If your child has dreams of the big screen, use this guide to pair practicality with the glamour of Hollywood.
- TIP: Never give money to someone without a legitimate reason. Agents get paid when your child works, not before.
- Step 1: Do not give up. Show business is a difficult industry to be successful in, but the industry is always looking for children. Stick to your guns and make that kid of yours a star.
- FACT: Did you know? Although they vary greatly, the average salary for a child actor is $52,000 a year.
- Step 2: Find an agent that will represent your child.
- TIP: If you are a two-parent household, one parent might stay behind to continue working and maintain stability.
- Step 3: Take your child to auditions for local theater, print or small productions. This will build your child’s confidence and experience.
- Step 4: Hire a professional photographer to take headshots of your child. Review the photographer’s work before hiring them.
- Step 5: Move to Hollywood or New York if you are currently living in a smaller town.
- Step 6: Enroll your child in an acting school or approach an acting coach about private lessons as soon as your child shows an interest in acting.