Monday, February 3, 2020

Event: Acting for Beginners - Learn about the Acting World or Becoming an Extra

Do you want to become an actor? Maybe you've got some spare time and are wondering what it would be like to be an "extra" or "background" on a film or TV show. There is so much filming going on these days that the opportunity is there. All ages are needed. There are lots of ways to become an actor, there are serious classes, but in order to become an extra, there's not a whole lot of experience needed! If you want to be an extra, just google casting agencies and you will find a whole lot that cast background. If you live near a major city, you will be more likely to find one. But, beware of any agency that wants to charge you for photos or for anything. Extras make money, they don't pay fees.

New York Women in Film and Television in NY is hosting an event for those thinking about becoming an actor. It is being given my Mellini Kantayya. Following are details. You don't need to be a member to attend.

New York Women in Film and Television has many events and you don't need to be a member to attend many of them. Check out the website to see if any of these women and the events will inspire you to do something new:
Are you an actor transitioning from theater, independent film, background work, or just starting out? This workshop is for those seeking practical advice in booking their first television co-star role, and more importantly, building a life-long career. We’ll cover casting directors, agents, creating a network vs. networking, audition best practices (and managing those audition nerves), and more!
Please note: If The Secret-power-of-attraction-manifesting approach is your thing—great! But this program offers its polar opposite and might not be for you. Though we will touch upon a few science-based items to maintain a healthy mindset, this will be a simple, no-nonsense primer to get you started on your career.
Mellini Kantayya is a actor, writer, and humorist. Her most recent acting credits include Manifest (NBC), The First Wives Club (BET+), Marvel’s The Defenders (Netflix), and The Night Of (HBO). She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Actor. Writer. Whatever. (essays on my rise to the top of the bottom of the entertainment industry). She has been a commentator on NPR affiliates and a regular contributor to Huffington Post Comedy. She has been storyteller at the Mark Twain House and performs at various New York City venues.
Event Information
Destination Co-Star! TV Tips for the Emerging Actor
Date/Time:Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:NYWIFT Conference Room
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