Kids Industry Prep holds several programs to include print, acting, and videography programs for adults and children. The two programs you expressed interest in were the Print and Acting programs.
The print program is PERFECT for children that are signed with or want to be signed with a print agency. Why? Because print agencies need updated photos constantly to send to their clients. How do you know? Several of my children are signed with print agents, including my own, and their contract states this specifically. Photos also brand your child with consistent head-shots, catalog photos, creative photos that are used for job submissions. There is a higher success rate in direct bookings when your child has professional photos.
The acting program is PERFECT for children that are interested in acting. It features consistent acting semesters that cover all things acting. Children start with necessary acting skills and move forward to more complicated techniques. This acting program is not like any in the area as the children have uniforms, homework, field trips, reels, videos, monologues, and so much more. The children in the acting program ALSO have first dibs on all KIPTV productions as lead and speaking roles. The program is $35 every two weeks for six sessions. There are approximately 4 semesters per age group. The children that have been consistent with the program see results quicker than the children that don't.
Can you do both?
Absolutely! It's encouraged especially for children that want to act and model, which usually goes hand and hand. Training should be continuous if you're genuinely interested in acting. KIP has developed relationships with some of the best agents on the East Coast with their photos and training. Therefore they can make recommendations on behalf of your child if you'd like. (Disclaimer: If the parent approves, and the child is ready, KIP will recommend you for representation. If the child is signed, a 10% commission will apply, and management services will begin. This is NOT mandatory, it is an option.)
If you choose both of these programs, your monthly rate for both would be $190 until you decide to take a break from the acting program.
The program activities are set based on the kids' schedules. Activities scheduled around your schedule are mainly on the weekends (about 1 to 2 times a month).
The majority of our children are over an hr away; therefore, distance is always taken into consideration by scheduling multiple shoots and activities on one day.
The program is no longer open enrollment effective Jan 2019. As a result, all children and parents are required to demonstrate a need for the program.
All children are required to look for work, train or be actively working to remain in the program. There is no commission paid to KIP as we aren't representing your children. We provide job leads on our private kids casting page daily, so it's expected that the photos, training, etc from the program be used for the job submissions, branding, etc.
We have monthly team building activities that encourage comradery, public speaking, effective communication, and confidence-building. Activities for different age levels.
Most importantly, there is no contract to stay in the program; you can end at any time.
Print Program Rate Summary:
Both Green Bean and Professional Print include enrollment, consultation, job leads, resume templates, activities, etc. Cost is for photos ONLY; everything else is included with admission.
Green Bean- 1-3 photoshoots a month, activities, one download per shoot, industry photos/job submission, wardrobe not included. Paid $120 monthly, no other fees. Great for getting started in the industry
Professional Print - starting at one shoot per month/2-3 downloads per shoot/wardrobe included/original viral-worthy shoots/industry photos. Paid once a month, $210. No other fees. Great for those that have been in the program for a while and want more creative shoots. Also, for parents that are "on the go" and have no time for wardrobe styling.
Jump Start- 6 photos, 2 classes, Paid $162 or $962 in full. Photos delivered after payment received in full. No job placement, no consultation. No enrollment. No requirements. Note: this package is similar to booking a private session. However, provided as a discounted bundle. Great for parents that need a bulk photo session at a discount.
All payments are accepted online. We do not accept cash.
Meet and Greet:
If you'd like consideration for pick your month, it's best to schedule your meet and greet the first few days of your preferred start month or the first or second weekend of your selected start month. If your child is selected, the shoots and classes will begin the same month up to 3 shoots and 1 class. At the meet and greet, we'll be discussing the same material that's on the website in depth.
Complete this questionnaire to request a meet and greet.
Additional Reading Material:
If you haven't already done so, feel free to review "things you need to know" policies before requesting enrollment into the program (link below). These policies will never change. It's best to understand them, not vice later.