Minors in Entertainment
State law and Department Rules apply to all Minors employed in the State of Georgia in the entertainment Industry and to the entities that employ a Minor in a Production or who are responsible for the safety and welfare of the Minor while at a Location where the Minor is Performing.
Employing Unit: An entertainment industry employer who is an organization, or individual, using the services of any minor in: Motion pictures of any type (e.g. film, videotape, etc.), using any format (theatrical film, commercial, documentary, television program, internet etc.) by any medium (e.g. theater, television, videocassette, etc.); photography; recording; modeling; theatrical productions; publicity; rodeos; circuses; musical performances; and any other performances where minors perform to entertain the public. Employing Unit includes but not limited to, motion picture production company, theatrical group or association, electronic broadcasting company or photographic modeling agency, or casting company, whether or not incorporated.
Minor: Anyone under the age of eighteen (18), unless documentation shows the individual is lawfully emancipated, an armed service member, or married.
Performance or Performing: Participation by a Minor in a Production or exhibition that is available to the public or will be made available to the public.
Production: A work to be presented on, but not limited to, stage, screen, television, internet, video tape, audio tape, open air, runway modeling, or in still photographs or phonographic recording of any kind. Production shall not include any play or production produced exclusively by a state approved school or produced by a recognized church organization.
Representative of the Minor: The custodial parent or a court approved legal guardian.
Employer Certification Requirements
Minors in Entertainment Employing Unit Overview - Video overview of Employing Unit site and how to register.
Minors in Entertainment Casting and Talent Management Overview - Video overview of Casting and Talent Management site and how to register.
Employing Unit Registration and Login - Register with the Department and be issued a certification.
Certified Employing Units - Listing of Certified Employing Units.
Minor Certification Requirements
Minors in Entertainment Minor Certification Overview - Video overview of Minor Registration site and how to register.
Minor Registration and Login - Register with the Department and be issued a certification.
It is illegal for a Minor to work in Georgia without certification.