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…

How to Research People

Get the Mindset, Sherlock Hollywood is an unregulated industry for the most part. The burden falls on parents to do all the screening. Your child’s safety (and your wallet) depend on you. You have to be your own Sherlock Holmes. Check out agents, managers, website designers, acting teachers, publicists, casting directors, film makers etc. This is…

Online Casting

On-line casting has taken over Hollywood! As with all technological “advancements”, it is a good-news-bad-news sort of thing. The good news is that the use of the internet for storing actor pictures and resumes has allowed actors to spend less money on headshot printing and demo reels, has allowed agents and casting directors to work…

Taping Auditions

The self-taped audition, asking the actors to tape themselves and send the audition electronically, is now a Hollywood staple. We’ve had YouTube and the publicity stunt open calls for a few years, but mainstream casting now involves self-taping as well. A couple of factors are pushing the trend, even before COVID sealed the deal, so…