The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs
The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs is a children's animated series, produced by Saban Entertainment, that aired on Fox Kids from 1998 until it was cancelled in 1999. The Spy Dogs are a secret organization of dogs. All animals are intelligent enough to talk; the first season of The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs used traditional cel animation, but the second season used the digital ink and paint process. Dog Zero - A dog of an unknown breed, the Leader of the Spy Dogs. Although never seen, Dog Zero appears to be a bloodhound. Ralph - A mutt from America, a high-ranking Spy Dog. Ralph is the leader of the group, he is sensible and cares about other people's feelings. Ralph appears to be a Labrador Retriever/Dalmatian mix, he has a brother named Mange, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Mitzy - A pink terrier from America, a high-ranking Spy Dog, she is skilled at martial arts. Mitzy appears to be a Yorkshire Terrier. Scribble - A mutt from America, a Spy Dog-in-Training, he is known to eat anything. Scribble appears to be a Beagle mix.
Angus - A Scottish Terrier from Scotland, the technological genius of the Spy Dogs. He is the show's plucky comic relief, next to Scribble, he has a mother, from Scotland. Von Rabie - A dog of unknown breed from America, an operative of the Spy Dogs, he is the genius bruiser of the group. Frank - A Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Dachshund mix, fearless, he is ready to take on anybody. Stahl - A German Shepherd from Germany, an operative and paranormal specialist, he is brave and fearless. Noodle - A Poodle/Bichon Frise mix from France who likes to cook, he has a tendency to worry sometimes. B. A. R. K. Squad - S. W. A. T. or Marine dogs. They always wear blue goggles and waistcoats. Furry - A Doberman Pinscher, the leader of the B. A. R. K. Squad. Dallas - A Pointer Rock - A Newfoundland Dog. Buck - A St. Bernard. Hatchet - A Shar Pei. Ayanna - A Basenji from India. Chukchi - A Siberian Husky from Antarctica, an operative at Ice Station Husky. DahgChow - A Chow Chow from China. Erin - An Irish Setter from Ireland. Ralph has a crush on her.
Kelly Jill and Bree - Twin sister Poodles from France. Sir William - A Mastiff/Bulldog mix from England, intelligent, he is careful and overprotective at times. Mange - Ralph's brother. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Talker - He is a Golden Retriever Alley - All she needs a good friend. A Jack Russell Terrier Rosey - She is a Chihuahua. Fetch - A Labrador Retriever Nessie - She is a wiener dog, mistaken for the Loch Ness Monster. Lunar Rover - He is a Great Dane. Nine - She is a Basset Hound. Dog Zero's friend Three - He is a Dalmatian. Dog Zero's friend Red Shirt - He is a Border Terrier. Renfield - He is a Golden Lab. Sweet L. Dingo - She is a Dingo. Garm - A Rottweiler Liaka - A Russian accented Husky mix Sebastian - A Vizsla mix Scuzzy Duz - A Bulldog mix Standard Issue Puppy - A Greyhound puppy. Pappy - Boston Terrier Avenues Gordon - Ralph's owner. Arty - Scribble's owner. Arty's Mom - The unnamed mother of Arty. Kerry - Mitzy's owner. Captain Earwig / Virgil - A superhero. Frank's Owner - The unnamed owner of Frank.
Sue Catastrophe - The nemesis of the Spy Dogs organization who serves as the primary antagonist of the series. He is a cat with prosthetic mechanical tail which he wore because his natural one was bitten off by a dog or lost in an accident in a rocking chair testing facility, he tried to take over the world with an army of Bastet. His metal tail suggests he is a parody of Dr. No, while he is sometimes seen stroking a mouse similar to Ernst Stavro Blofeld's white cat. Maws - Catastrophe's assistant with big teeth, he is a spoof of Jaws. Oddball - Catastrophe's muscular Siamese cat henchman with a bowler hat and blue bowtie. Based on the villain Oddjob with the trademark bowler hat. Bast - The leader of the Cat Mummies who Catastrophe once enlisted. Cat Mummies - A bunch of mummified cats. Baron Bone - A human who attempted to corner the market in beef by luring all the cows in the world with a giant ball of cud. Miss Tenderloin - Baron Bone's female servant. Chuck - Baron Bone's henchman. Chauncey - An lucky and charismatic runaway Super Prototype Mobile-Suit Human "mindless automaton".
In order to keep him under control, Mitzy warehoused Chauncey by making him the President of the United States. He is a parody of Chauncey Gardiner from the novel and the movie "Being There". Colosatron - A computer that wanted to take over the world, its name and goal are taken from the film Colossus: The Forbin Project. D'Cell - A human who tried to steal every new gadget in the world so he would be on the cutting edge of technology. Ernest Anyway - A hunter who captured Bi
Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, to July 8, 1990; the series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, adapted into the 1948 film Sitting Pretty. The sitcom stars Christopher Hewett in the title role, who takes a job as a butler with an American family headed by George Owens, played by Bob Uecker; the series follows posh butler Lynn Belvedere. The breadwinner, George, is a sportswriter, his wife Marsha is attending law school. At the show's start, older son Kevin is a senior in high school, daughter Heather is a freshman, Wesley is in elementary school. Over the course of the series, George becomes a sportscaster, Marsha graduates from law school and starts a career as a lawyer, Kevin leaves for college and gets his own apartment, Heather moves up in high school, Wesley moves up to junior high. Several episodes deal with the relationship between Wesley and Mr. Belvedere, who are always at odds with each other, with Wesley antagonizing Belvedere.
It is shown that deep down, they love each other. In season two's "Wesley's Friend" – one of the series' many special episodes – Danny, one of Wesley's classmates, contracts HIV via Factor VIII treatment for hemophilia. Danny is taken out of school due to the ignorance and uncertainty, shared by the parents of many of the other children at Wesley's school. After hearing rumors from his friends about how HIV can be spread, leading them to shun him if he keeps spending time with Danny, Wesley begins to avoid Danny in fear of getting the disease himself. Mr. Belvedere is there for him and the child, he helps Wesley to shed his fear of the boy and publicly accept him as his friend. Throughout the series, Mr. Belvedere serves as a mentor of sorts to Wesley as well as to the other children. Being a cultured man with many skills and achievements, he comes to serve as some sort of a "counselor" to the Owens clan, helping them solve their dilemmas and stay out of mischief. Mr Belvedere is the only one.
Each episode, except "Deportation Part 1" and "The Counselor", ends with Mr. Belvedere writing in his journal, recounting the events of the day with the Owens family and what he gets out of it in terms of a lesson. A frequent gag on the show involves Heather's air-headed best friend Angela, who always mispronounces Mr. Belvedere's name. Belvedere's penchant for junk food is shown in many episodes being playfully mocked by other characters. Another frequent gag involves George and Mr. Belvedere butting heads, with George being annoyed with his "nosy English housekeeper" always interfering, yet another recurring gag features George always trying to be initiated into a local charity club, the "Happy Guys of Pittsburgh". Wesley's acrimonious relationship with the never-seen next door neighbors, the Hufnagels, the shenanigans he pulls on them is another recurring plot element; the character of Lynn Belvedere was created by Gwen Leys Davenport in her 1947 novel, Belvedere. The following year, the title character was portrayed by Clifton Webb in the film Sitting Pretty, which told the story of an arrogant genius who answers an employment ad for a babysitter for three bratty kids.
He accepts such employment because he is secretly writing a novel about a community filled with gossips and busybodies. Webb's performance in the film earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, he reprised the role in two more movies, Mr. Belvedere Goes to College and Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell; as early as the 1950s, attempts were made to adapt the character to television. Three pilots for a proposed series based on the Belvedere character were made during the 1950s and 1960s. All efforts, were unsuccessful until 1985, when ABC picked up Mr. Belvedere to series to serve as a mid-season replacement, with British actor Christopher Hewett playing Lynn Belvedere; the series' co-creators and executive producers, Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein, pitched the series as "a elegant British sophisticate hired to restore order to a chaotic household in a Pittsburgh suburb." The show developed with an upper-middle-class family in suburban Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. According to Dungan and Stein, Pittsburgh was chosen as the show's setting because "It was either Pittsburgh or Paris and Paris doesn't have the Penguins... we wanted someplace with seasons and sporting activity...
A city kinda going through a resurgence... with character and traditions, moving into the'80s, a blue collar community, moving into the up and coming, yet with the traditional spirit of the country. From everything we've read, Pittsburgh is moving into high tech." Weeks after choosing Pittsburgh, the city was named by Rand-McNally as the most livable American city, "national publicity" that the producers promised to use. Both Dungan and Stein admitted to never having been to Pittsburgh prior to developing the series, tho
Teen Angel (1997 TV series)
Teen Angel is an American fantasy sitcom that aired as part of ABC's TGIF Friday night lineup from September 26, 1997 to February 13, 1998. It stars Corbin Allred as a high school student whose deceased best friend, played by Mike Damus, returns to earth as his guardian angel; the series was created by Mike Reiss. Teen Angel follows a high school boy, Steve Beauchamp, his deceased best friend, Marty DePolo, who dies from eating a six-month-old hamburger from under Steve's bed on a dare and is sent back to Earth as Steve's guardian angel. Marty's guide is a large disembodied head named Rod. Maureen McCormick, who played Steve's mother, left the series halfway through its run. Marty, as a supernatural being, would break the fourth wall; the series was created and placed in the TGIF lineup by ABC in an attempt to capitalize on the success of another ABC supernatural series, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Along with Sabrina and the also-new You Wish, Teen Angel was one of three supernatural-themed sitcoms on the TGIF block that season.
At the time of the series airing, TGIF had begun to decline. You Wish was canceled after only twelve episodes, while Teen Angel lasted more or less a full season, it was canceled after 17 episodes. Mike Damus as Marty DePolo Corbin Allred as Steve Beauchamp Ron Glass as Rod, God's Cousin Maureen McCormick as Judy Beauchamp Tommy Hinkley as Casey Beauchamp Katie Volding as Katie Beauchamp Jordan Brower as Jorden Lubell Conchata Ferrell as Aunt Pam Jerry Van Dyke as Grandpa Jerry Beauchamp Out of the Blue – one of many spin-off sitcoms connected to the sitcom Happy Days. Teen Angel – teen drama, aired by The Disney Channel. Teen Angel on IMDb Teen Angel at TV.com Teen Angel at epguides.com
George Michael Dolenz Jr. is an American actor, television director, radio personality and theater director, best known as a vocalist and drummer of the 1960s pop/rock band the Monkees. Dolenz was born at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, in Los Angeles, the son of actors George Dolenz and Janelle Johnson, he has three younger sisters, Gemma Marie and Kathleen. Gemma's nickname, Coco, is a shortened form of "Coco Sunshine", a nickname given to her as a child by Micky. Coco was a frequent guest on the set of The Monkees TV show and sometimes a guest performer on records by The Monkees, singing background vocals or duetting with Micky, she performs as a member of Micky's backing band during his concerts. Dolenz began his show-business career in 1956 when he starred in a children's TV show called Circus Boy under the name Mickey Braddock, he played Corky, an orphaned water boy for the elephants in a one-ring circus at the start of the 20th century. The program ran for two seasons, after which Dolenz made sporadic appearances on network television shows and pursued his education.
Dolenz went to Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen, Los Angeles and graduated in 1962. In 1964, he was cast as Ed in the episode "Born of Kings and Angels" of the NBC education drama series, Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus as an idealistic Los Angeles teacher. Dolenz was attending college in Los Angeles when he was hired for the "drummer" role in NBC's The Monkees. Dolenz had his own rock group called "Micky and the One-Nighters" in the early- to mid-1960s with himself as lead singer, he had penned two tunes of his own at the time. According to Dolenz, his band's live stage act included rock songs, cover songs, some R&B, one of his favorite songs to sing being Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode". "Johnny B. Goode" was the song, he cut two 45s in 1965 that went unreleased until The Monkees' success in 1967. Those two 45s came out on the Challenge label and the songs were "Don't Do It"/"Plastic Symphony III" and "Huff Puff"/"Fate". In 1965, Dolenz was cast in the television sitcom The Monkees and became the drummer and a lead vocalist in the band created for the show.
He was not a drummer and needed lessons to be able to mime credibly, but was taught how to play properly. By the time The Monkees went on tour in late 1966, Dolenz was competent enough to play the drums himself, he learned to play right-handed and left-footed because of a leg disease called Perthes making his right leg weak. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, writers of many of The Monkees' songs, observed that when brought into the studio together, the four actors would try to make each other laugh; because of this, the writers brought in each singer individually. The antics escalated. According to Mike Nesmith, Dolenz's voice made The Monkees' sound distinctive, during tension-filled times and Peter Tork voluntarily turned over lead vocal duties to Dolenz on their own compositions. Dolenz wrote a few of the band's self-penned songs, most prominent being "Randy Scouse Git" from the album Headquarters, he provided the lead vocals for such hits as "Last Train to Clarksville", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "I'm a Believer".
Dolenz directed and co-wrote the show's final episode. Dolenz purchased the third 25 Moog synthesizer commercially sold, his performance on The Monkees song "Daily Nightly" from the LP Pisces, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. was one of the first uses of the synthesizer on a rock recording. He sold his instrument to Bobby Sherman, he is one of two surviving members of The Monkees. He is the only surviving member of The Monkees, with the band continuously since its inception, the only member with contemporary recordings of his vocals on all studio albums; the Moog synthesizer that Dolenz had bought proved vital when he composed a song entitled "Easy On You" in 1971 and began recording it in his home studio, with him playing acoustic guitar and for a keyboard, his early Moog. With that song completed, he next invited former Monkee Peter Tork over to help with more recordings. A fortuitous street encounter led to former Monkee stand-in David Price joining, as well, with his contributing a rock song he had written called "Oh Someone".
With Dolenz on drums and vocals, Tork on bass, Price on rhythm guitar, the song was completed in only two hours. J. Jones came in two days and added lead guitar. With these two songs recorded, Dolenz contacted Mike Curb the head of MGM Records, after playing the songs for Curb, was signed to MGM. Dolenz released songs for MGM for about three years. After the first year, Dolenz's friend Harry Nilsson contributed his song "Daybreak" and arranged and produced the recording, as well, it included Keith Allison on guitar, former Monkees producer Chip Douglas on bass, steel-guitarist Orville "Red" Rhodes. By early 1974, with no chart successes to date, Dolenz headed to England, there with Tony Scotti cut four songs for MGM, two rock classics "Splish Splash" and "Purple People Eater", as well as "I Hate Rock And Roll" and a new song "Wing Walker". Meanwhile, the chief at MGM Records, M
Demolition University is a 1997 direct-to-video action film starring Corey Haim and Ami Dolenz. It is the sequel to 1996 film Demolition High. Jim Wynorski who directed the original produced the sequel and says "I kind of wrote it"; the film opens with Middle Eastern terrorists breaking into a secure area, to obtain a certain solution. The terrorists have a man on the inside, who aids the terrorists; the base is destroyed. Lenny Slater is in all sorts of trouble with his college football team, when he and the quarterback, Bruce McGuinness have words during practice. Meanwhile, the terrorists have dispatched their vehicle on a highway and obtained a new means of transport. After practice is broken up, Slater chases after Jenny, doing sprint training next to the football field. Slater engages her in a flirty conversation, trying his best to convince her to let him take her to the homecoming dance. Jenny says yes to Slater's offer of a date; the bus is en route as a field excursion. As the other students file off the bus, Slater is left by himself.
He notes a couple of men who sport machine guns, watches them, as they perform some type of liquid extraction in their van. Inside the plant and Slater stick together; the rest of the students and the professor are ordered to the hostage area. Slater and Jenny are forced to evade numerous attacks on them, as they run and hide in various locations around the plant, meanwhile the military start to gather around the perimeter; the pair shouts out to the military but instead get shot at by a terrorist, which starts a shooting frenzy between the military and the terrorists. In the plant, the hunt continues for the two missing teenagers and Jenny, who take it upon themselves to try to foil the attack on the water supply. Jenny creates a distraction, as Slater is able to grab the terrorists, as Jenny uses her athletic speed to get to the small bomb in time and throw it off the water supply entry. Slater grabs the VX solution, which he saw being extracted earlier when he was left on the bus. Slater and Jenny rejoin the hostages as McGuinness helps, as they overthrow the few remaining terrorists.
The party survives, despite McGuinness getting injured from a shot in the shoulder. The military arrest the terrorists and save Santa Monica. Corey Haim as Lenny Slater Ami Dolenz as Jenny Laraine Newman as Professor Harris Robert Forster as Gentry Khrystyne Haje as Diane Woods Erin Beaux as Bruce McGuinness Todd Allen as Max Bernard White as Momad Joe Lala as Carlos Ramos Joe Skorpen as Abdul Michele Maika as Elia Kahlil G. Sabbagh as Faddem Michael Kayem as Mohammed Rene Rivera as Kalmed Demolition University on IMDb Demolition University at AllMovie Demolition University at Rotten Tomatoes
Stepmonster is a 1993 American comedy horror film directed by Jeremy Stanford, executive produced by Roger Corman, starring Alan Thicke, Robin Riker, George Gaynes, Ami Dolenz, Corey Feldman, Edie McClurg, John Astin, Billy Corben. It was a direct-to-video film, although at the same time after its release, it was sometimes aired on The Disney Channel; the movie starts off with dramatic music. The art supplies draw an EC Comics knockoff that the camera zooms into, showing a family on vacation; the family sees a "No Hunting" sign that says you can only hunt monsters called "tropopkins", the kid of the family, just happens to have a comic detailing what a tropopkin is. Todd's mom Abby has a weird sense of humor and suggests that the sign could mean only tropopkins are allowed to hunt; the roar of a tropopkin is heard. Todd doesn't see the tropopkin, but he does find a giant chicken-like footprint, which matches the tropopkin footprint in his comic. Just a beautiful woman appears and seems to be flirting with Todd's dad George, who acts like a generic grumpy 1950s dad - humorless and super-serious.
Sometime a monster appears one night in the woods and chases Abby until catching her, wrapping her in a cocoon. 6 months Todd is sadly living with his grandparents Shirley and Norman after the incident, with all, except Todd, believing the mother to be dead. George arrives and reveals that he is getting married to Denise Gore, the suspicious beautiful woman from earlier, has been dating her for the entire 6 months following Abby's disappearance and the time Todd got left with his grandparents. Todd has been unaware of this, the grandparents call out George for it. There is a short little heartwarming scene between Todd and his grandpa Norman, filled with random sports metaphors, in the style of Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, on how everything is like baseball, or how everything ties into baseball. Todd begins to get suspicious of Denise after her sees her gnawing on a bone, just like how he saw a tropopkin do the same thing in a comic book that details various things. Denise has some tiny creature in a box that she talks to, feeds it a live goldfish.
George comes in, notices a missing fish automatically, blames Todd for it. The scene cuts to Todd watching his neighbor Wendy strip down; this ties into the plot. She flirts with some fat, middleaged jogger who follows her, steps in a gooey dog mess leftover from a pet dog she ate, doesn't find this suspicious at all, continues following her; the jogger finds a half eaten dog with her shoe, he doesn't find this at all suspicious, off-camera, Denise eats the jogger. The next morning, the newspaper headline states "Jogger Found Dead", presumed to have been eaten by a dog; that night and Denise decide to go out and hire a babysitter for Todd, which happened to be Wendy, the neighbor that Todd was peeping on earlier. Wendy's boyfriend "Phlegm" comes in, he and Wendy have a date, much to Todd's dismay. Phlegm turns out to be smart, as he explains about how Denise is waiting on the summer solstice to eat George, reveals that he knows this because he reads comic books, it just happens. The next night, Denise is following a young paperboy around, but this time Todd is there to watch her become her monstrous form.
Todd watches her eat the little kid alive, tries to take photos for evidence that he wasn't just reading too many comic books about monsters, runs off. Todd gets the photos shows them to his neighbor/babysitter without looking at them. However, they all seem to be photos from when he was peeping on her, as the ones of Denise in her real form instead came out in nothing but fuzz; that day, Todd found out the thing Denise keeps in her box is a giant bat-like monster. Todd goes after it with a baseball bat, breaks a bunch of things in the process, ends up getting in trouble with his dad over it. Todd tries to tell George that the bat-like thing is called a harpy, that harpies help tropopkins, but a disbelieving George grounds Todd and throws away his comics. George goes off to leave Todd alone with Denise. Due to this, Todd runs off to tell his grandfather all about tropopkins, but his grandfather doesn't believe him. With no one believing Todd, the evil monster forces Todd to do chores, during which Todd gets the idea to make a big trap to catch Denise in her monster form.
Predictably, she turns back into a human. Todd gets taken to see Dr. Emmerson, he tells Dr. Emmerson the whole truth and nothing but, she predictably ignores it all and assumes that he's just exaggerating things and that the two would get along if Todd gave her a chance. Denise is sent to go see Dr. Emmerson, predictably, she turns into her tropopkin form and eats her, destroying evidence that Todd knew what he was talking about. Todd's grandpa takes him out to a comic shop run by a flamboyant, cleanfreak Spock-like guy, they look for a comic book on tropopkins so Todd can find out how to defeat them. Sadly, the comic book is $500, being a collector's copy. Todd seemingly goes to peep on Wendy again, but sees Denise going after her, he goes to warn her, instead sees her in her underwear. As Wendy freaks out, the monster bursts through her door; the monster instead freaks out when it's covered by a blanket, runs away. This convinces Wendy what Todd had been saying
Young Artist Award
The Young Artist Award is an accolade presented by the Young Artist Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to honor excellence of youth performers, to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically challenged or financially unstable. First presented in 1979, the Young Artist Awards was the first organization established to recognize and award the contributions of performers under the age of 21 in the fields of film, television and music; the 1st Youth In Film Awards ceremony was held in October 1979, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Hollywood to honor outstanding young performers of the 1978/1979 season. The 38th Annual Young Artist Awards ceremony, honoring young performers of 2016, was held at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles, California on March 17, 2017; the Young Artist Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to recognize and award excellence of youth performers, to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically and/or financially challenged.
The Young Artist Association was the first organization to establish an awards ceremony set to recognize and award the contributions of performers under the age of 21 in the fields of film, television and music. The Young Artist Foundation is a non-profit 501 organization founded in 1978 by long-standing Hollywood Foreign Press member Maureen Dragone and dedicated to presenting scholarships to physically and/or financially challenged aspiring young artists, allowing them to pursue a career in entertainment by attending a performing arts school of their choice; the scholarship program is funded by donations including contribution from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Young Artist Awards are presented annually by the Young Artist Association. Known as the Youth In Film Awards for the first twenty years, the name was changed to the Young Artist Awards for the 21st annual awards ceremony in March 2000. Playfully referred to as the "Kiddie Oscars", the Young Artist Awards are regarded as young Hollywood's answer to the Academy Awards, recognizing children for their work within the entertainment industry.
First presented for the 1978–1979 entertainment season, the awards were envisioned by Maureen Dragone, as a way to honor talented young people in film and music who might otherwise be eclipsed by their adult co-stars. Two notable examples that year being young Ricky Schroder in The Champ and Justin Henry in Kramer vs. Kramer, who were each nominated for Golden Globes in the same categories as their adult counterparts. Held in the autumn in its early years, the awards ceremony has traditionally taken place in the spring for more than 20 years; the original Youth In Film Award was a statuette. A gilded figure of a man holding a laurel wreath instead of a sword and standing upon a large "trophy" style base; the current Young Artist Award statuette, is a figure displaying a Five-pointed star above its head and standing upon a smaller base. In addition to the Young Artist Award statuette presented to the winners, all nominees are presented with a special nomination plaque at the ceremony, commemorating their nominations in their respective categories.
Candidates considered for nomination must be between the ages of 5 and 21 and are submitted for consideration by producers or by the young artist's agent and/or manager. Submissions are traditionally due by the end of January to mid-February and nominees are announced about one month at an annual nomination ceremony and party. Conceived of as a way to acknowledge young artists under the age of 21, the focus of the awards has shifted over time to focus on young artists who were under the age of 18 at the time of principal production of the project for which they are nominated. Winners are selected by members of the Young Artist Association. Known as the Hollywood Women's Photo and Press Club, the Youth in Film Association, the general membership was composed of 88 journalists and photographers, who were active in various branches of the arts. Today, the Young Artist Association has a voting board of over 125 members composed of journalists and former child performers. Winners are selected by secret ballot of all associated with the Young Artist Association as well as former nominees.
The various Young Artist Awards categories have evolved extensively since the first awards were presented. Beginning with only 11 competitive categories in 1979, the first categories included "Best Juvenile Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture", "Best Juvenile Actor and Actress in a TV Series or Special", "Best Juvenile Actor and Actress in a Daytime TV Series", "Best Male and Female Juvenile Recording Artist", as well as competitive categories honoring studios and networks for "family friendly" films and television programming. Over time, the competitive categories have been expanded to include "Best Young Actor and Actress in an International Feature Film", "Best Young Actor and Actress in a Short Film", "Best Young Supporting Actor and Actress in Film", "Best Young Ensemble Cast", "Best Young Recurring Actor and Actress in a TV Series", "Best Young Guest-starring Actor and Actress in a TV Series", with many of the categories being split to acknowledge young artists age 10 and under in their own separate categories.
In addition to its well-known film and television awards, the association has recognized the achievements of youth in other fields of the performing arts over the years, including theater, commercials, jou