How to Break Your Child into the Entertainment Industry

1st – You need an agent and professional-quality headshots. You can get headshots done at any local photography studio. While your child should look good in their headshots, keep in mind that these aren’t glamour shots. Your child should still look like themselves. Casting directors will quickly get annoyed if they call your child in for an audition based on their headshot and they show up looking completely different. As for getting an agent, we have a list of local talent agents here on our website. However, just meeting with an agent is not the end of the story… 2nd… read more

How to be more confident for your on-camera audition

Going in for an on-camera audition can be pretty nerve-wracking. You’ll be auditioning in front of a bunch of people whom you don’t know and you’ll only have a little bit of time to prove yourself. However, in the audition process, being charming and confident instead of nervous can be the difference between being a standout or just another face in the lineup. So here are a few tips and things to think about to help you be more confident for your on-camera auditions: Everyone gets nervous. Every actor walking into an audition is nervous. Even seasoned actors experienced with… read more

How to Support Your Child’s Desire to Act

Ask any sizable group of young kids what they want to be when they grow up, and chances are there will be a few answers of “movie star” among them. Of course, you’ll likely also hear “princess” and “cowboy”, so parents are sometimes caught off-guard when their child begins to express a real, sincere interest in acting – especially when they have no background or experience in it themselves. If your child wants to act, here are a few things you can do to support and encourage their new interest. Show an Interest Many children love to share their excitement… read more

4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Acting Program for Your Kids

Acting classes, camps and workshops can all be a great experience for kids, giving them the chance to have fun while gaining both acting experience and life skills. But how do you know which program is right for your child? Here are a few things you should take into consideration when choosing the right acting program for your kids.  Experience Level Matching your child’s level of experience with a program’s skill level is extremely important in finding a program that will be valuable in helping your child progress – while still having fun and enjoying themselves. A program that is… read more

5 Famous Child Actors Who Became Adult A-List Stars

Some people believe that the key to making it as an actor is to get started as young as possible. However, this isn’t always true; plenty of successful actors didn’t get their starts until later in life. Likewise, achievement as a child actor doesn’t necessarily translate to continued acting success as an adult actor. Some young actors reach their peak as child stars, later either struggling to find the same success or simply choosing to follow another career path. Other child actors, however, go on to long and fruitful careers, transitioning beautifully from childhood roles to adult stardom. Here are… read more

How to Get Your Child Acting Experience

Whether they dream of gracing the stages of Broadway or becoming the next Disney star, many children get bitten by the acting bug at a very young age. They want nothing more than to follow the path they love, and as parents, you want to give them all the tools and skills they’ll need to succeed. Below, we touch on a few ways you can help your child get acting experience. Acting Classes In school every day, your child receives lessons in many of the subject areas they need to have experience in: reading, history, and math, among other subjects…. read more

What Not to Do At Your Child’s Audition

You’ve spent hours practicing lines with your child. You’ve enrolled them in acting lessons or acting summer camp. All the preparation has finally paid off with the chance to audition for a part. Your child’s audition is their first step towards getting the part and ultimately reaching their dream of acting or performing. With the opportunities auditions bring, it’s important to have the best experience possible. It’s important that, as a parent, you do everything you can to help to process go well. Here are some things you should not do at your child’s audition. Don’t Coach Your Child in… read more