Young Performer Career Basics Workshop

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Young performers working in the entertainment industry have different needs and experiences than their older counterparts. Join us for a special young performers conservatory event, open to union and non-union performers and parents.

The discussion will include:

• Getting started in the industry
• Set safety and employment requirements
• SAG-AFTRA contracts, membership information and benefits
• Agents and managers

You will also hear first-hand experiences from local young performers and their parents.

5 p.m., Wednesday, March 1
(Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)

SAG-AFTRA New England
20 Park Plaza, Suite 822
Boston, MA 02116
(Please note that in the event we have too many attendees, participants will be notified of a change in venue.)

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Advanced registration is required, and walk-ins CANNOT be accommodated. Your legal name is needed for pre-registration with 20 Park Plaza Building security. Legal ID MUST be shown for entry. For any questions/concerns, please contact the office at 617-262-801 or

Robert Capron is best known as Rowley Jefferson in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie franchise. Beginning his acting career at an after-school drama program sponsored by Trinity Repertory Company when he was eight, he landed a role as Turkey Boy in Trinity’s production of A Christmas Carol later that year. Since that time, Robert’s career has taken off and he has performed a variety of roles on stage and screen including films like Frankenweenie, The Three Stooges, The Way, Way Back, Tarzan, Annabelle Hooper and The Ghosts of Nantucket, Polka King and the television programs Elementary, The Middle and The Haunting Hour. Robert’s attendance at the event is based on his film schedule which may change last minute.

Bob Capron, founder of RWC Management and father to Robert Capron, had many questions as the parent of a child actor new to the business. He found it difficult to find an agent or manager willing to take the time to guide him and his son. As a result, Bob began the process of educating himself about the industry. As his son’s career prospered Bob soon found himself becoming a resource for others in the acting business, leading him to become his son’s manager and to start his own talent agency.

Madison Garland is a local TV, film, and commercial actress. Her career began when she was eight years-old. Since then she has accumulated credits such as Allegiance: The Legend of Isaac Jones, The Last Buddy and a recurring role as Lila Cafee in Showtime’s original series Brotherhood.

Ted Garland, Madison’s father, is a former New England SAG board member and a New England representative to the SAG Young Performers Committee. An eighteen-year video/art teacher at Weston High School, he has appeared in many local and national TV commercials and over 100 feature films including Allegiance: The Legend of Isaac Jones, Interference, and In the Blackout. Garland has also been a radio personality (WBZ, WSSH, and KWIC), a television host (KJAC, WFXT, and NHPTV) and a voice-over actor (Fidelity, Google, and Proctor and Gamble). In addition to his role as an instructor, he also directs industrials and commercials for Eloqua Marketing, SAI Global, Lattice Engines and others.


Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

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