Understanding the Coogan law

Coogan Act: Understanding the California Child Actor’s Bill

John Leslie “Jackie” Coogan was one of the earliest child actors that rose to prominence in Hollywood. He began his career as an infant, getting an uncredited role in the 1917 film Skinner’s Baby. It wasn’t until Coogan was cast alongside Charlie Chaplin in the classic film The Kid that he finally gained the recognition he deserved. Coogan acted in more films until he […]

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Transition from Child to Adult Actor

Raising Young Performers: How You Can Help Your Kid Transition from Child to Adult Actor

When you think of successful child turned adult actors, the names Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Emma Roberts, and even former 3rd Rock from the Sun star Joseph Gordon-Levitt come to mind. These four Hollywood stars have grown up gracefully under the limelight and their transition from child to adult actor until they have become award-winning performers has always been the subject of great […]

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