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5 09, 2015

New App Reports On-Set Safety Violations

By | September 5th, 2015|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, LEGAL, On The Set, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New App Reports On-Set Safety Violations

The Pledge to Sarah New App Reports On-Set Safety Violations. This Film and Television Production Safety App was created in response to the tragic death of Sarah Jones. It is hard to forget the story of Sarah Jones, the second camera assistant who was tragically killed last year by a train on the first day

4 09, 2015

Agoura Hills Acting Coach CAMERON THOR CONVICTED

By | September 4th, 2015|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , |Comments Off on Agoura Hills Acting Coach CAMERON THOR CONVICTED

Agoura Hills Acting Coach CAMERON THOR CONVICTED. Although sexual abuse is not specific to the entertainment industry, it always strikes a chord close to our hearts when we hear of a young child actor falling prey to molestation by a professional authority, cherished mentor or trusted family friend in the business. Most recently, the case

12 02, 2014

#HollywoodMoms! #Momagers! Join Me at This Month's @lookingaheadorg "Looking Ahead" Parents Group!

By | February 12th, 2014|Categories: Events, LEGAL, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on #HollywoodMoms! #Momagers! Join Me at This Month's @lookingaheadorg "Looking Ahead" Parents Group!

The Speakers at this month's Actors Fund Looking Ahead Monthly Parents Group are Biz Parents Co-Founders Paula Dorn and Anne Henry! The Parents of Child actors in the Industry must realize this is not just a hobby.  There are laws in place in the areas of education, finances, and contracts that are specific to child performers.  Some

5 02, 2014

SAG-AFTRA: Attention All Child Actor & Young Performer Members

By | February 5th, 2014|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

As a Child Actor/ Young Performer (or the parent of a child actor/ young performer), you have different needs and experiences working in TV and theatrical productions, and your input into SAG-AFTRA negotiations process is vital. Please click here to review the portion of the current TV/Theatrical agreement which concerns the employment of minors. It is important to

25 10, 2013

CHILD MODELS: @ModelAllianceNY New Law Passed Protecting Child Models 16 & Younger – Goes Into Effect on 11-20-13

By | October 25th, 2013|Categories: Child Models, CHILD STAR STYLE, LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on CHILD MODELS: @ModelAllianceNY New Law Passed Protecting Child Models 16 & Younger – Goes Into Effect on 11-20-13

If there is any doubt why a law protecting minor models is needed, read the all to common story of model Alise Shoemaker who was encouraged to drop out of highschool by the agency that represented her (which she did) and then subject to sexual advances by a fashion designer now serving 59 years to life

31 05, 2013

SAG-AFTRA Approves Commercial Contract

By | May 31st, 2013|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on SAG-AFTRA Approves Commercial Contract

According to Variety and conformed by the SAG-AFTRA website, in the first major contract to come up for renewal by SAG-AFTRA since members approved merging the two entities, SAG-AFTRA leaders have approved a new three-year commercials contract. The union’s national board unanimously approved the deal reached with the ad industry on April 6. Key provisions call for a

1 04, 2013

LEGAL: Child Star ARIEL WINTER Will Face Off With Mom in Custody Court October 2013

By | April 1st, 2013|Categories: Ariel Winter, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, LEGAL, THE BUZZ, Top Child Stars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on LEGAL: Child Star ARIEL WINTER Will Face Off With Mom in Custody Court October 2013

It was determined on Friday, March 29, 2013 that Modern Family child star Ariel Winter, 15, will go to trial in October 2013 for the guardianship case which will determine whether her Hollywood Mom Chrisoula Workman, will regain custody.   Ariel is seeking legal emancipation from her parents, sighting allegations of emotional abuse by her mother. Chrisoula Workman has subsequently filed an Objection to

15 11, 2012

10 Emancipated Child Stars

By | November 15th, 2012|Categories: Ariel Winter, LEGAL, Top Child Stars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Emancipated Child Stars

10 Emancipated Child Stars - What is Emancipation and When Is This The Best Choice for a Child Actor? According to the California State Government website: Emancipation is a legal way for children, in this case child actors, to become adults before they are 18. Once a child is emancipated, his or her parents do

27 09, 2012

LEGAL STUFF: Governor Brown to Sign Assembly Bill 1660 Benefitting Child Performers!

By | September 27th, 2012|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on LEGAL STUFF: Governor Brown to Sign Assembly Bill 1660 Benefitting Child Performers!

Thanks in large part to to Anne Henry and Paula Dorn of the BizParentz Foundation, Governor Brown is signing Assembly Bill 1660! How the law works currently: Existing law merely requires that persons or corporations that act as talent agencies pay a filing fee and obtain a license from the Labor Commissioner. Why this Bill is important: This