone who wants to get into modeling!
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