Los Angeles: Babies wanted for TV Projects!

Los Angeles: Babies wanted for TV Projects!

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COOl CASTING For LA BABIES!

Babies needed from newborn  to 1 year old for a few television projects. Prefer twins or triplets, but will look at individual babies as well to work on two projects within the next few weeks.
 
Seeking mixed ethnicity such as African American, Caucasian, also Latin, and Caucasian separate.
 
Must live in or around the Los Angeles area.
If the babies already have entertainment work permits that is a plus. (If not, production will help with the process if the babies are selected)
 
Great opportunity for babies to appear on popular TV series.
Individual babies would make $200 and twins or triplets $250 a day.
To Submit: Send the most current photo of the babies, along with
  • name,
  • date of birth,
  • weight, &
  • height

 to jeffolancasting@yahoo.com – Be sure to put “Baby actor” in subject.

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Georgia Could Be the New Hollywood for Young Acting Talent — Variety

Georgia Could Be the New Hollywood for Young Acting Talent — Variety

Growing up in Atlanta, Shannon Purser showed a passion for acting from an early age, appearing in plays in elementary and middle school, as well as at church. A decade earlier, it might’ve put her on a path to become a theater major in college and maybe one day pursue a professional career in Los… Read more »

via Georgia Could Be the New Hollywood for Young Acting Talent — Variety

Raising a Star: Meet Keke Palmer’s Mom

Raising a Star: Meet Keke Palmer’s Mom

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Keke Palmer, at just 22 is a huge yet humble star. With her current role in Scream Queens and her recent role in Grease:Live, she is definitely in demand. For a girl in her position one would wonder if all the attention has gone to her head. That’s where her mom and manager Sharon Palmer comes in. She tells the February issue of Family Circle what it is like to raise a child star and how Keke has managed to stay grounded through it all.

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SAG has a new home for Young Performers

SAG has a new home for Young Performers

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The Screen Actors Guild Has New Home on the Web for Young Performers

Does your child have his SAG-Aftra card? Perhaps he has a few waivers and is approaching a “must join” status. The Screen Actors Guild has a great new place for young performers to get information and resources about being a part of the union.

There are answers to frequently asked questions, news and industry updates and behind the scenes videos.

One of the coolest features is an interactive animation of a set that describes all the production people as well their names and roles.

Check it out with your little performer and bookmark the site so he can visit it often!

For more information visit:
http://www.youngperformers.sagaftra.org

Casting Websites and Breakdown Services : NYCastings.com

Casting Websites and Breakdown Services : NYCastings.com

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NYCastings.com is a website that I use to get castings and breakdowns for myself and my family. I have booked numerous jobs over the past few years through this site including most recently a job for Carol’s Daughter. NYCatings.com allows you to create a profile, upload pics and a resume as well as video reels and audio and directly submit that info to people who have posted modeling or acting jobs on the site..
Using NYCastings isn’t free, but it  is inexpensive and it has more than paid for itself. (It is also tax deductible)There are a number of ways you can pay – you do a trial, or pay monthly or even save with an annual subscription. With a membership – you can self-submit your portfolio to auditions, castings calls as well as roles for print, tv, film and live events. They are also broken down into categories so that you can save time and look at only the listings that are of interest to you.
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There is also a business directory with the contact info of many of the NY agencies, casting directors & managers. You can use this section to submit your profile to try to get representation for your child if you are looking for an agency or manager.
Once you set up your profile, submitting your child for jobs can be done via your computer or mobile device. Make sure you sign up for the text and email alerts so you get notified when something fits your profile. The quicker you respond, the better your chances of being seen and booked for the job.
Want more information about self submitting your child to modeling jobs? Read this blog post!
Have you ever gotten auditions or booked any jobs with NYCastings? If so post which ones in the comments!
A guide to launching your kids showbiz career in New York City

A guide to launching your kids showbiz career in New York City

6a00e5536f3be088330134866c5fbd970c-800wi Jump into show business with this great article from Time Out NY Kids[/caption]

If your kid dreams of seeing his name twinkle on Broadway – TimeOut New York Kids  has a crash course on breaking your child into showbiz. The article is packed with resources, websites, and details on how to self-submit your kid to agencies and casting directors for auditions, castings, and open calls.

Whether your child is into modeling, acting, dance or all three – this article is worth a read. There are a host of links and helpful resources.

*Update* Keep in mind this TONYK article was originally written in 2010 – however many of the resources are still just as timely today as they were then. As with anything, do your research and contact each business or organization directly.

Take Away: If you have the flexibility, the fervor, patience, and thick skin…oh and a child who actually wants to be in the biz…then give it a shot – but don’t get carried away. When it stops being fun – find something else do. TimeOut Kids has plenty of suggestions!