My parents won't let me model for an agency. I've done two shoots with smalltime photographers so far, and this contract is my big break. The agency is very reputable, and extremely well known, and has contacted me mid last week. I'm considering being an emancipated minor.
Here's a little background on myself so I can prove I'm mature and capable enough to move out. I'm 16, born into a wealthy family. I do well in school (A-B average). My parents are strict Protestant Christians, but my mother is more liberal than my father and she somewhat supports me in this. My father is as conservative as it gets, and dislikes the industry because it "operates on sexuality". I cannot enter the contract if my father will not allow it, because he does have some say in this.
This contract means quite the large sum of money for me, but I'm wondering if this can prove to the judge that I'm able to be financially independent.
Also, they think that I will start doing heroin/coke. I'm a relatively (emphasis on the relatively) good kid, and even though the industry is harsh like that, I can hold my own. Most of my friends have so much money pouring out of their pockets (think "the hills" type of money) that they do just about everything. I've been able to hold my own with my personal beliefs and they respect me for that. What would be so different about the modeling industry?
What are the chances that I'd be able to make this work in court, and how would I do it?
Thanks for the answers so far, but my father would find out soon enough. December, actually, where I already have one shoot planned in Miami. And if he didn't find out then, he'd find out in January during Milan's fashion week when I'm gone for a month doing castings etc. And legally, he has a say in it, so my mom signing the contract would not help. He could make it null and void later on.
latinflow: I'm also a christian, just not as serious about it as them.
And regarding tseirpeht's answer, my parents do not have to consent for me to be emancipated. The tough part would be taking them to court about it.
You should go for it, as long as it is really what you want. Think about it, long and hard. Ask yourself, "why do I want to do this?" "What would I be contributing to the world?" "Is this something I am trully passionate about?" Would you still be able to finish high school, and perhaps college? I am not trying to be rude, I read a magazine article about a model who was a full time model but also a college student; you shouldn't sacrifice education but if this is something you really want and feel strongly about then go for it but proceed with caution.
well ok money is not everything in life...I see that your parents are christians but your not...you should try try your best to make your dad to support u...
because if you run away is not a good adea
anyways to work for the model industry
you have to have your parents signatures in the contract...so try making your mom sign the contract without telling your dad...then you may get into modeling ...oh and open an acount so the modeling company can deposit your money in it...
I would like for you to consider that the reason your family is doing this is because they love you. With that in mind you moving out would be devistating. Emanciaption however does not fly well in your situation because your parents believe that the are doing what is best for you.
There's no way I'm sacrificing college and med school for modeling. I'll still be doing school.