Entertainment work permits
Minors aged 15 days to 18 years employed in the entertainment industry must have a permit to work, and employers must have a permit to employ, both permits being issued by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. These permits are also required for minors making phonographic recordings or who are employed as advertising or photographic models. Permits are required even when the entertainment is noncommercial in nature. There is no fee to obtain an entertainment work permit. The application for permission to work in the entertainment industry must be filled out completely and mailed, along with any required documents and a pre-addressed, stamped envelope, to any office of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. To find the nearest DLSE office, use the division's office locator. Please note that the Van Nuys Office, located at 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 100, (818-901-5484) is available for walk-in service from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Unit Office closed noon to 1:00 p.m.
You can now renew permits online, but only if you are using a PC computer and using Internet Explorer 8. It will not work with a Mac.
Print their special page to be filled out by the school. Then pencil over the seal and scan. Wait a few days to be approved and then you can print the new permit from your computer.
Temporary 10 day entertainment work permits are now available in CA online--instantly.
The link to access the application is here: https://permits.dir.ca.gov/tewp/
Effective January 1, 2012, California Labor Code Section 1308.5 allows a parent or guardian of a minor to apply on-line for a 10 Day Temporary Entertainment Work Permit which is issued immediately upon completion of an application and payment of the $50.00 application fee. This 10 Day Temporary Entertainment Work Permit is subject to the following conditions:
Blanket Permits[8 CCR 11754]