Our Petition

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Child Performers Rule Hurts NY Productions & Performers We strongly encourage the Department of Labor to table their proposed changes to DOL §186 and work with affected groups to draft new language that encourages film, television and theatrical productions to do business in New York and protects the physical, mental and financial well being of […]

Backstage Article & Labor Hearing Comments

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Backstage Article: Together For The Kids Parents, producers, unions voice opposition to proposed new N.Y. child performer rules. By Daniel Holloway JANUARY 12, 2011 Kelly Crisp was on set with her son Toliver when she got a call from his manager. Toliver was shooting a Spike Lee-directed anti-smoking public service announcement. The boy’s manager called […]

A Call From Mr. Shapiro & 3rd DOL Hearing Set

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January 7, 2014 Monday, January 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 75 Varick Street, Conference Room G, New York, New York 10013 Monday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 75 Varick Street, Conference Room G, New York, New York 10013 The New York State Department of Labor has scheduled a third public […]

SAG, The Governor & A Hearing

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January 4, 2014 Letter to the Governor Child Performers Coalition (CPC) believes that the way in which the Department of Labor (DOL) conducted their investigation is tainted and the Governor’s Office should not have allowed the rule to proceed forward.  To that end, CPC wrote a pointed letter to the Governor last week and copied […]

Proposed Labor Regulations Put Child Performers At Safety Risk

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December 8, 2010 Child Performers Coalition was formed in December 2010 in response to the New York Department of Labor proposed changes to Child Performer regulations found in Section 186 of Title 12 NYCRR published in the November 10, 2010 edition of NYS Register. DOL Changes to §186 Will Drive Film, Television & Theatrical Productions Away […]

Breakdown Services Notifying The Industry

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December 14, 2010 More Great News: Breakdown Services has graciously notified managers, agents, producers and others to alert them of the proposed DOL rule change, the upcoming hearings, our petition, the DOL email, and the www.childperformerscoalition.org web site for more information. Please encourage those you know in the industry (managers, agents, producers, etc) to familiar […]

Over 500 Signatures Strong!

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December 18, 2010 Thank you for your continued support. We now have over 500 signatures on our petition asking the New York Department of Labor to table their proposed changes to DOL §186 and work with effected groups to draft new language that encourages film, television and theatrical productions to do business in New York […]

CPC Hearing Involvement Cancelled Due To Severe Weather

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December 26, 2010 Due to the severe weather and blizzard conditions predicted for today and tomorrow, Child Performers Coalition (CPC) has decided to CANCEL our involvement in the Department of Labor hearing currently scheduled for Monday, December 27th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. We have received no indication from the Department of Labor and […]

It’s on like Donkey Kong: First Department of Labor Hearing Set for Monday, December 27th

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December 23, 2010 It’s on like Donkey Kong: First Department of Labor Hearing Set for Monday, December 27th If you think the Motion Picture Association of America controls the New York State Department of Labor (DOL), think again. They are the most powerful entertainment lobbying force in the world ~ still, they don’t control governments […]