New York State Department of Labor Hearing on Proposed Child Performer Regulations. Speakers included: Mara Glauberg, CESD Talent Agency; Melissa Patack, Motion Picture Association of America; Nancy Fox, Screen Actors Guild; Kelly Crisp, Founder, Child Performers Coalition; Ken Slaven, National Association of Talent Representatives & President, CESD; Nina Essman, Broadway Producer, Wicked; Barbara Coleman, Innovative Artists.click to watch testimony
Good morning. My name is Kelly Crisp and I founded Child Performers Coalition in December. Since that time, I have tried, using my background and experience, to make sense of the proposed rule changes and the sweeping, game changing affect they will have on the lives of child performers and New York’s production economy. My background is an attorney, registered mediator, felony prosecutor specializing in sex crimes. I have also served as a state registered lobbyist ~ I have drafted legislation, testified in Judiciary committee hearings specifically working on child endangerment legislation and anti-female genital mutilation legislation.
Kelly Crisp, Founder, Child Performers Coalition, said: "The NYS Department of Labor's handling of the Child Performer regulations highlights the demand for greater oversight of state agencies and the need for a more open, participative regulatory process. Under the current system, agencies have the ability to impose sweeping, game changing regulations that, in the case of the Child Performer regulations could have resulted in extremely dangerous working conditions for children and loss of entertainment industry production jobs and revenue for the State of New York."click for Senate Press Release