Karen Workman

Karen Workman

New Zealand born Karen has lived in the USA since 1993 and is the author of the invaluable resource book for parents of aspiring child actors, 'Baby Steps'.

https://babystepstohollywood.com/
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She gained her Doctorate in Piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1993, then relocated to Los Angeles, CA where she now resides.

Of her four children, three are currently working in the entertainment industry. Since beginning the journey with them, Karen has spent countless hours in her car, driving to jobs and auditions, and having all the classes and meetings with agents, managers, casting directors, directors and SAG that you can imagine.

She has also had the privilege of hosting an industry based web series, where she has interviewed some of the top professionals in the industry.

Karen regularly speaks at industry events and her book Baby Steps is an invaluable resource for parents of aspiring child actors. While the children began as child actors, they are now young adults, working as actors, and in their various capacities as writers, directors, production assistants, assistant directors, and script supervisors. As their mum, Karen wholeheartedly supports her children’s dreams and talents, but her main objective is to nurture their health, well-being, and confidence as human beings, a passion which she extends to all clients.

Karen is uniquely positioned as a coach to parents of actors, and brings her enthusiasm for the industry, her concerns as a parent, and her love for spending hours and hours on film and tv sets into everything she does.

https://babystepstohollywood.com/

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Karen Workman
  • Meet Karen Workman: Mother Of Actors & Life Coach

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Who is Karen Workman?
    What does Karen Workman do?
    What is Karen workman's expertise?
    How do I steer my child to an acting career?

  • Does My Child Need An Agent Or Manager?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Should I get my child actor an agent or manager?
    Agent or manager for a child actor?
    Can I just get a manager for my child actor?
    Is an agent enough for my child actor?
    What is bett...

  • How Do I Become My Child's Manager?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Should I become my child's manager?
    How can I become my child's manager?
    Can I be my child's manager?
    Is there a downside to me being my child's manager?
    Can I take over manager dut...

  • Are There Agents That Just Work With Child Actors?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Should we be seeking a child only agent / agency - do they exist?
    Are their child only agents?
    What agents only represent children?
    Do agents only represent certain age brackets?
    Is...

  • How Involved Should I Be As The Parent Of The Actor On Set?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    What is my role as the parent on set?
    How important am I as the parent on set?
    As the parent on set how important am I?
    As the parent on set what is my role?
    As the parent on set wh...

  • My Child Won A Competition & They Want A Fee To Join An Agency - Scam?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    How do I know if an agent is legitimate?
    Are talent competitions a scam?
    Is it illegal for agents to ask for a fee before signing?
    Is it normal to pay fees to join agencies?
    Should...

  • Should My Child Join SAG-AFTRA?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    When should my child join SAG-AFTRA?
    When is the right time to join the union for my son?
    When should my daughter join the union?
    What moment will I know it is the right time for my...

  • Can I Do The Contract For My Child When They Are Offered A Job?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Can I act as manager for my child?
    How do I negotiate a contract?
    Who negotiates the contract for my child?
    Can I act as lawyer for my child?
    Can I renegotiate terms for my child ac...

  • What Tools Does My Child Need To Pursue Acting?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Can my child be an actor?
    How does my child become an actor?
    What is the key to child acting?
    What is casting look for in a child actor?
    Does my child have what it takes to be a act...

  • How Much Does Formal Education Impact An Actors Career?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Should my child still go to school if pushing acting?
    Is education important in a child actor's life?
    Should my child drop out of school?
    Why does my child actor need school?
    Is sch...

  • My Child's Agency Is Forcing Us To Use Their Photographer - Is That Normal?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Why does my child actor's agent insist on using a specific photographer?
    I don't like the photographer my child actor's agent wants, what do I do?
    Can I choose my own photographer f...

  • If My Child Needs A Parent Present On Set, Do I Get Paid For My Time Also?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Do parents of children get paid?
    Do parents of children get per diems for being on set?
    What do parents of child actors get paid?
    What do parents of child actors get out of this?
    Do...

  • My Child Isn't Very Talented But They Really Want To Act - What Can I Do?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    My child is bad at acting, what can I do?
    How do I discourage my child from acting?
    How can I stop my child from pursuing acting?
    Can my child get better at acting?
    Is my child bad ...

  • Will Production Provide Schooling For My Teen?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Does production provide the school work for my child actor?
    Who provides the school work for set?
    Do I bring school work for my child?
    Does the on-set teacher provide school work fo...

  • What Are Some General Tips On How My Teen Should Behave On Set?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    What is good behavior on set?
    What are some general rules for my teen to follow on set?
    How does my teen behave on set?
    How should my teen behave when on set?
    What is good onset beh...

  • My Teen Isn't Doing Their Best Work, Can I Step In And Direct My Child?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Is it ever OK to step in to direct your child on set?
    The director isn't very good, can I say something when he/she is directing my child?
    When can I step in to help the director ge...

  • Is It Dangerous For My Child To Become An Internet Celebrity?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Should I allow my child do influencer work?
    Should my child become an influencer?
    Are there dangers to my child use social media as an actor?
    How can I protect my child as an intern...

  • How Can I Care For My Teen's Mental Health As They Pursue Acting?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    What are some ways I can take care of my teen's mental health?
    Should I get my teen actor a psychologist for their mental health?
    Any tips on helping with my teen's mental health?
    H...

  • Can I Attend My Teen's Auditions?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Can I go into the audition room with my teen?
    Can I direct my teen in an audition?
    Can I wait in the waiting room with my teen for an audition?
    Will casting by annoying if i insist ...

  • How Do I Balance My Teen's School Around Their Acting Commitments?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    How can I protect my teen's school grades while acting?
    How do I make sure my teen stays on top of schooling?
    How can my teen balance schooling with acting?
    How do teens balance sch...

  • Storytime: The One About The Child Actors Starting Out

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    How do kids get started in acting?
    How do kids get agents?
    Are showcases for child actors scams?
    Would you suggest child actors doing showcases?

  • How Much Should Headshots Cost For A Child Actor?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Do I have to update my child's photos regularly?
    How regularly should I get new headshots for my child actor?
    How much is headshot shoot for a child actor?
    What should I expect to p...

  • How Much Will It Cost To Get My Child Started With An Agent?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    How do I get my child an agent?
    How much are agent showcases for child actors?
    Do agents charge child actors a fee for representation?
    How much money will representation cost for my...

  • Where Can I Find Auditions For My Child?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    What websites are good for fining auditions for children?
    Any tips on finding auditions for child actors?
    Is Facebook safe to look for auditions for children?
    Where do i find auditi...