Twilight Zone Tragedy

TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE by Anne Henry, Bizparentz Foundation In 1982, 3 actors died on the set of a major motion picture, directed by Jon Landis. Two of the dead were children. They have no IMDB listing, they have no residuals. Their names were Renee and My-ca.As a showbiz parent, I had heard chatter about…

Reducing Risk – 12 Steps to Cyber Safety

The recent explosive advancements of technology have brought about some new situations that parents and all those assisting young performers in their career need to be aware of. Pedophilia, website squatting, social media imposters, stalkers, the selling and trading of photos on eBay and the Dark Web, identity theft, extortion and the discussion of child…

Unclaimed Coogan List

We prefer to call this the “unpaid wages” fund, because they aren’t really “unclaimed”.  Rather, they are wages that were not paid the child for a variety of reasons. In California, 15% of gross earnings are withheld from children by producers. The earnings are to be deposited directly into the child’s trust account by the…

Who Do You Believe?

We’ve heard rumblings that some people think the topic of scams in the talent industry is controversial and unclear. There are those who will claim to be against scams, but who seem to pick and choose among the same business models which individual businesses they support. There are those who will claim to be against…

SLAPP Lawsuit Summary

Nedgam Productions, Edge 1 Productions v. BizParentz and Anne Henry In 2009, Bizparentz was sued for defamation along with Disney/ABC News, and three Better Business Bureaus. We were sued in Connecticut (where we have never done business and have never even visited!). This kind of lawsuit is called a SLAPP suit — Strategic Lawsuit Against…