Just In Time For "Karate Kid", Child Talent Manager Releases New Article On Child Labor Laws

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Kinda McCullough, an author and former child talent manager, has watched the development of "Karate Kid" with interest, as it highlights an area that many parents are unaware of: child labor laws. Parents of children who are seeking a career in the entertainment industry need to know that there are very specific laws that protect their children from being exploited by overwork. These laws ensure that kids still get to enjoy their childhoods while pursuing a career.

When I was a child talent manager, I always made sure that the families that I represented knew their rights and knew the law.

A recent article in the Toronto Sun talked about how star parents Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith argued over their son Jaden Smith's tough work schedule on the set of the Karate Kid remake. Jada Smith was concerned that her son was being overworked.

McCullough has written a series of articles on her website,  http://www.kindamccullough.com, designed to help parents who are trying to help their children break into the entertainment industry. Her recent article was inspired by the Karate Kid movie, and she spells out a number of the specific child labor laws which help protect minors.

For instance, children can not work any earlier than 5 a.m., and can not work any more than 8 hours out of 24 hours.
"It's important that parents know these laws, because they can help to protect their children from unscrupulous people who might want to have their child stars work far more than is healthy or legal," McCullough said. "When I was a child talent manager, I always made sure that the families that I represented knew their rights and knew the law."

The article is available at http://www.kindamccullough.com, and is the first in a series that she has written.

Other featured articles will tell parents ten essential things they need to know to help their child make it in the entertainment industry, and tell parents about common show business scams to avoid. 

In addition to being a child talent manager, McCullough also studied at the Michael Howard Acting Studio in NYC.

McCullough is also an author, having recently completed the thrilling, semi-fictionalized novel Kinda's Kidz: Confessions of A Hollywood Talent Manager. 


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