“SHOW BIZ KIDS: HOW TO”
SATURDAY, TBA, 2012
10AM - 1PM
Come join us for the best three hours you'll ever invest in your child's career. Los Angeles/Texas Casting
Director, Donise L. Hardy, CSA, founder and owner of "A CASTING PLACE", is presenting a seminar
especially for you. Donise has been a leader in casting TV commercials in the State of Texas for the past 13
years. Her credits include: KIDZBOP, DISNEYLAND, PBS KIDS, McDONALD'S, SEA WORLD,
OSCAR MAYER, WAL*MART, ETCH-A-SKETCH, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, SEARS BACK TO
SCHOOL, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF AUSTIN, TOYS "R" US, CICI'S PIZZA, P.G.A.: FIRST TEE,
AMERICAN RED CROSS, TEXAS TOURISM, H-E-B, BETTY SPAGHETTY, TYSON CHICKEN,
CARINO'S, PARKLAND HOSPITAL: KIDS FIRST and TX DOT plus hundreds of other commercials
during her total of 21+ years as a Casting Director. Donise has cast many feature films and industrials, but
has always concentrated on commercials. www.acastingplace.net
Regardless if your child is just starting out or already has a strong resume, it is essential that every parent be
aware of their responsibilities associated with a child working in this industry.
When a talent agent in San Francisco, Donise discovered ROSS MALINGER ("Sleepless in Seattle" and
"Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher") and TARAN NOAH SMITH ("Home Improvement"). She has an
incredible amount of information to offer you; the type of insider information that only a Casting Director of
her vast experience would have. You don't know what you don't know!
The seminar will cover the right way to get your child involved: getting and keeping an agent; work permits;
State of Texas laws regarding minors on a set; avoiding scams; how to prepare a resume; headshots; training;
not spending an unnecessary amount of hard-earned money; safety and so much more. Avoid the pitfalls and
create some fun memories (not to mention the possibility of college tuition) for your child.
The seminar will be held at State Theatre (8th and Congress) in downtown Austin on Saturday, TBA, from
10AM until 1PM and is a must for any parent with a child in the industry or entering it. The seminar is open
to all interested parents and/or guardians for $75 (1st attendee) and, for the first time ever, your teens who
are at least 13 years old. (Their fee is $35 per person and no teens may attend without an adult. This is NOT
an opportunity to audition, just attend.) You will walk away both savvy and confident. Don't waste any
more time or money doing things the wrong way! Quit believing the hype and come learn the truth! This
fun, entertaining and informative seminar is for parents and/or guardians (and teens old enough to learn
about the business side of "Show Business"), and you are welcome to bring a recent headshot (or photo) and
resume of your child.
Please send the Registration Slip below, together with your check, which may be dated TBA, to:
Donise Hardy, P. O. Box 1211, Georgetown, TX 78627. ($75 plus additional parent/guardian/teen is $35
per person.) You will receive a confirmation via email. Questions: email@example.com
We abide by the State of Texas Refund Policy.
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REGISTRATION SLIP - "SHOW BIZ KIDS: HOW TO" - SATURDAY, TBA, 2012
Name: ___________________________________ E-mail:___________________________________
Telephone Number: (Cell) ___________________________ (Home) __________________________
Name of additional attendee:________________________________________ Total: $____________