The Kids are Alright… Hollywood Honors Child Actors Making a Difference

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Current child stars will be honored at the CARE Awards this Sunday at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Despite the recent headlines of the tragic passing of two former child stars, Hollywood will celebrate current young performers at an awards ceremony on Sunday. The CARE Awards (Child Actor Recognition Event) which honor child actors for their accomplishments in 2009, will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood.    

Billed as a kind of “anti-child-star-gone-bad” event, CARE honors over 150 of the industry’s brightest young stars, for their positive contributions to the entertainment industry.    CARE awards are based on a unique point system where young performers (18 and younger) must qualify with a combination of professional acting work in 2009, academics, union membership, training, a written essay, community service, parent industry knowledge, and several other criteria. Awardees include the stars of television series, feature films, and Broadway, as well as lesser known professional actors.    

BizParentz Foundation Co-Founder Anne Henry states, “Our hearts are breaking for those families, and for the families of all the kids who struggle. We know they are out there.    We understand that professional acting for children presents unique challenges. Our mission is to help parents navigate those tricky waters as they support their kids talents and dreams.    We try to learn from the generations of families that came before us, and, fingers crossed, we hope to prevent tragedies like the ones we recently seen in the news. The awards are intended to encouraging families to do this industry in the best possible way, and to give the good kids of Hollywood the recognition they deserve.”

Proceeds from the event benefit the BizParentz Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education, advocacy and charitable support to parents and children engaged in the entertainment industry.    

For more information about CARE 2010, please call (818)731-9897.

http://www.bizparentz.org

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