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…

New York Laws

Child Performer Laws in New York (Work Permits, Work Hours, and more) HISTORY New York passed the New York Child Performer Education and Trust Act in 2003 (aka S.4696 / A.7510  Vellela).  The law took effect in 2004 and was supported by SAG, AFTRA and AEA.  The law included the general concepts of a Coogan…

New Mexico Laws

Child Labor Laws for Entertainment in New Mexico Many families may recall that the legislation for child performer’s working in New Mexico was passed in April 2007 and went into effect June 2007.  This was widely reported in connection to the Kid Nation controversy, with many entities asking if stronger regulations would have better protected…

Louisiana Laws

Louisiana has the most generous film incentive program  in the world, with a 40% tax credit, and very few restrictions — they require no insurance (other than worker’s comp) and no filming permits. To read more about the current program, download this flyer from the Lousiana Film Office.  More information can be found about child…

California Laws

California has the most extensive matrix of laws regarding children working in the entertainment industry in the world.  Applicable laws can be found scattered through the Family Code, Probate Code, Education Code and Labor Code. In addition, California is a union state, so SAG-AFTRA, the actor’s labor union, also has jurisdiction over most projects. A…