Karen Lincoln, People Biz client and owner of Marbles Kids Talent, was featured on KUSA news in Denver last week. (Watch her interview here!) Her long-time talent agency, best known for representing Zachary Ty Bryan of Home Improvement, has been around for over three decades, and Karen was asked to give advice to parents who are looking to make their kid a star.
“We get the call [from parents that say] they have spent $2,000 to $10,000 to get this coaching and, all along, the parents thought they were having representation when they were not,” Lincoln said. “There are five agencies in town and most of us have been here a very long time, and those are the people that you want to represent [your child].”
Karen explains that it’s not necessary to go to LA and New York to follow your dreams of becoming an actor or a model. Denver’s market, although different, can offer options, too.
“Eighty percent of our work in the Denver market is going to be commercial work,” Lincoln said. “So the types of clients that are coming to us are ad agencies, department stores, casting companies, catalog houses, manufacturers of clothing lines, producers, directors and project managers.”
Lincoln says that even though acting or modeling may be fun, it is still a business and kids should be coached in the areas they want to work.
Marbles Kids Talent provides talent for advertising projects in and around the Denver area. The agency was founded in 1984 and was purchased by Karen Lincoln in 2007, and offers guidance and coaching for both the parents and kids who work in the commercial advertising business. Karen Lincoln is a recent awardee of the M3 1000 competition, and is currently participating in the Blast! Count Me In Business Accelerator Program designed and led by business coach Alicia Marie at People Biz, Inc.
We’re so proud of you, Karen!