The Actor’s Conference: Hollywood Comes to San Francisco Bay Area

The Actor’s Conference 2017:

Providing Powerful
Effective Resources to Bay Area Talent Pool

A Weekend-long educational event designed and
dedicated to actors of all skill levels

Key Speaker: Rick Najera, Director of CBS
Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase

Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
San Mateo Marriott, San Mateo, CA

San Francisco Bay Area-based Actor Rosie Ferdin Cruz, founder of The Actor’s Conference 2017, will host the two-day industry event on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the San Mateo Marriott, located at 1770 South Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402.

The Actor’s Conference is an event that was created to bring Hollywood professionals and acting, casting and filmmaker training specialists to conduct a series of panels, workshops and seminars to actors from the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

Rosie Ferdin Cruz

“During the past decade, I’ve invested thousands of dollars traveling south for training and work only available in Hollywood,” said Cruz, a film and TV actress (A Normal Life, Oksana) and TV (NBC’s Trauma). “Through my experience, I have accumulated priceless resources and met many actors like me who do the commute; We all have similar goals, to get more work and to live in the bay. I thought, San Francisco Bay Area Actors could benefit being so close to Los Angeles, and with community members like me sharing resources, maybe our energy can be utilized towards our art and not towards the commute and like that The Actor’s Conference was born.”

Cruz, added that The Actor’s Conference is a must-attend acting training event because, “There is such a large talent base here in the Bay Area. There is more filming coming to our area.”

The Actor’s Conference Helping Bay Area Community Build Its Talent Pool and Help Expand and Further Prepare As An Actor, Writer or Content Creator.

The Actor’s Conference has garnered the support of high-level entertainment professionals like Kathryn Howell, President, San Francisco-Northern California SAG/AFTRA, Now Casting, Casting Calls America, and many more are accepting our invitation to attend and offer their expertise to the attendees.

The Sessions of Pros
Forty-seven (47) comprehensive quality workshops, panels and seminars over a two-day weekend for talent to sign up for, i.e.: The CBS’ Sketch Comedy and Character Development; Improv for the Actor: Character Development, The Business of Acting, Acting Essentials: Audition Mindset, Emotional Access, Audition Techniques: Cold Read, Emotions, and Scene, Women In The Industry, and Acting 4 Camera: Memorization & Choices. In addition, for there is a Performer’s Town Hall #1: AMA-Style, where guests can ask the industry professionals anything.

The Second City Connection
Drawing upon the groundbreaking work of The Second City and the many legendary performers who have played on its stages, the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world—and The Actor’s Conference is proud to present several Improv levels and features an Intro to Improv for Teens, geared towards students 13-17. Workshop teaches the building blocks of making something from nothing. Classes limited to 16 students, pre-registration required.

For full schedule of sessions, click SCHEDULE.

The Speakers & Players
A partial list of the impressive list of speakers, moderators, and panelists include:
Rick Najera, CBS Director of Diversity Program, Author, Actor, Writer
Paul Barry, Los Angeles-based Australian Acting Teacher & On-set Coach
Kirk Baltz, Film & TV Actor, With Over 100 Film & TV Credits
Jeffrey Weissman, Film & TV Actor, notably as George McFly in Back to the Future
Bonnie Gillespie, Author of “Self-Management for Actors”
Guinevere Turner, Actress & writer of “American Psycho”, “Go Fish ” & “The L Word”
Matthew Barry, Casting Director, “The Notebook” & “Rush Hour”

For more info on all speakers and professionals moderating or panelists, please click SPEAKERS .

There are several social events scheduled: a VIP Luncheon, Cocktail Hour Networking, a Luncheon for all conference guests and highlight is Sunday night with Rick Najera performing his popular one-man show cover his favorite topic: Actors!

To register for The Actor’s Conference, please click REGISTER.

For a 20% discount, please enter FOUNDER when prompted for the discount code. Some workshops have limited tickets available.

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