About Our Agency - Child Models
Signature Model and Acting Agency represents child models, babies, children, teens and young adults aged between 0 - 21 years old, for various roles, including photographic, commercial, TV, film and stage work.
Signature was established in 2013 and is one of the leading agencies for child models, providing fresh new faces of the highest calibre. Today, Signature is a recognised agency of choice by both models, parents and clients throughout the UK. We feel there is a need for quirky, individual child models with bags of personality, who are professionally managed in a way that is financially fair to families and, of course, to the clients who book them.
The agencies fresh approach creates a close knit and friendly feel. Our numbers are kept low at all times to ensure we pay close attention to the children and young adults we represent.
The owner of Signature, Jo Ahmet, has a wealth of experience and knowledge in this vibrant industry. The primary drive for Signature is to enhance the profile of all our talented models and actors, by providing multiple opportunities to everyone on our books. The team at Signature are all dedicated to building long term relationships with both children, parents and clients alike.
The Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014 require all children under the statutory school leaving age, even babies, to obtain a license from their local authority. If a child needs to be absent from school for any sort of modelling/acting related assignment, they must have a license. This is a requirement that is needed before the child assignment takes place. The law requests 21 days to process a license application but most local authorities request at least 7 working days before the first performance. A child does not need a license once they are past the official school-leaving age, i.e. after the last Friday in June of the school year in which they are 16 (Year 11).
Signature are a Spotlight approved agent. Spotlight Children and Young Performers directory is the UK’s definitive database of performers aged 4 – 20. This is the Casting Director's bible and forms the basis for high end based companies to obtain the models/actors required. Children can join any time after their 4th birthday. Only children who are represented by an agent are eligible for Spotlight membership, which is why they are the casting community's most trusted database of young performers. We strongly advise all of our models/actors to join Spotlight as this will open up many more opportunities in this vibrant fast paced industry. It costs an annual fee of £98 (inc. VAT). Although Spotlight is not owned by Signature, we are happy to set you up on Spotlight at no additional charge. Access to Spotlight's online database is only available to vetted industry professionals. Please let us know if you wish to go ahead with this.
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars." - Les Brown