“My daughter Cassandra had the best time shooting for Kmart TVC. It was such an amazing experience for her considering it was her first time doing it. Everyone was so nice and kind. I would like to say Thank you so much for the opportunity and choosing my daughter to be in it.” – Claire (Cassandra’s mum)
“Saihaan had a great time doing the shoot for Zoos Victoria! The day was filled with fun activities as part of the shoot and he got to make new friends. The staff at the zoo was wonderful as was the crew.” – Rozenn (Saihaan’s mum)
“She had such a fun day getting to dress up as part of the shoot. She was also working alongside Giselle, another Bettina child, who wasn’t just incredible at what she was doing but she was such a kind little lady too and so welcoming. Lokoha absolutely loved her and had so much fun not just on set but also off set together between shoots. It all made for such an amazing first day. Thank you so much for the opportunity!” – Stephanie (Lokoha’s mum)
“The experience was great. Miller really enjoyed himself and everyone was just so lovely. Felt proud all day and can’t wait to see the release.” – Natalie (Miller’s mum)
“My daughter, Maya, just did her first job for Target and she had an absolute ball! Bianca from Bettina was so amazing to deal with through the process of getting Maya from the casting through to shoot day. We couldn’t have asked for a more exciting first job either. Beyond thankful for Bettina!” – Nerissa (Maya’s mum)
“Our son had such a great time we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect first time acting experience filming for Moose toys. The crew and kids spent 3 days on set filled with colour, costume and excitement. The crew associated with Moose Toys made the budding actors (and parents) feel welcome and supported. Thank you to the team at Bettina Management for proving us this opportunity. Can’t wait to see the finished product!” – Mel (Jake’s mum)
“The team at Country Road were warm and friendly from the get go. They were extremely accommodating. James the photographer was amazing when it came to capturing the perfect shot and very considerate about ensuring Sienna was happy during the shoot. It was very exciting. Thankyou Bettina for giving Sienna this amazing opportunity.” – Sharmila (Sienna’s mum)
“Being selected for this Moose Toys campaign was an opportunity that Obadiah enjoyed so very much! It was his first gig through Bettina Management. He’s come away from the whole experience with endless stories of crazy fun, new friendships forged and lasting memories. Thank you Bettina for this amazing opportunity!” – Firdause (Obadiah’s mum)
“We were very excited when Onyx was booked for a campaign. Our experience was wonderful, Onyx thought is was an exciting adventure and cannot wait for his next job! Thank you Bettina.” – Pove (Onyx’s mum)
“We recently had our first job through Bettina. It was a lot of fun and very exciting – right from the initial response to the call out, through the audition process and confirmation, and on the actual day itself. My little guy is only 5, so we spent a lot of time leading up to the day preparing him for the early start, the day off school and what he might need to do at the shoot. It was my first experience as well, so here’s the top three tips I took away:
- Make sure you take things to keep your child entertained and comfortable because there is some waiting around, for example a picnic blanket, pillow, device, books, games. Things they can do with other kids is ideal like card games or puzzles.
- Talk to and learn from other parents and the set crew – they’re a wealth of knowledge.
- If your child is in costume, make sure they’re covered with their own clothes (jumper or jacket) before they eat. Especially if tomato sauce is on the menu.
Special thanks to the team at Bettina – they were fantastic at keeping us informed and briefed throughout the entire process. It was a great first experience!” – Kerren (Jesse’s mum)
“Victoria had such a fantastic time at the Cricket Australia shoot last week. She enjoyed the experience and loved interacting with the other kids and the film crew. Everyone was friendly and caring which made the experience even better. Thanks Bettina for recommending Victoria for this opportunity and we look forward to many more in the future. ” – Elizabeth (Victoria’s mum)
“River loves going to Country Road. The staff makes us feel very welcome and we have built a awesome friendship with the company.” – Jessica (River’s mum)
“Juan and Isabel ended up enjoying themselves and are grateful for the experience (they both are recent clients of Bettina). In all though, there was little interest by the various activity ‘stalls’ in providing opportunities to the older kids to participate. It was clearly geared to early primary school children. Isabel and Juan chatted to a couple of the other older kids and they gave the same feedback. The older children were mostly observing the younger kids have hands on experiences. In any event, it was fun and the experience for Isabel and Juan was valuable. We look forward to other opportunities in the near future.” – Elizabeth (Juan & Isabel’s mum)
“My son Felix recently had a shoot for Big W. The crew were professional and made the experience easy and enjoyable. Felix even got to have a nap while they were setting up! There was also a nurse on board who made me feel super relaxed.” – Rita (Felix’s mum)
“Scarlett had a blast at her last shoot with Cotton On Kids, everyone was so friendly and lovely! She enjoyed it so much that she was given three additional looks to wear. She can’t wait to go back!” – Jeruisha (Scarlett’s mum)
“We had a fantastic experience yesterday. The crew were amazing. Everyone was so welcoming. The photographer was AMAZING. He was so great with the boys.” – Bobby-Ann (Pauli’s mum)
“Jessica loved the Kompan playground photo shoot. Jessica had so much fun playing on the playground equipment and getting her photo taken with Lauren and the other children. All of the staff on set were very friendly and worked well with the children. Thank you so much Bettina for putting her details forward for the job and for Kompan Playground Equipment for shortlisting Jessica.” – Donna (Jessica’s mum)
“It was very nerve racking personally because Bonds was such a big company! But the Bonds team overall were so kind and welcoming and we enjoyed our time there! They managed to get some really cute shots of Arabella and were very patient with her. Hopefully we get to see her face up in the shops and ads soon!” – Jasmine (Arabella’s mum)
“Cooper loved being on The Today show. It was a great experience and he had lots of fun and we met some great people. It was great to see and take part of how it all works.” – Mary (Cooper’s mum)
“Eva had a wonderful time and enjoyed the activities and the whole experience. She felt that it was more aimed at the youngsters but that did not stop her from having fun. It was great to see the recording process and meet the presenters and crew. The early morning start was a challenge for the youngsters but it all turned out fine and proves that having fun is a great incentive. Eva loves new experiences and challenges and looks forward to every opportunity that comes her way.” – Rita (Eva’s mum)
“Charlie’s experience on the How To Say Married shoot was fantastic. He had a great time and the crew were all very friendly and professional. The set was supportive and he had a lot of fun playing with all the kids.” – Victoria (Charlie’s Mum)
Oliver attended Magnum & Co for the shooting of the “We are Cheeky” Campaign. We were on time and Catherine was at the door to welcome us. Oliver blended into the group of kids straight away and felt comfortable and natural as if he knew the place and the people very well already. We didn’t have to wait much time before they called Oliver and one of the other boys to start the shooting. Oliver told me that he enjoyed having salad and then ice cream during the shooting. He was given a challenge not to eat a second plate of ice cream: he didn’t want to break the rules so he didn’t have the second bowl, even if the other boy ate it “in case it melted”. I wasn’t always able to see everything they were filming, but I could hear Oliver’s voice chatting happily and spontaneously. I still don’t know what they were talking about or whether it will end up in the video launch after the editing, but it was nice to hear Oliver being himself during the filming.
The crew was very professional, welcoming and positive. They even took us to a nearby coffee place for a break over a nice warm chocolate which we all enjoyed.
The ladies from “We are Cheeky” were very keen to talk to everyone and tell us about their brand. They told me that the videocasting of Oliver was one of their favorite ones and that what made them choose him was how cheeky Oliver was doing his best impression of his dad half-dazed and looking for his morning coffee!
We feel very grateful with the opportunity that Oliver was given to participate in this project and admire the fact that a key focus of the brand marketing is that they give back to those in need.
It was also very nice to meet other kids with Bettina such as Jubilee and Aydin. Jubilee’s mum and I had a good time talking together. We all shared our experiences with Bettina and said how happy we are with the Agency – that you put the kids’ welfare first, let them just be kids, while at the same time being efficient and communicating clearly and promptly. She and I agreed that all of your team are very helpful, but we particularly mentioned you as always positive, caring so professionally for our kids, objective yet also personal.
“I’d like to take this time to thank Bettina Management for giving my daughter the opportunity to be able to express herself through her passion for acting and performing. You have given her the avenue to follow her dreams by facilitating and making it possible for her to audition for roles in commercials and acting jobs. As a father watching her evolve and gain confidence through this path, you have my heartfelt thanks and sincerest gratitude. She had a new experience with the Sisters of Charity project. She had to perform with a green screen backing while acting out her part and voicing out her lines. The background will be edited later on digitally. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience and she has only gained more confidence and will grow even more from having experienced these various and diverse working environments. Once again, I’d like to express our families gratitude to Bianca and all the staff at Bettina Management for making this possible.” – Mari (Erica’s dad)
“Brooke loved her very first job with Bettina. Brooke did some modelling for Asics kids clothing range and shoes. The staff where very professional and made Brooke feel very comfortable and allowed myself to be with her through the whole process. From the minute Brooke started the shoot we could not get a smile off her face. As we left the set she said it was so much fun and can not wait to do it again!” – Sarah (Brooke’s Mum).
“Violet had a fabulous time on the set of the KIA ad! All of the staff on board worked so well with Violet. She also got along really well with the other actors involved. Overall Violet had a fantastic and fun experience.” – Olivia (Violet’s mum)
“Mila had her first photoshoot with Big W on Monday and we had a ball! Everyone was really friendly, Mila loved having her photo taken and getting to see other babies. As for me it was so exciting to know Mila was going to be in her first catalogue! We had a wonderful experience!” – Sofia (Mila’s Mum)
“Recently Logan won The Face of Bettina 0-2 year age category. Being brand new to the industry we had no expectations and no idea what to expect.
Luckily as part of our prize Logan was offered a feature with “The Little Mag” to appear in their first magazine edition and to star in a feature for Moose and Finch, an upcoming children fashion label.
The team who we worked with at the shoot were amazing, and looked after Logan and understood his needs. Being only 10.5mths old I worried how he would go but to my surprise Logan loved the camera and interacting with the other models at the shoot.
It was such an incredible experience and we cant wait for many more opportunities Bettina can offer us” – Corinne (Logan’s Mum)
“My daughter Alyra who is 5 recently shot for Big W. From the moment we walked into the shoot everyone made us feel so welcomed. The photographer could tell Alyra was a bit unsure at the start as this was her very first professional photo shoot. We walked straight up to the set together before everyone else was there and he gave her the opportunity to do some fun photos to show her what they will be doing shortly and this made Alyra instantly relax. Watching Alyra blossom in front of the camera is so heart warming for me as a Mum. Alyra has done a few different shoots for Big W now and she just loves it so much she asks me every week when she can go and do more modelling. Every shoot is so natural which has given Alyra the opportunity to really develop and shine in front of the camera.” – Ashleigh (Alyra’s mum)
“It was an awesome experience, one of the best in my career. Very friendly and supportive staff. I made some new friends. Highly recommended to anyone.” – Slavica (Strahina’s mum)
“Amaali who is 11 months had her first job for Big-W went really well, she definitely enjoyed it and so did I. The staff who were there were really amazing and so nice. Amaali was just perfect in front of the camera she absolutely enjoyed herself. ” – Candace (Amaali’s mum)
“Sally received a last minute casting offer for Woolworths and was successful. Sally enjoyed every minute of the job from the makeup and hair, the stylist getting her outfit ready, to taking directions from the photographer. The directors and staff on set were very friendly and approachable which made the shoot so much fun. The professionalism shown by Bettina who guided us through each stage of the process was extremely comforting as this was Sally’s first booking. Now she has finished her first job she can’t wait for the next opportunity.” – Christine (Sally’s mum)
“My son recently did a job with Big W, the whole experience from the time he was tentatively booked to the confirmation of the job was seamless. Bettina Agency has excellent communication and as a parent, you feel secure knowing that your child is in good hands and is in a safe environment. Thankyou Bettina!” – Sohani (Mayen’s mum)
“Zoe was lucky to be called for a photo shoot for The Little Homie on the 26th of June. It was for the promotion of the kids books 123 JAY-Z and ABC JAY-Z. We arrived at the shoot about 10 minutes earlier. Someone came to greet us and asked if Zoe could start straight away. They liked what she was wearing and loved her hair, they asked if we could do the shoot just the way she was dressed. She joined the other kids that were already being photographed and started following the crews’ instructions. They loved the way that she just listened and performed. Zoe was also loving it as she got to play with bubbles and got to do some colouring. She loved posing and smiling for the cameras and loved meeting new friends on the set. The shoot was done within an hour and Zoe got to leave with a little gift bag with some treats. About two weeks ago we came across one of her photo on the Little Homies Instagram homepage. Very proud of our little cutie. Well done Zoe!” – Marie (Zoe’s Mum)
“Our first booking, and it was a big one! Day one started in Kurnell with three very excited kids and one very nervous Mum. This is new to all of us, however it seems that the kids’ innocence and desire to try new things overcame their nerves! We were met immediately on set by the caring and always attentive set nurse and the familiar face of the production Manager (Jo) and Stylist (Sue) who we had met on Friday evening. These lovely ladies, along with Lily (Hair and make up) and the kids’ “new” parents became our behind the scenes family for the week. They made sure we were ready in costume with hair and make up done when the Director or Assistant Director called us, gave us our call times, fed us, kept us warm, ensured we were taking breaks and most of all took the time to get to know the real us! They also let us in on a few trade secrets 🙂
Jai, Grace and Emma had the fortune of being cast as the “hero” kids for this commercial. As their first commercial we soon realised what this meant and how lucky they were to be given this opportunity, especially together! The first day started slowly, with the scene before us not quite wrapped. We all watched in awe as cars were taken off and on the low loader, people buzzing moving equipment, camera’s, screens, lighting. Then it was out turn, into the car the kids went, positions adjusted, hair and make up changes made, discussion had and then it began. Take after take, various angles, lighting, slight adjustments to hand positions. Watching on a screen from the towing vehicle, I could hear some of the cues and discussions but not all. Talented individuals working together to get their creative vision perfected in real life. The result is perfect, the reality is that it takes much effort, patience attention to detail to get this result. My concern was how would Jai, Grace and Emma handle the repetition, would they understand all the directions and be able to follow through? Watching nervously on that first day; I realised that I didn’t need to be nervous at all…..they got it! At least I thought they did! At 515pm as we watched a beautiful sunset , my thoughts were affirmed. The director asked all the crew to give Jai, Grace and Emma a round of applause for their fabulous work. They felt like stars!
The next two days brought two location changes, costume changes, various scenes and lots of laughter. Without giving away the storyline; some good old fart humour was used and the kids learned how effective exaggeration can be in. They followed the directions given to them , followed the lead of their on screen parents (who were clearly polished and professional actors) and improvised! I was so proud of the three of them for taking on this new role with such enthusiasm.
Thank you to the director for casting the Phimsipasom kids, thank you to the wonderful people who helped, supported and encouraged them throughout the three days and thank you for Bettina for landing us this gig. At the end of the week, I asked all three is this something they would want to do again and the answer was “absolutely yes”, followed by “especially if we get a buffet lunch everyday”! A new world has been opened up to us!” – Jackie (Jai, Grace & Emma’s Mum)
“We are new to Bettina and had no expectations on what to expect. The casting and call backs experience has been a breeze. Nina, is only young and in my mind any situation could go one of both ways. The people who we worked with at the shoot were amazing, understanding and looked after her Nina’s needs. It was such an incredible experience to have a memory such as this one to remember as she grows older. Will hope she can do similar again some day xx thank you to all involved.” – Krista (Nina’s Mum)
“Maya had a lot of fun on her first two days on set with seed and did another shoot today. Everyone is lovely to work with and are understanding when Maya doesn’t do exactly what she should be doing and are patient with her.They have tools like little stickers of the floor and bubbles to get the children to smile which works. We have enjoyed our time with seed and hope to work with them again in the future and cannot wait to see the photos of Maya when they come out.” – Louise (Maya’s Mum)
“First time a charm. Skye Alana for Big W’s “Toy Mania” campaign. My 8-month-old daughter, Skye Alana, was photographed just last week for Big W’s “Toy Mania” campaign. This was Skye’s first ‘job’, so we were excited to be involved. Skye loved meeting the Big W team and enjoyed having her hair brushed by the make-up artist. After a quick outfit change, Skye was asked to play on an activity gym. While Skye played, the team danced along to Skye’s favourite Wiggles tune – Big Red Car, all while the photographer snapped away and ‘got the shot’. My daughter and I had a great day out together on set with the Big W crew. It was a fab and fun introduction to the industry and we’re looking forward to seeing what new opportunities come our way.” – Alison (Skye’s Mum)
“Skylar had a great time at her first shoot. The client made it fun and had catered very well for the children with lots of snacks and sticker books to play with. There was also a gorgeous dog called Peach that was part of the photo shoot and Skylar was delighted with that. We were on set for an hour and it went very quickly. It was a great experience for both of us and we had a great time. ” – Jordan (Skylar’s Mum)
“Addison had such a positive experience last week for the Jan Logan Bridal shoot. From the time we arrived all the staff and crew were amazing. They were so excited to have Addison there and were so encouraging during the shoot. It was such an amazing experience working with this professional crew and she is already asking when is she going again.” – Sarah (Addison’s Mum)
“It was a great experience. Lara absolutely loved and enjoyed her time during the shoot. Thank you for giving her a chance and all your efforts!” – Amina (Lara’s Mum)
“We went to do a Target shoot at a beautiful little rustic cabin in Heathcote. All of the staff there were very friendly, patient, and easy to work with. Helena had a great time posing with her pretend mommy for the photos and exploring the cabin in between shots. It was such a lovely experience and we hope to do it again!” – Cari (Helena’s Mum)
“I have to say we had a wonderful experience working with Asics recently. The photographer and stylist were all lovely and very professional! Thankfully we got there early so everyone was ready to start earlier than expected as well!” – Desi (James’ Mum)
“We have had a wonderful experience since joining the Bettina Family, staff have been so friendly and helpful and we have been very lucky for both my daughter and now my little baby boy having the opportunity to work with Country Road. This has been a great learning experience so far and we look forward to continue working with Bettina Management” – Carla (Harper’s Mum)
“Summer loved the photoshoot with Ben Conroy & his team or the Galleria ‘FIND’ Magazine. They were really professional and great with the children.” – Lauren (Summer’s Mum)
“Thanks to Bettina Management our son Harry had a fabulous day at the Big W shoot. Being his first time we didn’t know what to expect but it had been a positive experience. Signing up not long ago with Bettina Management we truly believe it builds confidence for him and builds relationships with others while on set. He’d enjoyed every moment of it and we hope to have more opportunities come his way.” – Soya (Harry’s Mum)
“Sebastian just had an awesome experience working as a double on the ‘Ride Like A Girl’ set. Such an eye-opener to see how much work goes into pulling a movie together and the crew and producers were so amazing with all the kids involved. We both loved every minute of the experience and learnt so much. We met some really lovely people and might be leaving all that excitement behind but are taking lots of new friendships with us. Can’t wait for the movie to come out next year!” – Julie (Sebastian’s Mum)
“When I signed my daughter Arabella up for Bettina Management at 3 months old I already thought it was worth the original fee just for the absolutely gorgeous photos I received from attitude studios! On the first day her profile went online she got a casting call for Sheridan Baby & Kids. Bella was chosen as a first model and we had a fantastic 3 hours shooting with them, she loved every minute of attention, smiled at everyone and overall had a great time! The photographer adored her and she modeled gorgeous clothes, wraps, beanies, mittens and booties. Bettina and Sheridan were both extremely professional and if her photos are chosen we will have lovely pictures to add to the family photo album!” – Elinor (Arabella’s Mum)
“We were very excited and lucky to be chosen for Big W fashion shot. The whole process was smooth and fun. William enjoyed it so much so did I. Thank you Bettina management! Can’t wait to see the final result and looking forward to our next exciting experience!” – Sophia (William’s Mum)
“Mikaylie was invited to her first casting call in which she landed herself an amazing 2 day shoot with Masterfoods. Being our first time doing anything like this, I was a bit nervous – Although Mikaylie was fine & took everything in her stride. But from the moment we arrived on set we were made to feel like family. The crew were so friendly, supportive & helpful. Mikaylie loved every minute of it & was an absolute natural in front of the camera. I was so proud of her! So a massive thank you to Bettina & Masterfoods for giving my little girl this opportunity :-)” – Bonnie (Mikaylie’s Mum)
“Thank you for recommending Kayla for Country Road on 1st of may I think Kayla liked trying on new clothes and meeting new people also would like to say Country road employers were very fun to work for. Thanks Bettina for helping Kayla get a casting for Country Road” – Mellissa (Kayla’s Mum)
“In regards to the adidas/footlocker shoot, he loved it, at first he was a bit shy then they worked their magic on him he was so relaxed with them they were lovely people, he had a blast, especially at the end he got some free Adidas stuff he was so excited and happy. He said to me “ when am I doing this again”?” – Raeda (Fathel’s Mum)
“The Today Show weather crossover at Barangaroo was a great first experience with Bettina. Cameron was literally ‘hanging around’ all morning on ropes, ladders and frames! He couldn’t have been happier. Being interviewed by Natalia Cooper was an unexpected bonus and Cameron really enjoyed being in front of the camera as well as watching how TV filming works with the lighting, props and rehearsals etc. A great morning and a great experience – thanks Bettina for the opportunity.”- Nicole (Cameron’s Mum)
“I received a text at work one afternoon and within 20 Mins had agreed that My daughter would be available for Billabong catwalk show the next day. We got there early and met with the other models, the client contact Alina was really friendly and made all the girls (aged 5-11)feel really confident and special. This was Gracie’s first ever catwalk and she was so excited. She bonded quickly with the other girls and then we took a look through all the clothes for half an hour before the catwalk. The actual catwalk was really quick the parents helped the girls and they had around 10 outfit changes each. They were all brilliant and the response from the audience was very encouraging. It was a fantastic environment and we got a sneak preview at next seasons stock. Gracie was buzzing after the show, she is desperate to do some more modelling and would jump at the chance. I felt it was a really positive experience and good for her confidence to walk into a room full of strangers and show off the garments. And to top it all we received some discount vouchers from Billabong to use online. Thank you so much” – Lara (Gracie’s Mum)
“Bettina, Thank you so much for being professional and so caring of Phoenix with his first job…I couldn’t have placed my child in better hands in relation to his career” – Kylie (Phoenix’s Mum)
“Harper has recently filmed for an ABC Series WOW that’s Amazing and had a great time on set. He has learnt some amazing skills and is always excited to get on set and meet everyone. The crew on set have made this experience as fun and easy as possible and Harper loves meeting the other kids involved in the show. He is currently doing voice overs for the series and is thoroughly enjoying this experience also. Each time he films or does a voice recording he building his skill set for future opportunities. His membership with Bettina is up for renewal and when I asked him if he wanted to continue I got an enthusiastic ‘yeah of course’. ” – Hayley (Harper’s Mum)
“My daughter loved the experience of being on a live TV show last week. I highly recommend Bettina.” – Esther (Cheryl’s Mum)
“May had a fantastic time in being able to participate in the Food Bank advertising campaign. We found that it was very professionally ran and the organizers were fantastic with helping the kids feel comfortable. Thanks Bettina Management!” – Fiona (May’s Mum)
“We are delighted to be part of such a great team at Bettina Management. New to the industry we did not know what to expect. Within one month of signing my daughter Giselle launched her career as an artist with her first audition. Shortly after, requests for jobs began. We’ve experienced great communication, assistance with social media, and met exceptional friends along the way. Giselle will now feature in several catalogues both as an artist and model. Our onsite experience revealed the mystery and excitement of photo shoots. The true beauty of making young children confident on set, ability to enable thinking and creativity, and learning to read opportunities around them are life skills which every child would be blessed to be exposed to. Working with experienced and passionate photographers and staff who went out of their way to ensure Giselle and myself understood the agenda on the day, assisted the both of us to feel safe and comfortable at all times. We were further blessed to experience a very considerate production team with crew members working around Giselle’s schooling commitments. Showing by their actions, that it’s not just something written on paper in their flyers, the production crew and truly care about each child’s future. Bettina Management has shown, that they are more than a talent agent in the industry as they help create and shape tomorrow’s confident leaders in a safe environment. Your passion and guidance is a true reflection of your work ethics. Thank you!” – Valeria (Giselle’s Mum)
“Our daughter was recently selected to film a short commercial. The communication from Bettina Management was always so informative and detailed. The staff work so well with children and provided all the scripts and relevant information ahead of time so that she could be completely prepared. On the day of the shoot, our daughter was completely looked after. They explained every step of the filming process and were so patient with her. Bettina really encourage kids to be kids and I love that they do not try to make them appear to be older than they are. As the mother of girls this is vitally important.” – Gabby (Laura’s Mum)
“We had such a lovely day shooting with Smiggle, the shoot was Jesse’s first job and I was concerned about how Jesse will cope with 8 hours of intense posing, I didn’t know what to expect. To my delight the team on the day Studio 84 and Smiggle were so committed to the kid’s wellbeing! Especially when they realised it was Jesse’s first shoot ever, they were helpful with direction and made it a day full of fun and laughter, it was completely stress free. Let’s hope for more to come. Thanks Bettina for casting Jesse for this campaign, and thanks to the Smiggle and Studio 84 teams for making it fun!” – Oshi (Jesse’s Mum)
“This was Sasha’s first shoot, and although she was used to being in front of the camera for her portfolio and castings this was a nervous moment for me especially! She was on location which we found out was at St Kilda Skate Park. We really didn’t know what to expect but on arrival found a huge camper van which was exciting in itself. The team were so warm and welcoming and Sasha was made to feel comfortable from the off. She adored being pampered in hair and makeup and Emma was by her side the whole time. I cannot speak highly enough of the whole Target team they were amazing, and Sasha was not fazed at all, going off away from us during the whole time, and taking direction very well! She has even been called back already which is so exciting!. Thank you Team Target:)))” – Lisa (Sasha’s Mum)
“The shoot with Australian yarn company was good, Paityn was a bit tired and grumpy but they were very patient and friendly!” – Stevie (Paityn’s Mum)
“Working with Country Road is awesome, heaps of fun. Ava did a great job and the people we worked with are fantastic. It was also very interesting to see what a item of clothing goes through and the stringent requirements they have before a item of clothing hits the shops.” – Fiona (Ava’s Mum)
“Noah was picked to be part of Cotton On Kids upcoming winter range. On the day of the shoot the crew from Cotton On Kids went above and beyond. They were so fantastic, kind and interactive with Noah! Noah had 6 outfit changes, all which were so beautiful. The photos turned out devine. It was an absolute pleasure working with Cotton On Kids and would do so again without a second thought!” – Rebecca (Noah’s Mum)
“The Live Shoot for Miller-Roberts photography at the Hello Kid Fair was a big success! Adrianna and stylist Holly made sure Ivy-Mae shined like a star and we ended up shooting two extra brands. Ivy-Mae enjoyed every minute of the shoot thanks to the amazing team and all the lovely people at the Hello Kid Fair!” – Milou (Ivy-Mae’s Mum)
“It was such a rewarding experience for Millie working on the set of a TV commercial. Once again, the job was expertly handled by Bianca and the Bettina staff. Four year olds don’t have a filter for things they don’t like, and working on a set is no exception. True to her feelings about the whole experience, Millie asks me every day when she can do it again!” – Michaal (Millie’s Mum)
“Ivy and Lily were great on set, we were all very well looked after on the day. The cast and crew were all very friendly and the nurse was wonderful. Overall we had an enjoyable, very positive experience. Thank you for the opportunity.” – Evonne (Ivy and Lily’s Mum)
“Noah was lucky enough to be selected for his first shoot with Halycon Nights when he was 4 months old. We had a fun morning on set with all of the beautiful clothing. The Halycon Nights crew were all so lovely to deal with and did what the could to help make Noah feel comfortable on set. The photos turned out great, so adorable.” – Rebecca (Noah’s Mum)
“Charli has been a Country Road fit model now for the past year, she had thoroughly enjoyed it and loved seeing all the new season clothes come in and how the designers work. She has a strong interest now is becoming a fashion designer. The experience on a whole was fantastic and the staff amazing. We’d like to also thank Bettina for getting Charli this job. Looking forward to what the new year and Bettina might bring” – Lindsay (Charli’s Mum)
“Indi had a great time at the Bonds shoot. She was dressed in a few different outfits, which all looked great, and then whisked to the set. The photographer took quite a few photographs and it can take some time before they have enough shots – with a mix of standing, sitting and walking to the camera. But she had fun dancing to music and playing with balloons and bubbles, and all the crew were helpful in getting her happy and prepared. There was also good area to relax and wait and eat between shots.” – Elissandra (Indi’s Mum)
“My Daughter Gabriella was lucky enough to be part of the Big W Easter catalogue campaign. The Big W onset crew were amazing and so kind and gentle with her, being her first time. She was a little nervous at first but with the help of the amazing crew and photographer Gabriella went onset smiled and loved every moment in front of the camera, having fun, laughing and enjoying the attention. Thank you to the team at Bettina for their professionalism throughout the entire process, from email and SMS communications with perfect details and support numbers. As a first time mum to having a working child in this industry they made the entire experience delightful. Thank you again.” – Liana (Gabriella’s mum).
“Tilly absolutely loves the chance to be on the set of this upcoming ABC series. There are two production teams working on this series and each one is great. Having the opportunity to work on a series is particularly fun as the team all know Tilly (and her crazy fun-loving personality) and there is always such a sense of joy and excitement on set. Tilly is made to feel so welcome when she arrives. There is a chaperone on set which means Mum gets to kick back and either read a book, or more than likely catch up on some work – while Tilly is having a ball. This series in particular is even more exciting as it is all focused on science-based experiments for kids using everyday items you find in the home. Tilly is super excited to find out what she will be doing each time she is on set and then loves to try them out at home with the family too. Not only is she having fun but she’s learning too.” – Liz (Tilly’s Mum)
“My daughter had a great time at the shoot. It gave her confidence and was a great opportunity for her to be part of a group of people on a set in front of cameras. She enjoyed getting her hair done and socialising with everyone.” – Mona (Sumayah’s Mum)
“Minty had a great day with the beach shots enjoying the sun and even getting some bike riding in! Thanks to your teams they were very welcoming and friendly!” – Grant (Araminta’s Dad)
“Seth had such a great day filming with Zoos Victoria! They made us feel very comfortable and made Seth feel like a star! They were lovely people and made Seth feel comfortable behind the camera and with the animals! Can’t wait to see the end video!” – Casey (Seth’s Mum)
“Ishani had a really good experience while shooting the campaign ad for Victoria’s Build. The team at Bettina was professional in communicating the details in a timely mannner. The film crew was equally experienced and Ishani felt very comfortable and confident. The director gave clear instructions, which were easily followed by Ishani. The whole process was very smooth and Ishani had so much fun and is pretty proud to be part on tv for such a campaign. Bettina Management is the way to go if you would like your child to be treated as a professional and in a proficient way.” – Dipti (Ishani’s Mum)
“My son Harper has had an amazing (sorry for the pun) time filming for an upcoming ABC series ‘Wow that’s amazing’. Each and every time we arrive on set he is lucky enough to experience new, exciting and fun activities. He has made new friends and been lucky to work with a super friendly crew all whilst learning what the acting business is all about. We are all eagerly awaiting the first time we get to see him on the television. It has certainly been a memorable and educational journey for him.” – Hayley (Harper’s Mum)
“We had a great experience with Target, they were really friendly and playful. Would definitely go back for more photo shoot with them. Thank you!” – Stina (Harlie’s Mum)
“Gabbi had a great time with Auguste the Label. They were very professional, and a really lovely team and totally enjoyed working with Gabbi. They were most impressed by her saying she was easy to work with, professional, took direction really well. She was a pleasure to work with and seemed to be quite a natural.” – Nicole (Gabriella’s Mum)
“Sienna was on set for Big W again today and she absolutely loves working for them. She has so much fun working with the team and the photographer that they use is incredible. He does such a great job of creating such a fun environment for all the kids and it’s genuine which is what you hope for as a parent when bringing your children in for a shoot.” – Samantha (Sienna’s Mum)
“Taisei has gained wonderful experience through LG.He has never been to hairdresser and was his first time getting his hair set by professional hairdresser. He absolutely loved it. Also he became really friendly with father actor. I think Taisei has done well for his first film because there was great support by many staffs and Director was being really kind to him. Taisei has become very friendly with many staffs as well as actor and he has really enjoyed the film. Taisei said he has done practices prior to the film and he seems to have confidence in acting. He is looking forward to the next film.” – Wakako (Taisei’s Mum)
“Sebastian loved doing the shoot for The Entertainment Book – he was part of a pretend ‘family’ for the shoot and had a very cool ‘Mum and Dad’ and a gorgeous little ‘sister’ Ivy. They got to eat in a lovely restaurant and go to the ice-cream store so for a 10 year old what’s not to love! The whole crew were great and the two children had so much fun! Thanks for giving him the opportunity!” – Julie (Sebastian’s Mum)
“Rylan had a great time at the LG shoot. It was his first experience on a real set with make-up and hair and lots of camera people. He can’t wait to do it again!” – Sriyanthi (Rylan’s Mum)
“How amazing has Monique’s adventure been so far with Bettina Management. The staff are always ready to answer the 100 questions I ask 😄😄😄😄 I couldn’t have imagined it would be so great. Monique has had so many castings and is so excited about the jobs she has got. She loves it, photographers and crew are so loving and caring and pay so much attention to our children’s needs, as a Mum I’m so satisfied with that little bit of extra attention that is given to them while they’re on set and I’m so comfortable with the way Monique is treated.We will definitely renew our contract next year. So great 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻😊😊😊” – Patricia (Monique’s mum)
“I really enjoyed my time on set for the Big W catalogue my son Gabriel was involved in. They were very efficient and organised and everything ran smoothly, we were out of there in no time as they were able to “get the shot” so quickly. They were patient and very caring towards my baby. We would happily work with them again.” – Becky (Gabriel’s Mum)
“At age 3 a photoshoot for Delali is a chance to spend the day with Mummy or Daddy. On Monday the 11th of December we were asked to participate in a photoshoot for SEED Heritage. As Delali had previously modeled for Seed she knew other models and the crew on site. Delali was very excited about the outfits she was given to model and loved chatting with members of the team between shots. The photographers were also enthusiastic and encouraging. Delali and I concluded our outing with lunch at the local cafe.” – Kim (Delali’s Mum)
“This is our daughters 4th assignment for Big W, under Bettina’s management. From her first to her fourth assignment, the experience has been nothing short of professional, well organised and above all, fun! The Big W team are always friendly, engaging and know exactly how to get the best from the models – all ranging from ages 4 and upwards. There are often things for the children to do whilst they wait for their pictures and there is a break-out area so they can stretch their legs and have a run-about. The Bettina Management team are always friendly and professional in their dealings and ensure they give as much as notice as possible. Our daughter enjoys the overall experience, and it has even helped develop her confidence: both in front, and behind the camera!” – Samantha (Sienna’s Mum)
“My daughter Mimi recently had her first ever photo shoot and we couldn’t be more thrilled that her debut was with the newly relaunched Pumpkin Patch, an iconic Australian brand. Having never done anything like this before the crew on the photoshoot had to work hard to keep her engaged for almost 2 hours. They did an incredible job and the end results were fantastic, she looks adorable and so innocent! Pumpkin Patch have worked hard to bring a fresh new look to their brand and I think they have nailed it. We’ve already bought most of the clothes Mimi wore for the shoot. Such great quality. Thanks to Bettina Management for enabling us to take part in this fantastic opportunity!” – Charlotte (Imogen’s Mum)
“We were so excited to have Matthew selected for the Pumpkin Patch re-launch shoot. They are such a well respected and loved brand in Australia that we couldn’t wait to see him as part of the campaign. Matt is a pretty busy 16 month old and can be quite a handful and kept us on our toes, but the team were super patient and added to the excitement on set. Once the campaign launched it was great to share the lovely pics with family and friends” – Gerrie (Matthew’s Dad)
“We were so excited to hear that Mack would be modelling for Pumpkin Patch – we had missed their clothing range! Mack arrived on set and was instantly greeted energetically by our photographer and other crew. Our session was timed generously affording plenty of down time between outfit changes and Kate (our key contact on the day) had brought plenty of toys to occupy and entertain Mack as needed – even doing a shop run for bubbles mid-shoot. Overall, we were really well looked after on the day, the finished product was up only a few weeks afterwards, and I now look forward to spending our gift voucher in the online store!” – Imogen (Macks Mum)
“Ivy-Mae loved her playground shoot for Innovative Retail. She immediately befriended one of the other Bettina Models and they had the best time together! We’re very happy she had such a positive first experience. Thank you Bettina Management, we’re so excited for this great adventure!” – Milou (Ivy-Mae’s Mum)
“I am just writing about Archies experience on his Big W photoshoot, he had so much fun, especially watching the lady blow bubbles to him to entertain him while the photos were taken, all the staff there were great and he enjoyed the attention” – Rachel (Archie’s Mum)
“For our first time experience it was fantastic, unforgettable experience . We didn’t know what was involved in making a TV commercial but after the CBA commercial we don’t skip ads anymore lol. The children were amazing long hard hours and great effort from all the crew and specially the producer their persistence and perseverance to get the right shots We thank you Bettina Management for this great opportunity and experience. Look forward to be involved again and working with other jobs. Love always, The Ahmad Family – Salam, Sulaiman & Mohamad.”
“Ana did recently a job for UNE. The whole process was simple and clear from the first audition to the final shooting and Bettina had a remarkable role to made those all possible. Bianca has been in touch with us all the time to provide all we need to know and to do. She is very supportive and responsive. I had a few communication with Brodie as well and again I found her so nice and committed. Ana also enjoyed every single moment of shooting and had so much fun there. We are so excited and honestly didn’t expect Ana to get a job that soon as it was her second one in less than six months. Thanks Bettina for all you have done and we are looking forward to upcoming opportunities :)” – Mariam (Ana’s mum)
“Thank you Bettina for giving Seth the awesome experience to work for bonds…I cannot believe how quick from the first interview to Seth’s profile available for agents to see, to being short listed to getting the job it’s all so amazing Seth and also myself are on a high!!!! Working with the crew from bonds and the other awesome models made it so easy for Seth to just have fun while working….AWSOME EXPERIANCE FOR SETH!!!! THANK YOU AGAIN BETTINA XO” – Annette (Seth’s mum)
“My son Saleem was casted to model for the Wesfarmers Runway show where he modelled 2 outfits – one for Kmart, the other for Target. Upon confirming the job, Saleem was beyond excited to show his talents. We attended the fitting session where stylist, Zara Bryson was very welcoming and friendly, styling Saleem in some gorgeous summer outfits. The day of the show went smoothly starting with a short rehearsal and timeline of events – I felt that the staff, volunteers and fellow models were all very friendly and organised – everything was in order from outfits, hair, makeup and catering. No doubt, the show was a success and I was very impressed with how everything turned out. My son showed confidence I had never before seen and truly enjoyed his time on stage. Both Saleem and I are thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to working with Bettina Management into the future.” – Felicia (Bradley’s Mum)
“So I was contacted by Bettina Agency to send Keith to a product photoshoot. We had to travel on the other side of the city and it was fine as we always love seeing new places. The shooting place was an amazing house with a stunning view over Brisbane. The host were a beautiful family super friendly. Keith had a blast opening and playing with the toy box and he had so much fun with the other kids also. This was a easy and fun job, we will love to have more like this one.We were so excited over the entire shoot. “ – Victoria and Keith
“Jovi’s first experience in getting to do a tv commercial through Bettina management was awesome. Jovi had such a fun day with the professional film crew, he raved about it for weeks, we look forward to his next adventure.” – Susan (Jovi’s Mum)
“Jarod was very excited to work with the Target team. We arrived onsite and were efficiently directed to hair, make up and wardrobe. The team were friendly and everything ran smoothly and on time. We can’t wait to see the final results and hope to work with them again!” – Renee (Jarod’s Mum)
“Our experience on the ‘Linked’ project was very professional and a great insight for Chloe into what’s expected of her on these types of shoots. She was very fortunate in this instance to be shooting with a group of kids in a playground which meant that they were having a great time whilst working and the crew were thorough and particular with ensuring that all the kids were cared for. They were given ample breaks with dedicated staff ensuring they had what they needed e.g. drinks, food, sunscreen etc. and they were given clear instructions on what was needed of them.” – Victoria (Chloe’s Mum)
“The team at Bettina Management have done an outstanding job in finding our son Ben some great jobs that he is really enjoying, I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Bettina , as to date they have been a pleasure to deal with every step of the way.” – Kwan and Damien
“We would like to let everyone know we had a great experience with my sons first casting for a short film the communication was easy to follow and the experience was great we look forward to our next opportunity thanks Bettina” – Leanne (Ashely’s mum)
“This is Kylie, Andrew’s Mother. Andrew enjoyed himself so much he would love to do it again. This was his 1st job and Runway Event and he was just a natural. As you can see from his photo’s he held his head up high, waving at the crowd as he walked down the catwalk. The Crowd Applauded and loved him as the Media went Snap Happy, especially when he arrived at the front of the runway and posed doing a Spiderman Pose. The Crowd went wild! He really had a fantastic day in front and behind the scenes in rehearsal. Andrew is eager to do it again if and when the opportunity arises. Thank you Wesfarmer’s and Bettina for this fantastic opportunity. This was one he will always remember. Thank you again.” – Kylie and my little Star Andrew.
“We were very excited when we were told Brodie was successful with his audition. We both didn’t really know what to expect as it was Brodie’s first job and of all places it was in Malaysia. We were very excited that Brodie would be shooting for Vicks as it is a staple product in our household as is in most family homes, so it was a product that we knew and loved. The team in Malaysia were great. When Brodie was not shooting, they looked after him. From the assistants to the owner of the production company to the clients, they treated Brodie like he was part of the team. He had a great time. We were lucky enough to be able to do some sight seeing whilst there and were lucky enough to go up the KL tower at night which was amazing. It was a great experience which we will never forget and have made friends which we will keep in contact with. Thanks to Brodie from Bettina Management for giving Brodie the opportunities to represent Bettina management.” – Amanda (Brodie’s Mum)
“Hannah had a really good time at the Runway. As this was her first job ever, she was a bit nervous walking down the ramp on the first set. But she was more confident on the second set as one could see that occasional smile & improved walking posture. After the event, Hannah said she loved modelling & had lots of fun. She said she would want to do it again.” – Calvin (Hannah’s Dad)
“Isaac and I had a great time at the shoot. The photographer was great with him and was very professional. It’s definitely something we would love to do again soon :)” – Vicky (Isaac’s mum)
“It’s a great privilege and great opportunity to work with Big W again. Uzi had an amazing time during the shoot. We had so much fun with crew and so as other kids and parents. Thank you again. Xxxx” – Jean (Uzi’s Mum)
“Hanna’s experience at Cotton On was a very positive one. The staff were very welcoming and helped Hanna to quickly relax, despite her nerves. They also explained what exactly would be happening and when. The positive reinforcement to the models was great and that helped things to move ahead smoothly. There was more than ample food and drinks for the girls and their parents as the shoot went for about 6 hours. Hanna has been booked again by Cotton On in December and she can’t wait.” – Cameron (Hanna’s Dad)
“Waking up at 6am for school for Angelina is always a challenge, let alone getting her up at 4am! Suprisingly she jumped out of bed. This was Angelina’s first time acting in a commercial. She was so excited and so nervous at the same time. Not really knowing what to expect. The staff at Betting (Bianca) was so helpful, and provided us with so much information beforehand, so we had an idea what to expect!
We drove down to Bradleys Head and were met with some lovely people from the Agency shooting the commercial. It all started. Angelina got her makeup and hair done and then we all drove down to the Ampitheatre where Angelina got her head measured for the bucket to fit over her head! Besides the weather (it was FREEZING), it was so much fun. All the staff from the agency were so nice and thoughtful, constantly asking if Angelina was okay (I think she was the youngest there). They shot for about 2 hours and we were done! They provided a table full of food and tea and coffee. Angelina’s experience was amazing – she cant wait to be selected for other stuff!” – Heba (Angelina’s Mum)
“Mia joy enjoyed her job with sydney treasures photography, especially that it was her first job. The photographer was very friendly which helped her feel confortable. She was happy to do whatever he asked her to, and she even made a new friend, a little girl participating in the photoshoot. They had very nice photos together. Overall mia was excited and happy, she felt FAMOUS, as she said and cant wait to have another opportunity soon.” – Sylvie (Mia’s mum)
“I would just like to share my Daughters experience with you! My Daughter name is Monique and she recently did a photo shoot for Moose, Monique could not stop talking about how she felt so important whilst working with your Team. She was definitely on a high! Thank you for letting my daughter be part of your world and thank you for making her experience one she will never forget. Regards from a happy and proud mum” – Natasha
“Harper had the most amazing time working for Village Cinemas on location at the QT Station Manley. We arrived and were greeted by the lovely ladies from Village Cinemas who gave Harper his instructions and costume for the evening. Getting into character and wearing ‘Georgies’ outfit from the movie was extremely exciting for him. As part of his job he had to get into character and ultimately give the guests a little scare as they arrived at the QT Station. The guests gasped and stopped to take photos and a short video was also taken by Village Cinemas. It was safe to say Harper was in his element and this was his favorite part of the night. From this point he had some dialogue and was able to interact with the guests at the event whilst they ate dinner. It is an understatement to say that he was over the moon about getting this opportunity and completing his first job. He has had a taste and extremely excited at the prospect of being able to complete more jobs in the future with Bettina. Thanking you for the opportunity” – Hayley (Harper’s Mum)
“Amy had a really great experience with Nissan TVC shooting. Everyone was very nice and so professional. She really enjoyed her time there, learned few things about commercial shooting and also made few friends. Thank you Bettina for this wonderful opportunity! – Sue” – (Amy’s mum)
“Deniliquin and i had an amazing experience on her 3 day commercial shoot for Aldi. She told me she had a lot of fun making new friends and as this was her first ever job, she enjoyed the experience and looks forward to hopefully doing it again soon. The production crew were fantastic! Thank you so much Bettina and Aldi x” – Talalelei (Deniliquin’s Mum)
“Diyon was successful enough to do his first TV commercial for TAC. Bettina Management was very supportive and responsive throug the day of casting, constantly updated me soon as heard from the client. Bettina Management was kind enough to answers all my silly questions and it was a great help for me and my child to be relax on casting day. The client and the production crew was very friendly and they didn’t put any pressure on my child. I would like to thank Bettina Management for representing Diyon. Thank you.” – Lakmali (Diyon’s Mum)
“Monique’s interview with Bettina gave her the confidence to move around in front of a camera with ease, and she loved it. Since signing up she has already done a photo shoot which has covered our annual fee , so we are laughing and hoping you get more work for our little precious. She loves what she does and Bettina management helped her to feel special about herself. Thanks guys , you are all awesome” – Patricia (Monique’s Mum)
“Layla and I had a ball at our photo shoot with broken tricycle so professional, exciting and we can’t wait for our next adventure.” – Kelly (Layla’s mum)
“Working with Bettina Management crew are fantastic. My daughter Ti-Alee recently did a commercial shoot with Holden and the crew were awesome and made sure Ti-Alee was looked after and made her time enjoyable.” – Bernie (Ti-Alee’s mum)
“Thanks for giving Sebastian the opportunity to work with Fila Kids Korea! The Fila staff were wonderful with the kids, definitely bringing out the best in them and very gentle and nurturing with them. It was a great experience for them and they even gave them all a pair of Fila shoes at the end of the day. Great fun all round!” – Julie (Sebastian’s mum)
“We got a call to attend the audition and although Beau had never done any acting before he was really excited to give it a go. I made sure he knew there were going to be lots of other kids auditioning too so he wouldn’t get his hopes up too high. The day before we practiced some facial expressions and recorded them on my iPhone, which he really enjoyed doing. He was very nervous during the audition and a little bit shy in the spotlight but he followed the interviewer’s instructions beautifully and tried his best. We weren’t very sure if he’d get the part due to the amount of kids applying so we were very surprised when we got the call to say he got it. Beau was extremely proud of himself and it was a huge boost in his confidence, he told every one that would listen that he was going to be in a Toyota ad. The shoot was on top of Mount Tambourine in a beautiful chapel in a vineyard. We got there at the crack of dawn as they wanted the morning light for the scene. Every one there was really friendly and professional, we were amazed at the quality of the set, it was obvious a lot of thought and work had gone into it. Beau was very nervous but felt much better as soon as he saw the buffet breakfast spread. Shortly after breakfast they got him into the hair and makeup truck and fussed over him until he looked the part, all of the actors and film crew introduced themselves during the process and made Beau feel very comfortable. When it was time to shoot the scene the director was very good at explaining to Beau what they wanted him to do and I must admit, I was impressed with how well he went. However, it was a long process for Beau and he did start to lose focus and become fidgety, I think that’s to be expected with kids though! At the end of it all they thanked Beau for his hard work then we sat in the director’s tent for a while to watch the other scenes be filmed. It was a very long and exhausting morning for him (he fell asleep straight after) but a very memorable and proud day for him. Of course now he is hoping to be picked to do it again.”
“I had a great experience with Archers recent photo shoot with Broken Tricycle. The audition and the photo shoot were both comfortable experiences and the casting crew were lovely. I cant wait to see the final result!” – Tegan (Archer’s mum)
“My daughters have been with Bettina for just over 5 months now and the service we have received I am unable to fault.
Throughout every audition & photo shoot the girls and I have always felt comfortable with in the process. The girls have been lucky enough to be cast in channel tens “the Wrong Girl – Season 2”, the whole process has been so exciting and professional I couldn’t be happier. Brodie has been beyond helpful and I can honestly say that within a 10 minute time frame I receive a response to any questions or concerns sent through.
As all mothers know exposing your children to anything new is always a nerve racking experience but I can honestly say it has been such a fun and enjoyable one.” – Ashlea (Willow and Harlow’s mum)
“Everyone at Bettina Management has been fabulous. They’ve made a daunting decision much easier by answering all my questions, which is why I signed up my youngest daughter with them. We had no expectations, but thought that Vivienne would enjoy the chance to be involved in some acting or modelling. It was all new to our family, but luckily the staff at Bettina had the experience to help us through the process! Vivienne’s first audition led to her shooting a television commercial, which was an amazing experience for her and fascinating for all of us to see how the magic is made. She’s so proud when people say “didn’t I see you on TV?” and it’s given her an opportunity to follow her passion. Everyone on set was so kind and helpful, and there was a wealth of information from Bettina Management about what to expect on the day and how the system works. I’ve noticed that everyone at Bettina has made a point of following up quickly, which is so important when decisions are often made by clients at the last minute (as we’ve learned!). I’m so glad that Vivienne has had the opportunity to be a part of Bettina Management, and I can’t wait to see what she achieves next.” – Kathryn (Vivienne’s mum)
“We have an awesome experience working with all the staff and the management. They are very friendly, bubbly, easy to reach out, and very professional. Uzi had so much fun working with other kids too. We are looking forward to work with them again in the future. Thank you so much.” – Jean (Uzi’s mum)
“Tyger enjoyed his job and his experience at the shooting. Tyger enjoyed dressing and acting as a zombie while interacting with other children, as he made many new friends on the day. The staff who helped Tyger with the shoot were kind, friendly, and made the experience memorable and entertaining.” – Monnie (Tyger’s mum)
“On the day of Ti-Alee’s shoot, she had such an amazing day. She loved meeting her new friends and had so much fun. This was her first time in a commercial she didn’t know what to expect. The people behind the scenes were great they really looked after the children, even the adults were taken care of. The experience for Ti-Alee was great and then I you to everyone that was involved.” – Bernie (Ti-Alee’s Mum)
“Saw the open casting on Facebook that they were in need for a 6 week old baby, applied and got the job for my son. They were extremely accomodating, caring and were a lovely bunch of people. We now get to see our little guy on TV! Communication was fantastic.
Thank you Bettina. What a great experience.” – Kelsey (Slater’s mum)
“We had such a great experience with Fila Kids! The clients were such lovely people and went beyond our expectations in catering for us, from fruit, muffins and water for the kids and coffee for the parents! Uber and taxi rides all day between photo shoot sites and just the day in general was very pleasant even with the language barrier. They were lovely to the kids and the kids weren’t pushed too far and thoroughly enjoyed their experience!” – Casey (Seth’s mum)
“On arrival at the shoot location the shoot team welcomed us and were very informative about how the day would run. They made sure Richard was relaxed and always aware of changes. He had his clothes all set out for him through outfit changes . There was a great team of stylists, hair and makeup, videographers ,producers and more on that day . They served lunch for the actors including us the parents which was very nice. It was getting warm outdoor through the shoot and they served us ice cream! Richard had a wonderful time working with the other talented kids on the set . He made new friends and it was a amazing experience for him.” – Irene (Richard’s mum)
“I was apprehensive about what modelling would be like for a just turned four year old. As a mum, deep down all you really want is the best experiences for your children. Millie’s work on the DJ Xmas shoot was such a valuable and enriching exercise in self confidence and self belief. I could not fault the Bettina Team in guiding us from casting through to shoot. Likewise the DJs production team were extremely generous and mindful in their management of Millie on set.Thank you all!” – Michaal (Millie’s mum)
“Signed up for Melody with Bettina Management just for fun, didn’t expect a real job in such a short time. Thanks Bettina for providing the platform and opportunity. And it’s all well organised. We definitely had a wonderful experience of the shooting with Britax on site. Melody performed great, didn’t cry or get grumpy. She enjoyed the shooting and playing. Looking forward to seeing the advertisement and more opportunities.” – Laura (Melody’s mum)
“We were very excited for Mack to be cast in a Mitsubishi commercial though being new to he industry we had no idea what to expect! On arrival were greeted by the on-set nurse who looked after the child actors for the entire afternoon, ensuring they were where they were meant to be on time, kept out of the cold where possible, and that the parents had warm beverages!
The other actors and crew were brilliant with Mack and he happily giggled his way through the filming, and explored the cars and the set in between shots! We look forward to more TVC opportunities but more importantly we are eagerly waiting for him to appear on our screens!” – Imogen (Mack’s mum)
My daughter Loni has had very pleasant experiences Modeling for Bettina, the staff are very lovely to deal with and love knowing they have had to good time enjoying themselves on set. People on set are more than accommodating from photography to hair and makeup to all to people offering food and water, Loni has always felt comfortable with every job she has undertaken.
I highly recommend Bettina to anyone thinking of starting in the industry. – Tania (Loni’s mum)
My experience with Bettina Management has been very professional and easy forms of communication. Even as our contract has expired and did not wish to continue they still represented their client and seek our permission in having our 4 year old daughter represent their clients company.
Highly recommended, we would absolutely do another contract later in the future with our second child. – Enrica-Jade (Ivy-Jade’s mum)
Isla was very excited to attend a photo shoot with Fila. Isla was a little nervous at the start but she just focused on being herself. Isla had the opportunity to shoot the photo’s with Fila at different locations across Melbourne, and even got to travel around the city in Uber’s. The employer Fila were so lovely and had lots of fun with the kids. Isla finished the shoot feeling confident and she can’t wait to do it again. – Natalie (Isla’s mum)
We know Bettina Management is a well known modelling agency in Australia. My little girl joined as Bettina member since she won the Face of Bettina 2016. It’s definitely opening up more opportunity to explore the modelling industry. We are happy to be part of the team. – Ingrid (Ivana’s mum)
Harlie had a good day shooting kids costumes for Lincraft. Unfortunately she didn’t feel her best that day, she had a bit of a cold and cough. It was fantastic of Lincraft to let Harlie keep all the 6 costumes, she loves to dressup!
What an amazing 2 days we had, it was so exciting and very overwhelming, in a good way. I think, no I know I was more nervous than Georgia, she took it in her stride and interacted with the adults and fellow cast, as if they were old friends, she thoroughly enjoyed the two days of filming especially makeup and wardrobe, which was her favorite. To see how much effort is put in to a television commercial, was an experience in itself let alone be in one. The amazing people we met, so lovely and so professional, really spent the time encouraging the kids, and made them feel at ease. It is a special ‘mum/daughter’ memory Georgia and I will always share.Thank you Bettina’s for this wonderful opportunity and a lifelong memory. – Kylie (Georgia’s mum)
“My daughter just finished her first shoot last night and we found the whole experience wonderful. Very organised and professional and most importantly fun.” – Maree (Georgia’s mum)
Charlie has worked for City Beach (based in Brisbane) a few times now and loves it. The Marketing crew there are so supportive of him and guide him every shoot. It’s a fun, relaxed way for Charlie to earn some pocket money…although he’s almost spent it all by the end of the shoot on the cool surf wear he gets to try on! – Jacki (Mum)
Great experience for Ben, he was made to feel at ease and it was all smooth sailing. Great communication from Bettina Management as always! Ben’s hooked on this and can’t wait for another gig! – Maria (Ben’s mum)
“I would thoroughly recommend Bettina Management to represent your child. Bettina’s team are very focused on your child and getting them the best possible opportunities in the industry. Their client base is incredibly wide and diverse and this ensures your child has the best chance of great work opportunities.” – Sally (Will’s mum)
“We received a text message to alert us that an urgent email was sent on the 28th april. Not thinking anything of it I checked and found out that Phoebe was shortlisted for an international photo shoot in Bali for FILA Kids Korea. The smile on her little face was priceless and she was super excited. She loved the experience and is now in love with Bali.” – Judith (Phoebe’s mum)
“Oliver had a fantastic day at his first job – thank you for putting him forward. Hopefully this is the first of many more to come – fingers crossed. Thank you again!” – Jo (Oliver’s mum)
“My kids had a great experience shooting a TV commercial for truck safety. Bettina was very professional to deal with and responded very quickly to any questions I had. Very happy with the professionalism from all involved.” – Desley (mum)
“During a recent overseas assignment the support and information exchange from Bettina was outstanding and made the journey a pleasure.” – Lindsay (Maya’s mum)
“We were on holiday in Cairns after my dad had returned from Afghanistan and was told I had been selected, we couldn’t believe it. I was so excited as I had never been to Thailand before! We were staying in a huge hotel overlooking Bangkok. I had so much fun and I am still very proud that I was chosen to do the advert. It was so nice to have all my family there, and Jess who was awesome from Bettina took care of me during the shoot.” – Maya
“My daughter had her first job and she absolutely loved it. The team at Bettina were very helpful and answered any questions I had straight away.” – Angela (Lucy’s mum)
“Jessica had so much fun, she enjoyed being a star. Dr Renae Beaumont was a wonderful host, thank you Renae. The photo shoot was well run, and the atmosphere created ensured all the kids involved ended up laughing and playing as though they had known each other for years. Well done to all involved!” – Lynn (Jessica’s mum)
“What can I say. I was, well I should say we, were very excited that we heard from Bettina when they ask Jaxson to audition for an upcoming drama TV series. And within a few days Jaxson got the part. As we live in the country, which is about 1hr and half away from Melbourne, I never thought my that my son would be accepted. So, thank you Bettina for accepting my son. He had the best time of his life and most of all the experience he will gain for doing that. I understand that we live far, but like I said to Kathleen, we don’t mind to travel, it’s the experiences that Jaxson will get from this.” – Romelda (Jaxson’s mum)
We love the professional service by everyone at Bettina. Over the last last few years my child has had the opportunity of being interviewed and casting by a few Companies. Sometimes he wasn’t accepted but we didn’t mind as they were looking for something else and sometimes he got the job. For us it’s the experience that counts as it made my child become more confident in himself. The team has always proved to be very helpful and patient. I highly recommend them if you think your child has got it behind the cameras. The industry is very competitive so have patience and it pays off. Thank you again Bettina for the continuous support and let’s hope my child become mega star. Xo
“We know Bettina Management is a well known modelling agency in Australia. My little girl joined as Bettina member since she won the Face of Bettina 2016. It’s definitely opening up more opportunity to explore the modelling industry. We are happy to be part of the team.” – Ingrid (Ivana’s mum)
“At first we’re in doubt that the agency will get a job for our daughter after reading the welcome package. But, she got her very first job so quick after we joined her at Bettina Management, with lots of exposures in it so we’re really happy as well as our daughter. It wasn’t a big project but a very good one for a starter. I also thought that she might feel the pressure, but no, she enjoyed it a lot and didn’t feel tired at all. Now she’s looking forward to get more exciting jobs for her to shine. Thanks to Bettina for the great opportunity.” – Venis (Hannah’s mum)
“Dakota had the best day shooting for the new Smiggle Campaign. Can hardly wait for her next experience :)” – Tricy (Dakota’s mum)
“There was lots of excitement for Charlie on her shoot. The shoot was great, professional and engaging for Charlie. Thank you for this opportunity for her.” – Damask (Charlie’s mum)
“Bettina Management is such an amazing place filled with the most wonderful opportunities you could only dream of. Me as a mother have enjoyed watching my daughters dream come true. To the amazing people working in Bettina, I appreciate all the hard work and contribution; it might have taken a year to get something but the outcome was beautiful. There was no hesitation in my decision in choosing Bettina, even though there were a number of other companies I could have gone with, something about Bettina just drew me to it and I’m thankful that I did choose them as the agency for my child. Now I can have my four other beautiful daughter join and have their dreams come true as well.” – Julia (Celine’s mum)
“We were all really excited & proud for Aydin. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity .. are you kidding .. an all expenses paid cruise? The crew were all very nice & professional with a run sheet given to us each day of the day’s activities. The cruise staff were all great and made the trip very enjoyable. Aydin got on well with everybody and really enjoyed the time. He said it was much better than school.” – Albert (Aydin’s dad)
“My little piglet and I had our first photo shoot yesterday for Britax. Had such an amazing time and was fun seeing behind the scenes of a photo shoot. All correspondence in regards to the shoot with Bettina was great. A response was sent within the hour.” – Sara-May (Aurora’s mum)
“I was so excited when I found out I got accepted to take part in the photo shoot for a prestigious cruise company. It was fun taking part with other people and it was an amazing experience for me as I was able to meet people with unique talents. I have learnt so much about acting and modelling in a professional environment. I want to thank Bettina Management and all those who helped me get ready as they allowed me to enter the cruise and have fun.” – Ashley
“Just to let you know we attended the shoot for Seed and it was wonderful!! Hollie had a great time and I felt very comfortable. The crew were amazing with all the children and were very helpful. All in all it was a very relaxed session. Thanks to you for instructing me on the different concerns I had raised with you days prior. You are wonderful and I hope Hollie has more sessions in time.”
Hi Kathleen & Selby,
Just at wanted to say a massive thank you to you both. Wayne and the boys had a great time on location for the TAC ad. All the production people were very welcoming and inclusive. The director was very complimentary of the boys which made me a very proud mum.
With a grateful heart
‘My experience on the Catwalk was fantastic! Not only up on stage but behind the scenes as well. Being in front of the cameras, lights and audience was so much fun. Walking up and down the runway knowing that everyone is cheering you on is such a good feeling. I made lots of friends backstage and the clothes I wore were awesome!
This was my first time on stage and I loved the whole experience. I can’t wait to do it again!’
Lea was phenomenal & I would like to think its one of many more to come, and on behalf of Lea & myself we are pleased to have Bettina Management on our side and to be a part of your team! Thanks again for a delightful collaboration. 🙂
Hi everyone at Bettina. I’ve been with Bettina for only a couple months and was very excited when I found out I had a casting with Nickelodeon. The casting was awesome and the team at Nickelodeon were fantastic. When I found out I got the job I was ecstatic. When I got slimed it was the best feeling in the world. I was jumping into something I had no idea about. Was it going to be sticky, thick or thin. I got my wardrobe and make-up done and got to wear some pretty awesome clothes. When it was my turn to get slimed I stepped up onto the platform and saw all the slimers and camera’s pointing at me. The slimers had a serious look on there face. Before I jumped everybody cheered me on and made me feel very excited. It was surreal to have all these people cheering for me. When I jumped and saw the slime coming at me from four different directions, I had a big adrenaline rush and didn’t know what to do so I just kept smiling, pretty bad idea since it went all into my mouth. It actually didn’t taste as bad as I thought. When I landed on the mat I was absolutely saturated with slime. It was even in my shoes. After we got slimed we had to have a shower and go into wardrobe and make-up again. Thanks Bettina for giving me such a great experience. Thanks to you I met lots of wonderful people that I am still in contact with. Ariel x
“Hi Anna and team, I would like to tell you about my experience l had while doing the Christmas photo shoot for Robina Shopping Centre. After being told l was chosen to do the photo shoot. Mum and I went to a studio in Melbourne where there were a lot of people that all seemed to know who l was and were very friendly. I then got to have my hair and makeup done and a stylist showed me my outfits that l would be wearing. After a while Santa came in the room and then we both had our photos taken it was so much fun. There was fake snow blowing in the air, they even had a live rabbit that l fed and looked after. The people were so nice and the photographer’s name was Andrew – the same name as my daddy’s. Santa had known where l lived. It was very special being able to take photos with him before Christmas this year. After the photo shoot Santa gave me a reindeer toy that l took to school for show and share the next day. All the children in my class said l was very lucky to had been with Santa in September this year. Some children were confused. My friend has just arrived home from Queensland saying that there are posters all around the centre of me and Santa. They have even brought home with them copies of the catalogue with me in it which was very exciting for me to see. Before l had arrived home on the day of the Robina photo shoot mum had told me that they liked me so much they booked me in to do another photo shoot for another Shopping Centre. I was so excited and enjoy having my photo taken. Thanks Anna and all the staff at Bettina”
National Indigenous TV
“The photo shoot for NITV was awesome. We met all the wonderful people and they made me feel comfortable. I loved when I got my hair and make-up done by Woody. The photo shoot was fun. I did lots of funny faces and told a joke. I did an interview where I did a shout out saying “Hello my name is Harmoni Hunt and you’re watching NITV”
In early July this year, the Bettina team posted an open casting call opportunity on the Bettina Management Facebook page. The ad invited potential applicants to watch Channel 9’s Kids’ WB TV show for details on how to apply. The competition was run nationally and offered to fly the winner from their home state to Melbourne in order to take part in the production of an episode on the show! The winner was none other than Bettina’s Oriah Chittleborough! Oriah was flown over from Perth with his mother and had ‘an awesome experience’ filming with local celebrities Lauren Phillips and Andrew Faulkner. Well done Oriah!
Over the years, Bettina Management has been proud to provide talent to ‘The Glen’ for numerous point of purchase productions and this year, young Gus Campana and Lucy Oakford were lucky enough to get a slice of the action! The pair look great together in the shots which have been hung from the Shopping Centre ceiling and stuck onto the front of elevators, as seen in the pictures here. They also feature in the Glen’s official catelogue. If you’re over South East side, go and check them out at The Glen in Glen Waverley!
BONDS ‘What can I say, This was an amazing experience not only for our baby girl but also for myself and Porsha’s Father. We were treated like royalty while on set, everyone was very welcoming and included us into the experience. Porsha loved that some of the people on set were dressed up as characters from kids shows and they all gave her 100% of their time, they were very good at amusing the children and making sure that it was fun for them. Porsha even received gifts from the some of the crew when finishing her shoot, which was really touching. It has been 4 months since our first shoot with Bonds and Porsha still talks about it. Thank you so much for giving Porsha the opportunity and for being so welcoming.’
“In September I got a call from Bettina telling me my son has been chosen to be in a Medibank Private ad. We were very excited by this news! It started out with just a meet and greet with the client, they asked Oliver to do a short 5 minute task which they just filmed on a hand-held video camera everything was very quick and easy. The next call we got was to say that he had been short listed and he will be needed to come for a wadrobe day. I unfortunately couldn’t make it to the wadrobe day but my mother took Oliver for me, she said it was a very relaxed easy day. The last call we got was to say Oliver has been chosen to be filmed for the advertisment, this news was what we had been waiting for! So we made the hour and a half trip to Melbourne where we were greeted by several helpful workers who pointed us where to go and what to do next, there was a little bit of waiting around to be done but thats got to be expected. They got us to dress Oliver into the clothes he would be filmed in which were his own clothes from home, then we went and got his “make-up” done, they only put a bit of sunscreen on and some powder so he wasn’t too shiney. We then went straight onto set, the people in set were very good with all the children, Oliver is a very shy boy so I was a little worried about how he would go being given tasks to do by strangers but they were all very nice and patient with the children. By the end of the day Oliver was quiet tired, (he didn’t get his afternoon nap) but we did get a free large buffet lunch and free coffee and drinks all day which helped us all keep going. All in all it was a very good day, Oliver had fun and it was a great experience for all of us.”
Photo Shoot # 1: Sudo Office, Moorabbin:
“I liked the clothes, especially the strawberry dress. I loved changing into all those wonderful clothes. I also liked posing. Oh yes, we all had McDonalds, it was great.”
Photo Shoot # 2: Abandoned Garage, Edithvale:
“I loved mama and papa being there around me, it was fun. I was happy and relaxed at the place. I liked being myself, casual. I also liked the pose of putting my foot up on the wall behind.”
“On Saturday morning l was so excited about doing my first job – a fashion parade at Northland Shopping Centre. When we got there, my mummy took me to have a look at the stage that l would be walking on, it was SO cool. We met Amy, and then went to a hairdresser to have my hair done; it was put in a high piggytail. I had 4 outfits to wear, and l loved them all. I met all the other models, and they were so nice to me and showed me what to do. They said I was a natural! The first time I walked on stage, I was very nervous, but then I got more confident, and by the last show I was just having fun. I had to get changed in the clothes very quickly, which mummy helped me with. It was the best day of my life, even better than going to see Mary Poppins!”
“Hi everyone. My name is Felix Bell and I am 8 years old. Firstly I want to thank Anna and the whole of Bettina’s team for their support. I love you guys! I had an awesome time at the Northland Shopping Centre Fashion Parade. I got to wear cool clothes and walk the runway. My favourite outfit was a leather jacket, spunky shirt, jeans and cool sunglasses. Everyone was lovely, and worked so fast. Once we got of the runway there was a quick change and then back on the stage. I love it! The audience was friendly and I smiled at them when I was walking. It was my first time doing a fashion parade but I learnt the walk very quickly and had fun out there. Thank you team I had an awesome day and look forward to doing another one.”
“To the team. A huge thank you for my job at watergardens. I had so much fun. The crew were great and very helpful. They made my mother and I feel welcomed. They couldn’t do enough for us both. I had my hair and makeup done. This was very exciting because I’d never had this done before, for it was my first job. My mother and I both enjoyed the experience, especially when we got to see the pictures in the shopping centre.
Inspired by celebrated novels written by Peter Temple, ‘Jack Irish: Bad Debts’ and ‘Jack Irish: Black Tide’, Andrew Knight and Matt Cameron have adapted the story of ‘Jack Irish’ to a telemovie to be aired on ABC1. Jack himself will be played by the accomplished Australian actor Guy Pearce (Neighbours, Home and Away, The Hurt Locker, The Proposition) and co-stars will include Shane Jacobson (Kenny) and Don Hany (Offspring) among others. Also casted for roles in this exciting new production are Bettina’s very own Gabrielle Smith and Scarlett Wilson! Even Gabriella’s mum was involved! The telemovie will be filmed in and around Melbourne and is scheduled to air in 2012.
Written by Debra Oswald in conjunction with John Edwards and Imogen Banks, the successful Australian television comedy-drama Offspring has enjoyed excellent ratings during it’s opening two 13-episode seasons which began airing on Channel 10 last year. Channel 10 had announced a third season, which is scheduled to air in early 2012. Amongst the excitement of it all are two very lucky baby girls Ava and Ella Jarvis, who have been offered 4-month contracts and a long-term role on the show as the children of Kate Jenkinson and nieces of Dr. Patrick Reed (played by Matthew Le Nevez). Offspring airs at 8:30pm on Monday nights. You may also visit the Channel 10 website for more info.
“Well, it was so much fun, I got to run up a hill at the beach and I got to play with a toy aeroplane with streamers coming off it at the same time. The director was very funny and kind. I can’t wait to do it again!”
“The weekend went great. Blake had an absolute ball and from what I gather everyone was really happy with him. It was certainly an experience and after meeting everyone and being on location my nerves have settled down and we’re super excited for the rest of the filming over the next few weeks. Blake’s brother, mum and dad all seem lovely. Blake had a ball playing with Oscar who is playing his brother as we got to spend quite a bit of time with him prior to the scene out on location. I have attached a pic of Blake in his 60’s costume. Thanks!”
“Hi, my name is Monique Wood. I am six years old now and currently in grade 1. My mum got a phone call about an interview for the Robina photo shoot and the people wanted to meet me in the city. My dad came too. They were really nice and asked me what my favorite food was. I said “White chocolate” and they promised that me that they should be able to organize that for me when I was to do my photo shoot and explained what I need to do on the day. Two days later my mum drove her car to the city and we went inside a big building. Inside there were lots of people and an Xmas tree and pretend presents. There were lots of clothes and jewelry and makeup everywhere. I sat in a chair and had my hair and makeup done by a really nice lady. And then I put on a pretty blue dress and shoes and jewelry. I had lots and lots and lots of photos taken of me. I ate lots of white chocolate and strawberries. It was so much fun. They would take some photos of me and then I would have a break and eat more chocolate and strawberries. I had photos with Santa too, I know he wasn’t the real one because mum told me that he was just a helper as Santa was at the north pole. When I took the photos with Santa I had to look in his ear for wax and recite the alphabet. I couldn’t see any wax in there and this made everybody laugh and me laugh too. Inside the present box where more photos were taken I had to open the lid and count the pretend rabbits and close the lid again. This was a bit hard to do as I kept accidently counting out loud instead of in my head quietly and this kept making me laugh. It was really funny. Mum kept laughing with me too and at the end they gave me a present, a box full of Jewelry including the belt I wore around my waist in the photos. My mum a few weeks later took me on an aeroplane to Qld to the Robina shopping centre. I got to see myself and Santa in the shopping centre everywhere. I also got to keep the catalogue from the Robina shopping centre. When my mum first showed me the catalogue I was a bit disappointed that I was not on the front cover as I wanted to be on the front cover. I was inside the catalogue twice and my mum said that if I want to be on the front cover one day that I can be. I really want to be on the front cover like the pretty other model lady that was at the photo shoot with me was. She was really pretty and nice to me”
Disney Junior TVC
“I had a great time at the Disney Junior shoot, mainly because it was filmed at Lollypop Playland and I got to play there in between shots. I met a lot of nice people including Grace who I will appear on TV with. During the shoot we had to wear funny little microphones and repeat lines to the cameraman while he filmed us. There was lots of giggling, as we had to say some funny things. In between lines we got to play a game that had floating balls, that was really amazing, I had never seen anything like that before! All in all it was a fantastic day. I can’t wait to see myself on Disney Junior!”
“Nan asked me to let you know how the Target shoot went on Saturday. It went very well. We arrived at 7.30. The lady in charge was Natalie. She showed us around and then we had breakfast. We then met the other people who I would be working with. We were to be a family. My dad in the shoot was Craig and my mum was Mellissa. I also had a little brother called Xavier. For the first shoot we did winter wear. I wore a cardigan with jeans and a t-shirt. The people I worked with were very nice and friendly. Craig and Mellissa were very kind to Xavier and me. We were given a lovely lunch and then I met some of the other children that were in the other ads. There was another ten-year-old girl called Chelsea, another boy called James and a little four-year-old called Nina. We played together using an electronic white board. After lunch I did the sleepwear shoot. Of course I wore pyjamas for that one. It finished after five so we said good bye to the other children and their parents. We also said good bye to Natalie who told us we could take home some Easter eggs. I took one for myself and one each for my brother and sister. It was a very good day but I was tired and fell asleep at the end of the day. I can’t wait to see the ads when they come on TV. I hope I could do it all over again one day. Thanks for giving me this great job”
“I really enjoyed my first shoot with Mossimo. It was a fun experience for me, everyone was nice and very professional. I liked the location we were shooting at because it was very open and easy to shoot in. My favourite part of the day was when we were shooting at the rocks with our different coloured hoodies. I chose the best rock to sit on and they took a picture of us when we weren’t looking! I look forward to future photo shoots with Bettina”
“Just wanted to let you know how thrilled we are and how excited our family are with seeing Callum in the Selleys Ultra Repair TVC. It has just topped off a great experience for us and Callum. The shoot went so fantastically well with the crew being so helpful and great with Callum, he really built up a great rapport with his ‘TV Dad’. The crew were also really great when it came to the crying scenes that needed to be filmed, this could have been a traumatic experience for Callum and I, but due to their sensitivity Callum came through it fine and was happy and ready to keep filming after a short break. It was a very enjoyable day of shooting and it is now great to see the TVC and share that with our friends and family. I think even Callum gets a little kick out of seeing himself on TV! Many Thanks”
“I had a fantastic time when I did the Barbie Shoot. Mel and the team from Mattel were great. The stylist and the photographer were so much fun. They made me have the best time and made me laugh a lot. The shoot went all day. I remembered all of the things that Jade taught me at the modelling training and it really helped me. At the end of the day I was given lots of Barbie stuff. My favourite things were the Barbie pyjamas and the Barbie camera. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to do it again”
“Dear Bettina, I went to audition for a Microsoft job where I had to be the CEO for the day. It was really cool as I got to play on the Xbox Kinect while I waited to audition. I was lucky enough to get the job and had to go into the city to a beautiful big building near the water. It was very exciting as I went by train and this was the first time for me. Once I knew I had the job I practiced and practiced so I would get it right. When I arrived, the Microsoft people were really nice to me. It was a surprise for me to walk in on the board meeting so I had to hide in a meeting room so no one would see me. I felt awesome as I had my hair slicked back and was dressed in a suit like a businessman. Mum had given me a big black folder to put my script in and a pretend phone. In the meeting room I practiced a few times and they really loved it. It was so funny because I got to yell orders at these important people about marketing budgets and strategies. The real Microsoft CEO (PIP) was nice to me and was the only one who knew I was a fake. She helped me a lot during the meeting. All the board members laughed at the stunt as they thought it was so funny that a kid was in charge of this massive company. It was a great and fun experience. After, the stunt mum took me out for lunch and then we rode the train home. Thank you to Anna for putting me up for this job, acting is what I really love to do.” –
“I had so much fun at the Canon commercial. It was a long and hot day, but everybody was so nice to me and made sure that I had lots to drink and I even got an icy pole! There were lots of people at the shoot but they were all very friendly and I felt comfortable in front of the camera. It was very funny to meet my “mum and dad” because they look NOTHING like my real mum and dad, I couldn’t stop laughing! The director let me keep the aeroplane from the ad, I will always remember my first ever TV commercial. Thank you Bettina for this chance!”
It looks like Russell Athletics have found a new way to listen to music whilst sporting a cool hoodie! Their new ‘Headphone Hoodie’ product comes in a variety of colours and sizes for kids (and big kids as well!) and allows you to plug the drawstrings into your ears so you can listen to your music device whilst you’re on the go! The cables run through the drawstrings and down the garment into one of the pockets. How cool is that! And guess what? We know someone who has tried it already! Bettina’s Angus Harris got the opportunity to take part in a photo shoot for the Headphone Hoodie posters, which are displayed in Rebel Sport stores Australia wide! Good work Angus! Check out the range at Rebel Sport @ http://www.rebelsport.com.au
Time of Our Lives Mini Series
“Last week on the 2nd of August 2012 I had my first job as an extra on the tv series Time Of Our Lives I had a great time. My part was a private school girl walking to school I am hoping to get a call back to do more shoots I loved getting dressed up and getting my hair done and meeting new people and cast and crew. I am hoping for lots more acting jobs. Thanks again”
Time of Our Lives Mini Series
“I’m very thankful for my very first job with Bettina, I found the staff were extremely nice and made me feel very comfortable. I also met some nice girls that I worked with and interesting adult characters, talking about their experiences so far. I found it interesting, how they chose Caulfield race Course, and made it look like a school ground entry. Over all, I loved being a part of it, and look forward to more oppportunites in the future. Maybe, one day I’ll even get a main role! It looks like fun! Thanks so much”
“Hi Team, Jeremy was in Chadstone today and much to his surprise he saw these posters of Lucy all over the store and in the windows… Very exciting… Have a great weekend everyone” –
“My son Zachary Boyd went along to the Sorbent Commercial. When we arrived Heidi the Production Manager was very welcoming and showed us around the set. Heidi advised my Dad Michael and I to help ourselves to water, tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We met Jackie who was the mum in the Sorbent commercial. She was also friendly and happy to have a chat with us. Jackie was a mum sitting on a large car mat with many toys in the lounge room, Zachary was sitting next to her playing with the toys. Jackie blew her nose and then wiped Zachary’s nose. Zachary was well behaved and enjoyed being around all the people. When filming was finished I asked Tony the director how Zachary went and he said he was very good and did what he needed to do. All of the Crew were lovely to work with and be around. At 3.00pm Heidi advised that filming was finished with the kids. My dad and I were invited to stay for lunch with the Crew. Lunch was a buffet with many delicious dishes. We were very happy with the food and would like to thank Creatable Food for a beautiful lunch. We sat with the Crew and chatted about the day. The Director Tony was also very friendly and welcomed us to the set. After filming Tony approached us to thank us for coming along and said Zachary was a gorgeous boy and he would be seeing alot more of him. My Dad (Zachary’s Grandpa) was so proud of how well behaved Zachary was and the comments we received from Tony the Director. It was a great experinece for us all and we hope to do it all again. Again Anna thank you for all your help and support it was appreciated”
“Our first casting with Bettina and we got to take part in a TV commercial! We arrived early (it was still dark!), the crew greeted us and made us feel very welcome, wardrobe first, then hair and make up, now we were ready to be superstars! The crew made my daughter smile and laugh for our shoot by pulling funny faces and putting us both at ease, once the shoot was done they gave her a big teddy bear for her to keep, she loved it. We both had a great time and look forward to seeing ourselves on TV! We can’t wait for our next casting. Thanks!”
“We had a great day today at the Collingwood Kids Farm, where we did our first commercial for Target winter warmers. We arrived at 7am and they had breakfast there for us and dinner aswell. It was a great day and the crew were very friendly. This is what Brodie said about his day at the collingwood Kids Farm. “I got to go to the Collingwood Kids Farm and fed the goats, sheep and I fed the horse a carrot. I got to say “I love Target”. I liked the clothes I wore. I had lots of fun”. Thanks heaps Bettina Management. We had a great day”
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
“Grace and I had no idea what to expect as this was the first time we had done this. We arrived 5 minutes early at 4.40pm. The other extras and the crew were extremely friendly and helpful. Grace was put into her costume and had her hair and make up done. She had a part of a vendor girl. She looked very cute. We had dinner and then all the extras walked down to the set. It looked very realistic as much as I think that a market would look in 1880. We were taken into a big holding room downstairs and waited. We then were called to set. Grace had to sit on a stool in front of a stall. Her acting Mum, Pin, had to pretend to feed her. They filmed the scene again and again for almost 2 and a half hours. The crew and other extras were so good. They made sure Grace was comfortable and happy. It was a long shoot for a 5 year old and she became a bit grumpy towards the end as it was past her bedtime. However she got the job done and she loved it. We walked back to the trucks and Grace got changed. We were in the car by 9.30pm”
“Dear Bettina Management, I just wanted to say a huge thankyou for giving Tawanda the opportunity to participate in the Bardot Summer Campaign. It was his first job and he was super excited. We arrived at the shoot at 9am and it took about an hour and a half for all of the girls on the shoot to have their hair and makeup done. All of the crew and the Bardot staff were very welcoming and created a fun environment for the kids to enjoy and made us all feel very welcome. All the kids looked gorgeous! The first shoot was shorts and a shirt for Tawanda and some very cool sunnies. The second outfit was a rock star theme, the crew pumped up the music for the kids (One direction – What makes you beautiful) and the kids rocked out for an hour, dancing and singing. Tawanda wore headphones and held a guitar for the shoot, he loved it! He didn’t stop dancing. We were finished by 12:30pm. After the shoot I said he could go and spend some of his first ever paycheck, so we stopped at Toyworld and he bought himself a toy. He had a fantastic day, thanks so much!” –
“Hello Anna, Just want to tell you a bit about our day up at the farm in Maleny for the commercial. It was great fun. When we got there, at about 7am in the morning, it was freezing cold. The crew were serving a warm breakfast but we had some before we left home. I got my makeup done when we got there and it was so much fun and then when farmer Phil arrived we said hello and talked a bit. Then we said hello to everyone else and talked for a while waiting for the crew to get everything ready. Once everything was set and ready to go we had to round up the goats into the shed so we could use them for the shoot. That was fun but I was kind of nervous because it was my first time doing it. There was one goat that had a very funny hair style… it looked like an old rock dude haha… we had so much fun doing that and then once we rounded them up we started shooting. We had to climb a fence into a hay bale and do it over and over again… it was tiring but very fun then we had to drive the ute down a dirt track and there was mud flicking everywhere… it smelt so bad at first because of all the cows but then we got used to it. After it all we had to drive to another paddock to shoot our last piece… that was hard because we had to do it over and over and over. It was all worth it though. We had so much fun. At one part my hair kept falling in my face and we had to mega bobby pin it… I think we used about 10 bobby pins? It was funny. Zac and I had so much fun and we would love to do it again. Mum got some great photos. We all had a great laugh throughout the day it was a blast. I think my talent might be acting. Thanks Anna (: “
The highly anticipated sequel to the ABC hit series Paper Giants has recently begun production. This exciting new series recounts one of Australia’s greatest commercial rivalries, that being the rivalry between Nene King and Dulcie Boling, the founders of New Idea and Women’s Day during the ‘magazine wars’ of the 1980s. The series will be featuring Logie Award-winner Rob Carlton as Kerry Packer who will play alongside Golden Globe winner Rachel Griffiths (as Nene King) and Mandy McElhinney (as Dulcie Boling). Jasmine Hosie, Lucy Oakford, Dakoda Simo and Molly Fielding are among the talent that have landed ‘bit-part’ roles in representing the Bettina agency. Good stuff girls!
Having begun filming at the start of July, the ABC’s new drama series The Time of Our Lives is a 13 part series that documents the joys and challenges of the Tivoli
family as they ‘juggle, fight, love and play their way through the challenges of contemporary family life’ (ABC, 2012). Created by Judi McCrossin and Amanda Higgs (the co-creator of The Secret Life of Us), the series is casted by Claudia Karvan, Justine Clarke, Shane Jacobson, William McInnes, Stephen Curry and Vergara Moore. From toddlers to teenagers, Bettina Management is proud to have provided supporting cast members to the production. You will get to share their stories in our ‘Achievements/Experiences’ section.
Channel 9’s brand new 10-part comedy/drama series House Husbands offers a very real and comic insight into contemporary Australian family life. The series follows the story of four modern families in which the men are in charge of raising the kids. Delivered by a star-studded cast including Gary Sweet, Rhys Muldoon, Gyton Grantley and Firass Dirani, House Husbands promises to deliver a fresh perspective of modern family life and the challenges associated with raising kids in the context of today’s hectic world. Lucky enough to get a piece of the action is Bettina’s little star Lily Jones who has been awarded the role of Poppy. Well done Lily!