If your child wants to become an actor and you are thinking of helping your child get into the entertainment industry the first thing you need to consider is, does your child want to become an actor for the right reasons? It should NEVER be about money or fame.
If your child is pursuing acting for fame or money their interest will to be short lived. They will find out how much time and work it takes and will quickly lose interest. On the other hand, if it is something they truly love they will stick with it no matter how much time it takes and it will never feel like work to them.
If your child is going to succeed you need to understand that this is a business and needs to be treated as a business. And you will need to be committed to making their business successful. Committed to dealing with the traffic jams, last minute auditions etc.. It takes much more work, patience and due diligence than most people realize.
Once your child is well trained and ready to start working you need to keep in mind that if you are interested in your child doing commercial work you will need to live in the market they want to work in. The reason for this is most commercial audition notifications go out within a twenty four hour timeframe. You would be notified on Monday for a Tuesday audition or Thursday for a Friday audition and so on. It would not make sense to fly from, say, Kentucky to LA or NY every time your child had a commercial audition, the cost alone would be astronomical.
With film and television there is normally a few days notice for auditions, there will even be times that your agent can arrange to put your child's audition on tape and send it to the casting director so you won't have to fly out for the initial audition. If you don't live in a major market like LA or NY it is difficult, but not impossible, to get an agent for television and film in those markets. When looking for an agent in another state they will need to know you are able and willing to fly out for an audition or callback on short notice before they will even consider working with you.
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Raising a child does not have to be by guess and by gosh and hope you're doing it right. Parenting is an activity, and like any and every action or activity, it is subject to the principles of quality. When the principles of quality are known and applied, high quality follows. Even more important, since children learn mainly by example, they learn and apply the principles of quality in their own lives, and do very well in all regards.
From infancy, through toddlerhood, into childhood, and from there on out, children do what they see works. If crying gets results, they cry. If anger works, they are angry. They don't understand until much later, if ever, that what worked with their parents when they were very young might not work in other settings. So they keep on crying, or being angry, since they know it works and it's the only thing they know works. Their lives are not very happy.
Enter the principles of quality. What does it mean to be a high quality parent? Exactly the same as being a high quality violinist, telephone repairman, baseball player, or retail clerk. They get good results. High quality doesn't happen by accident or by making good guesses. High quality is based on the principles of quality. Anyone who is better than average at a particular activity is applying some of these principles, whether they know it or not.
Here is the other side of the coin: anyone who is applying the principles of quality, to any activity, will get good results. In the case of parents, other parents will envy them for having such great kids.
So what are the three Major Principles of quality, the four Applied Principles, and the thirteen Quality Actions? Far more than will fit in one article. But here is the first Major Principle, on which all the rest are based, and without which all the rest will not work very well if at all:
Quality is an attitude.
This is true. Quality is not a skill or a talent or high intelligence or a gift. Quality comes directly from the desire to do something better, get better results, improve something. The most wonderful thing about this principle is that anyone can do it. Starting anytime. That desire is yours if you want it, and no one, absolutely no one, can stop you from having it.
Notice also, that the Quality Attitude is a desire to do something better, to get better results. A person, who is improving, even if he is not good yet, is succeeding. Failure is only lack of improvement. A brand new parent might not be a good parent at first. But if he or she wants to get better at it, and does what it takes to get better at it, eventually he or she will be a good parent, a high quality parent, and his or her kids will be great kids.
So how do you get better at something? Once you have this Quality Attitude, what do you do with it? You apply the other principles of quality. They are also freely available for anyone, without special training. They are talked about in other articles by the same author, so look them up.
But only if you want to do something better, get better results, or improve something.
Further you can enroll them to our acting classes at Kids Act LA in Orange County. We are leading in acting, as well as in personal growth. We specialize in children.
We believe that every child has a hidden creative spirit within them, but as kids they would need guidance to discover that talent which they have. Our acting classes at Kids Act LA provide the support and motivation that you are willing to give them does a lot to boost their creative craft.
The pride and excitement that a parent feels when their child is up there on stage performing can be an amazing experience. Whether it is theatre, film, television, modelling ... the overwhelming sense of accomplishment for both parent and child can be very powerful. But for many, that wonderment can drive parents to overlook some of the most basic safety precautions, resulting in terrible exploitation of their child - and great harm both physically and emotionally. A parent must be perfectly responsible with no room whatsoever for error in a business where paedophiles infiltrate and thrive.
Sometimes it is the parent who has a dream for their child to be a performer and pushes their child in that direction. Other times it is a child who wants to pursue being a performer. And of course, it is often both who desire stardom. Regardless, the same rules apply as to how to keep your child safe.
So what is a parent to do? First and foremost, educate and learn as much as possible about the entertainment business and what is acceptable in the industry. Then decide if allowing your child to be involved in the industry is something that you feel is acceptable to you. Not all parents are cut out to be "biz parents", just as not all kids are cut out to be professional performers. Learning absolute safety and teaching it to your child without frightening them requires a great deal of tact and special communication skills, as well as the capability of encouraging them.
Here are just a few of the many safety precautions underlined by our experts at Kids Act LA to always adhere to:
• Never let you child out of your line-of-site. Ever. Anywhere.
• Do not take your child to meet an agent or casting director outside of a professional environment such as an apartment unit or motel room. Always meet in a professional location such as studio or office building.
• Never allow a photographer to take photos or video of your child in swimwear unless it is a professional modeling job, booked through a legitimate licensed agency and the photos/videos and monitored carefully for any inappropriate usage. Swimwear photos are NOT necessary for a child actor’s portfolio. It is not acceptable to allow a child to model in undergarments, as those products should be advertised without models.
• Do background checks on the people who will be involved in your child's career and bookings. This can be done through such websites as Intelius or PeopleSmart.
• Carefully monitor your child's internet activity. Remember that pedophiles and child molesters are abundant online and very often target aspiring child actors and models.
• Always understand and never forget that YOU are your child's first line of defense, and never rely on anyone else to protect your child.
• If you suspect anything that could be even slightly considered exploitation of a minor or illegal activity, report it to the authorities immediately. What you do not expose, will in all likelihood harm other people's children.
• And don't let your guard down just because a child's agent, casting director, photographer, producer, acting teacher, etc., is female. It may be a statistical fact that 95 percent of child molesters are male, but don't forget the other 5 percent of child molesters are female. It is best to practice the same safety precautions with everyone regardless of gender, age, race preference.
• Do not assume that if you sign your child with a reputable talent agency and they book legit roles in films, television series, commercials, etc., that they are safe from being victimized. There are pedophiles in all areas of the business, some of whom are reputable and have not been checked out. Never let your guard down.
Kids Act LA offers courses designed to teach our children the skills needed to get an edge in the entertainment industry. Our mission and ultimate goal is to allow for our children to achieve personal growth and empower them towards substantial achievements in the film TV and commercial industry. Kids Act LA Classes is committed to offering acting classes to children who will be able to obtain acting contracts with top talent agents in Los Angeles. Although, the law doesn’t allow for us to offer guaranties, our success rate is tremendous, because we are a selective acting school in Orange County and Los Angeles.
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Our Faculty is composed of film/TV/commercial and print industry professionals, who have been working in the industry and teaching acting for the past five to ten years. The two heads of our faculty, along with our teachers, (all working actors), have an extremely identifiable track record in the industry.
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Orange County, CA. 92610-1743