Leapin' Lizards! - Annie
So now that I have plugged another infamous American tradition among the rich and famous, elite of our American culture. I must tell you a story about my 6 year old daughter's upcoming adventure that will hopefully be very fruitful and take place over the next 3 years, Back in November of 2011, I received what appeared to be junk mail. The letter/application was looking for kids interested in being discovered for Chicago land for print/TV advertisements with the possibility of extra work for movies or TV shows recorded in Chicago. Ok, I know this is a pipe dream, and competitive area of life to venture in, but sometimes when the door opens---one must walk through. Since it came with a self-addressed, postage paid envelope; I filled out the application not knowing if I would ever hear a response from this company. I would assume they would get hundreds of these responses and my daughter's would get tossed aside. But several weeks later right because Christmas and New Year's, I received a packet of information inviting my daughter in early Jan 2013 for an audition to join their agency who would represent her and groom her for the entry-level modeling career. It would be two days after her audition before I would find out my daughter's fate.
The time came where I called the agency during my specified time slot. I had one caller ahead of me, and life just seem to hang in the balance as I waited in silence. When the casting director finally came on the line, he started by saying some melodramatic, and scripted nothing about having seem so many kids, and need to chose the best and most personable to get jobs. I thought for sure the end was in sight, but I was WRONG! After the scripted garble, I heard the magic words-- She PASSED! My 6 year daughter has somehow charmed the pants off of 2 casting directors over the crowded room of waiting kids and parents to move on to the next step.
We scheduled a date for orientation, and after 30 minutes of interviewing the children and monitoring their demeanor. The agency director offered us a 3-year contract for my daughter to model with the agency. Once her photo head shots and demo DVD are created, the agency can work on getting her into possible job opportunities. I am well aware that my child will not be guaranteed a LEAD in any type of TV show or movie. I also understand that she is no way guaranteed to be cast in every little thing. I think because they something in her, some sort of potential or light that I feel called to allow her the opportunity to try. So if you found yourself in a similar situation, what would you do?