Your Child in Film and Television / Edition 1

Your Child in Film and Television / Edition 1

by Allison Cohee
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551804263

ISBN-13: 9781551804262

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Inc.

With a television in every living room and a movie theater in every town, the dream of becoming a television or movie star is a real possibility for the young actors of today. But as there are hundreds of talent agencies out there that are only after your money, you must be careful that you and your child are not exploited.

Overview

With a television in every living room and a movie theater in every town, the dream of becoming a television or movie star is a real possibility for the young actors of today. But as there are hundreds of talent agencies out there that are only after your money, you must be careful that you and your child are not exploited.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551804262
Publisher:
Self-Counsel Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Reference Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 9.83(h) x 0.25(d)

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Table of Contents

Introductionix
1Do You Have the Time to Involve Your Child in Film or Television?1
2Assembling Your Team5
Do I need an agent?5
How are agents paid?6
How do I find an agent?7
Choosing a good agent12
Getting agents to come to you15
What if I live out of town?15
Do I need a manager?16
Should my child take classes?16
Talent and model searches17
3The Casting Call19
How does casting work?20
How do they decide who will audition?20
Breakdown services22
Internet breakdown services22
Auditions23
Who will be at the audition?23
How do directors decide which child to use?24
Who decides who gets the part?24
Why is more than one child often hired?25
How does casting differ for film and television?25
Taping auditions26
On hold26
Casting background26
Internet message boards27
4Headshots29
How important is a good headshot?29
What to send out for your agent search30
Taking your own headshots30
Choosing a photographer30
Preparing for the photo shoot31
Choosing the headshot32
Making reproductions33
5The Audition43
Keeping track of the details43
Who goes to the audition?43
Day/date46
Time46
Place47
Casting director47
Project47
Scene47
Appearance48
Lines, sides, and storyboards48
Callback dates50
Shoot dates50
Expenses51
Got callback51
Some guidelines for making auditions go smoothly51
Take only the child that is going to audition52
Check in with the assistant when you arrive52
Keep yourself occupied54
Familiarize yourself with the proceedings54
What if my child is reluctant to audition?55
What happens in the audition?55
What time will auditions be held?56
6Working Background57
Scheduling your time57
Working conditions58
Upgrading58
Some tips for working background59
Keeping track of the details60
Location60
Project and scene60
Wardrobe60
Wrangler/assistant director64
Expenses64
Background performer vouchers64
7How to Behave on the Set69
What to do on set69
What not to do on set73
8Working Conditions for Children75
Parent must be present76
Performance requirements76
Child not required to perform in dangerous situations76
Physical, athletic, or acrobatic activity77
Parent's written consent required for all stunts77
Work with animals77
Children employed in scenes depicting child abuse or carnal acts77
Responsibility of the parent77
Parent actions are subject to review77
Parent must accompany child when traveling78
Parent must be familiar with child's role78
Permits78
School permit78
Working permit78
Canadian Union Work Permit81
Emergency medical authorization81
Parent disclosure81
Working hours81
Rest and recreation81
Five-out-of-seven-day work week81
Hours of work for children81
Meal break83
Working with infants83
Infant defined83
Minor defined83
Physician's statement83
Adequate facilities for infants83
Exposure to light84
Handling infants84
Altering an infant's appearance84
Schooling84
Wages for time on set86
Dressing/change rooms86
Child's coordinator86
9The Unions, the Money, and What You Really Want to Know87
Working in a union87
Payment scales and minimum rates88
Background rates90
Actor rates90
Session fees and residuals90
How long before I get paid?94
Your agent's commissions and deductions94
Protecting your child's income95
10Who Does What in the Film and Television Industry97
IATSE jobs98
Director98
Second unit director98
First assistant director98
Second assistant director99
Production manager, unit production manager, production coordinator, and their assistants99
Accountants99
Locations manager and assistants99
Production designer/art director99
Editing100
Sound team100
Foley artist100
Photography department100
Gaffer101
Grips101
Greenspeople101
Makeup and hair artists101
Construction/painters102
Property master/props102
Publicist102
Script supervisor102
Set decorating102
Colorist, color consultant103
Special effects103
Video special effects103
Matt artists103
Teamsters103
Producers104
Producer104
Executive producer104
Co-producers104
Associate producer105
Line producer105
AppendixOnline Resources107
Glossary109

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