SOURCE: Children In Film

February 26, 2008 11:24 ET

A Day in the Life of a Show Biz Family

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LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Entering the world of entertainment can be difficult and confusing, and it is common for parents to have a multitude of questions.

--  Where can I find an agent?
--  What is my role as a parent
    while I'm on set?
--  Are acting classes worth it?

Parents are always being told to lead by example, which is why is providing access to the day in the life of a showbiz family -- an excellent example to follow.

Meet the Sprayberrys:

Originally from Houston, Texas, the Sprayberrys moved to Los Angeles to help their children, Dylan and Ellery, pursue careers in acting. Two years later they are truly seeing their hard work and efforts pay off and they've learned a lot along the way.

Carl Sprayberry is eager to share his stories with other families so that they too can decide if a career in Show Biz is really for them.

"This is a very serious business. As a parent in the industry, I know how confusing things can be when you're just getting started. I'm hoping that this blog will be a true-to-reality way to help parents learn from our experiences." ~ Carl Sprayberry

Click here to check out The Sprayberry Blog

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Children in Film Enhanced Service Free Until April 1, 2008

CIF is a comprehensive resource hub offering its Free "Basic Members" rich content on nationwide child labor laws, industry rules, education/schooling, success stories, money management, and set etiquette for newcomers to the entertainment industry.

"One of our goals at CIF is to help parents keep their kids on the right track, avoiding the pitfalls that can sometimes be associated with fame at an early age," said CIF Founder and CEO Toni Casala. "Our members will benefit by learning from one another through child actor success stories, 'power parent' interviews and blogs from parents like Carl Sprayberry who have managed to successfully navigate their children's acting careers with a healthy, balanced and positive approach."

Industry professionals, service providers and parents receive FREE Enhanced Membership benefits until April 1st, 2008, including:

--  Access to all CIF content
    --  Postings of bios and complete resumes as well as multiple
        headshots or portfolio photos to increase opportunities
    --  A way to discover, contact, rate and recommend other members
    --  A vehicle to post and monitor casting call information and audition
    --  Direct referrals on industry professionals such as talent agents,
        managers and photographers, who have been rated by fellow
    --  The KidStart program featuring 10 Easy Steps to getting started in
        the industry
    --  Participation in a secure and non-threatening social networking

After April 1st, Basic Membership is still free and includes a limited profile with one photo posting, access to basic site information, and a newsletter; and Enhanced Members will pay a nominal monthly fee of $12.99.

About Children In Film

Based in Los Angeles, Calif., Children In Film, Inc. (CIF) is the most comprehensive social networking site that simplifies the way child actors, parents, employers and entertainment industry professionals access critical information, allowing them to connect, share and increase opportunities for success. CIF is the only complete and trusted industry resource center that features a robust database where members can rate and recommend participating service providers to minimize the risk of hiring the wrong person or company. Founded in 2000, CIF is focused on empowering child actors, parents and industry professionals with the tools and information to successfully conduct business, while promoting the healthy, positive side of the entertainment industry. For more information, contact

Contact Information

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    Eye-To-Eye Communications, Inc.
    (858) 565-9800
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