Jackie Elam


Cover Your Child in the Entertainment Industry has been birthed from the many questions that I have received from parents that either want to get their children into Modeling, Commercials, TV, and Motion Pictures or from parents who have their children in the entertainment industry already. I have always been very passionate on this topic and always willing to answer the common How To’s, Do’s and Dont’s about how to get a child in the entertainment industry.

Over the years I have met parents on different ends of the spectrum. Many parents have not yet fully committed to learning and understanding the business. I always encourage parents to study the Child Labor Laws, SAG contracts and to visit the SAG-AFTRA website often.

There are many parents that do not share information, tips, and advice with other parents. I would rather share what I have learned, seen, and experienced in show business so parents can make wise decisions for their child’s possible career.

I receive messages frequently from moms that I have met at auditions or on set, asking for advice or encouraging words. I most recently received a text from a mom that became frustrated that her son had been on three or four callbacks, put on hold for these jobs, but then later released. Her frustration could have caused her son to get frustrated and discouraged. I am very thankful that I was able to give her encouraging advice and support during such a disappointing time.

My sons Makhari and Kaleo can be seen in major modeling campaigns online, in catalogues, and in store ads for companies such as Disney, H&M, Hannah Anderson, GAP, Infantino, Baby Style, Mattel, Pizza Hut, & more. Makhari and Kaleo can also be seen in commercials like Cadillac, Gain, Little Tikes, Safe Auto Insurance, Geico, Burlington Coat Factory, Rooms To Go, Lowes, McCain Fries, McDonalds, Comcast, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and more. My older son, Makhari Elam, has guest appearance on TV shows like The Millers, New Girl, and more. My younger son, Kaleo Elam, played 2 year-old Ronnie Mackenzie in Grown Ups 2 well as co-starred in the hit show Henry Danger.

I believe this book will open your eyes as to how to navigate your way through the film, modeling and TV industries. This book is also for the skeptics that believe parents are “horrible” for exposing children to this line of work. When you have your priority set on being a parent first & always, you will eternally put your child’s best interest in the forefront and you will be a significant part of your child’s success.

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