Entertainment Work Permits: Employment of Minors as Child Actors

Selecting a Studio Teacher or Welfare Worker

These links provide information on Child Actors working in the California Film Industry and the adults who supervise their activity while employed in the production environment:

California State Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
www.dir.ca.gov

California Child Labor Code
www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/childlaborpamphlet2000.html

Entertainment Industry Summary Chart - - Age & Work Hours
www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ChildLaborPamphlet2000.html#60

Local DIR Offices
www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DistrictOffices.htm

Van Nuys - Entertainment Work Permits
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 100
Van Nuys, CA 91401
818.901.5484
Walk In Service Available At This Location
Effective August 15, 2011 - Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Unit Office closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Procedure for Obtaining Entertainment Work Permit by Minor
www.dir.ca.gov/t8/11753.html
Contact one of the local offices listed above for the permit application.

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)

Young Performers in California

Coogan Law

Studio Teachers Local 884

www.studioteachers.com/

Studio Teachers Certification Database
California Department of Industrial Relations
www.dir.ca.gov/databases/dlselr/studtch.asp

U.S. Department of Labor

Youth & Labor Entertainment Industry Employment
www.dol.gov/dol/topic/youthlabor/entertainmentemployment.htm

Child Advocacy

A Minor Consideration
www.minorcon.org/

Young Workers' Health and Safety Website
http://www.youngworkers.org/