Emancipation / CHSPE

Legal 18:  Emancipation or CHSPE? Download this Emancipation / CHPSE Info Grid  to further assist you in clarification of the different terminology and applicable laws related to emancipation. This document is in a grid format and accompanies the text of this article – think “cheat sheet”.  Feel free to share with production when they have…

School On Set for Actors in California

California has the most specific regulations about on-set schooling in the industry. Unlike some areas of the country where productions rely completely on SAG-AFTRA regulations for guidance, California actually legislated schooling requirements for kids working in the entertainment industry so that even non-union jobs must provide education. On a union job, when SAG-AFTRA and State…

Child Actor Safety

As parents and employers of child actors, we need to be especially concerned about the safety of showbiz kids, especially when it comes to their image. If you are a producer, we hope this information will motivate you to be aware of the people you are working with, the subject matter you choose, and even…

Manipulative Marketing

We are currently in the midst of an interesting time in history.  Thanks to technology, everyone *thinks* they have access to levels of the industry that they never did before.  Some go one step further, and think they can exert more control, or drive their career with this new access.  We now see child actors…

IMDb

Making IMDb Work for You About IMDB The Internet Movie Database is owned by Amazon, and has become a staple in the entertainment community. It is built on a huge database of every movie and television show, along with all the people and companies that worked on them. As of 2020, there were 6.5 million…

Publicists

Many parents wonder when to hire a publicist or if they should hire one at all. If you already have an agent and manager, adding a publicist might seem like a logical next step, but it is a costly one. Before you spend that money, it’s wise to make sure you really understand what a…

Fans and Followers

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fan Interaction for Young Actors Everybody loves fans, right?  We all want to think someone loves our child and appreciates their performance.  And fan mail is FUN whether it is in the form of email, a Facebook like or an IG follower. Really fun!  But, as most experienced young actors…