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Member Networking

Children In Film believes that your entertainment education doesn't stop on the web.  That is why we provide opportunities for face-to-face experiences with industry professionals and the entertainment industry as a whole. 

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The brain child of Children In Film that combines the idea of speed dating with casting and auditions for kids, Ready...Set...Meet! allows Enhanced Members to meet briefly with industry professionals like agents, managers and casting directors.  The RSM is fun, exciting, fast-paced, educational and of course beneficial for launching your career.

THIS IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OR AUDITION.  The event simply provides a chance for your child to practice their interviewing skills.

Hollywood From Home

Children In Film believes that everyone has a shot at their dream, no matter where they live.  This is why we hold regular Hollywood From Home webinars where we bring in industry professionals to conduct live webinars for our members across the country.  Meet with agents and managers, get tips from acting coaches, or even find out if your head shot is up to par from an expert photographer, all from the comfort of your home.

The Children In Film Speaker Series

Children In Film holds Speaker Series where industry professionals will participate in lectures, workshops and panels regarding the various aspects of your entertainment career. 

Movie Screenings

Children In Film has partnered with major movie studios to provide our members with the chance to attend private film screenings.  Your Enhanced Membership entitles you to tickets to these screenings (2 per membership) which will be centered around films appropriate for the youth audience.

Member Networking Success Studies 


Dylan Sprayberry

Long time CIF Member Dylan Sprayberry  appeared as 13 yr. old Clark Kent in the  Superman film Man of Steel, which aired June 2013! Dylan and his younger sister Ellery both have extensive resumes.  Dylan appeared in an episode of Glee. Carl Sprayberry, Dylan's father, has written blogs for CIF and is a member of our Board of Advisors. CIF recalls when the Sprayberry family was just getting started and is ecstatic for the Sprayberry family with the release of Dylan's newest project.

Dylan can be seen playing Liam Dunbar in "Teen Wolf".


Stefanie Scott

Did you know Stefanie Scott was a photo contest winner on Children In Film when she was first starting out? Stefanie can be seen on Disney's "A.N.T Farm" and in the  movie Frenemies. Her other credits include Beethoven's Big Break, No Strings Attached, Insidious 3 and guest starring in some prime time television shows including "Jesse", "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Chuck" and "Sons of Tucson."



Jimmy Deshler

Jimmy found representation with Annet McCroskey via CIF and has also taken advantage of Children In Film's Youth Leadership and Giving Back Programs.  He has participated in Toastmasters, Odyssey of the Mind and has volunteered his time for events.  In a letter to CIF, his mother expressed how much Jimmy has grown through our programs: "his grace, confidence, and public speaking abilities have improved immensely!" 



Lucas Sanson

Photo contest winner Lucas Sanson booked a National SAG commercial!  Lucas also found representation with Carol Lynn Sher of CESD.  Congratulations to Lucas on his success.. 


Gerry Orz

Gerry began writing, directing, producing and starring in an anti-bullying movie entitled Day of Silence in 2011. Gerry would like nothing more than to have his message shared in every school in hopes of raising awareness to stop the epidemic of bullying.  To learn more about Gerry and his film, visit his profile on www.ChildrenInFilm.com and his website www.GerryOrz.com.


Ravi Smith

In January of 2011 Ravi was one of our photo contest winners.  His mother says after that, doors started to open for him! He would go to auditions and even the parents would recognize his face from the CIF contest and monthly newsletters.  In May 2011, he got his first SAG break with a commercial, later that month, he picked up a Manager via a CIF New Talent Notice. Ravi booked a principal role as young Blaine on a Glee episode. It has really been one step after another for Ravi and his mom credits CIF for this momentum and continual support. 


Darnell Cates

Darnell and his younger brother have been members of CIF for quite some time.  His mother, an active reader of the site, has assisted heavily in helping them to network within the industry - a key component to launching a successful career. Additionally, Darnell has participated in a variety of giving-back events.

In December of 2011, we saw another example of how Darnell is making connections throughout the industry as he co-hosted a Fox11 LA News segment. Also in 2011, he was asked by The Alliance of Children's Rights to give the opening speech at their 20th Anniversary banquet.  The banquet was filled with celebrity guests, directors and producers.  Jane Lynch of Glee fame introduced Darnell!  He was also very active in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts Theatre department. These types of experiences will surly help him in furthering his career, especially as he transitions from a child actor to an adult actor.  Darnell has been a photo contest winner on ChildrenInFilm.com - his headshots are excellent examples of the type of shot industry pros look for in new clients.  Darnell is a young man of many talents.  He's also participated in a variety of independent film projects, and continues to perfect his craft. We are so proud of the Cates family and their continued success.


Andy Scott Harris

Andy Scott has been with CIF since the beginning and according to his mother, in that time his career has been helped by CIF.  We have even had him speak with other members about his success at one of our Speaker Series live lectures!  He got his previous agent and manager through CIF, and booked a short film through the site. 


Niles Fitch

A resident of New York and a member of Children In Film for many years now, Niles Fitch made his debut on an episode of Tyler Perry's House of Pain.  After many years of diligence, Nile booked this role, but his journey started many years before.

Niles' mother, Nakata, has been proactive and positive about her son's career commenting that you don't always book and you don't always get callbacks but if you keep informed and keep it fun, you'll eventually see success for your own child.  Nakata attends Hollywood From Home webinars because she and her family can't always been in LA, and she reads the information on the CIF site; she encourages other parents to do the same. 

Carlos Martinez

Carlos is now listed as an Industry Pro on ChildrenInFilm.com, but he started off many years earlier as a young musician and performer listed in the Talent Directory of the site.  At the age of four, just one year after Carlos lost his sight completely, he began learning to play the piano and keyboard by ear. In high school he developed a passion for filmmaking and became the first ever blind cinematographer in his high school's multi media department. His film was chosen to premiere at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles for the title of "Best Director."

"All of these accomplishments led me to an idea," he explained. "Why not put my love for movies and music together?"  So Carlos began to compose his own soundtracks.  Here is a link to a piece that was featured in a Fox 11 reality series - "Live Life and Win."  Carlos explains that the series is meant to promote education and awareness to adolescents all over the world so that they may accomplish their dreams.

When asked about his experience on Children In Film and why he chose to remain a member long after he turned 18, Carlos had this to say: "I've been a proud member of Children In Film and my experience has been great.  Ever since I turned 18, my transition in to the world of filmmaking has been so much smoother because of the rich resources your site provides. I hope to return the favor."

Alex Neustaedter

A member of CIF, Alex Neustaedter started his career in Kansas City.  There, he was able to meet up with now manager, Mara Santino who recommended he join ChildrenInFilm.com. Through Children In Film, and with the help of Mara's expertise as a manager (not to mention Alex's talent and fabulous headshots) Alex was able to procure an agent.

Today Alex's resume is filled with the type of industry experience that has launched him to the next level.  He has held roles in a variety of theatrical performances, commercials and films including a role he held in a film called "Charlie" for which his mother submitted him via Children In Film's casting section. He also got very close (among the top 4) to landing the part of Young Superman in Superman: Man of SteelWhile his mother humbly commented that "in the early stages of Alex's success," is proof that following the casting process really does pay off. Alex can be seen playing Bram in the TV Series "Colony".

Logan Strand

Hello CIF,
I just wanted to write and say, "Thank You" to Children In Film.  I found your site years ago when you were in the beta phase.  I believe Logan was one of your earliest members.  Through the years, we have found your organization to be the single most helpful and important tool in Logan's success.  Because of this, I thought all of you at Children In Film would enjoy hearing about Logan's latest achievement.

We were informed last September 29th that Logan was invited to join the cast of the 2010 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes and appear in the principal role of Ben.  Logan and I moved to New York City in October where he began rehearsals. This is a HUGE honor and opportunity for Logan.

The Christmas Spectacular opened many doors for Logan. He recently auditioned for Broadway's Mary Poppins and was called back. He also auditioned for the role of "Michael" in Billy Elliot, was called back, and a private meeting with the creative team has been arranged. We are keeping our fingers crossed!!

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the kids and parents working hard to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.  Your support is invaluable! And THANK YOU for the webinar on Child Actor Taxes - it saved us! ~Diane Strand

Dharbi Jens

Dharbi Jens attended a few CIF movie screenings with her mother Kristi before coming up with the idea to host "movie reviews" from a kids POV.  She caught up with The Actor's Reporter and pitched the idea and soon was hosting The Actor's Reporter Film Reviews.  Soon after she booked parts in
several films and won a Guest Star spot for Disney's Doc McStuffins.

Is your child's success story so great it should be studied?  Contact CIF today with the details of how Children In Film helped your family on its path to success, and next month, maybe you'll be the winner!

The Children In Film Festival

Children In Film is working hard to develop a Children In Film Festival, a film festival dedicated to child actors and films that feature child actors.  The Children In Film Festival will serve as a reminder for why we are involved in Showbiz - a love for the art!  For more information regarding the film festival, please contact us.
  Photo Contest Winner - Sydnee Mansfield

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