Saturday January 26th, 2013

The Beverley Hilton

ACTRA Conference & Mixer in Los Angeles

 ACTRA is hosting a one-day conference for ACTRA members living and working in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Wilshire & Santa Monica Blvd’s) on Saturday, January 26. The conference is free to ACTRA members.

If you are an ACTRA member currently living or auditioning in L.A. we encourage you to come to the conference and mingle/meet with other LA-based ACTRA members and industry guests.

If you haven’t yet, please RSVP to you won’t want to miss it!

 Saturday, January 26:

 9 – 9:45 AM                 Continental breakfast/ Registration – Canon Room

9:45 –10 AM               Welcome from your ACTRA President Ferne Downey – Maple Room

10 -11AM                    Its Series-ous!  A chat with ACTRA members Henry Czerny (Revenge)

                                      Wendy Crewson (Revenge) and Anna Silk (Lost Girl).

                                      Moderated by Tonya Lee Williams


11 -12 PM                   Navigating the LA Production Scene – Ins ‘n outs for Canadian actors in                                                    Hollywood – Ayumi Iizuka (co-owner of Connect Studios LA), Talent Manager                                     Marsha McManus and Immigration Lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio.

                                      Moderated by Michael D. Cohen


12 –1 PM                    ACTRA/AFBS Luncheon with ACTRA and ACTRA PRS updates from ACTRA President Ferne Downey and Executive Director Stephen Waddell.

1 – 3 PM                     Get the 411 on your benefits with Actra Fraternal (AFBS) — Chair Thor            Bishopric and AFBS President and CEO Bob Underwood, plus financial             advice from Special Guest Fred Levy, M.B.A., C.A.

3 – 3:05 PM                 Special Guest: SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon

3 – 4 PM                     Getting Cast in LA – Hear about the realities of casting in LA from Casting    Directors Cecelia Pleva (Jimmy Kimmel Live), G Charles Wright (The Middle &            Anger             Management) and associate Allen Hooper (Modern Family)

Moderated by Ayumi Iizuka

4- 7 PM                       ACTRA Mixer! Pool-side cocktail party at the Beverly Hilton with special                                          industry guests.