With the film industry in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast booming, presenting oneself as a professional actor is a mandatory part of landing auditions and booking roles. Having strong, regional representation could take your career to the next level…and a key part of that success is knowing how to make that relationship as mutually beneficial as possible.
Please join us for a very special panel discussion
TAKING THE NEXT STEP:
Understanding the Value of a Talent Agent
Some of the most prominent East Coast agents (from New York to Atlanta) will discuss their role in the film and TV industry, how they interact with regional casting directors and how they find talent. They will answer your questions and discuss industry standards and trends…and may even share some secrets! Moderated by casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA.
Click here to see Erica talk more about the event!
The discussion will focus on both adult and child actors, including:
- What can an actor do to help their agent land more auditions for them?
- When should an actor look for a coach or instructor?
- How do NY or Southeast agents work with regional casting directors?
- What do agents look for in child actors?
- What can an actor who wants to take their career to the next level do to attract an agent?
- How do talent agents and managers work together?
- Can a Mid-Atlantic actor really book a role on an Atlanta or a NY based project?
The panelists are:
- Samantha Stoller, Abrams Artists
- Susan G. Reid, Atlanta Models & Talent
- Rusty Wiggs, Artist Resource Agency
- Alexander White, Alexander White Agency
- Kecia Michelle, JTA Talent
- Terri Dollar, Kids Unlimited
- Susan Tolar Walters, STW Talent
Collectively, these agents represent talent that have booked principal roles in hundreds of feature films, including Forrest Gump, The Blind Side, Dallas Buyers Club, Iron Man 3, The Color Purple, We’re The Millers, Prisoners, The Hunger Games, Selma, A Walk In The Woods, Ant Man, Fantastic Four, Lincoln; their collected TV credits include The Walking Dead, Homeland, Nashville, One Tree Hill, Eastbound and Down, Under The Dome, The Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, andAmerica Horror Story.
This panel discussion is open to all levels of experience, to actors, managers, coaches, and industry professionals alike! If you have an interest in the actor’s side of the business, are represented currently, or just starting out, we encourage you to come join the discussion.
The panel discussion will be followed by a meet & greet at a nearby location.
Tickets are $45 in advance (through January 30) or $55 at the door**.