Raising a Star: The Parent's Guide to Helping Kids Break Into Theater, Film, Television, Or Music

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Macmillan, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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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.

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Carson, a leading children's talent agent in New York City, helped launch the careers of Britney Spears and Ben Affleck--impressive credentials that inform this useful, step-by-step guide for parents ... Read full review

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Nancy Carson is one of the top rated children's agents in New York city. She launched the careers of such legendary mega-stars as Britney Spears, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and many others. A frequent guest on such television shows as The View, The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nancy conducts hundreds of workshops and seminars throughout the country teaching performers and their families what it takes to be a star.

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