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by napmfm
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: At what point do you stop doing things for free?
Replies: 8
Views: 8669

Re: At what point do you stop doing things for free?

FREE???

If only theatre was free, god knows how much it costs parents of performing kids to appear in these shows, yes, the kids get a token amount but the costs to get them there generally exceed them.
by napmfm
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: film V stage
Replies: 4
Views: 3887

Re: film V stage

We loved Les Mis the movie and it introduced us to the show and the rest is history, so it has a lot to answer for!!! I believe Billy was planned as a film and a show at the same time, the plan was to launch the film then the show straight afterwards, definitely prefer Matilda the show, Charlie the ...
by napmfm
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Not-so-lovely Chaperones?
Replies: 17
Views: 14357

Re: Not-so-lovely Chaperones?

But that's how it is, parents will never grumble because they are grateful to be there, and woe-betide any that do.
by napmfm
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Not-so-lovely Chaperones?
Replies: 17
Views: 14357

Re: Not-so-lovely Chaperones?

I would prefer a chaperone that may not be all fluffy and lovely but would stick up of the child if the theatre asked too much of them, rather an one who is lovely and lets the company manger walk all over them. That said, our kids go into theatre for a positive experience because they want to perfo...
by napmfm
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Harry Potter coming to West End
Replies: 41
Views: 29824

Re: Harry Potter coming to West End

Yes, movie is open auditions on Saturday and the stage play that no one knows who's casting
by napmfm
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Child performance licence news
Replies: 10
Views: 8120

Re: Child performance licence news

It appears that thy are seriously taking the views form the people that matter, kids, parents and chaperones and there is flexibility if it makes sense.
by napmfm
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Oliver Film
Replies: 8
Views: 6067

Re: Oliver Film

I think the rawness of singing live on Les Mis worked so well, would love to see more musicals done like this. Oliver would be great plus we'd probably know half the kids they use in it.
by napmfm
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: A remark from a TV and Film Director
Replies: 12
Views: 9100

Re: A remark from a TV and Film Director

I think this is very common with many CD's and directors but they can see through all the training and over acting, I don't think it holds a child back but they may have to be prepared to un learn what they have learnt. My DD used to do LAMDA speech and drama with school when she was little, it was ...
by napmfm
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: BFG film
Replies: 109
Views: 75261

Re: BFG film

Struth
by napmfm
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: CHILD BEAUTY PAGEANTS: HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 6520

Re: CHILD BEAUTY PAGEANTS: HELP

That's nothing to do with performing, that's journalists for you. Look at the Daily Mail article about how children are exploited in theatre, they only picked up on the fact a kid get's a certain amount per week in relation to the adults, yet failed to recognise the other expenses the theatre fork o...
by napmfm
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Pushy mums
Replies: 2
Views: 4368

Pushy mums

I recently read an article on Spotligt, that pointed back to this forum, about how all us pushy's should behave, I'm sure others saw it but I found it a tiny bit patronising. We offer up our children, make them learn heaps of scripts, trapes all over the place going to castings then hang around for ...
by napmfm
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: CHILD BEAUTY PAGEANTS: HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 6520

Re: CHILD BEAUTY PAGEANTS: HELP

Everything to do with performing, or everything to do with getting there?

Most of the performing parents are the nicest people you could choose to meet, the negative ones tend to be the competitive ones.
by napmfm
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: BFG film
Replies: 109
Views: 75261

Re: BFG film

No, I get nagged by her agent towards the end of the summer, get some pics done and renew, I'll have check now and see.
by napmfm
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Gossip
Topic: BFG film
Replies: 109
Views: 75261

Re: BFG film

Renewal form?? never had one of those. Spotlight is your's and you have control over it, if you decide to change agents then simply email Spotlight and they will change the details, if you every find yourself agentless then they will put Spotlight down and temporary contacts. I got a call from them ...
by napmfm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Gossip
Topic: BFG film
Replies: 109
Views: 75261

Re: BFG film

They're still asking for new submissions, bit like Cinderella, they'll not stop till they've seen every 9-12 year old in the land!!