PILOT SEASON in LOS ANGELES: TO GO OR NOT TO GO!
Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
With Matthew Maisto, CD, Bi-Coastal Casting Director
Samantha Stoller, Legit Agent, Abrams Artists (Bi-Coastal office)
Joel Carlton, Agent/Partner, CGF Talent
and Christopher Dietrich, Executive Director, Actors Connection NY/LA
That is the question asked by most actors at some point in their careers.
In this information packed seminar, you'll have ALL of your questions and
concerns addressed regarding opportunities in Los Angeles for you and your
career. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and evaluate the pros
and cons of pursuing your goals in the LA market and hopefully be "freed"
of the things that might be holding you back!
Topics to be discussed include:
"The Truth About Pilot Season: When It Is and What It Is"
"Do I have to have a resume full of Film/TV credits before I move to LA?"
"Headshots - NY vs. LA"
"Do I Need a Reel?"
"Do I Need an Agent before I move out?"
"The Truth About Being Bicoastal"
"Opportunities for UNION and NON-UNION"
"Mailings, are they worth it?"
"Approaching agents-how is it different?"
"Theater in LA"
"Survival jobs" and much, much more!
Samantha has been at this top bi-coastal agency for over 6 years and
represents clients in all areas of the biz! She handles all areas of
Theatre, TV and Film. Samantha has clients on nearly every Broadway and
Off-Broadway show. She has several clients on TV including The Good Wife,
White Collar, L&O: SVU, Royal Pains, etc..just to name a few. The feature
film list includes Adjustment Bureau, Something Borrowed, The Other Guys
and several independent films.
Matthew travels constantly working on projects in both Los Angeles and New
York. Currently Matthew is working with Vickie Thomas Casting on the series One Hour. Matthew formerly served as a casting
associate for ABC/ABC Studios in NY. Other credits include MODERN FAMILY with Jeff Greenberg Casting: Features; THE WOLF OF WALL
STREET (Martin Scorsese), FOXCATCHER (Bennett Miller), FINALLY FAMOUS
(Chris Rock), WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (Thomas Carter), THE HOBBIT (Peter
Jackson), HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (Roger Michell), EXTREMELY LOUD AND
INCREDIBLY CLOSE (Stephen Daldry), MORNING GLORY (Roger Michell) and TV;
MODERN FAMILY (ABC), UP ALL NIGHT (NBC), SKINS (MTV) and numerous pilots.
Other recent credits include the indie feature LILY & KAT (Micael
Preysler) and the upcoming short ZZZZZZZ (Tarik Karam) both premiering at
the 2013 TriBeCa Film Festival.
Joel Carlton is a partner at Carlton, Goddard and Freer Talent (CGF) after having worked at both DGRW and Nicolosi & Co. He has clients on nearly every Broadway show and TV series in NYC. His clients on Broadway (The Book of Mormon, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Other Place, Annie, Nice Work, Wicked, The Lion King, Motown, Kinky Boots, Hands on a Hard Body), in National Tours (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliott, Wicked) and on television (Deception, Zero Hour, 666 Park Avenue, Girls, Louie, The Big C, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, Person of Interest, White Collar, Blue Bloods, Smash, Royal Pains, L&O: SVU and Homeland). He has had clients work at most every major regional and Off-Broadway theater including The Guthrie, Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Roundabout Theatre Co, Lincoln Center Theatre, Second Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages and Goodspeed Musicals. A former actor, Joel started his industry business career as a casting director followed by a position as a Business Representative at AEA.
Christopher Dietrich has headed up all of the programming for Actors
Connection in Los Angeles over the past 11 years. Having lived on the west
coast previously as an actor, and now currently in LA through out the year
as Executive Director of LA, he has a wealth of knowledge of this always
changing market and wants to share it with YOU!