New York Work Permit

New York Work Permits Similar to California, New York has two kinds of work permits for young performers but the timing is a little different: 1.  12 Month Permit (application here) 2.  15 Day Permit (first time applicants only, application here). This permit is available online, and you will receive it immediately. New York Department…

Krekorian Act

Krekorian Scam Prevention Act Any respected industry publication will tell you that the first rule of showbiz is “never pay upfront fees for representation” and “never pay for an audition”.  These things are called Pay To Play, and they are considered talent scams. California has a law specifically about this, called the Krekorian Talent Scam…

How to Build a Law

How to Build a Child Performer Law Bizparentz is called upon occasionally to assist legislators in developing new laws regarding young performers. In doing so, we realized that many other entities might benefit from a greater understanding of why child performer laws are important, and how they are structured. Film makers need to understand why…