Good Lord! I watched this documentary last night on Showtime. I was floored by how these kids and parents get sucked into this casting agent scam.
It is about the hundreds (thousands) of kids and their parents who come to LA for pilot season to find their children stardom. This documentary takes place at the Oakwood Apartments.
Its sad to watch how these families uproot and move to LA with a hope and dreams of getting their children into acting. One family was spending 5 grand a month to reside in LA. Another mom spent $18,000 on rental cars before having her own family vehicle shipped to LA. Granted these are all choices they make but the Hollywood scam artist vultures who preyed on the naivety of them made me sick.