Despite Hollywood’s labor troubles, professional child actors are finding a reason to celebrate: The CARE (Child Actor Recognition Event) Awards, honoring child actors for their accomplishments in 2008, will take place on March 15, 2009 at Universal Studios in California. Anne Henry of the non-profit organization, Biz Parentz Foundation, announced today that awardee applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Awards. The deadline to apply is January 24, 2009.
It’s been a tough year for young Hollywood. Child actors have found themselves to be just one casualty of the town’s labor disputes, and opportunities to practice their craft have been few and far between. Child actors do belong to SAG, AFTRA and Equity, the unions for performers, but they are not eligible to hold leadership roles in those organizations. “Like everyone else in the entertainment industry, the kids wish things could get settled. Their careers, by nature, are very short, so long labor disputes can be devastating. That’s why we are moving ahead with the CARE Awards. Child actors need to celebrate the positive contributions they have made–not just to entertainment, but to their communities. CARE isn’t all about Hollywood success,” states Henry.
The CARE Awards is slated for Sunday, March 15, 2009. The fifth annual event will be held at the Globe Theatre inside Universal Studios Hollywood. Billed as a kind of “anti-child-star-gone-bad” event, CARE honors over 150 of the industry’s brightest young stars, for their positive contributions to the entertainment industry. Awardees will receive red carpet entrance to Universal Studios, private awards luncheon, engraved trophy, gift bag, collectible souvenirs, and entrance to Universal Studios Theme Park for a day of kid-oriented fun folowing the event.
CARE Awards are based on a unique point system where young performers (18 and younger) must qualify with a combination of professional acting work in 2008, academics, union membership, training, a written essay, community service, parent industry knowledge, and several other criteria.
Proceeds from the event benefit the BizParentz Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education, advocacy and charitable support to parents and children engaged in the entertainment industry.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, there will be no complimentary attendance for celebrities. However, they are welcomed to participate in the application process for consideration as an awardee. Artist representatives are advised to direct their clients through the application process early if they would like them to attend.
For more information about CARE 2009, please call (818)731-9897.
Dear Sirs or Madams,
I would like to give my applicatoin to you,because I would like to be an actor.
Please write to me what do I have to do.
I am looking forward to hearing from you
Gábor from Hungary
my name is matt or matthew i’ve always wanted to act, i would like to submit an application to you in regards to this.
Please send me an email me back on the things i have to do in order for me to be considered.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Hi Matthew – Go to the website Biz Parentz Foundation at http://www.bizparentz.org/careawards.html and complete an application there. Good Luck!
iam naguib amged iam from egypt and my dream to act in hollywood or disney channel pleaze tell me how to do ?
I am looking forward to answer
Click on the link within the post to go to the site to submit your photos and resume.
iam 16 yars old
To whom it may concern:
My name is Machaela-Marie. I am 12 years old, in 7th grade, 135 lbs*, 5′ 7*, and have a somewhat slim-athletic build. Most people consider me as smart and responsible(considering that my GPA is 3.5). I have dreamed of being an actress since the young age of 8, but I cant seem to find “the guts” to tell my mother who is unknown of my special dream. You see, my my mother is 43 and really stressed and stubborn, i’m afraid of what is to become of myself when I tell her, will she laugh in my face? Say “too bad”? As you can see, i’m extremely afraid of what will happen but I dont want to throw my dream down the drain, WHAT DO I DO??!! I would appreciate if you offered some of advice to give me “the guts” to tell my mother of my dreams and the next step from there.
Thank you so very much, I really appreciate it,
P.s- the e-mail is MY e-mail(NOT my mothers)
*unsure(from last doctor check-up in early 2010)
@Machaela-Marie – As your question is actually about the parent-child relationship not acting per se, I’m going to gracefully bow out of answering. =)
I suggest you speak to a school counselor, religious leader or another adult family member that you do feel close to and get their advice on the matter of communicating with your mom.
hi this is leon from USA Ma… I would like to be an actor