When Should a Child Actor Join the Union?

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Joining a union as an actor—be it SAG-AFTRA or Actors’ Equity—is a rite of passage for most, but there are advantages and disadvantages to joining as a child actor. Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains when the time is right for a young performer to become a union member, and when it’s not.

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Denise Simon
Denise Simon is a New York-based acting coach and career consultant who has been involved in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years as an actor, teacher, director, casting director and personal talent manager.
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