Young Performers at Work: Child Star Survival Guide 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0996368407
ISBN-10: 099636840X
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Editorial Reviews


"This book is a must read for any parent or guardian whose child is pursuing a career in show business. It is also a tremendous resource for any attorney, manager, or agent working in that area. Sally Gaglini delivers great wisdom, experience, and expertise."
--Andrew Velcoff, entertainment attorney, Atlanta

"Finally! Disguised as a book for parents of talented children, this is a must read for all of us working with young talent in the entertainment industry, including parents of stars in the making. It makes the law accessible to everyone with Fair Play, contracts, and state rules featured. Sally Gaglini's expertise and vast knowledge easily make this book the industry's definitive go-to guide for parents and employers of young performers."
--Anthony Resta, Paramount Studios, Los Angeles

"This book offers a wise, empathic, and masterful account of the opportunities and land mines of childhood stardom. Sally Gaglini has written the guide."
--Zack Johnson, chief executive officer, Syndio, Chicago

"Especially for parents of young talent, this is one tremendous read and resource. Sally Gaglini takes a no-nonsense approach and offers invaluable need-to-know information about working kids in the business. Her generous assessments about the entertainment industry, and her in-depth understanding of the law and what parents and employers need, are spot-on and transformative."
--Stanley Moger, president, SFM Entertainment LLC, New York

"Sally Gaglini's book is an invaluable and enlightening parental guide for handling the emotional, educational, production, business, and legal pitfalls that can befall children who work in the entertainment industry."
--Stan Soocher, editor in chief, Entertainment Law & Finance; entertainment attorney; and associate professor, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies, University of Colorado Denver

From the Author

There is one overriding principle that I wish to convey about Young Performers at Work: Child Star Survival Guide: empowering parents with essential information gives children their best hope for protection and success. 
This book guides parents through typical challenges: 
  • safety and education, 
  • avoiding scams, 
  • staying with a child throughout a workday, 
  • baby casting, 
  • unions, 
  • reality shows, 
  • money and taxes, 
  • contracts and how kids may get out of them, 
  • and emancipation, along with other special considerations. 
The information is offered with a balanced perspective. 
Over the years, I have represented young talent in certain matters and companies in others. My experience allows me to bring complicated issues into focus and deliberately tackle questions that both parents and companies have asked me behind closed doors. This book is a slice-of-life portrayal of what happens in the entertainment industry and why, using interviews with various industry professionals--an educator who specializes in teaching young performers, a model manager, children's model agents, a child labor specialist, and more. I've added some history of the entertainment industry to help better illustrate applicable laws and regulations and why talented working kids need both. 
Since there are no specific federal laws protecting talented working child performers in the United States, keeping up with state laws can be daunting, even for lawyers and other industry professionals. Consequently, state child performer laws are compiled and, in certain instances, discussed. 
I think the time has come to acknowledge particular unsung heroes who unite the entertainment industry by giving their time, talent, passion, knowledge, and experience for the protection and support of young talent. 
So take a seat. You are in for quite a ride.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
  • Paperback : 314 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0996368407
  • ISBN-10 : 099636840X
  • Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.71 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Zip Celebrity Media LLC; 1st Edition (August 4, 2015)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 28 ratings
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