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Seminar: So your child wants to be an actor?

July 25, 2017 6:00 pm
July 25, 2017 8:00 pm
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Tuesday, July 25:  6-8pm

Learn how the commercial, tv, and film business really works!  This two-hour seminar is designed for parents who have a child interested in becoming an actor in the commercial, tv and film business.  This informational session is jam-packed with valuable information about how to find and work with agents/managers, the role of casting directors, pay rates, headshots/resumes, child labor laws, audition and set protocols, how the business works in our local/ regional market vs. the larger markets of NY/LA, and more!  There will also be a Q & A session at the end of the seminar.  The seminar will be led by Ann Gillette, who prior to her role at Charter Arts, worked in the production industry for more than twenty years, both in casting and as a producer. She has over 600 credits casting and producing for commercials, corporate industrials, television, and film.

Not recommended for children to attend.

Fee: $25 (paid at the door in cash or credit card)

RESERVATIONS are a must!  Limited seating.  Send an email to communications@charterarts.org to request a seat reservation.


Ann Gillette has worked in casting and as a producer for over twenty years.  She has worked on more than 600 commercial, industrial, television, and film projects.  Ann began her career with Wickline Casting in Philadelphia as an Associate Casting Director in the early nineties, working on projects for:  NBC Daytime, QVC, Spelling Television, films like “The Long Kiss Goodnight” with Geena Davis and Samuel Jackson, “Broadway Brawler” with Bruce Willis, commercials including McDonald’s, Best Buy, and Verizon.   She then began freelancing with advertising agencies and production companies, working on projects for companies like GIANT Foods, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Armstrong and Penske, to name a few.   She worked on the production team for the CBS television series, HACK, starring David Morse and Andre Brauer its first season.  She also worked as a field producer for a variety of media outlets, including:  “Access Hollywood” and “Hard Copy”.   In addition, Ann has been a successful acting and media coach, working with actors, celebrities, politicians, and corporate executives.  Ann semi-retired from the production industry in 2012, and began working part-time for the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.  Through this period, she has continued to work on a variety of productions and projects and continues to be a ‘first-call’ by agents and managers in the region to prepare clients for auditions in Philadelphia, New York and LA.

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