If your child wants to become an actor and you are thinking of helping your child get into the entertainment industry the first thing you need to consider is, does your child want to become an actor for the right reasons? It should NEVER be about money or fame.
If your child is pursuing acting for fame or money their interest will to be short lived. They will find out how much time and work it takes and will quickly lose interest. On the other hand, if it is something they truly love they will stick with it no matter how much time it takes and it will never feel like work to them.
If your child is going to succeed you need to understand that this is a business and needs to be treated as a business. And you will need to be committed to making their business successful. Committed to dealing with the traffic jams, last minute auditions etc... It takes much more work, patience and due diligence than most people realize.
Once your child is well trained and ready to start working you need to keep in mind that if you are interested in your child doing commercial work you will need to live in the market they want to work in. The reason for this is most commercial audition notifications go out within a twenty four hour timeframe. You would be notified on Monday for a Tuesday audition or Thursday for a Friday audition and so on. It would not make sense to fly from, say, Kentucky to LA or NY every time your child had a commercial audition, the cost alone would be astronomical.
With film and television there is normally a few days notice for auditions, there will even be times that your agent can arrange to put your child's audition on tape and send it to the casting director so you won't have to fly out for the initial audition. If you don't live in a major market like LA or NY it is difficult, but not impossible, to get an agent for television and film in those markets. When looking for an agent in another state they will need to know you are able and willing to fly out for an audition or callback on short notice before they will even consider working with you.
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