I hope you are well, I am not sure who to post these questions to, since I feel like I actually know you, (well I do) you win! LOL
As you know, I will graduating in May! YAY!! From what I understand, from the labor laws of CA and NY, is that I will then be 'Legal 18,' and can work adult hours without having to have a 'teacher' on set. Correct? It is not the same thing as emancipated, right? Emancipated means you went to an actual judge and basically disowned your parents. I am not doing that. I am just graduating.
So, yesterday, I came across a breakdown for a SAG ULB, and it said: "legal 18, officially emancipated" These terms are not interchangeable, right?
Is there a common misconception, misunderstanding about this with film-makers? And how do I tell them this when applying? Is there some link or paper I can print off to explain that to them? Or am I completely and utterly mis-informed?
Also, I am a bit confused too now: does 'legal 18' mean that my mom cannot be there? Or is it just for working hours and tutors? I thought as long as I am under 18, I can work as an adult, but still be a minor and my mom still needs to be there? But this breakdown has me re-thinking that. I just don't know. Do you?
Thank you, Michael!
Film makers write stuff incorrectly all the time. Call or email them.
just another actor..
They just mean "legal 18." They don't know what "emancipated" means. Don't worry about it.
Thanks sooo much! From what I am reading, mom and I are correct in our thinking then. Would we still use 'legal 18' or just graduate? And thanks for that link, I suppose I can email that to the productions that are confused. Thanks so much!
I went to a audition last month where a casting director (and a experienced one at that) didnt know what "Legal 18" meant
I actually had to stop and explain it.....
Legal 18.....officially graduated high school....no set teacher....work adult hours...dont need work permit
Emancipated...parents know longer have control...has NO effect on the need for work permit if not 18
"Its the struggle that makes it great"
Thank you everyone. I thought this was the case. One more question then: We are going to be moving to the Philly/NY area and I'd like to find an agent/manager there. Can I apply to the ones that are for adults only now? Or should I stay with the kid ones?
Apply to both if you look younger than 18.
just another actor..
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