In NY, 6000 child performers are permitted to work with 500 productions.
Child Performers Coalition was formed in 2010 in response to regulations proposed by the New York Department of Labor that we believe would have created unsafe working conditions for child performers and increased costs and challenges for NY film, television, and theatre productions. After two years of advocacy and several controversial revisions to the proposed regulations, Child Performers Coalitions, along with SAG, AFTRA, Actor's Equity and On Location Education, met with the Department of Labor at the Governor's Office. The final regulation became effective on April 13, 2013. Although safer child performer regulations are now in place, we are still committed to keeping kids safe.