Trusted Actor Resources

Top Hollywood Acting Coach

  • Industry tips and free video acting  lessons

Work Permits for Minors & Child Labor Laws

  • Information on minors and employment. Work Permit Application.

Apply 4 a Minor’s WORK PERMIT Online!

  • Get minors work permits ONLINE. Check it out!

New 10 Day Entertainment Temporary Work Permit

  • Application instructions and conditions.

Coogan Trust Account

  • Information on and set up of the required Coogan “Blocked Trust Account” for child actor. 15% of minor’s earnings go to their Coogan Account.  The SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union now requires young actors to have proof of representation before you can open a Coogan Account with them.  Other banks, such as Union Bank, will open up a Coogan Account for you child without proof of representation.

SAG-AFTRA: Actor’s Union

  • Official site with member and industry services, guild info, contracts, divisions & branches. Talent Agents list.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation

  • Great resource page. Performer programs, Events, Live streaming, News/Press, Assistance.


  • Casting System.

Casting Frontier

  • Casting Frontier. Online Casting system used by Casting Directors.

LA Casting

  • LA Casting. Online Casting system used by Casting Directors.

Actor’s Access

  • Actor’s Access. Online Casting system used by Casting Directors.

Samuel French BookStore

  • Under categories in the left side bar, you can find helpful acting books for child actors and numerous “How to” Showbiz books!

Children in Film

  • Great resource for rules & laws as well as information about education (school on set) for child actors. Casting notices too!

Casting About

  • Find out what is currently casting and who the casting directors are for each project!