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22 09, 2012

INSIDE EDITION Investigates #Pedophiles Targeting #ChildActors; “Tinsel Town has a Pedophile Problem”

By |2012-09-22T15:02:08-08:00September 22nd, 2012|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on INSIDE EDITION Investigates #Pedophiles Targeting #ChildActors; “Tinsel Town has a Pedophile Problem”

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

3 09, 2012

LEGAL STUFF: DA’s Office Files 7 Count Misdemeanor Lawsuit VS. Vanessa Brewington, Contour Management & Modern Talent Group

By |2012-09-03T13:33:00-08:00September 3rd, 2012|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on LEGAL STUFF: DA’s Office Files 7 Count Misdemeanor Lawsuit VS. Vanessa Brewington, Contour Management & Modern Talent Group

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

31 07, 2012

Child Actor Guardians Reach First Agreement With Broadway League

By |2012-07-31T20:31:19-08:00July 31st, 2012|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Child Actor Guardians Reach First Agreement With Broadway League

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

2 06, 2012

LEGAL: Sex Offender & Former Kids Talent Manager, Martin “MARTY” Weiss, Released From Jail After 6 Months

By |2012-06-02T12:09:34-08:00June 2nd, 2012|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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

10 04, 2012

California Child Actors Can Get Entertainment Work Permits ONLINE!

By |2017-05-12T10:53:02-08:00April 10th, 2012|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

As Hollywood Moms, we've all been there - some of us more than once; That dreaded 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 their doors. As government institutions go, I must give the Work Permit office it's due

2 04, 2012

SAG-AFTRA Merger Referendum Approved – Now One Union!

By |2012-04-02T11:06:29-08:00April 2nd, 2012|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on SAG-AFTRA Merger Referendum Approved – Now One Union!

Historic SAG-AFTRA Merger is passed on March 30, 2012 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

2 01, 2012

New Entertainment Work Permit Law in Effect as of January 1, 2012

By |2012-01-02T14:16:28-08:00January 2nd, 2012|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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:

11 04, 2011

“Child Actors – What’s All The Fuss?: A Look at Current Laws and Regulations”

By |2011-04-11T23:46:00-08:00April 11th, 2011|Categories: LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on “Child Actors – What’s All The Fuss?: A Look at Current Laws and Regulations”

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

10 12, 2010

LEGAL ISSUES: New York Department Of Labor Plans BIG Changes Affecting Child Actors in NY

By |2010-12-10T00:10:08-08:00December 10th, 2010|Categories: LEGAL, On The Set, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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

20 11, 2010

Talent Search Companies Dismiss Lawsuit Against BizParentz Foundation

By |2010-11-20T22:56:21-08:00November 20th, 2010|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, In the News, LEGAL|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Talent Search Companies Dismiss Lawsuit Against BizParentz Foundation

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.