We are a boutique children’s agency offering an avant-garde vision and a truly unique experience.
We encourage our models to express themselves, build self-esteem and creativity, and evolve in a positive environment.
Bensimonmodels is always on the search for new models: Babies, kids, girls and boys.
If you are interested, please read the F.A.Q. first.
Due to high volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to all of the submissions that we receive. We will contact you within two weeks if we believe your child fits the style of our agency. If you don’t hear back from us we regret that we won't be able to add your child to our agency at this time. Please note that this decision only pertains to the selection criteria held by Bensimon Models & Talent and does not reflect any judgement on your child's ability to succeed in this industry.
Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and please no phone calls regarding submissions.
When you submit, please include all of the information below.
Your Child’s name:
Child’s Age: (if baby, please write age in months)
Child’s Date of Birth:
The City, and State that you live in:
Child’s Clothes size:
Child’s Shoe size:
Your Email address:
Your Phone Number:
***1-5 pictures taken on the day that you submit
(photos must be taken at eye level, with no makeup, good lighting, and no accessories on the child)
You are not required to have an expensive portfolio to apply to our agency. Your portfolio will grow and develop as you work and gain experience. Zed cards are created for models to bring along on auditions and go-sees. We prefer to meet and test models on camera before signing them, regardless of any experience gained in a studio. Bensimon Models and Talent provides preliminary and updated shots as needed to signed talent. All photos belong to the agency, and can only be used by Bensimon Models and Talent as signed and agreed upon by the parents.
No. We decline many applications daily to ensure all our models embody the agency’s look and feel. If there is an interest in the applicant, further steps will be taken toward signing the talent.
Our commission rate is 20% for non-union jobs and 10% for union jobs. Bensimon Models and Talent is an exclusive representation, which means you cannot register your child with more than one agency. By signing with us, your child will be represented in all of southern California, not strictly in San Diego.
The amount of work you can expect is dependent on many factors. Work is not guaranteed, as it is the client that will ultimately book the talent. Letting Bensimon Models and Talent know how often you would like to expect work is extremely important, and you will need to go to castings as much as you are submitted based on this agreement.
Each job is different and earnings will depend on the client, campaign, and how much work was completed. Our agency submits talent for only the most fitting and beneficial jobs, and will always negotiate for the best rate to secure the job.
You will need to live in Southern California to sign with Bensimon Models and Talent. Los Angeles is preferred, as it has the easiest access to auditions and castings.
All children under the age of 18 are required to have a working permit. These are obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations and expire every 6 months. You will be responsible for obtaining and renewing these permits. Additionally, you will need to set up a Coogan Account for your child, this will be done through your bank or one recommending by the agency.