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FRIDAY, JANUARY 28th
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06:00pm SIGN-IN
- Sign-in
- Visit our Sponsors & Vendors Booths
- For a list of Sponsors & Vendors - click the link above
07:00pm WELCOME & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
- A preview of what to expect over the next 2 days
- Delegates are briefed about the “rules of engagements”
- Introductions of team and partners
- Keynote Speaker Presentation
09:00pm WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
- Delegate & Guests mingle and visit booths.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 29th
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08:00am SIGN-IN
- Sign-in
- Visit our Sponsors & Vendors Booths
- For a list of Sponsors & Vendors - click the link above
08:30am WELCOME DISCUSSION - The Business of Show Business
- An active and spirited discussion about the business side of show business.
- Working WITH your agent....or.....Finding an agent.
- How to be a GREAT client or an actor that can present him/herself well and be of interest to potential agents.
- Photos & Resumes – advice, dangers and pitfalls
- Demo Reels – sound advice on what is appropriate and useful on a reel.
- A who’s who on the decision making side.
- How the whole process works, where the actor fits in and how to get cast.
- The audition process – Who are those people behind the table?
This active discussion will give you an overall ‘view’ of how the industry works and who does what with whom. ....and more.
09:00am WORKSHOP #1 - They Went That Away (aka Hit Your Mark and Bark)
- Mastering one to five liners
- This is where Actors fail – underestimating the power of the small role in kick starting a career
- How small roles, expertly done, translate to leading roles.
- Warning: Be Prepared to ACT
- Sides will be sent out 24 hrs prior to the Symposium.
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK
- Visit our Sponsors & Vendors Booths
- For a list of Sponsors & Vendors - click the link above
01:00pm GIVEAWAYS
- Raffle Prizes will be given away
- A special thanks to our generous Sponsors
- For a list of Sponsors - click the link above
01:15pm WORKSHOP #2 - I Can Sell That !
- Commercial Workshop Featuring Casting Directors Brian Levy and Powerhouse Casting's Andrew Hayes!

- Commercial scripts will be sent out prior to the Symposium
– Learn the skills to master commercial technique
– We will examine where actors fail most frequently in commercial auditions.
– Casting Director Andrew Hayes of Powerhouse Casting joins Brian Levy and will work with participants AND choose our cast!!
- This workshop will be fast paced and not for the faint of heart!!
- Be prepared to ACT.
05:00pm Q&A PANEL #1 - CASTING DIRECTORS FORUM
- More information to be posted soon.
- For a list of attending Agents - click the Guests link above
06:00pm SYMPSOSIUM RECEPTION SCHMOOZE
- The bar is open, meet the agents from the Agents Forum, schmooze with Ron, Brian and Crystal as well as other invited industry guests, our vendors and your fellow performers.
08:00pm THAT'S A WRAP !
- End of Day 1
- Check your email for your sides for tomorrows workshops!!
- Talent: Your call time tomorrow is 8:00 a.m. sharp!
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 30th
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08:00am SIGN-IN
- Sign-in
- Visit our Sponsors & Vendors Booths
- For a list of Sponsors & Vendors - click the link above
09:00am WORKSHOP #3 - CASTING SCREEN TEST
- This is where we will perform, for a blue-ribbon panel of casting directors and industry leaders, complex scenes and monologues, sent to you prior to the weekend.
- ALL participants will do a scene today and many will read opposite other actors as well.
- Find out what it takes to be cast in a role opposite a producers International Star. The importance of casting well and all of the considerations that must come into play throughout the casting process.
- This is an on-camera performance master-class and will demonstrate the difference in scale, both emotional and physical, between theatre and film.
- Bring your ‘game’ Be prepared to act and be discovered!!
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK
- Visit our Sponsors & Vendors Booths
- For a list of Sponsors & Vendors - click the link above
01:00pm GIVEAWAYS
- Raffle Prizes will be given away
- A special thanks to our generous Sponsors
- For a list of Sponsors - click the link above
01:15pm WORKSHOP #3 CONTINUED...
Everyone will have a chance to perform
05:00pm Q&A PANEL #2 - CASTING DIRECTORS - OPEN MIKE
- A rare opportunity to meet and to find out what Casting Directors, Producers & Directors look for.
- How do they approach the casting process.
- How can actors make the most of an audition opportunity.
- Where, for them do actors fail in the audition process.
- Who makes the final decision and how are those choices made.
- This is your opportunity to ask our very talented panel members direct questions.
06:00pm CLOSING ADDRESS
- Info Packages are given out
06:30pm SYMPSOSIUM SCHMOOZE & RECEPTION
- The bar is open, have a drink, meet the panel, fellow actors, the Symposium crew, vendors and invited industry guests.
09:00pm THAT'S A WRAP FOLKS !
- End of Day 2
- Break a leg out there !
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RAFFLE - 50/50 DRAW
- 50% of the money raised will be split between 2 charities
- 50% will be split again in two and raffled off with the other ‘prizes’.

SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES, AND AWARDS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE