Kids & Entertainment: How to Get Your Child Started

Learn the ins and outs of launching a lucrative career in entertainment for your child(ren)
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need access to a computer along with the internet

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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?

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is ideal for parents who believe they have one or more children who might be a good fit for the entertainment industry
  • This course is meant to help someone make the decision and ultimately pursue a career in entertainment for their child(ren)

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: 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

Section 2: Why You Might Want Your Child to Be an Entertainer

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

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
Section 3: Is a Career in Entertainment Right for Your Child and Your Family?

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

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
Section 4: How to Get Started

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

In this video you will learn:

  • How much your child can make if booked as talent on a job

You will learn:

  • Who you need to hire and why 
  • What roles managers and agents play in your child's career

You will learn:

  • How you can get an agent to represent your child
An Agent is Interested! What Do I Do?
Section 5: I've Got an Agent Now What?

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
Section 6: My Child Can't Get Traction!

You will learn:

  • How to get auditions directly through casting directors
  • About additional self-submit options
Section 7: My Child Booked Their First Job, Now What?

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

You will learn:

  • About the actor's union 
  • The best time to have your child join
Protecting Your Child On-Set
Section 8: Going Big Time

You will learn:

  • Tactics and strategies to gain representation on either the East or West Coast

You will learn:

  • The best ways to tape auditions
  • The equipment needed for film and/or voice over submissions
Section 9: Conclusion

I am sharing final thoughts on this course!

Section 10: Bonus Content

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!

You will learn:

  • How you can self-submit your child for roles and PAID projects without an agent

We will go over:

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

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Instructor Biography

Aja McClanahan, Salesforce Guru, Entrepreneur & General Life Hacker

Aja "A.J." McClanahan is a certified salesforce developer by day and by night inspires people around her financial mantra: get out of debt, increase income and build wealth. She is a personal finance blogger for Principles of Increase along with numerous web publications and produces premium training content for the technical training company, Cramforce. She is passionate about tech, finance and winning.  

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