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When your child wants to become an actor, you may be thrilled and a little scared. The entertainment industry can be confusing and overwhelming. How do you know when to hire an agent and a manager or what kind of clothing should be worn to auditions? What about taxes, school, and helping your child cope with rejection? What's the best way to ensure that your child actor has a successful experience and doesn't end up in the tabloids? Denise Simon has spent 30 years as an Acting Coach, Personal Talent Manager, and Director, specializing in child actors. She's worked with some of the best and brightest young actors in television, film, commercials and on Broadway. In this book, Simon shares not only the practical how-to information all parents need but more than 75 valuable life lessons that acting will give your child. This book will give you: -Tools for ensuring your child is protected and happy -Tips for successful auditions -Information on getting into top college theater programs -Secrets from casting directors and industry insiders -75+ life lessons that will benefit your child today and in adulthood Filled with quotes and stories from successful child actors, parents, agents, casting directors, and university theater admissions directors, this book provides parents with a wealth of practical information. Additionally, you'll glean priceless tips on how to help your child thrive in the acting industry and reap life lessons that will ensure a successful adulthood.
About the Author
Acting Coach Denise Simon is a former child actor with 30 years of experience working with child stars and their parents. Her clients appear regularly on Broadway, television, commercials and on film. Simon lives and works in New York.