First of all, great website thanks so much for this info. I would like to sent mailing to casting directors for my two children but now sure what to write in the cover letter. Also is it fine to send to production companies as well or do they get upset. One more question, thanks about the thank you letters never thought of that, but I will get started, is it okay to say something like: Thanks for the great experience it was fantastic meeting you/
Thanks again for all your help!
First of all, here is a guide that I put together for parents of actors. You might have already seen it, but I’ll give it to you again anyway.
Have a look at these two pages:
Secondly, have a look at this page with regard to cover letters:
And absolutely yes on sending mailings to production companies! That is something that many don’t think of. You can use my 12-Steps for that too:
Thirdly, here is a video interview with a Hollywood youth talent agent that you might find interesting:
Lastly and again with regard to the cover letter, I would say that comments and thank you notes from you are good, which lets casting directors know that your children are well looked after. I would also say, however, that once your children are “old enough”, which is something you have to decide, you might want to involve them in these things as well and have certain messages and thank-you’s come directly from them. Why? For one it helps them begin to understand what they will have to do for their own careers. Secondly, in the eyes of the casting director I would think that it shows them a certain maturity in the child/teen, which could be an extra added bonus. It might influence them even if just a little bit more than the audition performance that they will be professional once the book the job. That will make the casting director look good in the eyes of the director.
I hope that answers your question.
Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions.