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The Pros and Cons of being a "Momager"

Updated: Jan 12





In our last post, we discussed Things To Consider and defined the term Momager as a “mother who is also the business manager for her son or daughter. For the most part, a momager manages entertainment or sports careers for their children."


In this post, we will share a few pros and cons as it relates to being a Momager.



Pros


You have a heightened awareness of your child’s schedule


You’re your child’s mother. You will know what is on your child’s schedule, and if and when they can schedule an audition or squeeze in an acting class.


Trust With Money


When it comes to our mothers, people generally trust their moms and that they’ll do right with their money.


Cons


Lack of Industry Savvy and Experience


Most of the time, mothers don’t understand how the business of Entertainment works. They also don’t know how to read over contracts or negotiations. According to kidscasting.com“being a manager requires you to be business savvy. Be sure to pay attention to detail.” If you do decide to become a momager for your child, be sure to go to workshops and learn the ins and outs of the Entertainment Industry.


Bearer of Bad News


As your child’s momager, sometimes you will have to be the bearer of bad news. For instance, what if they don’t book a role? How will you convey that to them? Will you be kind and gentle, or will you be ready to attack the casting director - ruining any chances your child may have with getting any other auditions?


Is there anything that we're missing? Momagers, we want to hear from you! Comment below!

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