Monthly Archives: August 2016

What does Legal 18 mean at age 16?

Legal 18 means an actor under the age of 16 has graduated high school, either by passing the CHSPE or by finishing school early. Actors can work longer hours and parents do not need to be on set.  Parents must … Continue reading

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Spec new media projects

We have discussed whether or not to do spec pilots or commercials. What about doing new media on spec?  The answer is the same. Not if you want to get paid.  The only benefit of doing unpaid work is for … Continue reading

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Elusive audition feedback

Does your agent or manager get feedback from CDs about your child’s auditions? Do they pass it along to you? Is it ever worthwhile?  We assume any feedback is better than silence, but generic comments or false compliments aren’t very useful … Continue reading

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Coogan Investment

Parents spend much of their effort toward making sure their children get paid when they are supposed to and that the correct amount lands in their Coogan accounts.  Once there is a substantial amount deposited, you will want to make … Continue reading

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NYC Agent and Manager list

New York City is a smaller market than Los Angeles, so we are able to offer a manager list along with the agent list.  We included reps who primarily work with children and have more than a few child actors … Continue reading

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Find an agent – Los Angeles

We have updated our children’s agent list and are discussing the pros and cons of a large, power agency vs using a boutique agent with a smaller roster but providing closer personal attention.  A list is only a starting place. … Continue reading

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What child actors can learn from Ryan Lochte’s big blunder

We now know that Ryan Lochte ended his time at the Olympics by behaving very badly and then lying about it.  Whether he meant any harm or not, he created an international incident that made the Olympic Host City, Rio, … Continue reading

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