The agency and their clients need to get school permission for shoots held during school hours. Most schools are aware of how the industry works and a performers license is obtained from your local education department which works with your school.
Unless you land a role in a feature film, TV show, or stage production, you will most likely need time off for at most 5 days across the whole year but equally it could be as little as an afternoon but it is very difficult to be specific.
For touring roles private education and chaperones are provided. Our agency staff handle all licensing on your behalf with the client when the occasion arises.
Most auditions or castings are received with very short notice, usually the next day. Being available to attend will obviously increase a child’s chance of success with us.
Most auditions are between 4-7pm for school age children and during the day for those who are younger and are usually held in London and Manchester. So, accessibility to these centres is key. Whilst it is desirable to live within 1 hour’s commute to London, Manchester and Glasgow and Bristol we will accept applications from further afield who are ready to commit to the industry. Please note that travel is not offered by production to attend these castings and this should be born in mind when applying to the agency.