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Why Child Social Media Stars Need a Coogan Law to Protect Them From Parents

Young influencers lack protection as legislation to address the problems loses its teeth in the California Assembly.

‘Hook’ Child Star Shares Advice to Young Actors: “Be 12. You’re Fine”

Dante Basco, who played Rufio in the 1991 film, shares advice he's given to his niece, Ella Jay Basco, primed for her own breakout in Warner Bros.' 'Birds of Prey.'

Rise of the Kid Producer: How Young Actors Are Making Big Career Moves

From 'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin's first-look deal at Universal to Millie Bobby Brown's detective feature at Legendary, a look at how young stars are finding their place in the industry.

Young Hollywood 2019: Top 30 Stars Under Age 18

A look into THR's second annual list of entertainment's top 30 under-18 talents from 'Once Upon a Time's Julia Butters to the 'Stranger Things' kids.

Meet the BeatBuds: Scooter Braun’s Latest Kid-Pop Sensation

After Scooter Braun approached performers Jonathan Jonah and Matthew Shapiro at a birthday party, the best friends catapulted to an unexpected kind of rock stardom, becoming the latest kid-pop…

How ‘Descendants’ Became Disney Channel’s Own Cinderella Story

The franchise — with the third film slated for a summer 2019 premiere — has struck demographic gold by putting a tween twist on iconic fairy tale characters.

When Young Stars Sue Their Parents: Whose Money Is It, Anyway?

With no one watching how parents manage their child stars' earnings, kids' only recourse may be to work hard now and hire a lawyer later.

Teen Television Consumption Drops by Half in 5 Years: Study

Generation Z is embracing digital entertainment at an unprecedented rate, forcing a closer look at what kids are watching and how.

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Star’s Dad Shares Pride and Pain of Seeing His Child Grow Up Onscreen (Guest Column)

Journalist Jeff Yang has watched his son Hudson experience milestones like a first kiss on the ABC sitcom — and deal with the demands and stings of fame offscreen.

Casting Directors Reveal Challenges of Finding Child Stars: “We’re Trying to Extract Emotions”

Casting directors dissect the unique challenges of casting younger actors.

Hollywood’s Child Stars and the Sketchy World of On-Set Tutors

From "trafficking in conspiracy theories" to hawking their own music, teachers hired for film and TV projects can sometimes short-change young actors' education: "I don't think anyone expects kids to…

6 Hollywood Execs Who Were Once Child Stars

From a former 'Home Improvement' actor to a 'Goonies' star, these former kid thesps are working all over showbiz — just off camera.