Navigating the Entertainment Industry With Kids: 9 Things About Show Business That I Know for Sure by Michael Kennedy
I have been blessed to have worked in show biz for over 25 years in areas that I have loved. I've been lucky to have worked on everything from the Oscars® to the “Kid’s Choice Awards” to creating my own shows. So, as opposed to us being a “non” screen family, we are "kind of" a screen family.
If there is a show that myself or friends have worked and it’s age appropriate, I watch shows with the kids, explain to them how things work and try to answer any questions, if warranted. I want them to know that show biz is indeed filled with talented people, but it takes dozens, sometimes hundreds, of people to realize a vision, support a musician, a tour, a show or a movie. Here are a few tidbits I have shared recently (I’m no expert, but here’s what I know):
- Show business is a business.
- Internet fame is just that … Internet fame. It’s not necessarily talent.
- Reality TV is produced and written.
- Every job in the credits is important.
- Every job on a set is important.
- Yes, Ellen really is that awesome.
- Everyone begins their journey somewhere, so start now.
- All great ideas came out of someone’s head once.
- No matter how big the star or the stage, everyone uses the potty.
Now enjoy the show!