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Hollywood Mom Blog is the brainchild of Tracy Bobbitt, the mother of an aspiring child actress herself, who has her finger firmly on the pulse of the entertainment industry as it relates to child actors, their parents and our hectic lives in the glamor capital of the USA. With a background in writing, film production, design, marketing and as spouse of multi-award-winning Film Maker, Russell Bobbitt, Tracy is more than qualified to helm the tour on your bumpy ride through La La Land.
Even if you don’t live in Hollywood, if you find yourself supporting your child’s passion to perform, YOU my friend are a HOLLYWOOD MOM.
Tracy Bobbitt, Editor-in-Chief, Hollywood Mom Blog
Over the years, working in film production and while working for Sandra Bullock at Fortis, I’ve met many celebrities and a handful I even consider friends. As the former CEO of Crib Rock® Couture, via selling, gifting and placing, I dressed the kidlets of Movie Stars: Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sibi & Christian Bale, Angela Basset; Pop Stars: Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears; Sports Stars: Gabrielle Reese and Kevin Garnett; and TV personalities Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Angie Harmon. So many celebrity babies owned Crib Rock, the list reads like a baby boom episode of TMZ.
Now my own child wants to “be a star,” and isn’t taking no for an answer. Accompanying her on auditions, schlepping to acting, dancing and voice classes, acquiring agents and managers, working on set as a “mom” instead of a crew member – all added up to a journey worth documenting – which is the cliff notes version of how the HollywoodMomBlog.com came to be.
When I’m not whisking my kid off to Hollywood or assisting my better half with his Movie World; I work as editor of the Hollywood Mom Blog, and I am honored to serve on the Actors Fund Advisory Committee for the Looking Ahead Program alongside industry notables including Fred Savage, Sharon Chazin Lieblein, Cindy Osbrink and Judy Taylor.
My specialties are Writing/Reporting/Blogging, serving as a Media consultant (via TV appearances & radio interviews), Child Actor Advocacy, Momager Commentary. Other areas of expertise include: Social media, product placement, marketing, public relations, copywriting, red-carpet and event coverage, celebrity event sponsorship, celeb interviews, guest blogging, tweeting, facebook, and all social media du jour.
Our family contributes to charitable organizations like Casa Pasifica and Hillsides and we enjoy learning about other organizations that assist children in need. Close to our hearts is the Pediatric Epilepsy Program UCLA and Greg Grunberg’s charity TalkAboutIt.org which features film, TV celebs raising epilepsy awareness and proper first-aid for seizures.
For more information about Hollywood Mom Blog, Advertising or to submit news tips; contact me at HollywoodMomBlog@gmail.com.
Hollywood Mom Elizabeth Paddock is a clinical social worker turned stay-at-home mom to identical twin boys, child actors Caleb and Matthew. She writes part for the medical television show “Ask. Dr. Nandi,” and home school her first grade sons. She has a family blog “Love, Learn Play” and Facebook page. The boys have done several print jobs for “Little Tikes” and “Step 2,” have a national commercial running for New York Life, and filmed Five Year Engagement and completed photo double work for How To Catch A Monster. Elizabeth is chronicling her Hollywood adventures on HMB’s “Momagers in the Trenches,” column.
Angela J. Williams is an ordained minister, life coach, spiritual counselor, mentor, philanthropist, entertainment consultant, producer, author and public speaker. She and her husband of 26 years mentor couples together and are the parents of three successful child actors, sons Tyler James Williams (CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris” & Disney’s “Let It Shine”), Tyrel Jackson Williams (Disney’s “Lab Rats”), and Tylen Jacob Williams (Nickelodeon’s “Instant Mom”). Angela (who is a former professional singer, songwriter, and performer) is the executive overseer of her sons’ careers and businesses. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Psychology. Follow her on twitter at: @my3TJWsons.
HMB Contributor, Caroline Gerasimovich, is a Hollywood Mom and momager to three beautiful child actor/models Alexa (“All My Children”), Ashley (“Deadbeat”) and Erin (“Delivery Man” & “Prisoners”), who each work in film, television, commercials and print. You can follow her in HMB’s ongoing column “From The Momager Trenches.”
Hollywood Mom, Jennifer Hiete is a writer for Hollywood Mom Blog. In her past life, she was a lawyer and specialized in labor and employment law. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine School of Law where she graduated cum laude and was the literary and citations editor for the Pepperdine Law Review. Now, she serves as the Director of Domestic Affairs for the Hiete household. She has three children-Bradley, Piper and Tatum. Her daughter, Piper, is the only actor in the family as it is her “passion and destiny” in life.
Cari Surch is a writer and the momager of young actress www.KennedySurch.com. When she began writing for HMB she was a Momager of her older daughter and a Texan. She is now in the Carolinas and helping her youngest daughter achieve stardom. You can follow her audition adventures here on HMB’s “Momagers in the Trenches” column and on her own twitter page http://www.twitter.com/cariscalling
Nyna Lyle is a contributing writer and photographer for HMB. She is also the Hollywood Mom of young actress Emma Rayne Lyle. Emma is one of Young Hollywood’s hottest up & comers. Nyna recently moved to the LA market with her husband and three children from the east coast. When she isn’t driving up and down the 405, Nyna enjoys watching movies, hanging out with her family and helping Emma with auditions.
Michele Dahl, is the HMB Product Reviewer and also contributes to our “Moms in the Trenches” column. She is the mother of pint-sized models Shelby and Cash Dahl. It’s no surprise that someone who can pull off a smoking-hot bikini shoot while pregnant (photo left) would pass those picture-perfect genes on to her kids. Between casting calls and diaper changes, she reviews products and services fit for Hollywood Moms. You can follow her on Twitter @Elle_Renee
Suzette Troche Stapp is Hollywood Mom to two successful child stars, Merit and Marlowe, a talented professional photographer and manages to find time to contribute photos and event coverage at Hollywood Mom Blog. In a word, she’s AWESOME. You can follow her on Twitter at @GlitterGuru and @UrchinsProject.
Valerie Sullivan is Hollywood Mom of actor Cody Sullivan, age 13. Valerie is a valuable contributor to HMB and sage voice of reason in all matters “Professional Child Actor” and serves as Admin for HMB’s Facebook groups. We are so grateful to have her. After retiring from the Air Force in 2004, Valerie received her Real Estate Broker’s license and opened her own brokerage. That business is currently on hold while she manages her son’s blossoming acting career full-time. Valerie’s husband and their fur baby reside in Florida, while she and Cody travel to California for work. You can follow Valerie’s life as a Hollywood Mom here on HMB and on her personal blog. Follow her son Cody’s facebook fanpage too!
Hilary Morris,a New Jersey digital mom and entrepreneur, covers Child Star Style for Hollywood Mom Blog. She operates her own business as a PR pro and social marketing strategist, and is a frequent instructor on social media topics. Her most important role is mom to 2 mini-me fashionistas who were the inspiration for the launch of her girl’s fashion blog, A Fancy Girl Must.