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

Monday, February 17, 2020, 6:00pm

Price: Free

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


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. Each year, the major American broadcast television networks – including ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC, Disney – cast for their new TV shows, also known as pilots. Learn about the casting process for these television projects as well as finding an agent/manager to work in film, commercial and print.


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


Walid will discuss HOW TO:
Get seen during Pilot Season

★ 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..
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..



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

Walid Chaya


IMDbWalid can be seen on TV in Madam Secretary (CBS), Blacklist: Redemption (NBC), The Looming Tower (Hulu) and in theaters/on-demand for his supporting role in the feature “Skin”, based on the Oscar-winning short film by the same name.  Walid also produces his own work, his new short “Driving Ms. Saudi” is an official selection of nearly a dozen festivals, currently competing in the festival circuit. 

Walid is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors Choreographer Society and alumni of The American Theatre Wing's SpringBoardNYC directors program, founded by the Tony® Awards.  He has directed New York and Regional productions including the Off-Broadway premiere's of Law & Order: NRU (2017), We Are Monsters the Musical (2015) and the DC premiere of Disney's "High School Musical" Live on Stage (2008).  He 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.

After nearly seven years in New York, Walid relocated to Los Angeles and now heads west coast operations for Actors Connection. Walid also coaches and connects emerging performers with the finest casting directors, talent agents and personal managers. His clients can be seen in commercials, TV, film and theater nationwide. 

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


Monday, February 17, 20206:00 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.