Child Actors Social Media Cyber Safety: a Cyber Safety Conversation Open to ALL! Hollywood Moms and Dads Please Plan to Attend!

The Actors Fund Looking Ahead Program and SAG-AFTRA Foundation will explore the role of parents and young performer’s  in navigating agents, PR and casting directors in relationship to social media. Some of the topics include how parents determine boundaries, the role of social media when hiring actors, and determining when it’s too much when it comes to young performers using social media for their careers. Please be sure to clear your calendar and attend this panel – to learn about the trends in social media and the impact social media has on a young performer’s career and life.

I was honored to be asked to speak on this panel but my life living “on location” in Atlanta prevented presenting this time.  Like many of you, I have strong opinions on the recent explosion of social media in the casting process and personal experiences with both the negative and positive aspects of social media in today’s world.  I’ll be with them in spirit and commenting on the live feed!

Panelists include:
Howard Meltzer, Casting Director
Cindy Osbrink, Osbrink Agency
Jordyn Palos, Persona/PR
Angela Williams, Mom of Child Actors and Author
Pattie Fitzgerald, Cyber Safety Specialist and Author

September 21st 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The SAG Foundation Mezzanine- Screening Room 2nd floor
5757 Wilshire Blvd. LA CA 90036
You need to RSVP for this event. However, You don’t need to be a member of the SAG Foundation to attend  https://members.sagfoundation.org/events/7142

Live Streamed:
We will be live streaming this event. The event can be viewed on our website at http://sagaftra.foundation/livestream/. After the event, the video will be archived on our video gallery at http://sagaftra.foundation/video-gallery/.

Please note – *You will be asked to sign a recording release when you arrive.

Social Media Cyber Safety

PANELISTS BIOS

Howard Meltzer, casting director
Howard has been casting television in Los Angeles since 2002. He has been responsible for, and collaborated on, numerous series, pilots and made-for-television movies. For Disney Channel & Disney XD, his work includes the series Wizards of Waverly Place: Reunion Special, Shake It Up, Hannah Montana, and I’m in the Band, the pilot Girl Meets World. His Nickelodeon credits include the pilots Life With Boys, Big Time Rush,The Troop and The Fresh Beat Band and the television movies Spectacular! and The Best Player.  Howard began his career in New York as a staff casting director at Stuart Howard Associates, where he worked on the casting for the Broadway productions. Howard has been nominated for 20 Artios Awards for excellence in casting and shared the honor twice for the television series Hannah Montana.

Cindy Osbrink, theatrical agent and owner, Osbrink Agency

Jordyn Palos, public relations, Persona PR
Jordyn launched Persona in 2010 and has established the company as one of the most prestigious, dedicated, and hands-on independent PR firms in the entertainment industry today. With offices in Beverly Hills and New York City Persona has grown from a dozen clients that followed Palos when she left her previous PR job to over 150 clients in the talent, music, branded lifestyle, and corporate space. As a graduate of California State University Northridge in Radio, Television, and Film [Electronic Media Management Emphasis] Palos studied various elements that were vital to her navigating the PR world: electronic media systems, media management, design of the media message, audience analysis, mass communication research, international broadcasting, new media, and more. During her senior year of college Palos took an internship with an LA-based entertainment public relations firm and worked for that company for nearly five years before launching Persona PR

Angela J. Williams, mother of young performer

Moderator & Presenter – Pattie Fitzgerald, cyber safety specialist
Pattie is the founder of Safely Ever After, Inc. and is nationally recognized for her work as a Child Safety Educator, Children’s Courtroom Advocate, and author. She provides seminars for adults and kids, focusing on the prevention of sexual abuse and cyber safety concentrating on social media trends affecting the protection of minors. Her school curriculum is now taught in classrooms throughout the United States. Pattie brings her common sense strategies to audiences without using fear tactics. She’s the author of two children’s books, “No Trespassing-This Is My Body!” and “Super-Duper Safety” which are published worldwide. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, ABC World New Tonight, CNN, MSNBC and The Oprah Winfrey Network. She is based in Santa Monica, CA.

Q&A will be streamed live from Los Angeles from approximately 6:35pm – 7:30pm (Pacific).

To watch the Q&A you DO NOT have to log into the SAG AFTRA website. Just go to http://www.sagfoundation.org/livestream

Email questions to livestream@sagfoundation.org

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