The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met on Tuesday night (May 1) and has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct. The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.
We discuss the move in the audio here below.
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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 They will go so quickly, that the pictures will be outdated every few months.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 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 KevinSpacey, 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.
CoreyHaim’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;