Is your child mature enough for the role they are being cast in? Every role is not for every child. How does Hollywood work with kids in frightening scenes?
As a parent, it is your job to also make sure that your children are not being exploited in Hollywood or on production sets, and that the roles that you are accepting on their behalf are roles that will not impact them emotionally. A thorough discussion is required with the director.
Discuss how the scenes will be filmed. Your child should be limited as to what they are seeing. For example, the scenes should be more reactive expressions. They should deliver their roles to non-frightening person's not someone dressed as a monster or frightening being, wielding a knife. In other words, the only thing a kid should know is that they are having fun acting like they are scared, rather than being scared on the set. The real work is done after the fact in editing, where scenes are pieced together. A child should not ever be frighten
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