Friday, October 20, 2017

Studio 3 Performing Arts presents PARENTING IN THE SPOTLIGHT - November 18

Celebrity Child Acting Coach, Denise Simon, Launches New Book:
Parenting In the Spotlight: How to Raise a Child Star
Without Screwing Them Up

FREE book talk and signing
With purchase of book
Saturday, November 18
4:15 – 5:30 pm
Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
511 W. Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert, AZ

Renowned NYC acting coach & former talent manager to hundreds of kids including: Noah Schnapp & Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things)
Scarlett Johansson, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Scrubs’ Judy Reyes and Lacey Chabert
brings her expertise to parents raising kids on stage or on set

New York, NY – June 26, 2017 — Renowned child acting coach, Denise Simon, has coached some of the most talented and award-winning kids in film, TV, and Broadway, and is now bringing her expertise to help guide parents though the entertainment industry with her new book, Parenting in the Spotlight: How to Raise a Child Star Without Screwing Them Up (Thomas Noble Books). Simon, who has 30+ years of experience working with child actors and their parents, shares many helpful tips and practical advice, as well as life lessons to help parents support their child to reap the greatest enjoyment and benefits from acting.

“The media likes to hype the stories of child stars who struggled or crumbled under the pressure. However, in my thirty years of experience in this business, I have seen just the opposite. The vast majority of child actors I have known grew into accomplished, successful adults — and a lot of that is thanks to their parents,” said Simon.

Here is what people are saying about the book:

“In terms of genuine understanding of not only the craft, but the business, you won’t get any better than Denise Simon.” - Judy Reyes, Scrubs, Devious Minds

“I am thrilled to have a helpful suggestion to give to the parents who approach me about their children.  I know firsthand of Denise’s kindness and talent, and think this book will be an invaluable tool in navigating an often difficult journey.” - Meg Simon, VP Casting, Warner Bros. Television

“The advice and life lessons in this book are extremely helpful.  This is a must-read for parents with a child performer. - Karine Schnapp, mother of Noah Schnapp of Stranger Things

Parenting in the Spotlight: How to Raise a Child Star Without Screwing Them Up, takes parents through the journey of child acting – from evaluating a child’s passion meter, to the ins and outs of the industry, getting representation, tips for auditions, and coping with rejection. The book also guides parents through their role, the teen years, and preparing for college auditions.
About Denise Simon: Denise Simon is a renowned child acting coach, who is recommended by New York’s top agents, managers and casting directors for her ability to coach young actors without them looking coached. A veteran of the industry as an actress, teacher, director, casting director and personal talent manager, Denise has coached hundreds of children and young adults, privately and on-set, who appear regularly on Broadway, TV and film. Denise is a columnist for and is a member of the New York SAG-AFTRA Young Performers Committee. Learn more at

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