Young actors need to think twice before posting anything work-related on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
According to reports, teenage actors are being warned about disclosing details about their upcoming projects. They face the threat of legal action if they reveal too much about their upcoming productions.
Children’s networks—like Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—reportedly monitor posts from their respective cast members. They flag posts containing content that could compromise their shows’ prospects.
As reported in TheCelebrityCafe.com: “If posts offend any advertisers or reveal too much about a show’s characters or plot twists, the networks order the posts removed.”
Carol Lynn Sher, a casting agent, said that one of her young clients lost an acting job after posting that he was involved in a Broadway production prior to the official announcement.
While social media can be detrimental to productions, its benefits for celebrities far outweigh its disadvantages. Especially for aspiring stars, the platform can be the perfect place to build a fan base.