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Christine Horn

christinehorn.com

 

Christine Horn is an award-winning actress and singer who has performed in feature films, primetime television and on Broadway. Inside her online show, Actors Daily Bread, Christine reveals how she cracked the code to become a working actor.

 

She’s also the founder of the Booking Magnet Academy: the #1 virtual training center for actors who want to book more work in film and television. Whether you saw her perform in “The Lion King,” at The White House, or in one of her 52 film & television appearances, Christine’s resume speaks for itself.

 

Christine believes that most actors play small. Their thoughts sabotage their success. And she’s on a mission to help other actors master their mindset, acting, marketing and auditions. That way, they can have the career they desire and deserve.

 

 

Summit Talk: The Inner Game of Booking More Work

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Twitter: @hornchristine

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Julie Meyer

 

Julie is from Detroit Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan. Her first acting role was playing Jay Leno’s secretary in a sketch on The Tonight Show.

 

She’s had roles on How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, The Middle, The New Normal pilot, and Speechless. She was a series regular on Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s pilot Mission Control on nbc. Currently she has a recurring role American Housewife.

 

Besides acting she loves reading, yoga and meal prepping. She started career/mindset coaching 2 years ago and has coached 92 people.

 

 

Summit Talk: Workshops Work: How to Take an Active Approach with Your Career

 

Email: Juliemeyerla@gmail.com

Instagram: @juliebethmeyer

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Tish Hicks

thevodojo.com

 

Tish is the founder and Master Sensei of the V.O. Dojo. She has been a highly successful L.A. voiceover artist for over 15 years and is as smart, down-to-earth and nurturing as her signature voice, which was the voice of Citibank for six years.

 

Tish’s background as an actress, singer, kickboxer, shamanʼs apprentice, and her years in the V.O. trenches combine to create a “fierce kindness” — a blending of real-world experience, spiritual truth, and a deeply wacky sense of humor — as she shares her love of the art form and business of voiceover.

 

 

Summit Talk: Demystifying Voiceover

 

Twitter: @thevodojo

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Deborah Smith

deborahsmith.me

morethan-yousee.com

 

Deborah Lee Smith is an award-winning actor, producer, and founder of “More Than You See”, a non profit organization dedicated to sharing stories and resources surrounding the daily struggles of mental health.

 

Recent projects include “Here Awhile” starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), and “Last Three Days” starring Robert Palmer Watkins (General Hospital). Deborah is also a regular contributing staff writer for the entertainment website “Ms. In The Biz”.

 

 

Summit Talk: Building Your Mental Health Toolbox with More Than You See

 

Twitter: @deborah_lsmith

Facebook: debnextdoor

Instagram: @deborah_lsmith

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Kari Nissena

actortransformation.com

 

 

Kari Nissena is an IMDb Coach, Actress, Producer, Biz Coach for Actors. An award-winning actress, Kari has performed extensively on both the stage and screen. With hundreds of acting credits to her name, she has acted in film, television, theater, radio, commercials, voiceover, and more.

 

On the producing side of things, she has produced dozens of projects, including films, webisodes, educational videos for actors, and events in the entertainment industry. As a sought after industry expert, speaker, and business coach for actors, she has coached thousands of actors on IMDb and marketing, how to get more auditions, book more work, sign with agents and managers, get free press, take control of their careers, and much more.

 

Past industry guest speakers and panelists in her educational seminars and programs have included: producers, directors, working actors, writers, marketing experts, show runners, authors, talent reps, publicists, casting professionals, acting teachers, and more. She has worked with and coached alongside some of the most respected career coaches and industry leaders in Hollywood.

 

 

Summit Talk: Making Your IMDb Look Professional

 

Twitter: @KariNissena

Instagram: @KariNissena

Actor Transformation’s YouTube Channel: ActorTransformation

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Michael Masini

michaelmasini.com

industryartistsllc.com

 

 

Born in Summit, New Jersey, Masini played Junior A and Professional Ice Hockey for the Boston Jr. Bruins, National Champion Vail Avalanche, and the Amarillo Rattlers of the Western Professional Hockey League.

 

After hockey Masini took his passion and teamwork from sports and put it in a more artistic direction setting his sights on a career in entertainment. “I love movies and good stories and wanted to be a part of them any way i could. I didn’t know how, i just knew that’s what I wanted to do.” stated Masini.

 

Soon after graduating Cal State University, he started working in TV commercials and Ad campaigns for Versace, Ford, AOL, Dodge, Coors and Levi’s.

 

He booked his first feature film, “50 Pills”, opposite Michael Pena and Kristen Bell.

 

 

Summit Talk: Getting You On Brand

 

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Ivana Shein

writeyourvoice.com

 

 

Ivana is an actor and writer who also coaches writers, directors and actors, at various stages of their careers. Ivana has taught at The National Theatre School of Canada, one of the top ranked writing schools in North America. She curated the master class ‘Writing In The Digital Age” specifically for the students of The NTS focusing on new media.

 

She also holds her degree in playwriting from The NTS, where she studied for three years along with only two other highly selected classmates. She has taught a course on writing undeniable dialogue which she also curated at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.

 

She has served as a consultant for ICM Partners, WME, as well as worked as a research consultant for Emmy award winning director Reed Morano and Olivia Wilde on the feature Meadowland. She loves working as a coach to many private clients and focuses on helping them discover their voice as writers.

 

 

 

 

Summit Talk: Take Your Inner Landscape and Turn It into a Script

 

Twitter: @IvanaShein1

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Helenna Santos

helennasantos.com

msinthebiz.com

 

 

Helenna Santos is an actor, writer and producer with Mighty Pharaoh Films. Her latest project which she produced and stars in, the feature film “At Your Own Risk”, is now available on Amazon and iTunes, and she can be seen most recently in CW’s “The Flash,” as well as ABC’s “A Million Little Things” and “The Good Doctor”.

 

She is the Founder of “Ms. In The Biz” and can often be found on panels at conventions such as San Diego “Comic-Con,” and has been interviewed by major press outlets including CNN. Her work as a contributing writer has been featured in MovieMaker Magazine, Backstage Magazine, IndieWire and BUST Magazine.

 

 

Summit Talk: Cultivating Your Career

 

Twitter: @HelennaMSantos

Twitter: @msinthebiz

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Keena Ferguson

keenaferguson.com

nowgogetitdone.com

 

Keena Ferguson a multi-artist is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She has been seen on shows such as Atlanta and SWAT and in the film American Hero and Red Line. She is the NAACP winner for her one woman show Keena UnBranded, is a HBO nominated director for her film Lindon Passing that she also wrote, starred in and produced and her voice can be heard in many popular video games.

 

Keena can be seen starring as Crystal on the hot Golden Globe and Emmy winning show Atlanta, S.W.A.T on CBS opposite Shemar Moore, recurring on Amazon’s Gortimer Gibbons Life of on Normal Street and many movies on NETFLIX such as RedLine, American Hero and more. She also is the voice of many popular video games and can be heard at Disneyworld for the brand new Pandora World of Avatar and Star Wars Land.

 

With a degree in dance and having been a professional dancer for years it was an honor to choreograph the special 25th anniversary of the hit Broadway show DREAMGIRLS. Keena is also the writer, producer and star of the short film Kai that went on to screen in more than 35 film festivals internationally and was picked up for TV distribution and aired on also aired on BET.

 

She expanded her talents again and directed the HBO nominated film Lindon Passing that was also written and stars Keena. All of the multifaceted roles she’s played has prepared Keena for her most challenging, but most accomplished feeling as an actress; when she performed her NAACP Award winning one-woman show Keena UnBranded. Playing over 10 different characters intertwining dance and live music, Keena UnBranded confirmed to Keena (and her audiences) that the power of honest artistry was a way to not only entertain, but also inspire.

 

 

Summit Talk: Start Creating Your Own Content Now

 

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Ayelette Robinson

ayelette.com

actorsguru.com

 

Ayelette Robinson is an actor, voiceover artist, and producer. Previously an attorney and multiple award-winning information management professional, she is the founder of ActorsGuru, a career management tool for actors, as well as of Cross Carefully Productions LLC.

 

She recently launched her award-winning web series, The Couch, with an innovative Make It Yours structure, and is in development on her first feature film. She is a passionate proponent of advancing the roles and visibility of women and other underrepresented communities both in front of and behind the camera, and is proud to have produced The Couch with a diverse and almost all-female cast and crew.

 

An avid supporter of animal welfare, Ayelette is on the Board of K9 Youth Alliance, an organization that brings together youth and shelter dogs. She is also a National Latin Ballroom Champion, and a graduate of Brown University and University of Michigan Law School.

 

 

Summit Talk: Building Your Information Spa: Finding Your Information Can Be Relaxing (Really)

 

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Twitter: @myactorsguru

Twitter: @couchwebseries

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Elaine Loh

elaineloh.com

 

 

Elaine was chosen out of over 3000 applicants to be an HBO Writers Program Fellow and is also currently a Sundance Episodic Lab semi-finalist. She was named a Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch in 2019 by the International Screenwriters’ Association and has had scripts place in the PAGE Awards, Austin Film Festival (3 times), and Final Draft Big Break (Top Ten).

 

Her produced works include winning the Grand Prize of the NewFilmmakers LA On Location Project (a $60K value), an Honorable Mention at the NBCUniversal/YOMYOMF Interpretations contest, and having two films accepted to Academy qualifying festivals.

 

Elaine is currently writing/directing a short form series about online shaming called “Doxxed”, which screened at the NBC Women in Comedy Festival and Dances With Films, and which will be submitted for Emmy consideration in 2020.

 

 

Summit Talk: Taking Control of Your Own Creativity: From Actor to Writer to Director

 

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Twitter: @Doxxed_Series

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Ari Frenkel

arifrenkel.com

 

 

Ari Frenkel is an award-winning actor, writer, and filmmaker. He also paints sometimes. Maybe you saw him on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” or Hulu’s “There’s…Johnny!” or on “Sorry, Ari,” his comedy web series which he writes and stars in. “Sorry, Ari” was named one of the Best Web Series by IndieWire alongside Jerry Seinfeld.

 

Originally from New Jersey, Ari earned his BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. During his time there he won the prestigious Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the National level in Washington, DC.

 

 

Summit Talk: Benefits of Content Creation

 

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Instagram: @arifrenkel

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Krista Sipp

 

Krista Sipp is a literary manager based out of Los Angeles. She and her partner, Devon Byers, founded First Friday Entertainment in 2017. First Friday is a management and production company representing writers, directors, and producers in the film, TV, and digital space.

 

Originally from Connecticut, Krista started her career at management company Circle of Confusion in 2008. After holding positions at studios and production companies across the industry, she returned to Circle of Confusion in 2015 before moving on to launch her own company.

 

Currently, Krista is focused on developing clients with fresh voices and diverse points of view. She loves to discover writers and directors that traditionally have been underrepresented in the entertainment industry. Her clients have worked on projects such as TRANSPARENT, FAMILY GUY, as well as the comic book HARRIET TUBMAN: DEMON SLAYER.

 

 

Summit Talk: Literary Management 101

 

Twitter: @kristaacai

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Cara Chute Rosenbaum & Erica S. Bream

ericasbreamcasting.com

 

Cara Chute Rosenbaum (CSA) is a new mama and aquarium lover. Notable projects include “The Mindy Project” (Hulu), “The People VS OJ Simpson” (FX), “The Carmichael Show “ (NBC), “The League” (FXX), and “Last Man On Earth” (Fox). She has also cast many award winning short film and indie projects.

 

Award-winning CD, Erica S. Bream has been working in Casting since she was 18 years old. Over the course of her career, she has worked on a myriad of different projects from STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS to CRIMINAL MINDS, WORKAHOLICS and so much more. Additionally, she spends a chunk of her time every year working on a beloved theatre festival in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Summit Talk: Casting and Beyond

 

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Twitter: @ericasbreamcast

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Wendy Alane Wright

wendyalanewright.com

 

Wendy Alane Wright is the Top Acting Career Coach in the world. She is a Hollywood Talent Manager, former Talent Agent and the President of WAW Entertainment Worldwide. Her clients have appeared on television networks such as ABC, NBC, TNT, CBS, HBO, MTV, Comedy Central, BIO, SyFy, Spike TV, Lifetime, and more. They have booked hit TV shows including “Modern Family,” “Blackish,” “Extant,” “The Colony,” “Animal Kingdom,” “American Horror Story,” “Walk The Prank,” “Henry Danger,” “Nightshift,” “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, “MacGyver,” “Little Big Shots,” “Scream,” “Sharp Objects,” “Good Girls,” as well as hundreds of commercials for major spots including Justice, Old Navy, Disney, Shutterfly, Microsoft, Visa, Mercedes, Taco Bell, Universal Studios, Home Goods, Walmart, Sketchers, Target, Honda, Legos, Toys R Us, Hot Wheels, Benefit, Right Guard, KFC, Kay Jewelers, HP, Burlington Coat Factory, and more.

 

Wright has taught 50,000 actors around the world through her online training videos. She teaches the business of acting and speaks on panels globally, is an expert contributor to Backstage Magazine and has appeared in numerous other magazines, on radio shows and talk shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show” where she talked talked about the “Power of Attraction” with fellow guest Louise Hay, motivational author and the founder of Hay House.

 

The founder of Talent Managers For Actors and The Hollywood Winners Circle, wendy is also the author of 7 books in the series “Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager,” including the best selling “How To Break Into Show Business; Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager.”

 

 

 

Summit Talk: Be The Driving Force Behind Your Career: You Have the Power

 

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Instagram: @wendyalane1

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Justin Giddings

thekickstarterguy.com

 

 

Justin Giddings is an award-winning filmmaker who found creative freedom through crowdfunding. After becoming the “go-to guy” for crowdfunding advice, Justin combined his background in marketing with his experience in crowdfunding and launched www.TheKickstarterGuy.com.

 

He regularly teaches at Film Independent, is an official Kickstarter Expert, and travels internationally to speak of film production and financing. To date, he has coached over 130 filmmakers, raised $5 million, and has a 97% success rate.

 

 

Summit Talk: Greenlight Yourself: How Crowdfunding Can Change Your Career And Life!

 

Twitter: @justingiddings

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Instagram: @justingiddings

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Angela Matemotja

angelamatemotja.com

Indiefilmtribe.com

Elevate Film

 

 

Angela’s multi award winning feature film ELEVATE which she stars in, wrote and directed, was acquired by Gravitas Ventures and is now available on Amazon, iTunes and most streaming platforms. She is currently in post production on a pilot presentation, entitled The Good Balloon, which she directed.

 

 

Summit Talk: From Completion to Distribution on Your First Feature Film

 

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Instagram: @angelamatemotja

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Jennica Schwartzman

purposepicturesproductions.com

 

 

Jennica Schwartzman, a member of The Producer’s Guild of America, SAG, and Moms-In-Film, loves tackling a project from idea to distribution. Jennica has been published in the Producer’s Guild Magazine ‘Produced By,’ Legacy Arts Magazine, Bustle, and she is a guest writer on the acclaimed entertainment industry websites MsInTheBiz.com, FilmmakingStuff.com, Artemis Motion pictures’ #WomenKickAss Forum, & WomenandHollywood.com.

 

She has been invited to speak on film festival panels and is a teacher & workshop speaker for The International Family Film Festival’s Road Scholars intergenerational filmmaking camp. Jennica’s first 10 film projects have collected TOP awards from Bentonville Film Fest, Big Bear Lake Int’l Film Fest, Eureka Springs Indie Fest, Film Fest Twain Harte, Fayetteville Film Festival, The Int’l Family Film Fest, …, & the highest honor from The Dove Foundation.

 

Her independent journey that led to multi-state theatrical releases and Walmart exclusive deals have influenced Jennica to reach out and educate the next generation of filmmakers on the changing face of the film industry. Jennica and her husband/producing partner/writing partner Ryan have 2 kiddos and reside in Hollywood. Everything they do is a team sport.

 

 

 

Summit Talk: Indie Work-At-Home-Parent Filmmaker

 

Twitter: @JennicaRenee

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Heidi Dean & Tammy Lynn

marketing4actors.com

spotlightprcompany.com

 

 

Heidi Dean is the industry’s top social media expert for actors. She was a working professional actor for over 20 years and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Now she combines her years of industry experience with cutting-edge social media strategy to help actors open more doors for their careers.

 

Heidi’s clients include Emmy Award-winners, Broadway stars, recording artists, directors, producers, filmmakers and actors just like you. Heidi turns social media rookies into ROCKSTARS at Marketing4Actors.com, where you’ll find over 100 free articles and trainings to help you rock your social media.

 

Tammy Lynn is the lead publicist and founder of Spotlight PR Company. With nearly 20 years of experience working in the public relations field, she has helped thousands of actors build career buzz and share their talents with the world.

 

A graduate of the University of Southern California with degrees in communications and film/TV, Tammy has worked in both Los Angeles and New York City for some of the largest PR companies in the business. In 2008, she opened Spotlight PR Company; an innovative boutique PR firm that offers affordable and effective a-la-carte publicity services to actors and creative artists. She has garnered placements for individuals and their projects in top-tier trade and consumer media including television, print, radio, and online outlets.

 

To further help rising actors understand how to utilize PR in their career, Tammy has taught classes, developed programs, written articles, and participated in numerous industry panels. She loves helping actors at every level gain press attention for their talents, believing it’s never too early to set yourself up for PR success.

 

For more about Tammy or to grab her free “PR Starter Kit,” visit spotlightprcompany.com. You can also connect on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

Summit Talk: How to Promote Your Content Using PR and Social Media

 

Twitter: @Marketing4Actor

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Instagram: @marketing4actors

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Twitter: @spotlightprco

Facebook: SpotlightPRCompany

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Tell Carole you’re excited to hear her speak!

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

Carole Kirschner

carolekirschner.com

 

I started in Hollywood as a stand-up comic. I loved it but realized it wasn’t a gig for the long run. So I moved to the other side of the desk as an assistant and worked my way up to become a senior level creative television executive. I was at CBS Comedy and then hired as Vice President of Steven Spielberg’s first Amblin Television. During that time, I heard more than 3,000 pitches, bought hundreds of scripts, and was involved in developing dozens of television series. In all, I’ve probably read about 5,000 scripts.

 

When my daughter turned two, I realized all my time was spent working and traveling… and not getting to see enough of her. So I changed my lifestyle and became a consultant. In this role, I created the CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program, which I’ve run for 14 years. Soon after, I was asked to help Jeff Melvoin (creator of the WGA Showrunner Training Program) develop the program’s curriculum. I’ve been running that program for the past 13 years. It’s been an honor to see both endeavors thrive and watch the incredible success of my alumni.

 

Though I love these programs, I missed working with people one on one. It’s why I became an entertainment career coach. Because of my other commitments, I’m only able to work with a select number of people – those fully committed to doing the work to take their careers to the next level. There’s nothing better than helping my clients, step-by-step, break through barriers to achieve their goals and dreams!

 

A few years ago, I wrote a book revealing the “inside,” unwritten truth about what it takes to succeed in this business. I’m gratified to say, Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV and Digital Entertainment has been enthusiastically received and is used in many colleges and universities across the country. I recently launched a 20-part virtual course on breaking into the business: Carole Kirschner’s Hollywood Boot Camp.

 

I also receive invitations to speak and lead workshops around the world. Basically, I’m the luckiest woman in show business because I get to do what I love: help creative professionals, at all levels, gain clarity as they learn to navigate the industry and create their future success.

 

 

Summit Talk: Success in the Industry

 

Twitter: @CaroleKirsch

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