Welcome to the Prudent Parents Podcast! Steven Beer, entertainment attorney and author of "Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent's Guide from Start to Stardom" sits down with a variety of entertainment industry experts in this new podcast series. Acting coaches, music producers, casting directors, managers, and more lend their decades of expertise to conversations about the whats, whys, and hows of navigating your child's entertainment career.
Larry Rudolph, former entertainment lawyer and high-profile talent manager, has decades of experience working with stars like Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Miley Cyrus, and many more. He speaks with Steven about the always evolving industry, habits of ultra-successful young entertainers, the importance of practicing and growing skills appropriately, difficulties of stardom, and the pitfalls parents must navigate when making choices to protect and encourage their children in the business.
Education is a particularly important subject when working with young entertainers. Steven speaks with Alan Simon about this essential issue in his latest podcast. Alan is the creator of On Location Education and has lead the company for more than 30 years. He is an expert on education for children in the entertainment industry, particularly “on location” where they are working professionally. Alan offers insight on industry regulations and requirements for education on sets.
This episode, Steven speaks with Marc Tumminelli, the Founder and Director of the legendary Broadway Workshop and Artistic Director of Project Broadway. Marc offers insight on what makes performers successful today, how parents can best support their kids in the biz, and - on the flip side - how parents can accidentally hurt their child's chances and reputation in the industry.
Certified acting and career coach and fellow stage parent Maria Capp sits down with Steven for this episode. Maria speaks about her experiences with her own career and those of her children, how the coaching process works, and balancing a child's entertainment activities with their life in a family.
This episode, Steven speaks with award-winning film and television casting director Eric Souliere (American Horror Story, The Mentalist, Nip/Tuck) about his industry experiences, what he looks for when casting kids, and ways he's seen parents jeopardize their children's careers.
Jonathan Platt, music and media producer and entrepreneur ("We Are X," the "Saw" films, "She's All That") joins Steven and brings his extensive knowledge of the record business and music publishing with him. With a focus on music production and distribution, Jonathan speaks to Steven about expanding opportunities in the industry, balancing associated costs, finding your fanbase, and alternative routes for reaching the marketplace.
Prudent Parents Podcast
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This should have happened sooner!
Steven has so much knowledge about the entertainment business from both many perspectives and this is going to be great. Can't wait to see who he brings on the show!