The NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR requires that all children working in professional film, television, modeling and theater have a Child Performer Work Permit.
They have made this process easier by providing videos for parents.
PLEASE WATCH ONE TIME THROUGH BEFORE DOING ANYTHING
Below is the link to a video describing the NY STATE ONE TIME 15 DAY PERMIT (This is something you can get immediately online but only once... the first time you apply)
NOTE : You can only get this the FIRST TIME YOU APPLY ... it is a one time first time permit. Be sure your shoot fits within those 15 days or be sure to begin the 12 month process right away so you don't have a lapse in your permit.
You will need:
Your child's social security number
Below is a link to the video for NY STATE 12 MONTH PERMIT
You will need :
A TRUST ACCOUNT (and paperwork that proves you have one in your child's name)
AND at least TWO WEEKS TO PROCESS
Here is the link to all the info and applications:
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP YOUR CHILD TO WORK WITH US for projects in the Hudson Valley see below. We have a few coming up In mid February.
It would be amazing if you could start working on your child's permit now so they have the 12 month permit when we call them to work.
It must be renewed every 12 months so be sure your child's is up to date. It takes 2 weeks... to process them...
REGISTER for possible kiddo acting work HERE:
Heidi K. Eklund is the owner of Hudson Valley Casting and has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years.