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8 05, 2012

From the Momager Trenches United Kingdom: “How it All Got Started”

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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

2 05, 2012

From the Momager Trenches Los Angeles: “But it’s SO competitive!”

By | May 2nd, 2012|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on From the Momager Trenches Los Angeles: “But it’s SO competitive!”

"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

28 10, 2011

From The Momager Trenches South Carolina: Unemployed Momager for Hire!

By | October 28th, 2011|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

“The times, they are a changin” ~ Bob Dylan I now can truly relate to these words, and I have seen some major changes throughout my life. I don’t know what it is about this move from Texas to South Carolina that has me feeling so upside down? If anything, I have a lot more

27 07, 2011

From the Momager Trenches L.A.: Baby Books Carters Holiday Shoot

By | July 27th, 2011|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Cash in hair and make-up at the Carter's Shoot. When we auditioned for a Carter's Holiday print job on Saturday (during Carmageddon weekend no less), I knew the shoot was scheduled for the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  So by Tuesday evening, it was safe to say that I'd given up hope of

3 11, 2010

From the Momager Trenches Seattle/ Vancouver: Working 3 Markets Means Triple the Travel Time!

By | November 3rd, 2010|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

Occasionally, I respond to emails faster than I actually think about them. Okay, perhaps I do this more often than occasionally. I could easily blame my smart phone but to be honest it’s me, in all my positivity, saying “yes” to everything. And “yes” can often cause a bit of a conundrum or in the

6 08, 2010

From the Momager Trenches Los Angeles: Baby’s First Talent Agent

By | August 6th, 2010|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

I am thrilled to announce that my infant son Cash will now be working with a top Modeling Agency, the premier baby modeling agency in Southern California! When I was told the agency had accepted Cash as one of their models, I was also told that I needed 40 outdoor, clean shots of him in brightly-colored

21 06, 2010

From the Momager Trenches: An L.A. Baby’s First Modeling Job

By | June 21st, 2010|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on From the Momager Trenches: An L.A. Baby’s First Modeling Job

Cash actually made his first modeling appearance as a baby bump in this ad for Pezdor Swimwear. Yes, I admit it. I am an aspiring Momager trying my best to help my son Cash and daughter Shelby smoothly break into the world of baby modeling. Cash started modeling young, really young - in utero

9 04, 2010

From the Momager Trenches Texas: Keep it to yourselves people…

By | April 9th, 2010|Categories: Auditions, Etiquette On Set, From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on From the Momager Trenches Texas: Keep it to yourselves people…

Have you ever taken your talented, fabulous child to an audition and heard this in the waiting room: “My Johnny  just booked a major role for a feature film - the director said that he is the most talented child actor he has seen in ages,” or “Oh we’re not too worried about this job;

11 03, 2010

From the Momager Trenches: Slow as Molasses in Texas

By | March 11th, 2010|Categories: From the Momager Trenches, Parents of Child Actors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on From the Momager Trenches: Slow as Molasses in Texas

By HMB Contributor Cari Surch Being the parent of a child actor requires hard work, dedication and patience - lots of patience!  When my daughter, who has been pursuing acting professionally for a year and a half now, first approached her father and me with the news she wanted to act, we were skeptical.  I did