Kids in the entertainment industry

Hello,

im creating this post based on questions that parents ask me about the industry. This blog will cover headshots, obtaining a work permit, coogan accounts, bookings and auditions. Grab a pen and paper take notes and enjoy!!!


1) #Headshots:

So good headshots usually cost around 250.00, it sad to say but i have seen many parents get #scamed for more than 4,000.00 dollars for headshots. i have seen many agency refer there talent to a certain photographer and there work is good but it dose not match the price there charging #BEWAREOFSCAMMERS lol. So i believe hues of blue are the best color for headshots these colors do not wash people out, they dont blind the camera and it compliments everybody skin tone. Blue also grab casting directors eyes, i will say pinks, yellows and greens are great choices as well, stay away from red and white and black. these are great examples below:





For headshots you wanna make sure your kids personality shows, this is important because it gives your child character. When your searching photographers make sure you find one that shoots kids, and are comfortable shooting children.

For headshots you wanna make sure your kids personality shows, this is important because it gives your child character. When your searching photographers make sure you find one that shoots kids, and are comfortable shooting children.

my CTA photographers are:

1) click west photos www.clickwestphoto.com

2)cordoba kids instagram handle @cordobakids

3) lifestyle shoots @shotsbyscott www.shotsbyscott.com


Work permits:

work permits for children that is not going to school are very simple, go online to https://mycadir.force.com/registrations/CommunityLogin create a profile click on obtain a new work permit. fill out information and attach a birth certificate and in two weeks boom they will email you a work permit.


Children that are attending school, you can still obtain a #workpermit online, you will need to print out a form that will be generated on dlse website. this school form will need to be completed by you and someone from the school district. once you got the form done upload it to that website and in a couple of weeks you will get your work permit.


#Coogan accounts:

Ok parents a coogan account is necessary for all parents that have kids in the entertainment industry. A coogan account is a trust court ordered blocked account that no one can touch untill the child is 18. When your child work works commercials, film, and tv shows a automatic 15% will be taken from there check and placed into this account. somletso go over how to set this up.

Banks: pick a bank first, wells fargo, Bank of america, first entertainment credit union, sag-aftra credit union.

what to take: social security card, contract from your agent are manager, id's, and if your child has worked first paystub any questions you can email me at info@creativetalentartist.com


#BOOKINGS & #AUDITIONS

so you just got word that your child got a audition, how to prepare for a audition if your child is 4 and over you want to teach them what a slate is: a slate is when your in the audition and the camera man asks you to slate, you will teach your kids to say" hello, name, age, location" then you want to make sure you child is prepared with a age appropriate monologue, many of times the casting director will have one. make sure your child is upbeat let me are your agency know your child nap time so we schedule auditions before are after that time. Do exercises to help them loosen up. and kids that are bigger than life are great is easy to pull a kid back to reality its very hard to pump up a child.

Thank the casting director and wait for your agent, to let you know rather your child got the job. one quick thing before i go if your family is going out of town, if your child needs a break, if your child is sick is your responsibility to tell your agent so they wnt book your kid that day. thank you next blog will be about set etiquette

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