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27 11, 2013

HMB’s Top 10 Thanksgiving-Themed Movies Starring Child Actors & Former Child Actors!

By | November 27th, 2013|Categories: Best Acting Classes & Coaches, Casting Workshops, CLASSES, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on HMB’s Top 10 Thanksgiving-Themed Movies Starring Child Actors & Former Child Actors!

Happy Thanksgiving Hollywood Moms and Dads! Surprisingly, there aren't hundreds (or even dozens) of films with specifically "Thanksgiving" themes. Of those that we located, these are the "Top Ten Best Thanksgiving Movies Featuring Child Actors!" Download one or two of these classics (via On Demand or Netflix), snuggle up to the fire tonight with your

23 11, 2013

Alabama #CastingCall: Caucasian Kids Ages 8 – 10 Years Old!

By | November 23rd, 2013|Categories: Auditions, Casting Calls, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Alabama #CastingCall: Caucasian Kids Ages 8 – 10 Years Old!

Suzanne Turner Massingill of Barefoot Models and Talent, auditions will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 for roles in "The Prince," a crime thriller starring Bruce Willis  and rapper/actor Curtis Fifty Cent Jackson. Filming will start in Mobile on 12/1/13 and finish by Christmas, according to producer Randall Emmett, of Emmett/ Furla Films.   The summary on IMDB reads: A

4 01, 2013

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Soap Hunk BRYAN DATTILO Began Career as a Child Actor!

By | January 4th, 2013|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Exclusive Interviews, Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on DAYS OF OUR LIVES Soap Hunk BRYAN DATTILO Began Career as a Child Actor!

Hollywood Mom Blog was invited to take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at daytime television’s guiltiest pleasure,"Days of our Lives," (DOOL). Having grown up watching the show, we were excited to hit the NBC lot and get an insiders look at how DOOL runs. Maya Frangie led the set tour, along with Sony Pictures Director of

4 01, 2013

Hailee Steinfeld Cast in Daniel Handler’s “Why We Broke Up”

By | January 4th, 2013|Categories: Casting News, CHILD ACTORS, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hailee Steinfeld Cast in Daniel Handler’s “Why We Broke Up”

True Grit break-through child star Hailee Steinfeld signed on to play the lead in Why We Broke Up, the film adaptation of Daniel Handler's recent novel a while back and the project is still listed as "In Development." Better known to us moms as Lemony Snicket, Handler also wrote the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books, my daughter's

4 01, 2013

THEN & NOW: Charlie Korsmo, and Other Former Child Stars Now Top Lawyers!

By | January 4th, 2013|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Each day in the mainstream media we read "Then & Now" articles about former child actors no longer working in film or TV whose lives are, let's politely say, less than aspirational. Fortunately there are three great examples of former child stars no longer working in front of the camera but enjoying great professional success

12 12, 2012

18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Best Young Actor & Actress Nominees Announced!

By | December 12th, 2012|Categories: Awards & Accolades, CHILD ACTORS, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Best Young Actor & Actress Nominees Announced!

This morning, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the nominees for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards.  Of all of the pre-Academy Awards ceremonies in Hollywood, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards most closely predict which films will be Oscar-contenders. For example - all nine films nominated for the best picture Oscar were originally BFCA

7 12, 2012

In the News: Hollywood Mom PAULA HART, Momager of Former #ChildStar Melissa Joan Hart, Makes Deal with eOne Studio

By | December 7th, 2012|Categories: Momagers in the News, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on In the News: Hollywood Mom PAULA HART, Momager of Former #ChildStar Melissa Joan Hart, Makes Deal with eOne Studio

According to Deadline.com, Paula Hart, momager and Hollywood Mom of Melissa Joan Hart, and her company Hartbreak Films will work with eOne Studio to develop and produce series and TV movies for family and animation programming. Under the deal, eOne will act as the worldwide distributor. Per eOne Managing Director Olivier Dumont, this supports the studio's strategy to expand its

1 12, 2012

MENTAL HEALTH: 15 Signs Your Child Actor is in Crisis and What to Do About It!

By | December 1st, 2012|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH: 15 Signs Your Child Actor is in Crisis and What to Do About It!

There is no shortage of stories about American child actors whose lives have spiraled out of control or of the tragic lives of former child stars as adults.  On a weekly basis, we read about a volatile young performer whose issues are laid bare for all to see and hear.  For instance, in October, 14

30 11, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Let’s Have a Hollywood Moms Night Out at NIGHT OF BEAUTY III with Three Day Rule & @Spaphile 12/3/12!

By | November 30th, 2012|Categories: CHILD STAR STYLE, Give-Aways!, Screenings, Parties & Union Events, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |10 Comments

I don't know about the rest of you Hollywood Moms, but it's late November and I need a little beauty pick-me-up before I charge into the holidays. Thankfully our friends at Three Day Rule and Spaphile have teamed up again for another spectacular Night of Beauty III at the beautiful Viceroy Santa Monica this Monday December 3, 2012.  Guests will enjoy

29 11, 2012

The Looking Ahead Program Hosts Financial Aid Workshop Q&A For College-Bound Teen Actors 12/4/12

By | November 29th, 2012|Categories: Education, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Looking Ahead Program Hosts Financial Aid Workshop Q&A For College-Bound Teen Actors 12/4/12

The Looking Ahead Program is hosting a College Financial Aid Workshop and Q & A Session for teen actors, ages 15-18, and their Parents on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. You do not need to be a member of the Looking Ahead Program to attend this valuable class. TIME:  6:30pm-8:00pm LOCATION: The Actors Fund Offices, 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400,