Filming with children and young people

Shooting of LESSONS OF A DREAM in Wolfenbüttel
Shooting of LESSONS OF A DREAM in Wolfenbüttel

Before children may take part in radio or television shows, films, theatre or promotional events, an application must be made and approved by the responsible supervisory authority (§ 6 of the German Youth Employment Act, Jugendarbeitsschutzgesetz, JArbSchG).

Lower Saxony: www.gewerbeaufsicht.niedersachsen.de

Bremen/Bremerhaven: www.gewerbeaufsicht.brem




Conditions:

  • Under 3 years of age: with the permission from the parents
  • Between 3 and 6 years of age: a maximum of 2 hrs/day (between 8 am and 5 pm), with the permission from the parents and a pediatrician as well as permission from the authorities
  • School children: a maximum of 3 hrs/ day (between 8 am and 10 pm), with the permission from the parents and a pediatrician as well as permission from the authorities
  • Young people under the age of 18: a maximum of 8 hrs/day (until 11 pm), with permission from the parents