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How to Keep Kids Safe In Hollywood

Bruce Edwin is CEO of the A-list model and talent firm Starpower Management, and publisher of Hollywood Sentinel, and founder of Hollywood Sentinel Public Relations.  His charitable work includes helping to fight the sexual abuse of children in Hollywood and throughout the world.

The following is a brief, yet in no way comprehensive list of things parents should do in order to keep their children save in Hollywood.

1, Never sign an exclusive contract for any child under 18 unless they are famous and you are signing with one of the top agencies in the world.

2, Never pay for pictures for a child under 8 or even 12 years of age. They will go so quickly, that the pictures will be outdated every few months. A legit agent can work off of decent snapshots.

3, Never leave your child under 18 unattended out of your sight for anything, including but not limited to an acting class, acting  coach, audition, casting, open call, go see, acting or modeling job, etc. Even at a major film studio or with an agent, manager, producer, casting director, or casting agent or star or someone famous or that you know and trust–do NOT do it.  If they get mad and insist you leave your child alone, walk out with your child, and call me and I will deal with them for you. (tel: 310-226-7176).  Obviously, if your child is shooting, you need to be off screen and quiet, but still, keep them in your sight at ALL times.

4, Don’t ever let your child be portrayed in a sexual way or do anything you or they are uncomfortable with, no matter how big or important you think it will be to their career. Stick to your morals and values.

5, Don’t let anyone insult or disparage your child. Demand that they be treated with respect.

6, Don’t push you child in to acting or modeling. Make sure that it is what they want, and not just what you want.

7, Don’t bully your child and bribe or blackmail them with doing things or not doing things and threatening to take away their career if they do not behave a certain way. Put yourself in their position, and let it be a positive experience for them.

8, Don’t manipulate your child with money or other things. Teach them that money and fame can be nice, but that happiness is found on the inside, and comes from being a good person both to ourselves and to others.

9, Remember that any legit agent or manager will require that your child have good grades, at least a B average, have a good clean bill of health, and have a Coogan Bank account that you open, as well as a work permit that they have a copy of. If your agent or manager does not discuss and require all of these things about your child, do not deal with them, as they do not know what they are doing.

10,  Don’t let your children dress inappropriately. Make sure that you daughters do not wear dresses or skirts that are too short, or reveal their chest.  Make sure that they always wear underwear and girls–a bra when they are old enough.

11, Do not encourage your children to dress up as the opposite sex! I fully defend a person’s right to do whatever they want to their own body once they are a legal adult. However, children’s brains, bodies, and morals are still developing.  You need to not only protect them from others, but also from the media, and themselves. It is NOT OK to encourage or even allow a child to have surgery to change their sex. This is child abuse.

12, Teach your children about child sex abuse, and about pedophilia and child rapists. Teach them how this is wrong, and teach them how to avoid these predators.

If you have any specific questions, you may call my office for further free advice, or write me on the front page of this site.

www.BruceEdwin.com

Tel: 310-226-7176 (Los Angeles, California)

CEO, Starpower Management

This content is (c). 2018, Bruce Edwin, Hollywood Sentinel, all rights reserved.

 

90th Oscars® Nominations Announcement Tuesday, January 23, 2018

90th Oscars® Nominations Announcement
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
5:22 a.m. PST/8:22 a.m. EST/1:22 p.m. GMT/9:22 p.m. CST

Viola Davis poses backstage with the Oscar® for Performance by an actress in a supporting role, for work on “Fences” during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017.Photo Credit: Mike Baker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

The 90th Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories will be announced in a two-part, live presentation on Tuesday, January 23, via global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and local broadcasters.  The announcement will combine live presentations from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, with pre-taped category introductions, which will only be featured in the first half of the announcement.

At 5:22 a.m. PST, the nominees will be announced in the following categories (listed here in no particular order): Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Production Design, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.

At 5:38 a.m. PST, the nominees will be announced in the following categories (listed here in no particular order): Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Animated Feature Film, Directing, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Original Song, Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay.

This content is copyright, 2017, 2018, AMPAS, all rights reserved. Hollywood Sentinel.

Trump and Kim Jong Un at War in New World Premiere Music Video “Rocket Man”

Trump and Kim Jong Un at War in New World Premiere Music Video “Rocket Man” for rock song by former Lords of Acid musician Donquiestar.

Watch the powerful new music video for the song “Rocket Man” by Donquiestar, here below:

Former “Lords of Acid” bass player Doggy Dave, now known as Donquiestar, has released a searing new single called “Rocket Man” seen below, about the crisis between America and North Korea, and more particularly; between U.S. President Donald Trump, and DPRK Dictator Kim Jong Un; both at war in his new video.

With his groundbreaking, legendary new song “Rocket Man,” Donquiestar has created a work of art bound to go down in history. Not unlike industrial rock pioneers Ministry; with their notorious early samples of former U.S. President George W. Bush, so too does Donquiestar cement not only President Trump in to the pages of rock history–but does so for Kim Jong Un as well. The song and video; a social satire rock commentary on the 2017 and ongoing conflict between the U.S. and the rest of the civilized world versus North Korea, speaks strongly against the Hermit Kingdom, where the North Korean people suffer under the weight of oppression by the tyranny of their “Dear Leader” and his brutal communist dictatorship.

Rocket Man: The Video

Concerning the new video for the new single “Rocket Man” here below, Donquiestar states, “I don’t know very well what to say except that all is going great over here in Belgium. The video has reached thousands already. The reactions are very cool. People are starting to think more about the North Korean problem, and that’s what we want.”

Critics of Rocket Man

Donquiestar continues, “Of course, some don’t understand the irony and the slightly sarcastic undertone of the song and video. One American girl for example, called it a ‘terroristic video,’ and thought I was very pro-North Korea, until I explained it to her that this is definitely not the case. A very close Belgian girlfriend called it ‘American propaganda’ which it is also not.” The singer adds, “These two opposite reactions didn’t make me mad however, as I had expected them, and I am glad they came up already. But I feel–never-mind that, because almost everybody thinks it’s a super video, and do I hope they see that my opinion is the one of a major dislike for war and against global terror. I feel we opened a historical discussion here with this song and video–that’s for sure.”

Belgium and EDM

EDM, short for Electronic Dance Music, was reportedly started in Belgium; a Western European country known for being headquarters of the European Union and NATO, as well as known for its exotic medieval lore. It is from here where Donquiestar hails, putting the country yet again not only on the global musical map–but on the world political map as well.

From Lords of Acid to Rocket Man

With the music video produced by Starpower Management’s Bruce Edwin, the “Rocket Man” song and video debuted earlier in Belgium in December of 2017, to great acclaim. Donquiestar states concerning the release of the video and song, “My phone actually keeps on ringing. I didn’t expect all this!” With the “Rocket Man” song produced by music veteran Julian Shah Tayler from the band the singularlity, who has done work for all from Disney to Warner Bros, “Rocket Man” is filled with complex layers of sound and instrumentation, with new parts being discovered with each listen. Yet most notable, in addition to Shah’s brilliant production and Donquiestar’s crunching guitar and swooning vocals, are the manipulated samples of President Trump and Kim Jong Un themselves.

The North Korean National Anthem is also weaved in the mix, for a haunting, yet defiant protest against the tyrannical regime of the DPRK. With music supervision and lyrics co-written by subnormal magazine and Donquiestar, the singer states, “I’m amazed at what is happening with this new work.” The musician adds, “After touring the world with Lords of Acid, I learned slowly to come back and lead a normal life,” admitting, “I just took a normal job, and I met a girl.”
With some time on his hands to think, the musician decided to think about life some more. In order to simply to try better understand the myriad of thoughts in his head, he became a Philosophy Major, taking his studies very seriously at Belgium University, where he is now on his way to soon graduating. “I like the activity of studying philosophy,” David Lambrecht reveals, “It keeps me realistic.” But being too “normal” for the former ‘Doggy Dave’ couldn’t last long. A growing celebrity in Belgium due to his legacy cemented firmly with Lords of Acid, David confesses, “My passion for music kept on following me,” and so he did what any other former teen-aged industrial acid-house rock-star does between Nietzsche and Spinoza; he started playing again.

“Doggy Dave” Re-Invents with “Donquiestar”

It was then, that “Doggy Dave” decided to leave his former name to the musical history books, and “Donquièstar,” was born. Pronounced “Don-Key-Yes-Tar,” the musician is constantly improving his craft. David states, “Technically, I’m getting better all the time.” Refusing to be stuck in any one genre, “Donquiestar” is multi-genre; stating, “Some might think I write only very European dance-music, but that is not all.” He also equally rocks, as “Rocket Man” proves, with David adding, “I’m influenced by all from The Pixies, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Daft Punk, and The Prodigy, among many more,” adding, “I am working on making the best of what music means to me, and with that, I plan on continuing to have a wonderful, but bizarre career!”

About DPRK

North Korea is the only country on the planet that is so greatly closed off from the rest of the civilized world. Any alleged enemies of the state are made prisoners; three generations back. DPRK state victims are routinely subjected to slave labor, torture by starvation, human experimentation, rape and random murder.

For interview and press / media requests, and bookings of Donquiestar, contact the Management and Publicity Department at (011) 310-226-7176 or email starpowermanagementllc@gmail.com