Careers: Acting, Performing, Directing/Identical twins

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my sister has identical twins almost a month old what advice or direction could you provide as far as modeling or any open professions seeking identical twins?

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There are a number of things I would recommend for your sister.  Modeling can be a great option, and she may want to look into acting - where twins may prove to be even more of an advantage.  There are agencies that specialize in children, and some model and talent agencies also have a children's division.  Each agency is different, some may not accept babies, so that may be a problem until the twins get a little older.

However, if there isn't an agency in your area that takes babies, your sister can still begin preparing them for a future in modeling and/or acting.  Of course you have to stay within their capabilities and comfort level, but exposing them to new places, people, and making photo-taking a normal part of life can help them be comfortable later on in front of strangers and a camera.

The Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA has a list of franchised agencies in the US:
http://www.sagaftra.org/los-angeles-local/sag-franchised-agents/sag-franchised-a

You can select the location closest to your sister, look for franchised agents who say that they are full-service (which generally means they represent models as well as actors) and that they are for all-ages.  Your sister can use her favorite search engine to locate the website for the agencies she is interested in.  Usually the website will have information that includes how and what new talent or new models should submit, as well as what types of models/talent they represent and what ages.

Good luck to your sister and the twins,
~Kitty

P.S. In doing my review of the text before I send it, I noticed the URL for the agency list is not written fully.  In case it does not come through to you correctly, I have written it in two parts below:

http://www.sagaftra.org/los-angeles-local/
sag-franchised-agents/sag-franchised-agents

I don't know why, but it cut off the double text at the end.  Sorry about that!  

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Kitty Kavey

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I can answer questions from those looking to get into the fashion or commercial modeling industry. Specifically, the requirements, what is needed, how to find an agent, what they look for, how to avoid scams, the difference between what a commercial model does, and a fashion model, would travel/relocation be required, what is on a comp card and in your portfolio.

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Both my acting and modeling resume/portfolio is available online on my website. I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and also have available my actor's demo reel and voice-over demo online. I founded both the Florida-Models.com and Florida-Actors.com websites, which provide free modeling and acting info to the public. I have moved into directing, producing and screenwriting - and have won awards for my writing. I have worked in the industry as both a model and actress in Florida, New York City and Los Angeles until October 2007. I now reside in Europe.

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