Production Resources

Entertainment Work Permits – Employment of Minors as Child Actors

Work Permits for Child Actors in the California Film Industry are only issued by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR/DLSE).

California Department of Industrial Relations

Permit to Employ Minors in the Entertainment Industry
New Changes – August 13, 2018

Entertainment Permit to Employ Minors

Procedure for Obtaining Entertainment Work Permit by Minor
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement – DLSE
Employment of Minors in the Entertainment Industry
An application is required by each: Minor and Employer

DIR/DLSE Offices
Entertainment Work Permit Unit – EWP
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 100
Van Nuys, CA  91401
818.901.5484
EWP@DIR.ca.gov

Hours for same-day walk-in service:

Monday and Friday – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm only
Tuesday through Thursday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Selecting a Studio Teacher

California Department of Industrial Relations

Studio Teachers Local 884

Child Advocacy

Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA)

U.S. Department of Labor

Miscellaneous Child Actor Work Permit Services

Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by the California Film Commission. Please note that some service providers may charge a fee.

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