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Parenting in the Spotlight: How to raise a child star without screwing them up

Parenting in the Spotlight: How to raise a child star without screwing them up
Your Price: $26.95 CDN
Author: Denise Simon
Publisher: Thomas Noble Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 214
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 1945586036
ISBN-13: 9781945586033

About the Book:

If you're a parent with a budding child actor or a teacher, Parenting in the Spotlight is your ultimate how-to guide! It's a great gift for anyone looking to help your young actor navigate the ups and downs of the child and teen acting industry.

When your child wants to become an actor, you may be thrilled and a little scared. You want to support and encourage your child to pursue their dreams, but the entertainment industry can be confusing and overwhelming. Acting Coach Denise Simon wrote this book to help parents going through the industry alone, to guide them through getting representation, legal and union matters, balancing schoolwork, and much more. She explains how to tell if your child is truly passionate about acting – or if it's just a phase. How do you know when to hire an agent and a manager or what kind of clothing should be worn to auditions? What about taxes, school, and helping your child cope with rejection? What's the best way to ensure that your child actor has a successful experience and doesn't end up in the tabloids? Denise Simon has spent more than 30 years as an Acting Coach, Personal Talent Manager, and Director, specializing in child actors. She has coached hundreds of children and young adults appearing regularly in television, film, commercials and on Broadway, as well as educating parents on the business of show business.

A parent's guidance, support, and encouragement plays a vital role in a young actor's career. In this book, Denise Simon shares not only the practical how-to information all parents need but more than 75 valuable life lessons that acting will give your child. Parenting in the Spotlight: How to raise a child star without screwing them up will give you:

• Tools for ensuring your child is protected and happy

• Tips for successful auditions

• Information on getting into top college theater programs

• Secrets from casting directors and industry insiders

• 75+ life lessons that will benefit your child today and in adulthood

Filled with quotes and stories from successful child actors, parents, agents, casting directors, and university theatre admissions directors, this book provides parents with a wealth of practical information. Additionally, you'll glean priceless tips on how to help your child thrive in the acting industry and reap life lessons that will ensure a happy and successful adulthood while pursuing the performing arts.

What people say:

"In terms of genuine understanding not only of the craft but the business, you won't get any better than Denise Simon." — Judy Reyes, Scrubs and Devious Maids

""This book is an invaluable tool in navigating an often difficult journey." — Meg Simon, VP of Casting, Warner Bros. Television

"This book is full of wise advice and insider information. I highly recommend it." — Pamela Fisher, VP, Abrams Artists Agency, Head of Youth and Young Adults

"For anyone looking for help navigating the intricacies of a complex and often overwhelming industry while keeping their kids, and themselves, happy and whole." — Rawann Alkhatib, Editor in Chief, Backstage

"Denise Simon's experience and expertise combined with common sense and human kindness make this book invaluable." — Tara Rubin, award-winning Casting Director

About the Author:

Denise Simon is a New York-based acting coach and career consultant who has been involved in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years as a former child actor, teacher, director, casting director, and personal talent manager. For 10 years, she was an associate with Fox Albert Management, a leading talent management companies in New York, where she managed clients Scarlett Johansson, Mira Sorvino, Lacey Chabert, and Judy Reyes. She serves on the SAG-AFTRA Young Performer's committee and leads seminars for the union and other organizations throughout the country. She is the author of Parenting in the Spotlight: How to raise a child star without screwing them up.