About The Book

Kids in the Biz: A Hollywood Handbook For Parents offers parents of young performers advice and insight into what it takes to make a career, step by step. Included are real-world examples and guides for submitting to agents and casting directors as well as advice on avoiding scams.

Read the Foreword by Paul Petersen (PDF)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul Petersen
Chapter 1: What it Takes
Chapter 2: Starting Local
Chapter 3: The Tools (Example headshot from Days of Our Lives actor Dylan Patton)
Chapter 4: Q&A with Scott Cox
Chapter 5: Making the Move
Chapter 6: Q&A with Melanie Cox
Chapter 7: Training in Los Angeles
Chapter 8: Extra, Extra
Chapter 9: Agents
Chapter 10: Personal Managers
Chapter 11: The Unions
Chapter 12: The Audition
Chapter 13: The Job
Chapter 13: Money
Chapter 14: Publicity
Chapter 15: Other Resources
Appendix 1: Talent Agencies in California
Appendix 2: Talent Agencies Throughout the United States
Appendix 3: State Film Offices
Appendix 4: Teen Magazines
Appendix 5: Other Important Addresses
Appendix 6: Sample contracts

Technical Specifications

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Heinemann Publishing
Publish Date: December 25, 2004
ISBN: 032500708X