Raising A Star
The Parent's Guide to Helping Kids Break Into Theater, Film, Television, or MusicBook - 2005
A children's talent agent presents an insider's guide for parents that explains how to assist one's child in breaking into the entertainment industry, from how to find the right representation to the harsh reality of what it takes to actually land a job. Original. 15,000 first printing.
So your child wants to be a star? But what does it really take? Money? Looks? Tons of time? Not necessarily.
Nancy Carson, a children's agent who has worked in the industry for more than twenty-five years and has guided the careers of such celebrities as Britney Spears, Mischa Barton, and even a young Cynthia Nixon, dishes the facts on what it takes to break your child into the entertainment industry. The first parents' guide to getting kids into the business written by one of the industry's top children's agents, Raising a Star is a complete step-by-step guide that will help parents navigate the murky waters of show business. From how to find the right representative to what producers and directors are really looking for in children today, Nancy Carson offers practical advice and anecdotes culled from her years of experience.
Raising a Star is the most candid and informative guide for parents who want to help make their child a star.