Archive for 'LEGAL STUFF'
Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
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 [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
At our last meeting of the Looking Ahead Program’s Advisory Committee, a big topic of conversation was The Actors Fund’s Unclaimed Coogan website. Then it came up again in one of HMB’s facebook chat groups. I quickly checked the site myself and while my daughter is not on the list, I was shocked to see [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
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 not have custody or control of him or her anymore. Emancipation is usually forever. However, the court can cancel the [...]
Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
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 [...]
INSIDE EDITION Investigates #Pedophiles Targeting #ChildActors; “Tinsel Town has a Pedophile Problem”
Posted on 22. Sep, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Yesterday, Inside Edition ran a horrifying and much needed profile on pedophiles in the film industry – most notably convicted pedophiles and child molestors, Martin “Marty” Weiss and Tommy Lowery. HMB’s friend and Child Actor Advocate Anne Henry is interviewed in this piece and made HMB aware of it. Please watch the show on this link below or [...]
LEGAL STUFF: DA’s Office Files 7 Count Misdemeanor Lawsuit VS. Vanessa Brewington, Contour Management & Modern Talent Group
Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
According to LA Consumer Affairs Press Release, the Los Angeles City’s Attorney’s Office has filed a 7-count misdemeanor lawsuit against 36-year-old Candace Vanessa Brewington, the owner and operator of “Contour Management” and “Modern Talent Group.” Brewington, who also uses the alias Vanessa Von, is charged with taking advantage of children and young adults aspiring to [...]
Posted on 31. Jul, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Good news for our Broadway Babies in New York – Child Actor Guardians unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with the Broadway League. Child Actor Guardians are employed by members of the Broadway League for the purposes of overseeing the care, professional behavior and well being of child performers while in theaters and rehearsal [...]
LEGAL: Sex Offender & Former Kids Talent Manager, Martin “MARTY” Weiss, Released From Jail After 6 Months
Posted on 02. Jun, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
The following information was provided by Child Actor advocacy organization BIZ PARENTZ. You may also read more about this ongoing criminal pursuit in the Los Angeles Times. Former child talent manager Martin Weiss was sentenced June 1, 2012 for two counts of child molestation (California Penal Code 288a). Weiss pled “no contest” to two counts [...]
Posted on 10. Apr, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
As Hollywood Moms, we’ve all been there (some of us more than once) – the last minute dash in 405 and 101 rush-hour traffic to (hopefully) make it to the Entertainment Work Permit Office in Van Nuys before they close. As government institutions go, I must give the Work Permit office it’s due props as [...]
Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
As of Friday, March 30, 2012, the members of SAG and AFTRA have voted to merge their unions after two previous failed attempts. SAG-AFTRA national co-presidents Ken Howard and Roberta Reardon (pictured above) announced the merger at 1:35 p.m. PT via live stream at the organization’s, (called SAG-AFTRA) new website: http://www.sagaftra.org/ Approximately 55,000 SAG ballots and [...]
Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Effective January 1, 2012, California Labor Code Section 1308.5 allows a parent or guardian of a minor to apply on-line for a 10 Day Temporary Entertainment Work Permit which is issued immediately upon completion of an application and payment of the $50.00 application fee. This 10 Day Temporary Entertainment Work Permit is subject to the following conditions: [...]
Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Valensi Rose, PLC attorney Bruce D. Sires will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Beverly Hills Bar Association lunch seminar entitled “Child Actors – What’s All The Fuss?: A Look at Current Laws and Regulations” on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The seminar will review and discuss the law governing the unique aspects of employing [...]
Posted on 10. Dec, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Thanks to the very knowledgeable Anne Henry and Paula Dorn over at BizParentz.org, we’ve learned the Department of Labor in New York is planning to implement new Rules governing child entertainment work permits and the daily work of child performers. You will now be required to submit a total of 12 documents to the Department of [...]
Posted on 20. Nov, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
ACT voluntarily dismissed the case on November 3, 2010 after an unsuccessful mediation, when faced with the certainty of BizParentz filing an anti-SLAPP motion. “We believe that the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed because they knew their case had no merit. This is a victory for our Constitution and the rights we all have to speak the truth,” said BizParentz Founder Anne Henry.
Posted on 01. Nov, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
According to TMZ and E online, top paid television child/teen star andDisney star Demi Lovato has dropped out of an international concert tour with the Jonas Brothers while in Peru in order to check into a treatment center to seek help for “emotional and physical issues.” Per the Associated Press, a person familiar with the situation [...]
Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Ugh. Lance Kerwin, former child star of popular 1970′s television series “James at 15,” and then “James at 16″ has been found guilty of second-degree theft and placed on five years probation in Kauai, Hawaii. Collective sigh. The actor has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of community service and was given credit for [...]
Posted on 20. Jul, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
“Children are not to be used as a Commodity, having their childhoods sold to the highest bidder.” The petition statement below is from Care2 Petition Website sent to us via Janet Palazzotto of non-profit, child actor advocacy group A Minor Consideration: “Welcome! My name is Irene. I am a mom with 8 children. I am [...]