Tag Archives: Contracts

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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SAG: What does it do well for actors and where does it fail?

The Screen Actors Guild was created in 1937 to protect actors, to negotiate for them and to look out for their welfare.  Has the Guild fulfilled that promise? Working conditions are better than they were in the 1930s, especially for … Continue reading

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Emancipated vs Legal 18

Do you know the difference? If an actor is Legal 18, it means they are done with high school and can work without a studio teacher, either they have taken and passed the CHSPE or they have graduated early.  They … Continue reading

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Can your child’s agent negotiate a contract? – Part 2

We talked about this back in February and found that unless you know your child’s agent has successfully negotiated a contract in the past, you won’t know in advance.  That makes it difficult for a child who is suddenly offered … Continue reading

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Should you incorporate your child (again)?

Parents assume incorporation will protect their children’s incomes. Should you do it? There is no point unless a child income is steadily over $120,000 a year. If your child books a long term role on a series, it could be … Continue reading

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Can your child’s agent negotiate a contract?

Your child is in the mix for a series regular role and you are handed a contract. You are excited, but you aren’t sure about the details. Is the pay scale adequate?  Would they go higher? Can you get your choice … Continue reading

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When to add an attorney?

As usual, our members don’t agree. Should you wait until your child is making millions and is incorporated?  For a big project? Is the agent’s attorney working for you?  We don’t just ask the questions, we have answers.

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