Category Archives: Family

I’m Back!

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This blog has been on hiatus for quite some time, while I worked my way through several family issues (heart surgery for one family member — successful!, a film premier for another family member — also successful!, two deaths in … Continue reading

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The Truth About Teen Suicide

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Every day, I seem to wake up to a new headline about a famous person who has committed suicide. The deaths of the rich and famous are tragic — but no more tragic than those of the thousands of teenagers … Continue reading

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Movie Premiere: Beyond the Bridge — Grandson’s First “Above the Title” Movie Credit!

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My talented grandson Kameron Badgers — or I should say one of my talented acting grandsons, as both Ian and Duncan McAlister are also talented, award-winning actors — has been a working actor since he was about 10. He turns … Continue reading

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Parents of Child Actors: New Bill in Congress Penalizes Kids & Parents — Call Your Representative NOW!

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Congresswoman Grace Meng, who represents the 6th District of New York (Queens) in the House of Representatives, has introduced H. R. 3691, described as a bill, “To limit the number of hours that children may be employed as actors, performers, … Continue reading

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Tax Tips for Actors, Artists, Musicians, Clowns, Magicians, Writers & Other Creative Folk

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog post was written before the Trump Administration’s tax code changes. Many (if not all) of the rules for individual taxpayers and small business owners have changed.  You should not rely on old information when filing taxes … Continue reading

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Is Working as an Extra Worth It?

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Several weeks ago, LA Weekly had an amazing article by journalist Hillel Aron titled, Some Hollywood Extras Suffer, But Others are Rolling in It. Aron’s article deals with the huge difference in earning potential and working conditions between those extras … Continue reading

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I Went to Niagara Falls & My Only Souvenier is a Broken Wrist

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I’ve been to Niagara Falls before — but always from the Canadian side. So, on a recent trip driving my grandson home from summer camp in Vermont, we decided to stop on the American side of the falls. It was … Continue reading

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