AC in LA! "Pitching Your Perfect Package" Marketing for Actors with WALID CHAYA, Director of Actors Connection LA

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00pm

Price: $39.00

Take control of your acting career and prepare your "actor package" and "pitch" in this hands-on business class for trained actors ready to audition or find representation!
 

 

Walid Chaya, Director of Actors Connection LA and SAG-AFTRA Actor, will discuss how to strategically package your actor materials and pitch yourself to book work and afterwards he will meet with each actor privately for a 5-minute career consultation.  

 

Learn how to take your photos, resume, reel, social media and special skills and package them to serve you best when submitting to industry professionals. Discover the different ways to package and pitch your materials to get noticed and receive a reply when contacting directors, producers, casting directors, talent agents and personal managers. Receive constructive feedback on your actor materials and professional advice to take the next step in achieving your career goals.

 

 

This event will be held at:
Space Station Casting Studios
in "Studio #6"
950 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038.

 

 

Walid will discuss HOW TO:
Format your resume with information casting/agents are looking for

Edit your demo reel so the focus is on your best work (and what to do if you don't have one)
Write short yet dynamic emails to casting director and talent agents
Prepare a cover letter tailored to each submission

Take advantage of both non-union and union opportunities (and how to join the union)
Keep in touch with industry pros once you hear back or meet
Make your self-tapes stand-out among a million others
Use your headshots for more than just auditions and incorporate them into your branding
Choose online tools that serve you best (casting websites, audition apps, personal websites, IMDb, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

 

Bring your actor materials and be ready to meet with Walid one-on-one to discuss your "package" in detail and together create a specific and realistic plan of action so you can get ahead this Pilot Season. Limited to 12 actors only, register before it's too late!

 

 

 

Attendees will also receive optional discounts on Actors Connection's upcoming classes and programs in Los Angeles this Pilot Season!

Walid Chaya

WALID CHAYA, DIRECTOR/ACTOR

IMDb | Walid Chaya is a Los Angeles based director/actor known for "Madam Secretary" (CBS), "The Blacklist: Redemption" (NBC) and his short film "Driving Ms. Saudi" which won Silver Metal for "Best Comedy Short" at the Asia South East-Short Film Festival and is currently in the festival circuit. His short is also an official selection at St. Louis Int'l Film Festival, Richmond Int'l Film Festival, New Dreams Int'l Film Festival, Dubmo Film Festival, Miami Independent Int'l Film Festival, Ocean City Film Festival and more.

Walid is also a director and associate member of the Stage Directors Choreographer Society. He has a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, rated #1 School of the Arts by US News & World Report, and is an alumni of SpringBoardNYC directors program by The American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony® Awards.

Walid was born in Lebanon then raised in the DC area where he produced/directed over 30 productions, including the regional premiere of Disney's "High School Musical" Live on Stage in 2008. Shortly after, he moved to New York City and has directed nearly a dozen shows Off-Broadway while working at Actors Connection NY. Today, Walid lives in Los Angeles and travels between LA, NY, DC and beyond to act, direct and teach.

In Los Angeles, Walid serves as the Program Director for Actors Connection and is developing new programs for actors on the west coast. Walid is also the founder of DC's Moonlit Wings Productions (voted "Best for Families" by Washington Family Magazine) and CEO of Broadway in Beirut, enhancing the entertainment scene and production value in the Middle East.

For more about Walid visit walidchaya.com or follow him on social:               

 

 

 Questions about this event? Need help regarding LA programs? 
 
Please email walid@actorsconnection.com.

 

 

 Actors Connection is in full compliance and BONDED (#14-SUR-140824) with the State of California. 

Meets

Thursday, March 21, 20197:00 pm

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.