*UPDATE: Since initially unearthing this scandal, may other studio on-set improprieties have been brought to the attention of Deadline Reporter David Robb. He is requesting of the Hollywood Mom Blog family that any and all parents of working child actors with any information about the fake studio teachers scandal or any other wrong doing involving our child actors please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-477-3797. This includes improprieties (behavior, actions, altered/forged documents) on the behalf of parents, coaches, cast, crew, etc. Thank you.
Earlier this month, “a thread” started in one of Hollywood Mom Blog’s Facebook private chat groups about two different men (Kent Linker and Fred Robbins) possibly impersonating a legitimate, but retired set teacher by the name of Marty Carlin – yes HMs, we now have fake studio teachers to add to the list of cautionary tales. Thanks to our Hollywood Moms who kept old call sheets, recalled names, and even took pictures, it was determined that several of our own child actors had worked alongside one or both of the alleged impostors.
Through the combined sleuthing efforts of child actor advocate Anne Henry of BizParentz and Deadline Reporter David Robb, the potentially criminal activities of these individuals have been exposed on Deadline.com today which you can (and should) read here: http://deadline.com/2014/09/con-men-teaching-kids-film-sets-faked-ids-834640/