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30 04, 2014

EDUCATION: #ScholarShare California's 529 College Savings Plan @scholarshare529

By | April 30th, 2014|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Education, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Last week I met with a team of experts representing ScholarShare, California’s 529 college savings plan managed by TIAA-CREF, at the beautiful (and allegedly haunted) Culver Hotel. While the hotel's history may be spooky, the ScholarShare program is anything but - you can actually open an account for your child for as little as $25 dollars!  That's an

25 09, 2013

COUNSELOR’S CORNER: Confronting Chaos; Lindsay Lohan’s Next Step @westcoastcenter @lindsaylohan @oprah

By | September 25th, 2013|Categories: RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

*As we were about to publish this edition of Counselors Corner on Lindsay Lohan last week, several incidents occured which couldn't go without acknowledgement. On Sept. 12, 2013, Lohan's mother Dina, 50, was arrested for speeding and DWI.  In court today, Sept. 25, 2013, with her own mother Ann Sullivan by her side, Dina pled

29 08, 2013

COUNSELOR’S CORNER: When Former Child Stars Break Down Publicly, It’s A Cry For Help! @wcccla @amandabynes

By | August 29th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

UPDATE: TMZ reported Friday that a judge ruled that Amanda's doctors' hold can be extended up to a year, but according to sources it is unlikely that she will be held for that duration. The plan is to keep her for 60 more days until she is stable and then release her to her Hollywood Mom Lynn

13 08, 2013

BRANDING POWER: Child Star Quvenzhane Wallis Makes the Poochie Purse Famous!

By | August 13th, 2013|Categories: Branding Power, Child Actor Clothing, CHILD STAR STYLE, RESOURCES (For Your Actor)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Who would ever have imagined that hearing "Pucci" in reference to red carpet couture would actually mean "Poochie" as in the fuzzy pooch-shaped purse? Although Poochie & Co. is a division a family owned business established more than 45 years ago, their fuzzy poochie purses first gained fame when they were spotted on the arm of Academy

9 08, 2013

If You’re Not Following HOLLYWOOD MOM BLOG on FaceBook – You’re Missing Out!

By | August 9th, 2013|Categories: HOW TO BECOME A CHILD ACTOR, Parents of Child Actors, RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Many of you know, but many may not - Hollywood Mom Blog has an amazing facebook community!  We have three wonderful private chat groups totaling almost 1000 members and the Facebook fan page is 2000 fans strong and growing daily! Our facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodMomBlog posts article links on current and former child stars and up to

26 06, 2013

20 Best Child Actor Head Shot Photographers in Los Angeles!

By | June 26th, 2013|Categories: Head Shot Photographers, HOW TO BECOME A CHILD ACTOR, RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Who are the 20 Best Child Actor Head Shot Photographers in Los Angeles? Hollywood Mom Blog has cultivated a superb list of quality children's head shot and teen head shot photographers for metro areas Los Angeles. We diligently working on expanding our lists in , San Francisco, NYC, Detroit, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, Hawaii, Vancouver/Seattle and Dallas.  Moms

16 02, 2013

@LookingAheadOrg Hosts “Understanding Educational Options for Young Performers,” Thursday Evening, 2/21/13

By | February 16th, 2013|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Education, Education, The Actors Fund Looking Ahead Program, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Actors Fund, Looking Ahead Program's "Leadership Council Parents Group" will host "Understanding Educational Options for Young Performers," on Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Do you have concerns about which type of education is best for your young performer?  Which education best meets your child's needs:  GED, High School Equivalency, or

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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,

26 11, 2012

How to Market Your Child Actor Part 3

By | November 26th, 2012|Categories: Audition Tips, Auditions, Publicity & PR for your Child Actor, RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

How to Market Your Child Actor Part 3 To recap, in the last two parts of “Marketing Your Child Actor,” we discussed the following marketing tools: Part 1: (1) Headshots; (2) Postcards and Mailing Lists; (3) Social Media; Part 2: (4) Keeping your agent and/or manager in the loop; 5) Websites that provide information for casting projects;