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3 Famous Adult Actors as Child Actors. Kristen, Ben and Reese. A few common surprises.

What age will your child land their first breakout type role? Good question. Wish I could look into the future and tell you, but that future vision hasn’t been invented yet. What I can tell you, is that in order to land a lead role, they must be in professional acting classes, as all 3 of the below child actors were. They also have to be passionate about acting, and that cannot come…

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A.C.T.O.R! Tips for Child Actors – 6 Musts to Succeed – advice from the best

In their original post, Ben and David, extremely successful actors, provide guidance on using the word A.C.T.O.R! to remember what is important in auditions. Inspired by Ben and David’s tips for adult actors, we have now written our own take, this time, all for the child actor and parents of the child actor. Print out or Bookmark this post, and use this again and again. (BTW – there is a great, surprise…

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Hearing a No after an Audition – Cinnamon or Nutmeg?

So, your child got a “No” -OR- they never heard back on a “Callback” they auditioned for? How common is this? Hearing a no after an audition is very common. In fact, you probably are either used to this by now OR if your child is just getting into acting please be prepared that there will be a lot of Nos. That is not coming at all from a negative place,…

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How to raise a bright, humble and grounded child actor

Below we summarize an article written by Karen Brailsford on how to raise your child actor so they do not end up like Lindsay Lohan, by giving you the top 5 things to do as the parent of a child actor. This is probably the best article I have read in a while on this important topic. Karen has raised her own actress who started acting in commercials at age 4 and…

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Benefits of acting training for kids – it’s not just for acting

I was just in deep discussion, with a dad, who has teenage daughter who wanted to be an actress when she was younger with all of her heart, but she did not pursue it… He told me she had expressed a huge interest in acting, when she was in elementary school. She did take dance when she was younger and still does, but he and his wife never put her into acting training because they felt…

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Parents of child actors – Listen Actively – Be Patient – Be Polite – Be Respectful

Parents of child actors, when your child actor is working with other acting professionals, listen to them “Actively”. Be Patient. Let them guide you. Be polite. Be respectful. Obvious, maybe? But not everyone is doing this. These life-skills and etiquette you need to use with other acting professionals may seem obvious, but they are not to some people. So, I feel it’s important to lay some of this out for those that may…