...because it's important to know who you're working with.
Have questions or need advice?  CIF members can call our permit services department at (800) 902-9001 ext. 102 or email permits@childreninfilm.com for more information. 


Our Mission

To Empower You With Tools and Information

Our mission is to empower you with the tools and information needed to successfully employ a child in the entertainment industry while also lending a healthy, positive view into the world of child actors.  Through the use of a profile-based membership network and concise, yet beneficial content, Children in Film, Inc. aims to educate and connect talented minors and qualified industry professionals.  We’ll show you what success looks like and introduce you to a few “power parents” who have managed to steer clear of the chaos that can sometimes be associated with fame at an early age.

Formed in the year 2000 by Toni Casala (Casala, Ltd.), ChildrenInFilm.com set out to provide accurate, concise California Child Labor Law information to the entertainment community.  Since that time, the demand for easily attainable employment information has increased steadily.  Whether you’re a parent seeking information about a “Coogan” account, or a producer needing to know how many hours an eight-year-old can work during a school day, our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive informational resource available for children working in the entertainment industry.

FACT:  We work in a predatory business.  We have all heard stories of parents being charged thousands of dollars for classes and pictures guaranteeing success for their children.  We’ve heard stories of producers working kids for weeks at a time without providing educational instruction as required by law.  And if you’re reading this, surely you’re familiar with the dreadful term “stage parent.”

We're ready to turn things around!

What about the positive experiences?  It’s not that they don’t exist; they’re just not told.  Have you heard about the kid who paid for college and is now a successful entertainment attorney?  What about the kids who became award-winning actors without spending a single day in rehab?  It is unfortunate that those stories are not considered newsworthy.  We disagree, and we think you will too.

So, next time someone asks “how do I get my kid on TV?” you can confidently say, “everything and everyone you need to know is available at childreninfilm.com”
  Meet Our Team

“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?“

- Marianne Williamson