Archive for 'Parents of Child Actors'
FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES NYC: Glamourous? A Typical Day in the Life of a Child Actor and Her Hollywood Mom
Posted on 20. Jun, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Red carpet…premieres…after parties…meeting A-list actors: These are some of the wonderful things that a child actor may experience in his or her career. Then there is the other side of the coin, the not-so-glamorous days no-one hears about (until now), and I know most parents of professional child actors have similar stories. Our day started [...]
Posted on 18. Jun, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
The last two weeks I have been much more Hollywood Mom and a lot less Blog. To all of our wonderful Hollywood Dads, Happy Father’s Day! Better late than never right? This week I’ll be catching up on many posts including The Actor’s Funds’ Looking Ahead 10 Year Anniversary Gala (The Best!), The Plush Show [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
“Are we bullying our young artists? How can we ask for our young stars to have a high level of responsibility if we are not demonstrating that same level of responsibility towards them? This last week, I had to really evaluate the communication in regard to our young artists in the media. I was trying [...]
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 09. Mar, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
A great resource for Hollywood Moms and Hollywood Dads regarding all things “audition traffic” is NavigateHollywood.com. For instance, today the Women’s Right March will be occupying all lanes of Hollywood Blvd. from 12:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. tonight! That’s a lot of diverted traffic people. The boundaries of their traffic information are outlined here. Follow [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Jules Stewart, Hollywood Mom of former child actress Kristen Stewart, has been a script supervisor in Hollywood for many years – long before the world was captivated with the saga of Bella and Edward. Now that she’s made the jump to director with her project K-11, Jules is making the press rounds and the public [...]
Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Entertainment Weekly has announced that Reality Television Momager Kris Jenner signed a deal for a daily, one hour daytime talk show, called “KRIS.” The Twentieth Century show will cover fashion, beauty tips, and general lifestyle coverage along with celebrity interviews and airs this summer. In a press statement, Kris Jenner said: “This is something I have wanted to do all [...]
Posted on 25. Dec, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Hollywood Mom Blog! 2012 has truly been a wonderful year for the successful growth of Hollywood Mom Blog and for the HMB Community as a whole. So many of our community’s young actors starred or were featured in films, television shows, commercials and even on Broadway! Congratulations little ones, [...]
In the News: Hollywood Mom PAULA HART, Momager of Former #ChildStar Melissa Joan Hart, Makes Deal with eOne Studio
Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
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 [...]
TUNE IN! CHILD STAR CONFIDENTIAL @HollywoodMom Blog Appears on The @RickiLakeShow Wednesday, 11/28/12
Posted on 24. Nov, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Tune in and set those DVR’s, because the “Child Star Confidential” episode of The Ricki Lake Show is airing Wednesday, November 28th and yours truly, Tracy Bobbitt, Editor Hollywood Mom Blog, will make a brief appearance. Check local listings by visiting their website, TheRickiLakeShow.com and clicking “Where to Watch.” Tune in & learn from the pros, [...]
#MOMAGERS in the News: Brooke Shields’ Mother Teri Dead at 79; Kris Jenner Turns 57; Ariel Winter Claims Abuse by Mom Crystal
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
DEATHS One of our original Hollywood Moms (aka momager) Teri Shields, mother of former Child Star Brooke Shields, died yesterday in Manhattan after a long dementia-related illness. She was 79 years old. Theresa Anna Lillian Schmon was born on August 11, 1933, in Newark, NJ. Prior to her career in entertainment, she worked as a hairstylist, [...]
Posted on 30. Oct, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Hollywood Mom Blog recently asked professional Hollywood Mom Kerri Moseley Hobbs (mother of child actor Anthony Hobbs) to share her TOP 5 TIPS on becoming a Successful Hollywood Mom. She kindly obliged. Kerri: Top Five, lets see: (1) Learn business, consider going to buy some college level business course textbooks. The entire framework is the same [...]
THE WONDER YEARS #Momagers JoAnne Savage and Mahaila McKellar Host FREE Dinner & Speaking Event, Thursday 10/25/12
Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
We’ve got an event no Hollywood Mom should miss! Momager Legends Mahalia McKellar, Hollywood Mom of Actress and Author Danika McKellar (Winne Cooper of The Wonder Years) and Joanne Savage (Hollywood Mom of former child star turned actor/director Fred Savage) are speaking this Thursday night, 10/25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the Actors Fund Looking [...]
Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Following in my footsteps.. …or how Wendy Craig taught me to yawn The entreaty of German playwright Goethe that “to accept good advice is but to increase one’s ability” has a special resonance for a child who is beginning to learn how to act. It’s one of the unique delights of doing this kind of [...]
JUSTIN BIEBER’S Hollywood Mom PATTIE MALLETTE Champions Ontario’s Salvation Army’s Teen Pregnancy Center!
Posted on 18. May, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Justin Bieber’s Hollywood Mom, Pattie Mallette, is making an urgent plea for assistance in saving the Salvation Army’s Bethesda Center in London, Ontario, Canada. The center is the home for unwed mothers where Mallette herself stayed prior to giving birth to her pop superstar son Justin, in 1994. Bethesda Centre is slated to close on May [...]
Posted on 14. May, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
CEOs run the business world. Show business is a business; Therefore, Mom, you are the official Chief Executive Officer of your company, your family! If you have a talented child actor and you decide to encourage them to follow their dream, then your role as CEO becomes even more important. You will be making both [...]
Posted on 08. May, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Jemima Laing (a Plymouth, UK Native) tells us how her son Felix Soper, now 13, was first bitten by the acting bug after landing a part in a theatre production of Peter Pan. What got Felix started with this whole acting thing was, basically, my innate nosiness. Collecting him and a friend from drama group on [...]
Posted on 02. May, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
“But it’s SO competitive!” I don’t hear those words nearly as often as I did in the beginning or maybe I just don’t pay attention to them any more. The beginning being when I first heard my son say “Mom, I want to be an actor.” We’ve come a long way since then. It took [...]
Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
For those not yet in the know, the UCLA Family Commons is a wellness facility dedicated to creating healthier families and stronger communities throughout the Los Angeles Westside area. As a non-profit organization founded by one of the country’s leading scientists at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, all of their programs are [...]
Posted on 27. Mar, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
I was recently invited to contribute to Jen & Barb Mom Life, (Jen Pate and Barbara Machen respectively) a fun website dedicated to sharing original online videos all about the challenges and joys of modern motherhood. Their most recent video clip is about how they encourage their children to pursue their passions. I shared my thoughts (via [...]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
You’ve seen the recent onslaught of casting calls: “Non-Union Documentary Needs L.A. Moms,” “Villainous Stage Moms Wanted!” “My Talented Kid,” “Casting Opinionated Mothers of Child Actors,” “Do You Think Your Child is a Superstar?” and even one for the ultimately delusional parents, “YES, I Think My Child is a Super Star!” But instead of hitting the SEND button [...]