Monthly Archives: July 2016

Child actors with long careers

The average working career of a child actor is only five years. Children grow and change. A marketable type at age 9 finds less work at age 14. The iconic move Stand by Me offers us insight into a group of … Continue reading

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When are spec projects alright?

There are two types of spec projects we never recommend, commercials and unpaid background work on any project.  Spec projects are just that, speculative.  They are made with the hope of selling them later on. Do spec projects sell? Sometimes. But … Continue reading

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Monitoring social media

Do you know who is following your child on social media? We talked about verifying accounts and preventing people from impersonating your child.  Someone doesn’t have to impersonate an actor to become a nuisance.  You should check regularly to see … Continue reading

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The Real Disney

You hear the radio commercial promising your child could be the next Big Disney Star. Just show up for an open call audition, and Oh, by the way, bring your credit card.  They aren’t selling auditions, because that would be … Continue reading

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What is in the Coogan?

It’s a good idea to regularly check the statements on your child’s Coogan account, even if your child hasn’t worked recently. A percentage of residuals should show up in the account when paid, along with the required percentage of pay … Continue reading

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Credits and billing order

Credits are slippery things. If your child books a lead role, you can be assured the credits will be listed correctly on IMDB. But what happens if your child films an uncredited role?  How is billing order determined on a … Continue reading

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Turning down an audition

Ideally, by the time your child receives an audition you will have already decided where your lines are in the sand and expressed that to your child’s agent. Communication is important. So if a role or project which your child … Continue reading

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