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“My child is very talented and I want to help them reach their full potential. Where do I begin?”

It has been asked thousands of times, across the country and around the world. Parents want to give their child the very best, and that includes providing them with opportunities to showcase their talents and achieve their goals.

Having the right guidance can help families make the best decisions for their child. An experienced entertainment industry professional can play and important role in helping to point families in the right direction as they navigate this complex and sometimes duplicitous industry.

“Most aspiring talent do not understand what it takes to be successful and look for the easy way to fame and stardom. The problem is that there are a number of companies or individuals who prey on a person’s dreams and sells them what they want to hear.” -Gregory James Blount

gregory-james-blountGregory James Blount has decades of experience inside the industry, and he can help families find answers to questions and help guide them as they help their child chase their dreams. He brings his knowledge to families so that they can avoid getting scammed inside the industry.

Blount’s firm, Sound Tree Entertainment, began six years ago. It began producing concerts for Mitchel Musso of the Disney Channel, and is now a full service production company for film, television, photo shoots, castings, talent development, and concerts. It has may projects in various stages of development.

He also has a book, “Talent 101— The Guide to Breaking into the Entertainment Industry and Not Get Scammed,” that has become essential reading for talent and their families. The guide has been featured on many film commission websites, and has the answers to many questions.

Understanding how to best guide a young career is a crucial element of long term success. Families can benefit from an experienced industry insider who can help offer his knowledge and insight.