Stage Parent Survival Guide: A Must-Have for Parents of Canadian Child-Actors & Child-Performers 1


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Author Robyne Baruchel and her children, Jay and Taylor at the launch of “The Stage Parent Survival Guide”

Do you have a child that’s interested in acting or performing? Then you need to get yourself some trustworthy information to be sure that your child or children will be treated fairly and ACTRA National has what you need in the Stage Parent Survival Guide by Robyne Baruchel, mother of Canadian actor Jay Baruchel.

SatgeParentSurvivalGuide-cover-300x469First published in 2002, the Guide is an invaluable resource for parents and guardians of school-aged children in the Canadian film and TV industry and spells out all of the rules ACTRA has bargained for and enforces to protect child actors. [ACTRA National]

The book includes valuable information to guide parents through the sometimes confusing world of being a guardian to a child-performer (such as on-set tips for both parents and children) as well as answers to frequently asked questions like these:

  • How long can my child work?
  • How will my child be paid?
  • What should I know about talent agents?
  • What should I know about auditions?
  • Do I have to stay on-set with my child?
  • What about missing school?

To find out more or to get a copy of Stage Parent Survival Guide for yourself, visit the ACTRA National website.


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