Entertainment Lawyer and Stage Parent, Steven Beer Launch Guide to Your Child's Career

By: Oct. 01, 2015

The world of music and entertainment is filled with stories of talented children doing remarkable things. It's also filled with many cautionary tales. How can you, as a parent, protect your child and guide him or her on the sometimes treacherous road to success?

As the digital entertainment universe has evolved and platforms like YouTube have emerged, discovering talent has never been easier. But how does a parent unfamiliar with this very complex industry become her child's partner, collaborator, and, most importantly, protector?

In "Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent's Guide from Start to Stardom" (October 1, 2015, Allworth Press), entertainment lawyer Steven Beer offers the definitive guide to nurturing a young person's talent and guiding him or her along the uncertain path to success. Beer has been supporting nascent talent for twenty years and has worked with many successful young artists and entertainers, including Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Aaron Carter. He is also a father of three sons, one of whom began a professional acting career at the age of thirteen.

As an entertainment lawyer, Beer knows his way around showbiz. As the father of a child actor, he learned how to navigate it for his son. He has been down this path, and with this book he will serve as your guide, giving parents expert insight into:

  • Knowing which professionals to consult and when
  • Finding and preparing for auditions
  • Dealing with the financial aspects of the industry
  • Understanding legal protections for children
  • Creating balance for the whole family
  • Maintaining a child's health and happiness in the industry

Drawing on his extensive experience and contacts in the industry, Beer quotes the personal stories of industry players, stars, their parents, and veteran sources. This indispensable guide will help parents ensure that their children are instilled with values that will make them not just good performers, but good people, capable of becoming responsible adults who will eventually be able to run their own careers.

In this book, Beer gives clear and knowledgeable instructions, providing a road map that cannot be found anywhere else. Beer has taken the guesswork out of the equation, transforming his readers from novices to experts in their own right. Parents armed with "Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment" are prudent parents who know how to support and protect their children as they grow into stars.

Steven C. Beer concentrates his law practice on film, television and music matters. He represents industry-leading music and film production, film finance, and film distribution companies and serves as counsel to numerous award-winning writers, directors, producers, and multi-platinum musical artists. Steven has served on the artist management teams for Jive recording artists Britney Spears, Aaron Carter and No Secrets. He has been rated a "Super Lawyer" since 2005, placing him in the top 5% of New York state lawyers. The Wrap listed Steven as one of the "21 Great Thinkers of Indie Film."

Title: Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment
Author: Steven C. Beer
Publisher: Allworth Press
ISBN: 978-1621534808
Retail Price: $14.99
Publication Date: October 1, 2015

For review copies or interviews with Steven C. Beer, please contact:
Kathy Maughan, KMaughan(at)fwrv(dot)com, 212-446-9726

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