When Representation Changes

It is an unfortunate fact in the industry that not all businesses are able to sustain themselves financially and be successful. In a time where the industry experiences a decrease in work or opportunities, even businesses that have existed for many years are faced with economic challenges. Representation Parents are understandably concerned when a member…

Berg v. Traylor

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Parent as CEO

“In this competitive world of supporting your child as they achieve their acting goals, sometimes we forget who is the boss, the CEO. You, as the Parent, need to firmly establish yourself as the Chief Executive Officer for your child’s business.” This concept may seem foreign and cold when you consider that we are in…

Managers

Managers: What Do They Do? Do I Need One? There are two kinds of managers in the industry: personal managers (day-to-day management of an artist’s career) and business managers (usually an accountant who handles financial dealings). We are talking about personal managers here. In general, managers should have a more direct and frequent communication with…

Agents

In general, agents are responsible for submitting a client for a job, and for negotiating the terms of the employment contract. Within that definition, an agent has many tasks that complement their abilities. Please note – an agent cannot simply choose to GET your child a job. They don’t have jobs to give. They can:…

Voiceovers for Kids

Working in your jammies, huge pay days and the company of celebrities sounds pretty sweet, right? For kids, doing the voice of their favorite cartoon characters is a dream come true. All of that is possible in the world of voiceover (VO for short). WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Voiceover is the audio (sound) portion…

Baby Biz

Why put your baby in the biz? Because it is fun! You might make a little bit of money. If you are successful, you will have some really cool photos and mementos of your child’s early years. It’s a good place to learn about the set and about how Hollywood works. But, babies are a tough…

California Work Permit

California law requires that all children working in the industry, birth to age 18 (or high school graduation) must have an Entertainment Work Permit. This permit is a different type of work permit than the one normally issued to working teens by their school. The Entertainment Work Permit is issued by the State of California…