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Texas Actors Beware: Casting 360, Another “Casting Site” Pretender has Arrived

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As if there weren’t enough of these fake casting sites around, yet another one has popped up in Texas.  This one is called Casting 360, and is running ads like this one on job boards and websites around Texas: Movie … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Lost Mobile Device

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Like most families these days, my family has gone mobile. My husband carries an Android phone and a Google tablet everywhere. Our 14-year-old has a Chromebook issued by his school, a Windows phone, and an iPad. I have an iPad … Continue reading

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Lone Star Circus Summer Day Camp in Dallas

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This morning, our whole family was up before 4 a.m. That’s rare unless there is a plane trip somewhere wonderful in the offing, but today grandson Kameron Badgers joined friends and classmates from the Lone Star Circus School to promote … Continue reading

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Check Out Grandson Kameron Badgers in a Nerf Promo

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Shameless proud grandma moment here — check out my grandson Kameron Badgers in a Nerf promo he filmed recently.  The footage arrived yesterday for the shoot last month.  And tonight we’re off to the USA Film Festival to see Gallows … Continue reading

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Parents of Child Actors Beware: Nine9 The Unagency’s Misleading Marketing Is Here!

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Looks as if Dallas is home to a new branch of an old company that targets would-be models and actors with costly (and unneeded) services while masquerading as a way to “break in” to the industry. Like many other bogus casting … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Special Needs Don’t Trump My Child’s Safety

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Having parented a child with special needs, I understand the frustration of dealing with a public school system when your child is struggling. But lately, a specific “special needs” child has been terrifying my child, and it’s making me rethink … Continue reading

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Catch the Trailer for My Grandson’s New Movie: Ghede Origins

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OK, this blog post is an unabashed proud grandmother post.  My grandson, Kameron Badgers, is the young actor you see in the trailer showing his on-screen mom (Cassie Shea Watson) a strange bite he received at school….just before a zombie … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers: What’s the REAL Meaning of that Valentine’s Bouquet?

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Early in our courtship, my husband bought me yellow roses. I explained that yellow roses mean betrayal and duplicity, or an end to a relationship, and threw them away. I figured that, as the descendant of a long line of … Continue reading

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De-stressing Valentine’s Day for Kids: Heckerty’s Valentine

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As a grandparent raising one grandchild and staying involved with several others, one of my struggles is how to reduce the intense social pressure they feel to be “perfect” and “popular”, all while spending a lot of money on “the right stuff”. Valentine’s … Continue reading

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5 Unbreakable Acting Resume Rules

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Several years ago, a director spotted my grandson juggling at a local festival, and asked him to come in for a part in a national commercial.  The casting director sent an email: “Arrive at 10 a.m., and bring a headshot and resume.” … Continue reading

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