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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 They will go so quickly, that the pictures will be outdated every few months.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.


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

CEO, Starpower Management

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The Film Hollywood Pedophiles Tried to Ban: An Open Secret

The Hollywood Sentinel attended the red carpet and screening of the film AN OPEN SECRET when it came out. several years ago, here in Hollywood.  We heard one of the producers Gabe mention on the panel how he was upset that one of the producers and director–Amy Berg was not in attendance, and not promoting the film.

One of the actors appearing in the film, now an adult, and a victim of child abuse documented, spoke with me, and had planned to do an interview with me about the film.  He later told me that he could not do any publicity regarding the film, because he stated how Amy Berg had personally asked him not to, claiming that she had been threatened with lawsuits, and that he could be sued to, if he or Berg did any publicity for the film. The victim said he could not help if I spoke about the film further, but that he was not going to and  could not.

He said that it was sad, that all of the work they had done was not getting the recognition that it deserved, to expose the abuse further, but he said the he couldn’t do anything else about it, that he had to respect Berg’s wishes, because he had signed contracts.  He told me that he received no money for appearing in the film, and as far as he knew–no one did.

Now, with the recent ongoing allegations and also factual disclosures of rampant sex abuse, and harassment in Hollywood this year;  from Harvey Weinstein, and earlier–Bill Cosby, to now Kevin Spacey, and many more; speaking out against abuse has become not only after space for victims to do, it has become a trend– from the @MeToo twitter movement among more;, victims are naming real and alleged perpetrators nearly every week.

Corey  Feldman, who I once met at Michael Jackson’s repass funeral, years ago stated how Hollywood was a breeding ground for child pedophiles, and that Hollywood was filled with them. He noted how he and his childhood friend Corey Haim were both abused.  he stated that Haim later killed him self with drugs and alcohol due to the pain and embarrassment he suffered from the abuse.

Corey Haim’s mother stated that Dominick Brascia abused her son.  Corey Feldman  had for years– refused to name his abusers publicly,  reportedly for fear of danger to his life.  He has since–as recently as last week, now named two of his abusers.  He stated the two abusers as former child talent agent Marty Weiss, and also Cloyd Jon Grissom (aka John Grissom); the latter who has a very long rap sheet including resisting arrest, drug possession, shoplifting, theft, child sexual abuse, and more.   Corey Feldman stated that he as opened up a new compliant against those that abused him with the LAPD, yet the LAPD stated they can do nothing, as the statute of limitation has passed, as the crimes were committed before the new law ending a statute on limitations for rape.

Corey Feldman is reportedly going to be naming 4 more abusers he has referred to, later on.  Three of the abusers–he states,  still work in Hollywood.   He named one more of the abusers today–Alphy Chris Hoffman (aka Alphy Rivas, aka Chris Alphy Hoffman, aka AC Hoffman, aka Alfie Hoffman, aka Chris Hoffman,  aka Christopher Hoffman, aka Albert C Hoffman, aka Alpy Hoffman, aka  Laphy C Hoffman, aka Alphy C Huffman), the former owner of Alphy’s Soda Pop Club.  Hoffman may also go by the name Joshua, and did or does also operate as  BH Casting at a hotmail address.  He resides in Hollywood, California.

Corey Feldman is also now working on raising money for a film to address this topic and help stop the abuse and name abusers. Congratulations to Corey Feldman for doing something about this, and thank you to all others who fight to stop rapists and abusers in Hollywood. Thank you to those especially who help to fight child abuse and child sex abuse in Hollywood and the world.

Thomas Edward Sizemore, reportedly living in Santa Clarita, California, was dropped from his agent and management firm today for accusations of sexually molesting an 11 year old girl on a movie set in which she was reportedly sitting on his lap in a nightgown, in 2003–which became public today. Sizemore, who reportedly has been arrested for beating women and drug and alcohol problems, denied the charges when they were claimed, yet some cast and crew members reportedly stated that he was regularly drunk and high on set, and considered the claims valid, according to news sources today. Sizemore’s only current known rap sheet includes failing to pay child support, and an eviction.

The Hollywood Sentinel and Starpower Management helps to keep kids safe in our entertainment industry.  Any business with us helps go to this cause, and we thank all of our clients for your support.

The following is the full film of An Open Secret. We urge you all to watch it, and share it far and wide.

NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNDER 18 ALONG WITH ANYONE IN HOLLYWOOD. This means–not with agents, managers, producers, directors, acting coaches, studios, or anyone. Be there with your child every minute–do NOT let them out of you sight! If someone demands that the be alone with your child, LEAVE.

Since we posted the film An Open Secret yesterday, the person who hosted the film removed the clip, making it inactive. We re-post it here below from a new source, which does not show the screen player of the film, but goes to its link on vimeo;


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How to Keep Kids Safe In Hollywood

I was interviewing musicians last year, and  met a young 19 year old woman here in Hollywood who told me she had been raped 4 times. The first time was when she was just 12 years old…

It didn’t take long for me to realize why this occurred. At 16 years of age, her mother let her move out of the house and live on her own, because ‘that’s the way “she” was raised.’ So essentially, this child had practically no adult supervision. Her father had died when she was young, and her mother was not much of a mother at all, but rather, simply a body who gave birth to her young, and then, worse than some animals, let her own young go off into the wild– fending for herself at no matter what the outcome.  At 12, this young girl had no parents to speak of. Her mother was absent, her father was dead, and she got in a relationship with a young adult who violated the sanctity of her body, mind and soul.

Sadly, she told me that she had trouble speaking with people. I spent about an hour outside in public, coaching her for free not only on the music industry, but on the importance of staying ‘clean,’ off drugs, so that she could maintain her good judgement and be more safe, and to only surround her self with people that were ‘clean’ that had moral values. I think she listened.

1, The first important thing to note in order to keep your child safe in Hollywood, is to be there. Be a parent.

2, Don’t buy in to the mainstream media lie that children should be sexualized and every child and teenager should look like and be a tramp.

3, Know what your child is into, and be their friend, so that they are comfortable communicating with you about anything and everything. It’s better to be shocked by hearing about things from your child or their friends that could happen, before they happen, and prevent them, rather than be shocked about things after they happen, that could harm your child, when it’s too late.

4 Let your child be a child. Don’t try to make them grow up too fast. If they want to play with block or dolls, let them. If they want to be silly, allow them to be silly. Don’t stifle their spirit. Let them have fun. Let them dream. Let them believe in the impossible.

5, Give them hope and encouragement.

6, Don’t tell them ‘no’ all the time. Instead, teach them values and consequences, and teach them right and wrong based on a workable moral principle. Teach them to make right decisions on their own.

7, Teach your child good morals, and be a good example yourself.

8, Teach them to have good self esteem. The better self esteem a child has, the less chance they have of becoming a victim. When one respects and honors them self, they will not be an easy target of abuse.

9, Teach your child how to be true to them self and their own sense of morality.

10, Never leave your child alone, unattended in the entertainment industry; whether for a casting, audition, interview with an agent or manager, acting school, modeling go see, job on set, or anything in the industry. Be there with your child at all times. Have them in your sight. Do not let any entertainment industry exec–no matter how rich, famous, or impressive–ever take your child off away from you behind closed doors! Keep them in your sight at all times. If you can’t be there with them then wait until you can–don’t make exceptions just even once. If necessary, let them wait until they turn 18.

I hope this has helped many of you. For more free information on how to keep your child safe in Hollywood, read this article here published every week, or for specific questions, contact me through this site on the contact button on the top front page. If you know about someone who is a suspected child abuser or trafficker that has not yet been brought to justice, contact The Office of Bruce Edwin directly at 310-226-7176.

If you know a parent with children that could benefit from this information, you are invited to forward this link to them.

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