AC in LA! FREE! "Business of Acting" with WALID CHAYA, Director of Actors Connection LA

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6:00pm

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Jump-start your acting career with savvy business tools and resources every LA actor should know about at this free informational event!


Walid Chaya, Director of Actors Connection LA and SAG-AFTRA Actor, will give an inside look at the "Business of Acting" and ways for actors to get ahead in the world's largest film and television market.



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


Walid will discuss HOW TO:
★ Self-promote in a natural and engaging way

★ Find and keep a talent agents attention
Decide if you also need a personal manager
Make memorable connections with casting directors
★ Use social media to expand your reach in the tv/film market

★ Strategically choose classes to meet industry guests that can help your career
Write brief yet dynamic updates when sending industry mailings
Make your profile and e-submissions stand-out on Actors Access, LA Casting, etc..
Get seen during Pilot Season
Join the union or why you may want to wait
Turn tedious business tasks into an enjoyable part of your routine

★ And much more!


Plus, find out all you need to know to prepare for one of the busiest seasons for casting, known as "Pilot Season", currently with more auditions than usual for networks like Disney, HBO, FX, CW, Netflix, Hulu, etc..


This event begins at 6:00pm. Following this event you can meet a Talent Agent, also for FREE, at our Agent Q&A at 7:30pm. Be sure to register for each event and get ready to put your acting career in overdrive!




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

Walid Chaya


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.

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Wednesday, April 17, 20196:00 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.