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Larry Rudolph and Steven Beer practiced law together for ten years at Rudolph & Beer. Since leaving the business of law in 2003, Larry has become one of the most successful and influential artist managers in the music industry, with decades of experience working with stars like Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Steven Tyler, and many more. He speaks with Steven about the evolving industry, habits of ultra-successful young entertainers, the importance of practicing and growing talents appropriately, and the steps prudent parents should take to navigate the potentially hazardous conditions of the music industry.
Education is a particularly important subject when working with young entertainers. Steven speaks with Alan Simon about this essential issue in his latest podcast. Alan is the creator of On Location Education and has lead the company for more than 30 years. He is an expert on education for children in the entertainment industry, particularly “on location” where they are working professionally. Alan offers insight on industry regulations and requirements for education on sets, how parents can support their kids’ essential continued learning, and empowering young professional children to take the lead in their work and education.
This episode, Steven speaks with Marc Tumminelli, the Founder and Director of the legendary Broadway Workshop and Artistic Director of Project Broadway. Marc offers insight on what makes performers successful today, how parents can best support their kids in the biz, and - on the flip side - how parents can accidentally hurt their child's chances and reputation in the industry.
Certified acting and career coach and fellow stage parent Maria Capp sits down with Steven for this episode. Maria speaks about her experiences with her own career and those of her children, how the coaching process works, and balancing a child's entertainment activities with their life in a family.
This episode, Steven speaks with award-winning film and television casting director Eric Souliere (American Horror Story, The Mentalist, Nip/Tuck) about his industry experiences, what he looks for when casting kids, and ways he's seen parents jeopardize their children's careers.
Jonathan Platt, music and media producer and entrepreneur ("We Are X," the "Saw" films, "She's All That") joins Steven and brings his extensive knowledge of the record business and music publishing with him. With a focus on music production and distribution, Jonathan speaks to Steven about expanding opportunities in the industry, balancing associated costs, finding your fanbase, and alternative routes for reaching the marketplace.
Steven speaks with legendary casting director Beth Melsky about the industry, ways it has changed in her more than three-decade-long career, the casting process, and tips for parents of minors pursuing entertainment careers on how to best achieve their casting goals in a tough business.
Welcome to the Prudent Parents Podcast. For the first episode, Steven has a conversation with guest Christy Carlson Romano, an actress, musician, and all-around power entertainer. Christy speaks to her own experiences as a child and teenager with a successful entertainment career, how her parents contributed to her achievements, her time on Disney's "Even Stevens" and "Kim Possible," and the differences among working in film, television, and theatre.