First Annual “Guiding Star Gala” Benefitting “A Minor Consideration” to Bowl all Supporters Over in the Name of Funding and Fun at Lucky Strike Live; August 30th!

Paul Petersen, Photo Courtesy of BHBPR

Paul Petersen, Photo Courtesy of BHBPR

Remember The Donna Reed Show?  Reminisce further upon the cast, in particular those two most adorably talented kids.  Okay, now focus–focus in on Jeff—Jeff Stone. Recollect further that Jeff looked curiously and almost the spitting image of Dr. Alex Stone, his fictional father!  Then remove yourself just one centimeter to the left of said parallel reality and plant yourself in a decidedly less black and white perpendicular one on this alleged plane of existence: Dr. Alex becomes Carl—Betz that is (bereft of any medical degree), daughter Mary Stone renders herself a little more dazzling in nomenclature as the sizzling Shelly Fabres, and Donna is still well…Donna give or take a monosyllabic surname or two (both doubling as nouns for natural objects found in nature) and, homing in on the primary subject of our initial focus, Jeff transmogrifies himself into Paul—Paul Petersen:  Founder of “A Minor Consideration”!

A longstanding non-profit, tax except 501 © (3) organization “A Minor Consideration” has been hard at work since 1990 on improving the lives and working conditions of child performers. Having successfully altered varying laws pertaining to child actors’ working hours, benefits and trust fund protections, “A Minor Consideration” is a major force with which to be reckoned! Tirelessly and continually at the helm of assistance from everything personal to professional “A Minor Consideration” has made itself available and continues to offer counsel and compassion to any child actor that ever was, is, or will be in regards to any type of question, concern, or creative conundrum.

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That is why, on Sunday August 30th –to both celebrate and satiate its continued success—“A Minor Consideration” will unveil its first annual Guiding Star Gala.  Set to take place at Lucky Strike Live at Hollywood & Highland, (at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, 323-467-7776, ).  The celebration will run from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and is expected to host more child actors than you’ve ever seen in one room, establishment or Hollywood Daycare Center at any given time on either side of the Mississippi!

Anticipated participants will encompass over 40 former and current actors and child stars up to and including: Alison Arngrim (aka Nellie Oleson of Little House on the Prairie), Erin Murphy (also known as Tabitha from Bewitched), Keith Coogan (of Adventures in Babysitting and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead), Jeremy Miller (of Growing Pains fame), Scott Schwartz (of A Christmas Story), Katie Kurtzman (The New Adventures of Heidi and Little House on the Prairie), Sarah Monahan (of Sons and Daughters and Hey Dad!), Steven Wishnoff (Tony Masters on HBO’s OZ and creator, writer and executive producer of Life Interrupted), Liane Curtis (Randy in Sixteen Candles and Claudia in Benny and Joon) and Dr. Jeanne Russell (noted Toluca Lake chiropractor but dually noted in her initial role of Margaret from Dennis the Menace)!

So, come August 30th, come on out and join them all for food, fun, and bowling on this rousingly momentous occasion at Lucky Strike Live!

Tickets may be procured for the regular price of $100.00 and a VIP cost of $250.00. VIP tickets include a hosted bar, VIP area access, and VIP bag.

All tickets and information are available at:

Jennifer K. Hugus

About Jennifer K. Hugus

Jennifer K. Hugus was born at a very young age. At an even earlier age, she just knew she would one day write for the LA Beat! Having grown up in Massachusetts, France, and Denmark, she is a noted fan of Asian Cuisine. She studied ballet at the Royal Danish Ballet Theatre and acting at U.S.C. in their prestigious BFA drama program. She also makes her own jewelry out of paints and canvas when she isn’t working on writing absurdist plays and comparatively mainstream screenplays. Jennifer would like to be a KID when she grows up!
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