Resources and Products

Reputable Casting Resources:  Actors Access, Casting Networks, Now Casting, Casting Frontier

Acting Forums: Professional Actors Resource Forum, Backstage West Forum

Safety and Laws for Young Performers: Bizparentz

Acting Products:  The Actors Journey for Kids

Music Products: Singing Success

Audition and Career Tracking: Holdon Log Books

Summer Camps: Young Actors Camp

Music Resources

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  1. nw2biz

    How do find authentic auditions for my child? And do you have a list of reputable talent agencies?


    I would like to know a good talent agency in Tucson,Az

  3. Krista Smith

    Hi Debbie,

    I was wondering if you know of a good child acting coach for my seven year old son. We live in Orange County- Huntington Beach to be more specific.

    Merry Christmas to you and to your family

  4. millie

    Hi, i have a 4 year old comedian, drama king, singer, dancer, actor who is constantly asking me when he will be on T.V i have sent his pics to a modeling agency but heard nothing yet. He has won some talent shows in NJ but i dont like those things too Glam. He is more an actor than model and i don’t know where else to turn or what to do HELP!

  5. Laura

    I live in Oklahoma and have 12 year old son (soon to be 13) and he has done a lot of background work and commercials here and he has an account with both Actors Access and Casting Networks and my question is this. I am not ready to move to Los Angeles yet but if my son see something he wants to submit himself for on of his accounts that is in Los Angeles is it ok for him to do so and does the production company pay for travel and lodging?

    We are still very new to all this.

  6. Debbie Sikkema

    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for reading my blog and commenting! That is a very good question and one that causes a lot of confusion to many people. Unfortunately, very rarely will a production company pay for someone to travel to LA for an audition. Typically, all traveling for auditions is done on your own dime, and it gets very expensive, especially now with airfare rates skyrocketing. Fortunately, there are more and more opportunities to submit on tape, and if there is interest in the first taped audition, you are sometimes asked to send in a second tape or occasionally maybe even a third tape before you are required to visit in person to LA or NYC or wherever the casting director is. If you are not able to travel at your own expense and to leave for L.A. at a moment’s notice, then it probably is best not to submit for auditions in Los Angeles. If you are able to travel to L.A. easily, or to come to L.A. for an extended period of time at your own expense, then you could submit and plan to make a trip when needed. Otherwise, I don’t recommend it. You can ask a casting director whether a taped audition would be accepted, and if you have a local agent, see if they will check into that for you. Best of luck to you!
    To your success,
    Debbie Sikkema

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  9. Richard Johnson

    In industry like this, people need to have some good resources. Thanks for the list, I think it is very helpful for people who need this kind of source.

  10. Debbie Sikkema

    Hi Richard,
    Thanks for reading and commenting! Glad you think my resources are useful. –Debbie

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  12. Robert Talley, Sr.

    Next month I plan to work with my teenage son on starting his showbiz career. So as a parent the notice on your site about supporting AB 1660 caught my attention. I read the proposed legislation and while I would support it in general I do have one concern. That is the cost of the permit application is not specified in the bill and is left to the discretion of administrators. I believe the application fee should be included in the bill so everyone would know what that would be. If the fee is too high many people who should apply won’t and if too low it would be another drain on taxpayers.

    Would you happen to have any idea of what the fee amount is being considered?

    Thank you for your interest.

  13. Debbie Sikkema

    Hi Robert,
    Thanks for commenting. I agree the price of the permit is a concern. I am not sure what the permit fee is/will be. Permits are already required for those who have contact with young people in their businesses if money is being collected for services provided. It does raise the cost for businesses in this industry. It is also not exactly clear about exactly who and when a permit is needed for those who are in business here in L.A. I am hoping some of these details are made more clear for all of us connected with the entertainment industry in California. If people don’t get proper permits, I know things are being patrolled very closely here in LA and businesses can be shut down if they do not comply. I think it does really add an extra burden for business owners trying to run an honest business as I’ve already seen some people struggling to comply with the recent legislation. They are having to pay extra for lawyers to read and interpret the legislation so they even understand what needs to be done to be compliant! Please stay in touch. I will do a post related to this when I have more detailed information to communicate on it. If anyone has more details or questions related to this, please post your comments. Thanks!
    Warm regards,

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