Inside the Actor's Pro Expo
Surfing Eventbrite for upcoming events in the city is a weekly go to of mine, and coming across the First Annual Actor's Pro Expo was a great find and not to mention a free gathering of actors, casting directors, agents, and other industry professionals to network and learn more about their craft. With events in NY, and the UK, it was no surprise the expo made its way to LA.
When I got to the Loew's Hollywood and arrived to the Mezzanine you're greeted with gift bags and easy access to all the seminars. The workshops included Get Your Self-Tape Right with Emmy Award Winning Casting Director Laray Mayfield, Act Like An Agent, Think Like A Casting Director In Hollywood hosted by Casting Director Nancy Green-Keyes, How to Ace Your Talent Agent Interview with Reproductions, and many other useful discussions for anyone in the industry.
Sponsored by companies like Backstage, Voice Over Network, Actors Fast Track, attendees had a chance to interact with top industry pros, seek opportunities, and even get a chance to audition in an open casting call...for me it was a chance to create some new connections. As one of my must haves, I brought and gave out dozens of business cards and documented my moves throughout the studio conferences and company booths.
Take a look at the video below to see a bit of my BTS adventure behind the expo, and don't forget to visit http://www.actorsproexpo.com for more info on next years expo and other events.