How to Get Your Child Started in Show Business
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A complete step by step guide on How to get Started in Show Business!
This book is a handy step by step guide for all those parents who are trying to get their children started in a show biz career, but didn’t know where to begin
. From newborn or 90+ there is always work in T.V. Film Commercials or theatre, if you know how to find it. Agent’s managers and casting directors are looking for fresh new faces and talent all the time to fill these jobs. Kids especially, are in constant demand for these projects.
You will learn about agents, managers, casting directors, child working permits, headshots, resumes and Coogan accounts.
This book will give you all the inside information and easy steps to follow for a successful career. You will be prepared with the knowledge and tools to find the auditions, and how book the job.
There is nothing more exciting than the fast-paced, star studded world of show business. Make your dreams come true, have the experience of a lifetime, and enjoy the memories forever. If you read the book and follow through, I have no doubt that;
I’ll see you in the Movies!
Chapter one So You Want To Get Started in “Show Business...” Have you ever watched a childrens commercial or movie and felt that your child could do so much better? Does you child have the "look" and personality to get into show business? Do people stop you on the street and tell you your child should be in commercials? Almost every day I receive an e-mail, a phone call or hear someone ask the question; “Pam, I really want to get my child in commercials and film, but I don’t know where to go. How do I get started?” My book will explain step by step what a parent and child must do, as well as the time and commitment involved. If you understand everything you need to do, and then do it, you will be better prepared to pursue a successful and lucrative career in this active and exciting business. You will have the chance to be a part of one of the greatest industries in the world and enjoy the television, film, commercial and theater experience. and possibly, even realize your dream of fame. Kids are in constant demand. Movie directors and casting directors are searching daily for new faces and talent. Now you can finally get need the knowledge and tools you need to connect! There are so many great ways to enjoy this business, If you know how to go about it. There are so many different ways to be employed in this industry but only if you know how to find them. Adults will learn the basics from this book, but how an adult functions in the business is quite different than how a parent and child will function together. Having a child in show business requires patience, organization, flexibility, and can be extremely time consuming. Until a child is 18 they must rely on their parents otherwise known as “stage moms and dads”. I will take you through the process step by step, and from headshots to shoots. . The ideal situation is dedicated, parents and children who love the business. If it is in your blood and you just can’t ignore it, then you will always find yourself gravitating to anything pertaining to show-business. Together, you and your child can have the most wonderful experiences one could ever imagine! Seeing yourself in a movie or on a commercial, working with famous movie stars, and the whole star studded business is a wonderful lifelong experience Whether you are a principal or an extra in front of the camera or behind the scenes, the experience is thrilling, fast paced, exciting and incomparable! Let’s get started with our headshots and resume.
see introduction Introduction It all started for me, as a “stage Mom” for my four children who worked in commercials, television, film and print. I soon became a SAG actress, booking several commercials and movies, most recently featured in “Music and Lyrics.” Since I had already developed a working relationship with most of the agents and casting directors, it was an easy transition when I decided to become a children’s manager in 1993. Through my company “Pam’s People” I became successful in booking thousands of kids into commercials, film and theater. I also did casting for Independent film productions and have since been involved in almost every aspect of show business In 2000 I wrote directed and appeared in a nationally aired Public Service Announcement which also won at the Garden State Film Festival. This P.S.A. gained attention and recognition from the industry and lead to my many appearances on T.V. I filmed a special segment on “Crossing Over with John Edwards”, was featured on a Fox news documentary with Dave Schratwieser, and Channel 12 news with Walt Kane. “Unsolved Mysteries” recreated the event in my life that lead to the making of the P.S.A. which evolved to many other T.V. shows and documentaries. Behind the camera, or in front of the camera, I love every aspect of the business, and people who know my profession are constantly asking me “how do I get my child started in show business?” It is not a simple answer, it is a process. So I have decided to write this book to share all my inside information and experience. The book explains the details in a step by step guide for parents to understand how to get their child started in show business. Once you have read my book and follow through, your child will be ready to walk into any audition, professionally prepared with headshots and resumes, confident and ready to book the job. Maybe, you, like millions of other people, have always though about getting your child started but didn’t know how to begin. Well now you can! There is nothing more exciting than the fast-paced, star studded, world of show business, so let’s get started. Use AS introduction and website
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