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Well, without narrowing it down slightly, this is an extremely broad topic as there is no specification as to what type of actors, locations, etc. I will address this from the point of view of SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild union in the United States. For example, SAG-AFTRA has rate sheets available on their website that spell out the hourly rate for ...


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I would assume that the most important reason is that there isn't an alternative to child actors in movies, TV-series etc., whereas in most/all other cases the job can be executed by an adult. Moreover not all child labor is prohibited: These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, ...


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TV has become, in the opinion of many Directors/Actors, the most creatively fertile ground. In the last few years we have seen an exodus of talent from Hollywood, and those who have left have been so provoked by the current climate of film making they have felt the need to not only abandon the Hollywood system, but make public declarations as to their ...


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While child acting is allowed, it is not unregulated. In the US, the activities of child actors are regulated by the governing labor union & also by federal law and state law if it exists. Longer work hours or risky stunts are prohibited in California. However to evade this filmmakers often shoots such scenes outside. Especially in California there are ...


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Robin Williams was a king of "Improvisational" comedy, where he can take a subject or event (or even a prop) and spout funny lines or impressions off the top of his head. One must be entirely quick-witted to excel in Improv, which is one of the reasons it's a difficult art to master (and most clips of Williams' work will confirm he did, in fact, Master that ...


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Good question! The reason why child labor was made illegal was because under-aged children were being misused into doing hard physical labor. Poverty was one of the main reasons for this. Child labor was robbing children of their education and the children were forced into it. The difference between a child working at an auto repair workshop and a child ...


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First of all, I have to say that the following is largely based on my own observations and deductions in contrast to elaborate research, and to be seen in addition, if not intertwined, with the reasons presented in the other ansers. I think a big factor is also the question of availability and distribution. As far as I can see, it wasn't until the advent ...



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