ACTORS PRO EXPO Debuts in NY, 4/26
New York--The actors' convention ACTORS PRO EXPO, billed as "Surviving Actors Expo" in the United Kingdom, will make its US debut at The Radisson Martinique on Broadway (49 W 32nd St.) on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrepreneur actress Felicity Jackson, best known for her appearance on BBC's "The Apprentice" Series 7, founded Surviving Actors in 2009 to aid working actors by holding trade shows.
The convention has a three-pronged approach: Develop (Your Career), Sustain (for Tomorrow), and Create (Opportunities). For the "Develop (Your Career)" section of the convention, actors get a crash course about the importance of professionally done headshots, websites, and showreels. On the other hand, the "Sustain (for Tomorrow)" part provides actors seminars with casting directors and agencies on how the former can create, showcase their own portfolios and maximize the use of different casting websites. Lastly, its "Create (Opportunities)" section explores second job opportunities for actors, e.g. promotional and teaching jobs, which should come in handy in between acting assignments.
The ACTORS PRO EXPO in New York, which will feature open casting opportunities, various industry professionals' product and service displays, and an array of useful seminars and workshops*, covering topics from the "Alexander Technique" to "Getting Cast in Episodic Season 2014," has the support of the actors' union SAG/AFTRA, Actors Access, Theatre Communications Group, Casting Networks Inc, Mustard Lane Staffing, The Actor's Project NYC, and Edge Audio, among others.
For FAQs and more information, visit actorsproexpo.com.
*Registration is free; but some seminars and workshops have fees ($20 each).