Child stars big business in Hollywood

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By Matt Belloni and Noela Hueso

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - What does it take to create a lasting career for kids in show business today?

The Hollywood Reporter asked five people with first-hand knowledge:

DANNY BONADUCE, best known for his role as Danny Partridge on "The Partridge Family," who has found a new career as a radio talk show host and producer of the VH1 reality series "I Know My Kid's a Star";

United Talent Agency executive MITCHELL GOSSETT, who counts Miley Cyrus, Taylor Momsen (the CW's "Gossip Girl") and Victoria Justice (Nickelodeon's "Spectacular!") among his clients;

William Morris Agency's BONNIE LIEDTKE, whose youth roster includes Corbin Bleu (the Disney "High School Musical" franchise), Taylor Lautner (Summit Entertainment's "Twilight") and Cole and Dylan Sprouse (Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody");

JUDY TAYLOR, vp casting and talent relations at Disney Channel;

and MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER, whose acting and directing career has thrived, years after he starred in "The Cosby Show."

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: HOW HAS THE KIDS' SIDE OF THE   Continued...