An expert in the field of child modeling and frequent commentator on national television programs, Marlene Wallach offered advice and answered your questions on getting your kid in the modeling biz. Click on the link below to see what she had to say.
Marlene has completed the first in the "Just Ask Marlene" published series, The Inside Story About Modeling for Kids, Teens & Their Parents: Everything You Need to Know for a Successful Start in Modeling. In addition, Marlene is President and Owner of Wilhelmina Kids & Teens, a leading New York City modeling agency. Marlene licensed the Wilhelmina name from Wilhelmina International -- a leading modeling agency founded in the 1970's -- and formed Wilhelmina Kids & Teens in 1998. She has also judged a variety of model and talent searches, including Miss Teen USA.
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Prior to opening Wilhelmina Kids, Marlene had always been involved in some form of the arts: film, music, and theater. She was president and owner of the Film Stock Exchange, a Los Angeles-based resource for independent filmmakers. She was also instrumental in the initial public offering of the American Screen Company, a diverse entertainment holding company, which had her immersed in the fields of film and television. She spent seven years in a number of progressive positions at the American Express Foundation with a focus on arts and the humanities. Marlene received her MBA from Pace University while working at American Express.
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Marlene lives in New York City and is on the Caring Commission and the Women's Executive Committee of the UJA Federation.