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The Different Types of Job That Await a Child Actor

The entertainment industry is huge a place to be in, especially for an aspiring child actor. It has diverse fields and jobs that anyone can get themselves into. Due to the different courses that it has to offer, talent agencies would often categorize their talents and match them with jobs where they excel at or that match their interests.

To help you decide what your child should be doing in show business, it’s important to know the diverse departments where acting opportunities are available. We prepared a list below that shows six of these departments.

1. Child Actor Background or Extra Department 

Extra Department


Most of the time, we have this misconception that being an extra is a bad thing. Contrary to popular belief about extras, it’s actually the easiest way to be in movies. Extras also get the opportunity to work with the movie stars that they idolize so much. They’re also play a very important role in making the backdrop more lively and realistic. Movies wouldn’t really feel right without them.

Nowadays, agencies are the ones handling most of the extras in the industry. You can have your child actor sign up with a legitimate and honorable reputation. Your child’s journey in the industry will be much easier and faster with the help of agencies. Eventually, your child will attend an audition call for lead roles and he will then embark on a whole new adventure by that time.

2. TV Ads and Commercial Department


This is probably one of the best starters for your child’s career. As we already know, commercials come in many forms, and some of them are in announcements, radio, TV, billboards, etc. It will definitely give your child the exposure that they need.

Aside from that, your child actor wouldn’t be stressed out because commercials don’t really need that much effort. The competition isn’t also that harsh and they usually pay a decent amount of money, especially if the commercial is broadcast in national televisions.

3. Modeling Department


You may think that actors/actresses assigned to the modeling department are only good at posing in front of the cameras, then you’re quite mistaken. Although they are at their best when they are placed on print advertisements, runway, fashion events, and commercials, some of them are pretty versatile and can do voice-overs, commercials, and filming.

4. TV and Film Department

TV Department

This is it right here, the big kahuna. The TV and film department has a variety of shows including special presentation movies, independent films, reality shows, documentaries, music videos, mini series, and films.

Your child actor will have a much better opportunity to make big bucks in this department, especially if the movie they got a role is a huge hit. Your child will definitely be a step closer to making their dreams come true if they get lucky enough to be assigned here.

Now you might be worrying that your child actor will be too busy and they wouldn’t have time for their studies anymore. That’s an understandable dilemma since education is also very important. But there’s nothing you actually need to worry about since laws have been placed to protect children in show business. Rest assured that they will still have time for their academic responsibilities since they are only allowed a limited number of hours as an actor.

5. Voice-Over Department

Voice-Over Department

This is probably the one with the most relaxing audition in this list. Why? Because your child wouldn’t have to worry about what they look since directors only focus on their voice. The voice department excels in the field of feature length films, radio commercials, audio books, and commercials.

6. Theater Department

Theater Department

The theater department consists of musical theater, plays, and opera. Typically, the pay is based on what role the child played and how big and momentous that show is. You’ll be able to expect that your child will be paid decently, if you happen to be living in a big city.

Hopefully, this list will be helpful for you and your child actor in deciding what field they should focus on. Take note that although they can only stick to one department, it’s also important that they gain enough experience from one department so that they can use what they’ve learned to help them proceed to the next one.

But the most important thing that you should do as a parent is to remind your child to constantly do their best. You should also support support them no matter what kind of opportunity comes swinging their way.

Holly Bissonnette

A marketing writer for several years, I have recently shifted my focus into entertainment. I have been working as a freelance writer for Explore Talent for more than a year now.

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