Our workshops on video in partnership with the SAG Foundation offer valuable information for our Looking Ahead community. Stay tuned for more to come in the series!



The Business: Maximizing Your Professional Young Performer's Success

For young performers working in the entertainment industry, it is easy to let career aspirations take priority while other important aspects of life are put on the back burner. In an effort to best prepare young performers beginning their careers, this panel will provide parents and young actors insight on how to balance life and work, being competitive within the industry and practical advice on how to plan for the road ahead. What is the role of the parent in a child’s professional career? How important is social media in my child’s professional profile? How can the parent aid in the decision making process? How can the young person ensure they don’t miss out on all the valuable experiences of youth?


The Business: Your Young Performer’s Career and Social Media, A Cyber Safety Conversation

Q&A with Howard Meltzer, Cindy Osbrink, Jordyn Palos and Angela J. Williams. Moderated by Pattie Fitzgerald.

This co-sponsored event between the Actors Fund and SAG-AFTRA Foundation will explore the parents and young performer’s role in working with agents, PR and casting directors in relationship to social media.


The Business: Understanding the Coogan Law

Do you really know where ALL your child's money is? Confused about Coogan? Do you know about the new Coogan law that just took effect in January 2014? Learn from the founders of the BizParentz Foundation about the recent changes, how to track your child's accounts in a very simple way, and how to be confident that you are handling your child's money well. Panel includes Paula Dorn, Anne Henry, Tina Hookom and Ina Williams.


Conversations with Young Performers

Seven professional young performers share their experiences and thoughts on working in the industry. Hear how they navigate being a working professional and finding the balance and the time to still be kids. Panelist include China Anne McClain, Teo Halm, Taylor Spreitler, Sloan Morgan Siegel, Bella King, Dylan Riley Snyder and Katherine McNamara.


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