to the Young Artist Awards. We enjoy the privilege of being the
very first to establish an award show for young artists under the
age of 18 in television, motion pictures, theater and music.
During my long
standing membership in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden
Globes), I became more aware that the majority of young stars were
not receiving the recognition enjoyed by seasoned performers. Two
cases in point were Ricky Schroder for "The Champ" and
Justin Henry for "Kramer vs. Kramer", in which they were
both placed in the same categories as their adult counterparts.
As a champion of youth, I commended the fact that they were at least
nominated, but I felt that young artists should have their own special
As part of the
program I envisioned, I also wanted to commit myself to promoting
wholesome family entertainment by awarding films and television
shows who dedicate themselves to that goal. Thus, besides nominating
young artists, we also nominate national and international films,
television movies and series.
In addition, through contributions from supporters like yourself,
we established a scholarship fund for physically and/or financially challenged young artists, who,
without this assistance, would find it difficult to pursue their
dream of a career in the performing arts.
Thank you for
your interest and support of our Young Artist Awards.
President and Founder