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The Pros and Cons of being a "Momager"

Updated: Nov 13, 2020





In the last blog post, we discussed things to consider as a “Momager.” We also 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.” (Grammarist.com)


You might have a child who has the natural ability to be in front of large audiences or loves being in front of the camera. As your child’s mother, you may even want to help them begin their career in film and television by becoming their momager. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of being a momager.


Pros


You have a heightened awareness of your child’s schedule


You’re your child’s mother. So of course you’ll know what is on your child’s schedule and if and when a child 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


Oftentimes, mothers don’t know about the Entertainment Industry and don’t know how to read over contracts or how to negotiate. According to kidscasting.com, “being a manager requires you to be business savvy pay and attention to detail.” If you do decide to become a momager to 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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