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 They will go so quickly, that the pictures will be outdated every few months.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

 

5 Time Grammy Award Winning Record Producer Devine Evans to Work on 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake

5 Time Grammy Award Winning Record Producer Devine Evans Now Represented by Starpower Management–To Work on 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake

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5 Time Grammy Award Winning Music Producer Devine Evans has been chosen as Creative Programmer / Sound Designer for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake.”

Five Time Grammy Award Winning Music Producer Devine Evans will be working on the next biggest musical performance in the world, with Justin Timberlake, for the 2018 Super Bowl LII  Halftime show to be held on February 4th, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Leading Creative Programming and Sound Design for the show, the Super Bowl is not new to Mr. Evans, who worked with Beyoncé on her legendary 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance.

A dominant figure in the music industry for over twenty years, Devine Evans got his start in Atlanta under the watchful eye of Left Eye Productions. Mr. Evans is now a five-time Grammy Award winning Producer, Songwriter / Engineer, and an Emmy Nominated Composer (The New Edition Story), who has worked with many of the world’s biggest recording artists and musicians including; The Chain Smokers, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Hans Zimmer, and Selena Gomez, among more. Devine Evans received his most recent Grammy for his work on Pharrell Williams live version of the Billboard hit song “Happy.”

Over the past ten years, as the powerhouse behind the scenes of some of the biggest tours in music, Devine Evans has worked with stars including; The Chain Smokers, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, The Roots (2017 NBA All-Star Performance), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul tour, Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour, Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Tour (now available on Netflix), and Pharrell Williams’ Dear Girl Tour.

Mr. Evans’ work in televised performances includes Creative Programming and Sound Design for Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance, and up next, Creative Programming and Sound Design for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show with Justin Timberlake. Devine Evans is further expanding in to the film industry with his work on the upcoming film as a composer for BET’s Emmy Nominated Mini Series, “The New Edition Story,” as well as “Lycan,” starring Dania Ramirez (Entourage, Devious Maids, X-Men), for which he scored and provided original sound design.

Outside of music, Devine Evans focuses on positively impacting the music industry as well as his community with other creative projects including his first upcoming book titled “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter.” With this book, hailed by leaders in the music industry including Queen Latifah among others, Devine Evans brings to light the sexual injustices that some female artists can encounter while pursuing their dream of a career in the music industry. In an effort to empower these women, “Sheet Music” shares the stories of a variety of female artists’ personal experiences, as well as general advice on how to cope with and safeguard themselves against such abuse and injustice.

Visit the Official Devine Evans website at: www.devineevans.com

Read more about the book at: www.thediaryofasongwriter.com

For press / media, photo, interview requests, and booking for Devine Evans, contact Bruce Edwin at (011) 310-226-7176, or e-mail StarpowerManagementllc@gmail.com

www.BruceEdwin.com

The Art of Success

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By Bruce Edwin

This life we have been given is truly amazing. We create what we want. If you want to fly across the world, you can make some money, buy a plane ticket, and do it. You can even make a whole lot of money, and buy your own plane if you really want to.   If you want to write a book, make a song, dance, or paint a picture, you can do that.


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If you want to fall in love, you can be loving, meet someone, and fall in love. You can make money, buy a house, and live your dream. The only thing stopping you is you. If you feel stopped, look at what you tell yourself and what others tell you. Validate your self work, and do not tolerate others who do not tolerate you or your dreams. Dream bigger every day.

The Art of Success–is truly then, the manner of correct thinking. All success begins with action, and all action starts with thought. If your thinking is off, your action will be either non-existent, or worse–incorrect action. The first key to success therefore, is knowledge. A very simplistic outline of success could look as follows;

  1. Determine what you do NOT want. Knowing what you want, entails knowing what you do not want. Be sure to know what you do not want, so you can avoid the unwanted from happening.
  2.  Determine what you DO want. Determine your Top Most Goals and Dreams. Write them down.
  3. Write down the steps necessary to reach each goal, including your top goal.  Find out what is required to make each step happen.  Prioritize your goals in terms of long term, mid term, and short term. Looks at your goals regularly; when you wake up, during the day, and before you go to sleep, if not more.
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  5. Educate yourself. Read and study what you need to learn and know to make each step happen. If for example, you want to be a top actor, read about the top actors and how they made it to the top. Find and locate the best acting coach, and study acting.
  6.  After your education and training is great, then take action. Do the steps necessary to achieve your goals.
  7. Realize that education, study, and learning should be a life long goal, and that you should never stop studying, training, and learning, to become and stay the best you can be.
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  9. Be certain that your environment is free from distractions, including people who may invalidate your goals and plans.
  10. Get a mentor to help guide and coach you. Remember that the top Olympic athletes have coaches, and even the President of the United States has advisors to give him advice on what to do in different areas of their specialized knowledge. The wise seek the counsel of others, not try to do everything themselves. Leverage others.  And never be afraid to ask questions to get more information if you do not know something.
  11. After you have achieved your goals, find a way to help others along the way. Mentor someone else in turn for example, or donate some time to a charity or other worthy cause.
  12. Always focus on what you do want, not on what you do not want. Be optimistic. Not unrealistic–but optimistic. Negative attitudes and pessimism kills. Surround yourself with those who are more successful than you. We tend to gravitate to the level of those around us.
  13. Be of service to others, and give back.
  14. Be thankful. Show thanks have gratitude for all you have. We are blessed.

I wish you great success! Questions or comments may be addressed to me through the contact form on this site.

This content is copyright, 2016, Hollywood Sentinel, Bruce Edwin. All rights reserved. The Hollywood Sentinel makes no claims regarding any product or service advertised and assumes no responsibility therewith.