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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-919537-0
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 144 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-919538-7
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 144 pages
  • Keywords
    • Child Actor,
    • Parenting advice,
    • Acting and film,
    • Supporting your child,
    • Momager,
    • Auditioning

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A Strong Start For Your Child Actor
by Gloria Iatridis and Olivia Kate Iatridis

There are many unwritten rules in the film industry, many of which actors only learn through experience. After years of being her daughter’s manager and greatest supporter, Gloria Iatridis shares her insights on being a parent to a child actor in Booked, combining advice for the parent with a child actor with memoirs of her and Olivia’s experiences in the industry. Although Gloria encourages parents to support their children’s passions, there are many things a parent should be aware of before entering the film industry. Together with Olivia, she shares information from an Indigenous perspective on how to support a child actor through their budding career, covering a broad range of topics such as: • How to stay safe in the film industry • Finding an agent • Auditions and callbacks • Payment and contracts • Representation, diversity, and inclusion • Balancing acting work and personal life for both parent and child The Iatridises write to make sure both parents and children are prepared for the hard work and dedication necessary for a career as a child actor—and to celebrate all the victories that come with acting too.

Gloria Iatridis and Olivia Kate Iatridis photo

Gloria is Inuvialuk, a member of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Western Arctic. She was born and raised in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. Over her thirty-year career, Gloria has worked in a variety of capacities for the public services sector of the governments of the Northwest Territories, Alberta, and the federal government. Gloria considers her most successful endeavour to be her role as a supportive mother and champion to her children, Olivia and Michael. Gloria loves being a mother and decided early on that she would nurture and support whatever passions her children had. She believes that any child can do whatever they set their mind to and that parents should be there to support them and guide them to success. Gloria is one of Olivia’s greatest fans and will continue to support her throughout her acting career. Olivia is Inuvialuk, a member of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Western Arctic. She was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. In her teen years, she lived in Alberta, where she began her acting career. Olivia has played roles in demonstration videos, short and feature films, commercials, and television series, and is a main presenter in a massive open online course on the Arctic offered by the Universities of the Arctic. Most recently, Olivia co-starred in a lead role of the feature film Abducted, in which she played Lakota Sampson. Olivia has starred in the ABC Television Series Alaska Daily as Liza Peters. She also played the role of Sadie in the Hallmark film Sweeter Than Chocolate. Olivia has won three Joey Awards (Canada’s original and most prestigious awards for young performers): Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film (Indra’s Awakening), Best Actress in a Commercial (Mattress Mattress), and Outstanding Indigenous Performer. Olivia is also an avid artist who uses a variety of media to draw and paint. For more information on Olivia: Instagram – @oliviakatei Facebook – Olivia Kate Iatridis Website –


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