Child Actors and Managing Mental Health

Child Actors and Managing Mental Health

Child Actors and Managing Mental Health

Show business can be a stressful industry for anyone and everyone in it. As the parent of a young performer, you will likely get to witness the repercussions of such a stressful job in real time. With schooling, family, friends, and a career to manage, young actors can easily be overwhelmed. And this challenging combination can have wide-ranging effects, all of which need to be monitored. Actors young and old are constantly put under pressure by their careers and personal lives, and while the show must go on, health and safety are top priorities.

7 Helpful Apps for Young Actors

7 Helpful Apps for Young Actors

7 Helpful Apps for Young Actors

Actors of every age always need to hone their craft and work on their skills, no matter who they are and how long they’ve been in the business. There are many different ways for actors to continue to learn, some are more expensive and time-consuming than others. For younger actors embroiled in the digital age, apps can present a unique learning opportunity. 

How to Market Yourself as a Young Actor

How to Market Yourself as a Young Actor

How to Market Yourself as a Young Actor

Actors of all types and ages find work in a variety of ways. But while your skills form the foundation of your career, there is also another aspect that is vital for success: Marketing and networking. How you represent yourself to the world, along with how other professionals represent you, are key components to crafting a fruitful career in the long run. 

Career Advice Every Young Actor Should Know

Career Advice Every Young Actor Should Know

Career Advice Every Young Actor Should Know

Many child actors are inundated with well-meaning advice. There is no shortage of people telling them how to do their jobs and build their careers. But with so much conflicting and confusing information, what’s a young performer to believe?

How Young Actors Can Avoid Burnout

How Young Actors Can Avoid Burnout

How Young Actors Can Avoid Burnout

For every actor, burnout is a serious concern. This is especially true for child actors who are often juggling school as well as auditions, training, filming, and more. For young performers, building a career in showbusiness while also working to build a future for themselves can seem like an insurmountable task. Burnout is characterized by a lack of creativity, fatigue, feeling overwhelmed, and not enjoying new opportunities that would usually be a source of fun and excitement. For many, burnout gets in the way of one’s love for their art and can be incredibly discouraging. 

How to Prepare for Your First Audition

How to Prepare for Your First Audition

How to Prepare for Your First Audition

Congratulations—you've landed your very first audition! This is a big accomplishment for any actor. It’s your first taste of the professional acting world and can lead to many future opportunities. But because this is your first time auditioning for a part, there’s probably a lot on your mind. Though the audition is just the first step toward earning a role, it is the first time you will be exposing your skills to industry professionals, and it should be taken seriously. The trick with auditions is not taking them so seriously that you sabotage your chances of success.

The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media for Young Actors

The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media for Young Actors

The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media for Young Actors

In a previous article, we discussed the benefits of building a strong social media presence for young actors. The next step is to outline best practices to ensure that your experience on social media is productive and rewarding. If your child actor is using social media to advance his or her career, the first and foremost consideration is safety. As a parent supervising these accounts, you must strike a balance to be struck between publicity and privacy. 

Social media can be a treasure trove of valuable connections and information; but if unchecked, it can also be a Pandora’s box of potential harm. Responsibility is the key to success when it comes to crafting a professional and safe presence for your child on social media.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Social Media for Young Performers

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Social Media for Young Performers

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Social Media for Young Performers

Like all professionals, young performers can benefit greatly from having a strong and consistent social media presence. But because of age restrictions and safety concerns, social media can be a tricky landscape to navigate for child actors. It almost goes without saying that every professional actor should be present and active on social media, but there are several precautions and issues one must consider before beginning.

Parents should begin by finding out the nuances, benefits, and risks of each platform. Here’s what you need to know.

Lessons From Ancient Greek Theater

Lessons From Ancient Greek Theater

Lessons from Ancient Greek Theater

Modern-day entertainment is quite accessible to the masses. Consider: Netflix is available 24/7, there are movie theaters in most counties across America, and local theatrical productions are just a short drive away for most of us. In the early days of theater, however, this was not the case.

Who's Who On Set And Stage

Who's Who On Set And Stage

Who’s Who on Set & Stage

If you’ve just landed your first professional acting role—congratulations! You’re likely brimming with excitement to get started. But before you walk on set for your first day, it’s important to have all your terms and titles straight. In acting, whether on stage or on a set for a film or television show, there are a lot of important people to know and recognize. In a prior article, we discussed a glossary of helpful terms. In this article, we will breakdown the people you need to know.