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    The story I have for my first short, involves Three "kids". I would like the actors to pass for early to middle teens. How would I go about finding them? What kind of problems would I encounter?

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    Contact your local acting agencies. Agencies will be your best choice because of the actor's experience, readily available contracts, and industry standards.

    Minors can not work the same 12-hour days as adults on film sets and if they're SAG you'll need to hire a studio teacher during production. Furthermore, specific states have specific labor laws in regards to minors, so you'll need to look those up.

    I highly recommend reaching out to your local film office; they'll point you in the right direction for legal answers and where to find actors.

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    Hello!

    I've made a few films with minor leads, and AJ Young pointed out the difficulties with working hours and budget. For my film school thesis, however, I cast a minor lead who was able to work 12 hour days without a studio teacher because he was "Legal 18," which some professional minors have, you just have to inquire and do your research. I recommend finding someone legally 18 or an older kid who looks younger (my co-star was older who passed for a teenager) if you are on a time and budget constraint. And as always, take your time and care with casting, since it's the most important part of the shoot in my opinion :) Good luck!


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    Thanks to everyone with the advice, I plan to shoot on a weekend after hours, would that make a difference.


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    Shooting on a weekend does not change the rules re what a minor can do. That's why so many films & tv shows use actors who actually are over 18 to portray 15-17 year old characters.

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