Minors: Permits / Workman’s Comp
California labor law is very strict regarding the employment of minors.
You must have the following:
- “Workers’ Compensation” insurance for all extras and actors
- A FREE “entertainment permit to employ minors”. A blanket permit is available for groups of 20 or more.
- When employing minors, the “production company” is always considered the “employer”, with the exception of “lead” actors, who negotiate their own contracts.
- Casting agencies are NOT employers.
- Minor extras and actors are NOT considered “independent contractors,” under California labor law
Familiarize yourself with Entertainment Industry labor laws regarding minors from the website of the State of California.
Other Important Documents:
- Procedure for Obtaining an Entertainment Permit Application for Permission to Work in the Entertainment Industry
- Entertainment Work Permit
- Application for Permission to Employ Minors in the Entertainment Industry
- Permit to Employ Minors in the Entertainment Industry
- Statement of Intent to Employ Minors and Request for Work Permit
- Permit to Employ and Work
- Local Offices of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
- Child Labor Law Pamphlet 2000