Responsible Person

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Appointment of a “Responsible Person” Will Increase Production Costs & Endanger Child Performs 186-4.6, “Provision for a responsible person,” fails to provide for the safety of the child performer. Under this new language, the production company is under no legal obligation to provide the parent with “sight and sound” access (SAG Rule) to their child […]

Health Certificates

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Health Certificates Increase Production Costs & Do Not Provide Any Safeguards to Child Performers  186-3.2(10) Application for child performer permit, is nothing more than another obstacle for production companies considering working in New York, increasingly the likelihood of child performer permitting delays as well as possible “production risks” form. The proposed rule imposes a burdensome tax […]

Trust Accounts

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Trust Account Language Does Not Protect Child’s Earnings & Creates Confusion Increasing Missing Trust Account Earnings The DOL proposed rule does nothing to protect the child’s earnings and only creates confusion increasing the likelihood of missing Trust Account Earnings.  Trust account payments are not a benefit, or additional pay.  They are a portion of the child’s […]

School Room Access

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Child Denied Access to Parent While in School Room Only BOE Not DOL Can Excuse Absences 186-5.1 Educational Requirements requires employers to provide a location teacher significantly increasing production costs, particularly for independent productions, risking loss of film, television and theatrical productions in New York. In addition, this provision directly contradicts the SAG rule that […]

Group Certificates

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Employer Certificate of Group Eligibility Will End Paid Background Work For Child Performers  186 The creation of Employer Certificate of Group Eligibility will put an end to paid background work for the professional child performer.   Failure to properly define “groups” as those with pre-existing skills allows for employers themselves to define any 20 children as […]