#OfficeTalk Episode 2-A lil information to help

Hello family, friends and those just stopping by or being nosey lol Im back! DatStageMom has more information to share with you as well as answers to your questions.

Questions/Points to Follow up from the video.

  1. Do you have to spend a certain amount of money to keep the taxes low? A Loan Out Corporation is only beneficial if your youngstar is averaging 75-100 thousand dollars a year. A talk with your CPA
  2. Scanners for Receipts-Google Play has some great ones. Talk to your CPA to see which one is compatible with their software.
  3. Resources-Loan Out Corp Assistance-You will need a business attorney, not your entertainment lawyer.

On Today’s episode of “Office Talk”

Publicist-What is a publicist  and how can it benefit your youngstar


A Publicist Has to:

Think like a journalist:  This is a  very  important aspect of a publicist. This means being able to think objectively and not selfishly. They  have to gain the greatest access to the media even online.

Know the rules: A journalist should know the industry’s ins and out. They should know what to do and when to do it. Along with what not to do. There are certain times that a market move should be made…pilot season for example. They should know when to pitch your talent and how. But even more importantly…WHO. This publicist should also be in the “know” to stay fresh and up to date of fresh new experiences and faces. this helps with the who.

These are just two things that a publicist should know how to do. This is an industry of”know how” and “Who you know”/

Some of you have asked about school for Myles and how that was handles.  On Set School-Requirements, Struggles, and Benefits

Every state has different requirements and laws. In California it is different in Georgia. But not much different across the board.

California On-Set Schooling

According to California- Education | Educational Options – CA | Early HS Graduation / CHSPE | Homeschooling Resources |

California has the most specific regulations about on-set schooling in the industry. Unlike some areas of the country where productions rely completely on SAG regulations for guidance, California actually legislated schooling requirements for kids working in the entertainment industry so that even non-union jobs must provide education. On a union job, when SAG and State regulations conflict, the more strict interpretation generally applies. Here’s the “Cliff Notes” of set schooling in California:

Studio teachers are also considered “welfare workers” by the state. The law requires them to be in attendance, WHETHER OR NOT it is a school day. They may not actually teach on the weekends/holidays/summer vacation, but they should be present anyway.

Like the Coogan law, requirements take place from DAY ONE. Kids must attend school even on one-day shoots.

Unless a child has GRADUATED from high school (be it early graduation or taking the CHSPE—see “Emancipation” section of this site) they must attend school on set. Emancipation does not release a child from school.

A teacher is required on set for ALL children up to age 16. From ages 16-18, a studio teacher is only required if the child has not graduated from high school.

School on set consists of 3 hours (timed to the minute) and is part of your child’s work day.

Parents are responsible for bringing school work.

Studio teachers are licensed by the State of California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (same people kids get work permits from). They are paid by the producer.

There is a Studio Teachers union, just as there is an actor’s union (SAG/AFTRA/AEA/AGVA). The studio teachers union publishes a Blue Book, “The Employment of Minors in the Entertainment Industry”. It is a nice reference (we advise getting one), BUT it is out of date.


According to the United States


Up to a point, absences from your regular school at home are EXCUSED when working. This does not apply to absences for auditioning though.

All of the above applies to ALL work—union and non-union

The Law

The laws regarding children in the entertainment industry are made up of a confusing patchwork in the Family Code, the Education Code and the Labor Code, specifically Title 8 California Code of Regulations Section 11755 (and onward). A summary is provided here, and we have attempted to provide specific links to supporting data when possible:

I hope that this tidbit of information helps.





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