The ultimate showbiz guide for aspiring kid performers and their parents written by Hollywood’s #1 Kid Talent Expert & Disney/ABC/The WB Executive Producer Irene Dreayer (The Dray). Founder of The Dray Way, an entertainment career coaching service for kids and a digital community that helps parents and kids navigate their way through the entertainment industry. Ms. Dreayer works with kids from all over the world via Skype offering guidance, audition coaching, acting, vocal coaching and career consultation for parents. The Dray Way also manages tween talent and is currently developing original content for TV and the web.
This book is designed as a workbook for parents and kids to complete together as a team. Each chapter explains, informs and delivers the honest truth about specific aspects of the entertainment business and outlines the crucial information kids and parents need to learn, as a family. The exercises in each chapter are to be completed by parents and kids in order to learn the skills required to be a better actor, singer or dancer. Mom! I Want To Be A Star is entertaining, easy to follow and an amazing opportunity for families to explore their child’s drive and dream to become a star.
The Dray Way Website is an ecommerce site offering private “in person” or Skype consultations with Irene Dreayer for parents and kids across America and worldwide. Visit the website to learn more: http://thedrayway.com.
The Dray Way YouTube Channel is a coaching channel for kids and parents about the ins and outs of the business. Featuring over 50 videos of webinars and Dray’s words of wisdom she calls DRAYISMS, The Dray Way Channel is an invaluable source of free useful guidance for kids and parents. http://www.youtube.com/thedrayway
The Dray Way Facebook page is a community of aspiring talented kids and features a weekly contest that allows kids to post video submissions to win the title of “Dray Kid.” (http://www.facebook.com/thedrayway) Each week’s winner gets a free Skype consultation with The Dray. Winners from The Dray Way weekly Facebook Contest are showcased on our Dray Way Channel. http://www.youtube.com/thedraywaychannel
“Irene Dreayer is a star maker. In my twenty years as a television show runner/Executive Producer, I have never met a warmer, more knowledgeable, more loving producer than Irene. She has a special magic with children, and the contacts, drive, and ability to take a talented child to stardom (while keeping the parents sane along the way!) She is wonderful in every way”
Creator/Executive Producer: Disney Channel’s “Jessie”
Executive Producer: Disney Channel’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” & “The Suite Life on Deck”
“Irene was so instrumental in the launch of our careers as young actresses. She believed in us, when no one else did, and never let us down. She was not only just a producer but a ‘mom’ and a mentor…and helped us become who we are today.”
Tia and Tamara
Stars of “Tia & Tamara” on the Style Network, Disney Channel’s “Twitches,” and The WBs’ “Sister Sister”
“Since the day I first met Irene, she’s been the best source of advise I’ve gotten. Whether professionally or artistically, “The Dray” is always available to guide me through, and its been a blessing in more than one situation!”
Stars as Bailey Pickett of “The Suite Life On Deck” and Jessie on “Jessie” on The Disney Channel