If you have a child who is 15 years old or younger and would like them to be considered for extras work, your child MUST HAVE a valid Illinois Department of Labor Employment Certificate, also known as a Work Permit. Your child can not work in the state of Illinois without the Work Permit.
If your child is 16 or 17 years old they will instead upload their State ID, School ID, Birth Certificate or Passport in the place designated for the work permit.
In compliance with Illinois Child Labor laws, all children ages 15 and younger are required by law to obtain a Work Permit prior to working on the set of film, television, commercials, or any other film or video related production activity. This Work Permit is valid for one year from the date of issue and only through the prospective employer, i.e. 4 Star Casting.
Obtaining a Work Permit can take as little as a day or as long as a week, so if you are interested in your child working on the film/television/commercials, etc, please download the Registration For Minors Packet at the link below and start collecting the necessary documents and start the process ASAP!
Note: The Packet is contained in a compressed Zip file. It can not be downloaded to a mobile device, you must use a computer. The packet includes: Minor Work Permit Checklist, Where to Obtain A Work Permit Guide, Certificate of Physical Fitness form, Illinois Dept of Labor Child Labor Laws, Letter of Intent To Employ a Minor, Minor Affidavit, Parent/Guardian Form, and Principal Statement.
Once you have signed the minor affidavit (for all minors under 18) and the work permit (for minors 15 and under) please upload the documents below and you will be taken to the background application page via our POP website.
Note: The letter from your child's principal and doctor should be on their own letterhead. The ones included in the packet are examples.
Please note that the Illinois Department of Labor has issued a new version of the work permit since the Pandemic. Any agency that issues work permits should be able to issue this new version. See the example below for what the work permit should look like when you obtain it.
Once you have a Work Permit
Note: It may take up to 2 minutes to upload your file depending on the size. Please do not click submit again or leave the page. You will be taken to the minor's application page on our POP website once the upload is complete.