Entertainment Work Permits

Employment of Minors as Child Actors

Expedited requests are now available due to the Covid 19 closure of their offices. Please see this flyer for details.

Work Permits for Child Actors in the California Film Industry are only issued by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR/DLSE), not the California Film Commission.

Employment of Minors - CA 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 to Employ Minors.
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

Work Permits for Child Actors in the California Film Industry are only issued by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR/DLSE), not the California Film Commission.

Hours for same-day walk-in service:

Office temporarily closed due to Covid-19 – NO walk-in service. Expedited requests are now available due to the Covid 19 closure of our offices. Please see this flyer for details.

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

Entertainment Work Permit Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Minors – AB3175 – Entertainment Industry Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Selecting a Studio Teacher

California Department of Industrial Relations

Child Advocacy

Actors Fund

SAG-AFTRA / Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

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.

California Film Commission
7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 900
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: 323.860.2960 | 800.858.4749
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