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Kids & Entertainment: How to Get Your Child Started

Learn the ins and outs of launching a lucrative career in entertainment for your child(ren)
Aja McClanahan
296 students enrolled
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Choose the right agent for your child based on sector and geography
Discern if your child really has the talent and desire to be an entertainer
Avoid fraudulent services provided by scam artists preying on desperate parents
Help your child deal with audition fatigue and rejection
Know what to do when your child can't get an agent or is not getting booked consistently
Find classes and enriching opportunities to help hone your child's skills in order to be more marketable
Stay on top of important paperwork to make sure your child(ren) can be booked & paid without an issues
Navigate large markets like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta (hint: you don't have to live there!)
How to advance your child's career without making them vulnerable to "Hollywood Ruin"
Manage money and keep reserves for travel, grooming, lessons, etc.
Know if you really have the time, patience and resilience to promote their child's entertainment career
Set a goal for prominence factor i.e. Do we just want extra college $$$ or is the goal complete fame and stardom?

This course is for parents who are interested in starting their child’s career in the entertainment arts. If you are not sure how to get going or are unfamiliar with how to break your child  into the world of paid entertainment, this course is for you. This eCourse includes over 2.5 hours of course content plus 3 bonus modules on how to find self-submit casting sites, create resumes and update casting profiles on industry-standard breakdown sites. You’ll also know how to discern if this career path will work for your child AND your family. This video tutorial will help you understand how to obtain representation for your child both locally and in larger markets and includes tips on recording auditions if you don’t live in or near a large TV/film market. Not getting results? No problem. I’ll show you what to do if your child can’t get an agent or book jobs along with how to effectively market your child’s skills and abilities.

Introduction- Welcome to the Course!


You will learn:

  • Why you should take this course
  • Why you should take my advice
  • What to expect from this course

Why You Might Want Your Child to Be an Entertainer

What are the Benefits of Grooming Your Child as a Performer

You will learn:

  • Top reasons it's a good idea to start grooming your child as a professional entertainer 
  • The advantages your children will gain in life whether they pursue a full time career in entertaining or not
What are the Downsides of Grooming Your Child as a Performer

You will learn:

  • Reasons to be cautious about putting your child in acting & entertainment
  • The risks to consider around children and acting
  • How to weigh the risks against the benefits in deciding whether to pursue this career for your child

Is a Career in Entertainment Right for Your Child and Your Family?

Is This Career a Good Fit for Our Child?

You will learn:

  • How to ascertain your child's desire and potential for participating in the entertainment industry
  • What are the qualities needed in a child to have a lasting, successful career in acting/entertainment
  • If success will actually ruin your child
Is This Career a Good Fit for Our Family?

You will learn:

  • What the effects are on a family who is considering placing their child in acting roles
  • Find out the family resources needed to support a child in entertainment

How to Get Started

What are My Child's Chances for Success?

We will go over:

  • What it takes to be "successful" in this industry
  • What success can look like in entertainment
  • The stages from audition selection to high profile success
How Much Money Can My Child Make?

In this video you will learn:

  • How much your child can make if booked as talent on a job
Know the Players and What they Do (agents, manager, casting dir.)

You will learn:

  • Who you need to hire and why 
  • What roles managers and agents play in your child's career
How to Get an Agent for Your Child

You will learn:

  • How you can get an agent to represent your child
An Agent is Interested! What Do I Do?

I've Got an Agent Now What?

Paperwork, Permits & Pics

We will go over:

  • The paperwork you need once your child has an agent
  • How to get a work permit
  • Different options for head shots. Hint: They don't have to break the bank!
Audition Etiquette

My Child Can't Get Traction!

My Child Can't Get an Agent, Auditions or Jobs! Help!

You will learn:

  • How to get auditions directly through casting directors
  • About additional self-submit options

My Child Booked Their First Job, Now What?

What to Do When Your Child Gets a Job

You will learn:

  • What actions to take once your child gets their first job
  • How to capitalize on that momentum to keep the work coming
SAG-AFTRA: Should My Child Join?

You will learn:

  • About the actor's union 
  • The best time to have your child join
Protecting Your Child On-Set

Going Big Time

Finding an Agent in Larger Markets

You will learn:

  • Tactics and strategies to gain representation on either the East or West Coast
Sending Auditions to Larger Markets

You will learn:

  • The best ways to tape auditions
  • The equipment needed for film and/or voice over submissions


Final Thoughts on this Course and Your Child's Success

I am sharing final thoughts on this course!

Bonus Content

Bonus Module #1- Creating a Resume for Your Child

You will learn:

  • How to create a resume for your child
  • What to include if your child has not experience
  • A sample resume template is included here!
Bonus Module #2- Don't Wait for an Agent! Self-Submit!

You will learn:

  • How you can self-submit your child for roles and PAID projects without an agent
Bonus Module #3- Access & Updated Your Online Profiles to Start Booking!

We will go over:

  • How to access and update Casting Networks and Actor's Access Online Profiles
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