Residual Payments

Welcome to one of the most confusing and difficult aspects of the entertainment industry—getting paid! Residuals (also known as royalties) are the bread and butter of the working actor’s life. They are what keeps you going when things get slow (and they DO get slow…for everyone. This biz is one big roller coaster!). They are…

Social Security

To Do List:  Verifying Social Security Information Reported for Your Child Actor We know, we know…social security seems like a long way away.  But you need to think about your child’s social security account now!  Here’s why: Wages are reported to social security through the routine payroll process. Normally, an employee does not have to…

Federal Taxes

It would be impossible to cover all scenarios regarding Federal Income Tax in this document. However, find below general information regarding child performers and Federal Income Tax regulations for the 2020 tax year. This information is in no way intended to be a replacement for professional tax advice. Now more than ever, we strongly suggest…

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…