Actors often draw emotions from real-life experiences, whether it's grief from the death of a childhood pet or joy from watching two dogs kiss. Dig deep with this Groupon.
$149 for a One-Week Kids' Movie Star Camp ($350 Value)
For one week, from August 12 to 17, kids ages 6–9 and 10–17 experience the life of a movie star. Three hours per day, students learn acting skills from a Hollywood production crew while soaking up the skills to rehearse and film their own production. Afterward, on Saturday at 7 p.m., they strut down the red carpet at their own private movie premiere and watch their production with friends and family. Each participant receives a copy of his or her completed film on DVD.
The door of the limousine opens and flash bulbs burst in a thunderstorm of press and paparazzi. The crowd shoulders each other behind velvet ropes, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the diamond-studded star at the head of the red carpet. When the sea of people parts, a self-assured third-grader is revealed as she greets her fawning public.
Popcorn Media gives kids the chance to experience strutting down the red carpet during their Movie Star workshops and weeklong camps. Attendees soak up the secrets of screen acting from a director who works with Disney and Nickelodeon studios while producing their own unique work. They oversee each production element that goes into a film's creation, from lighting and filming to rehearsing and giving their parents an autograph. At the end of each session, kids attend a red-carpet premier of their work amid the applause of friends and family.