Kelleen "Kelly" Torres
A MESSAGE FROM KELLEEN.
Hi I'm Kelleen Torres, a mother of five and the founder and owner of California Kids Talent Connection. I started this business to help families navigate the complex worlds of entertainment and modeling. With so many difficult stories of people being taken advantage of financially, and even physically, I felt compelled to stand up for our children and shed light on a safe, and legitimate way to achieve their dreams. There are many different paths to a career in entertainment or modeling and we are here to help you find yours.
WHAT SETS US APART?
California Kids Talent Connection (C.K.T.C.) is not an agency, we are a consulting firm. We’re fully licensed, bonded, and B.B.B. accredited. Importantly, we hold a Child Performer Services permit. Did you know that anyone who intends to represent or provide child performer services to any artist or performer who is under 18 years old in the state of California for a fee must have a child performer service permit? As a firm run by parents for parents, we put your child’s welfare first.
IT'S CALLED SHOW "BUSINESS" FOR A REASON.
As in any business, you must familiarize yourself with laws, permits, rules, and regulations. Additionally, you must anticipate your time and monetary commitments. Unfortunately, many businesses take advantage of what you don’t know. We help families avoid the pitfalls of scams and unscrupulous companies that prey on your trust.
C.K.T.C was created by Kelleen "Kelly" Torres with the idea that parents have the right to know the truth and understand the complexity of the entertainment and modeling industries. With over 20 years of experience on both sides of the camera, Kelleen has become an entertainment liaison throughout California. She is active with multiple film commissions and the California Film and Television Production Alliance – a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, studios, and associations that work to promote filming in California.
Kelleen is a married mother of five who enjoys volunteering her time with youth in theatre. Aside from running the business, Kelleen can be seen doing stand-up comedy for fundraiser and charities.