EVENTS FOR ACTORS

Free Events, Business Webinars, & Masterclasses with VIP's

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FREE! "MANAGING YOUR ACTING CAREER" VIRTUAL Q&A WITH BRANDON COHEN, MANAGER/OWNER, BAC TALENT & WALID CHAYA

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021
11:00am PT

Discover new ways to manage your acting career with a jam-packed Q&A featuring VIP Brandon Cohen and hosted by Walid Chaya.

Brandon is a Personal Manager and Owner of BAC TALENT, a full service leading entertainment company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. 

His clients can be seen in major films, TV shows and commercials. Brandon & Walid will discuss routines to help actors take control of their acting business this Pilot Season and beyond.

2-PART PILOT SEASON VIDEO SHOWCASE TO 6 FILM DIRECTORS, CASTING DIRECTORS & AGENTS ($189)

Part 1: Submit your demo reel or a self-tape online before Jan. 31

Part 2: Attend a Virtual Q&A on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7pm PT

Receive written feedback on your acting from 6 VIP's then meet them in a Virtual Q&A! Submit your demo reel or a strong self-tape anytime between today and Jan. 31 to participate.

Jeremy O'Keefe, Casting Director (IMDb) 

Brandon Rodriguez, Casting Dir. (IMDb) 

Roxy Shin, Film Director (IMDb) 

Carlyn Hudson, Film Director (IMDb) 

 Lauren Gibson, Agent, Metropolitan (Site) 

 Joe Florance, Agent, Circle of 10 (Site) 

1-HR PRIVATE CAREER CONSULTATION WITH WALID ($295)

By appointment only
Available for all ages

Looking for an agent or manager? Need to connect with casting? Do your marketing materials serve you best? Is your routine maximizing your potential? Need to get "un-stuck"?
 

Walid will help you prepare like a pro, show you how to self promote, assist you in booking gigs and share related resources with you. He may also provide appropriate industry referrals and connections for your projects or needs. 

PILOT SEASON BUSINESS WEBINAR WITH AGENT CRAIG HOLZBERG OF AVALON ARTISTS GROUP ($39)

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

6:00pm PT 

Discover out how to find and keep an agent's attention and approach your acting career with a business mentality, plus practical advice for every actor interested in film and TV!

 

Craig Holzberg is the owner and head agent at Avalon Artists Group, a top bi-coastal agency with offices located in Los Angeles and New York and representatives in Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami.

 

Walid will interview Craig with a highlight on Pilot Season followed by a group Q&A so you can have your related questions answered by an expert talent agent.

FILM/TV VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS WITH CASTING DIRECTOR ZORA DEHORTER ($49)

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

6:00pm PT

Zora DeHorter CSA is known for casting Sacha Baron Cohen's "Ali G InDa House", "Species III" and "Loving Annabelle" which won 10 awards.  She also casts TV previously at MGM Television for the series "She Spies", "Dead Like Me", "Jeremiah" and more.
 

Even during quarantine, CD Zora continues to be busy- for more info about her projects please visit Zora's IMDb.

 

Prepare a scene of your choice for Zora to watch and coach followed by a group Q&A. Scenes should be from film/TV and no longer than 2-minutes. Need a scene? Email Walid for options.

FREE! "2021 PILOT SEASON SECRETS" VIRTUAL Q&A WITH CASTING DIRECTOR & PRODUCER ANI AVETYAN & WALID CHAYA

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
6:00pm PT

Casting Director/Producer Ani Avetyan joins Walid to share insider secrets and opportunities many actors miss during Pilot Season, the busiest time of the year for actors, and a checklist to get seen as the industry jumpstarts 2021 production.

Discover how auditioning for a pilot can be different than other routines, new ways to connect with casting, when it's a good time to find an agent and how, and more insider secrets.

 

Ani is known for casting 14 years of TNT's hit show, "The Closer," and its spinoff "Major Crimes." You can also ask Walid and Ani questions during a group Q&A session!

FILM VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS WITH CASTING DIRECTOR THOMAS SULLIVAN ($49)

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

6:00pm PT

Thomas is known for his work on Green Book, winner of 3 Oscars including "Best Motion Picture of the Year" and many other popular films including Dumb and Dumber To, Maximum Ride and more.

 

For more info about his projects please visit Thomas's IMDb.
 

The instructor will assign a scene for each participant to prepare the day before the class begins.  After scene work, Thomas will also discuss the current phase of casting and production, plus a Q&A session.

TV PILOT SEASON VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS WITH CASTING DIRECTOR & PRODUCER ANI AVETYAN ($49)

Choose one date:
Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5pm PT
OR 

Saturday, March 13 at 11am PT

Ani Avetyan is known for casting 14 years of TNT's hit show, "The Closer," and its spinoff "Major Crimes." Prepare for Pilot Season with a pro that knows network television inside out.

For more info about her projects please visit Ani's IMDb.
 

Prepare a scene of your choice for Ani to watch and coach followed by a group Q&A. Scenes should be from film/TV and no longer than 2-minutes. Need a scene? Email Walid for options.

TALENT REP VIRTUAL SHOWCASE: PERFORM FOR 3 TOP TALENT AGENTS & 1 PERSONAL MANAGER ($119)

Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10:45am PT

Looking for representation or feedback on your 'type' and 'brand'? Virtually meet and perform for these top four Talent Reps:

- Nicole St. John, Agent, Elev8 Agency

- Annie Marshall, Agent, BMG Talent

- Natalie Kollar, Agent, LA Talent

- Jerry Silverhardt, Manager, Silverhardt Ent.

Prepare a scene of your choice to perform with a reader followed by on-the-spot feedback and a group Q&A. Scenes should be from film/TV and no longer than 2-minutes. Need a scene? Email Walid for options.

ABC's OF PILOT SEASON WITH 7 CASTING DIRECTORS, AGENTS & MANAGERS + PREP WITH WALID ($199)

2-PART VIRTUAL CLASS
Choose a set of dates:
Thurs./Sat., March 18 & 27

OR Tues./Sat., March 23 & 27

★ Pamela Staton, Casting Director (IMDb

★ Karen Ryan, Casting Director (IMDb)

★ Cindy Schoonover, Eris Talent Agency (Site)

★ Sueanne Edan, Tangerine Talent (Site)
★ Tyler Kahl, Allegory Talent (Site)
★ Brandon Cohen, BAC Talent Mgmt. (Site)

★ Lauren Hightower, Aspire Mgmt. (Site)
 

Develop your pitch and actor profile with Walid during the first class, then present to 7 VIP casting directors, talent agents & managers on the second and final class.

COACHING & SELF-TAPING WITH WALID ONLINE OR IN LA - $60 FOR 30 MIN OR $100 FOR 1-HR

By appointment only
Available for all ages

Walid's previous clients have appeared in commercials, major films and television shows for networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, HBO, CW, Hulu, Disney, Netflix and more.

Coaching includes: Audition prep, On-set coaching, In-home coaching, College auditions

Self-taping includes: Walid as your acting coach and reader, Lighting, Tripod, Camera set-up

Available virtually, in-person (LA studios) and for home visits.

The Active Actor Monthly Package

An Exclusive Monthly Mentorship Package with Weekly Scene Study and Business Class

PILOT SEASON 2021:
THE ACTIVE ACTOR™

Elevate Your Craft & Career

-Constant career support and guidance

- Weekly class co-taught by Walid & Casting Director/Producer Ani Avetyan
- Guest speakers, business webinars, industry showcases & n
ew resources every month

Adults & kids, apply now! If approved, participate online or at Walid's LA studio.

These programs are for educational purposes only, do not guarantee employment and are bonded with Old Republic Surety Co. (Bond #W150384425) as required by CA State Law.

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