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Child Modeling – Don’t get played! A list of NYC most reputable modeling agencies

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There are many people in this city looking to make a fast buck at the expense of you and your child, so it is important to know who you are dealing with. Below is a list of the most reputable modeling agencies in New York City that represent children, and how to get your child seen.

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*** Quick note – If they are interested, the will contact you, so please don’t be a stalker. If you don’t hear back from them, wait a few months, and take some updated photos of your child and submit again.

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1. GENERATION MODEL MANAGEMENT
20 WEST 20TH STREET
SUITE 1008
NEW YORK, NY 10011
212-727-7219

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How to become a Generation model
***Information taken from the note section of their Facebook page

We are always looking for great kids between the ages of 3 mos to 17 years. If you are interested in having Generation represent your child, please do the following:

Email pictures to info@generationmm.com. Send 3-4 CURRENT images. Please make sure your child is by themselves, facing the camera, no sunglasses, hats or food on their faces. The photos do not need to be professional.

In the email, please include your child’s height, dob, where you live and the best way to contact you. If we are interested, you will hear from us within two weeks of the submission.

During the school year we work w/children who live in the nyc/nj/ct/pa area. if you live further than that, and we are interested in discussing representation, we would consider representing your child for the summer. Which means moving to the nyc area for the summer. If that’s not an option, then it would be wise to investigate markets in your area. this is a demanding business ….. time, close proximity and energy are required.

If we are not interested, we will not respond. Due to the number of submissions we receive, we can not reply to everyone and we do not give individual feedback.

If you want to send pictures through the US mail, follow the same directions, but include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your email address and phone number.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT TAKE SUBMISSIONS THROUGH FACEBOOK

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2. FORD NEW YORK
111 FIFTH AVENUE
9TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003
212-219-6500

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*** Submissions can be made online directly through their website at:
*** You should submit 4 photos:

1. FULL LENGTH
2. WAIST UP
3. SHOULDER UP FOWARD
4. SHOULDER UP 3/4 PROFILE

3. WILHELMINA MODELS NEW YORK
300 PARK AVENUE SOUTH
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10010

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*** PHOTO SUBMISSIONS TO WILHELMINA NEW YORK ARE ACCEPTED VIA SNAIL MAIL ONLY!

Wilhelmina New York accepts photo submissions through the mail. All photos must be mailed directly to our agency.

We request that models send at least one clear full face head shot and one clear full length body shot. The most important thing is that we see a natural you. No makeup is needed. Please do not send nude photos. You can send a composite, if you have one, along with the face and body polaroids. Do not send your portfolio. Anyone interested in sending photos to be reviewed by our agents should send them to:

NEW YORK
Wilhelmina
300 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010

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4. PRODUCT MODEL MANAGEMENT
555 EIGHTH AVENUE
SUITE 710
NEW YORK, NY 1018

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***PHOTOS CAN BE SUBMITTED VIA SNAIL MAIL OR ONLINE SUBMISSION **THERE IS A $10 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

***FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE ~ PRODUCT MODEL MANAGEMENT

THE GREEN EYED MONSTER ~ Sibling Rivalry

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This past week has been a whirlwind for our family. We got to sit with a photographer for some photos at Conference House Park in Tottenville, Staten Island. We spent the day in Manhattan shooting outdoors at various downtown locations, met with one of the top children’s modeling agencies, Generation Model Management, and then secured representation by that agency.

And while these things have affected our entire family, their entire focus is on our 5 year old daughter Sofia. Not so cool when you are her 11 year old brother.

11 years old is difficult enough without all the added fanfare surrounding your little sister. Aside from being only 5 years old when she was born, Giancarlo has had to deal with a lot of attention loss from early on. Sofia was born with anaphylactic food allergies, asthma, and eczema, and from the moment she was born has received what I am sure feels like a disproportionate amount of attention. It is hard to make him see that our measure of love is NOT disproportionate.

This got me thinking about what the excelling of one sibling can do to another and their self esteem. While searching for positive ways to reinforce and remind our son how much we love him, I came across the following poem, CHILDREN LIVE WHAT THEY LEARN which I wanted to share. It can be a great point of reference for parents whose child or children may be experiencing insecurity, jealousy or rivalry because of a sibling’s accomplishments. It is easy to get frustrated with the behavior of the jealous child, especially when the jealous child is older. This poem can really help us to make better decisions as parents. May we all take the time to nurture our children, for someday they may have to nurture us.

CHILDREN LIVE WHAT THEY LEARN

If a child lives with criticism,
He learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.

If a child lives with jealousy,
He learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance,
He learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns confidence.

If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.

If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to find love in the world.

~ Dorothy Law Nolte

THE BIG DAY – Sofia’s meeting with Patti Fleischer – Generation Model Management NYC

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The day began as any normal day would for a wife and mother: chaos, bickering and breakfast. Breakfast was grabbed on the road, which worked out perfectly because as I was at the Drive Thru Mc Donald’s my husband called to tell me that traffic was at a standstill on the Staten Island Expressway. My goal was to make the Staten Island Ferry for the 7:30 departure, so I adjusted my route and traveled Hylan Boulevard towards the North Shore.

I arrived at the terminal parking with a few minutes to spare, and went quickly to grab a parking voucher at the Muni-Meter. Within a few minutes, Sofia and I were on our way to the ferry terminal doors – except for one small problem. I didn’t remember putting the parking voucher on display in my window. God damn it! After dumping my bag on the front seat I finally found it as the 7:30 ferry’s horns blew signaling it’s departure. No biggie though, we still had plenty of time.

By 7:45 we were on the ferry and into Manhattan. Sofia and I chatted on the ferry and she told me how pretty I was. When I explained that she was the beautiful one she reminded me that it was I who created her. Sappy I know, but a beautiful moment nevertheless.

We managed to make it to Generation Model Management’s office with 40 minutes to spare. I remember Patti’s email saying that she needed at least 15 minutes to check emails in the morning, so Sofia and I walked around the corner and checked out the movie trailers that were lined up on the block. When we got back to the building, I noticed Patti walk past us and into the building. (I knew because I had played videos of her to familiarize Sofia with whom she would be meeting).

We hung out downstairs for 15 minutes and then headed for the elevator. As I waited for the elevator I felt my stomach begin to sink. Why was I so terrified of meeting with this woman? For starters, I spend way too much time on the internet, and had read several posts of people bashing her and her agency. I now find this information highly suspect, as I cannot say enough about the warm welcome my daughter and I (and eventually my husband) received from Patti and the entire team at Generation Model Management.

For starters, they were pleasant and informative. Did Patti take my hand and coddle me and ooh and aah over how adorable my daughter was? Uh no, thank G-d. Was she supposed to? She is not running an ego camp, she is running a business, with over 30 years experience, and quite frankly, I do not need any help in the ego department, nor do I need to be validated through my kids (nice as it may be at times ๐Ÿ™‚

Patti ran through the history of the company with me and reviewed the photos that I brought with me. She was kind and nurturing to Sofia, using humor to warm Sofia up to her. Sofia was taking it all in with a little bit of shyness (give her a few more meetings with Patti and they’ll be doing manis and pedis together! lol)

Patti and I continued to talk about the business (with me doing most of the listening as she is the one with 30 years experience, not me!) We also talked for a few minutes about Brooklyn, as we are both originally from there, and I could honestly not find one thing wrong with the way this woman carried herself or treated me. In fact, quite the contrary, I found her to be a professional, dedicated, straight shooter.

I reflected on the posts that I read about her and they were really striking a nerve within me. People can be quite funny. When you are not oohing and aahing over their child, they find a way to turn you into a monster. Patti is not a therapist, she is a dedicated agent, who obviously wants to see your child succeed, as that is how she earns a living. If oohing and aahing over your kids is what you are looking for to validate who you are, then perhaps therapy (and some tougher skin) is a better option. If you want to deal with a dedicated, professional, straight shooter who is not going to waste her time or yours, then Generation Model Management is the right place for you to begin!

At the end of our meeting, Patti handed me a stack of payment vouchers (the moment all the other moms told me I was waiting for) and instructed me on how to fill them out when Sofia has a booking. And that was it. I was thrilled!

(Me forgetting the stack of papers there along with a stack of others, is another story. Thank G-d for my husband is all I have to say)

And many thanks to Patti and her staff for making me feel like I was with old friends, even down to the hug good-bye.

You can find Patti at