Wow our gosee for this is thursday--they must be seeing a million kids!!!
And there is a callback, and a fitting before the shoot???
We've never had a job/go-see that has a callback...what is it, basically a second round go-see?
While shooting my child was away from for about 15-20 minutes at a time. Just like the go-see's. This happened multiple times that day. We were not even allowed near the set behind closed doors or even allowed on the same floor the babies were shooting on. We waited in a different are on a different floor.
Yes the callbacks are basically another round of go-see's where they narrowed down the selections out of hundreds or thousands of babies.
It will be another go-see where your child will be taken away from you! Most likely the child will be taken away during the fitting as well.
A lot of parents are NOT okay with this and as parents we should be very careful whose handling our babies. All it takes is a slip/fall or a squirmy baby and the child could get dropped.
We didn't go to this go see as we already shot with them and didn't like the experience of our child not being near us!
Tx spunkin0601 for the information. I didnt know about that.
I do understand they want to separate the baby_infant in the gosee for a short moment to see how they baby react but in the booking day they should not take the baby for that long away from parents. is this within the law to do? I thought in the talent area parents are allowed to be in the same room with them.( not visible to the babies but in the same room where parents can see them)
I think Huggies should think better the way they do the auditions & bookings.
Honestly, my son does way better without me around. I always have to hide at shoots. I know its a personal preference and everyone has their opinion, however, for me. . . its not a big deal to have a separation. I could get in an accident driving to a go-see as easily as someone could drop him. My little guy loves people and I trust that the people at Huggies have handled countless other children and not dropped them. Chances are pretty good that they will treat my son as well as they have for the 400 kids they just saw this go-see and the last dozen. Accidents do happen but it could happen in my hands also. If I am a room away. . . I am good with that.
I was fine letting him go alone for the go see and he was only gone 3min at the most. They said he was full of energy but easy to get the shot they wanted. So it was quick. However, if we book it I will NOT allow them to take him to a totally different floor for 20min. Are they smoking crack?? Wasn't there a story just recently about a casting director who was a sex offender? Just because someone works for huggies or wherever does not mean they are perfect and not capable of harm. I don't care who you are, president of the US..whoever. There is no way a stranger is taking my 21M old son to a different floor. Let's think about this, it happens all the time. A nurse stole a baby in the middle of the day in NYC at a hospital....the child turned 18 before she was found. I never think I am too safe - because once you do that is when something very bad could happen. You let your guard down & BAM! I was always told this "People who don't have anything to hide, don't hide anything" I find it odd they don't want you to know what floor they are on? What room they are in? If that don't come off as odd then I don't know what does. Now, I'm sure the people at huggies are all wonderful people but this is my baby we are talking about - nothing is more important to me in this world and as a mother if something ever happened to him i could never forgive myself....so I am not okay with that. For the go see they just took him across the hall..I noticed all the other babies were going in and coming out within a 3-5min window....so I felt okay with it. He was fine, he reached for the lady who asked "would you like to come see the bubbles" he could have cared less to leave me behind. Plus, he has a horrible busted nose from a fall...even if we get a call back I'm not sure I'd drive 3 hr just to have them look at him and go WOW!!! It's very bad.
*You got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything*
I am also better being out of sight at a booking or go-see as well, but I hide behnd something out of the way but while still watching my baby at all times.
The people at Huggies are nice no doubt, but they are in fact strangers. I am less fearful of them dropping my child...I am more fearful of the unknown. I have NO IDEA what is going on in the room and that is not acceptable to me. It is my child, my heart, my life in that room with strangers and that is not ok with me. I would never give me child to someone I don't know, with no background check, no credentials, etc.....
Nothing is worth giving my child to a complete stranger and letting them walk away with them....
This is such a difficult topic.
As a "manager" of my childrens career in this industry I do feel that sometimes at shoots I have to allow my kids to do things I typically wouldn't want them to do in their daily life
-Go off with strangers (these people,although I may know them professionally are total strangers-I have never been invited to there home for tea, been out for dinner with them,met their families,etc)
-have them often dressed by strangers.
-allow someone we don't know to photograph them.
The list goes on
*But for me the most uncomfortable I feel is when then say they need to see my child alone. And at castings they typically just bring them behind tall barriers such as those lightweight foam or board walls where you can hear EVERYTHING. Not another room.
As a parent there are times when I wonder, "where do I draw the line"? Personally, my older children I feel comfortable being in a Separate room, as long as I can hear them. But not with a child under three. For me that's my opinion but I like to be out of sight sometimes but I still want to SEE my child at ALL times. Children over three can verbalize that they are uncomfortable but younger then that they can't even tell you if someone touched them inappropriately or made them feel uncomfortable.
I'm not saying this happens, ever, and I believe this thread now actually should not be a "huggies" thread anymore for legal/slander purposes... Now this topic has more to do with the industry as a whole and the issue of child predators.
Overall, if you take your kids to any casting they are at the mercy of strangers. We all put our trust in these people. I have liked almost every casting director/team I have met but it only takes a second and child predictors often take positions where they have easy access to children. This can happen in any industry so its importan to be your child's voice, their advocate. I just don't know why it has to be another Room and they can't just have them behind a barrier. I just don't feel comfortable with a one year old or less being with a stranger wher I can't hear everyhthing or see from a far distance. Just my preference. I think they should change their casting format and hocked that they haven't done o for legal purposes.
And technically as someone referenced earlier. If your child was dropped by someone at a casting that company and crazy enough that studio can be liable. They could be sued for damages to physically and health well being. You never signed a waiver realeasing your child to their care and saying that if something happened they weren't liable so with that said these companies should protect themselves better.
To be honest my favorite companies to work with have actually wanted the parent with the child to make the kids feel comfortable and happy and for safety reason.
Longest post ever. Sorry but this topic is so important and such a hot button for many
Also sorry about my grammatical errors. It's impossible to type on my smart phone and it always auto corrects my words lol
I totally agree with you. I think the problem is I that it's legal if you say it's ok to do. Because you can say no. It's frustrating because if we all said NO then they would have to change. Some parents, and I'm guilty of sometimes being afraid to speak up at these things, don't want to look like a crazy stage mom or as a difficult kid/parent to work with because they won't book you or will release you. When you are a SAG member you are in a union and have rights and your children are protected. There is actually a model trying to create a models union. Our kids and us as parents truly have very little voice because if you aren't comfortable there is a line out the door for these castings of people who are.
I totally agree with you. My kids aren't babies anymore, but even at older ages I really don't like the jobs where we are separated by a number of rooms from our kids. I've seen a couple of things happen on occasion, like a staff person snapping rudely at a child, for example, that shouldn't be happening and I only witnessed because I was in an area parents aren't typically in. My kids are good reporters and do let me know if anything hasn't been "right" and thankfully it is really REALLY rare. The only things we've experienced have been grumpy crew who maybe weren't the best sorts to have around kids and it hasn't been directed at MY kids, and there has been nothing more sinister than that - but the potential surely is there for far worse. I'm not a crazy stage parent at all in terms of meddling in what is going on etc. so I feel a bit put out at shoots where I can't be at least within earshot of what is going on. I never distract my kids, and if anything I think it gives them comfort and makes them give better work if they know I am in their general presence.
I totally agreed! It will be ok to let him go for the 5 mntes("next door"same floor) to the audition because they might want to know how the baby_infant_toddler behave but not for the booking day. If my Dc did good in those 5 mtnes and have done many jobs and he has experience that should be good enough for them to allow me in the room. It will be ok if i am not visible to my child but He needs to be visible to me. I will find out more with my manager and if this is true on the callback or booking day and then I will decline the invitation.
I just hope Huggies casting director read the backstage forum and understand talent parents. (**I believe in LA is not allowed to have a baby_toddler away from parents.**)
Call backs are out.
@mas2021 congrats on your hold (fingers cross for your DS)
One DS got a callback...other one didn't. We will be there Wed.
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