On Saturday February 4th our friends at Surviving Actors are once again hosting their unmissable convention for actors. Each year, this awesome trade show grows in size and reach, and provides a thriving hotpot of opportunities, networking and skill development for all actors looking to develop and sustain their careers. 2017 is looking to be the best event yet and we’ve put together our list of reasons to attend! Check this out!
- It’s Free.
That’s right. This badboy is FREE. It costs 0p to attend and network and meet all the exhibitors. Register here for free tickets!
A huge amount of professionals from the acting industry will be there, showcasing their services and offering discounts and opportunities to performers. If you’re looking to grab a great deal on a voicereel, showreel or new set of headshots, this is your chance! Find out who will be exhibiting at the event by clicking here.
- Find out about your Union
Our friends from Equity will be there to answer any queries and questions you may have about Union activity, what it means for you, and how to get help from Equity as and when you need it throughout your career.
There’s a huge range of workshops for attendees to participate in, with leading industry professionals. We’re talking casting directors, agents, voice coaches, stage combat expert – there’s so much choice on offer. Polish up an existing talent, or discover a new one. Remember, the more skills you have, the more employable you are! All workshops cost a mere £6 and can booked in advance here: www.survivingactors.com/tickets
Take the opportunity to hear advice, engage in conversation and ask questions to a huge range of top professionals, on a variety of subjects. Whether you want to know how to ace a screen audition, what working in Hollywood is like, or how to develop a great working relationship with your agent, you can find the answers here. Check out the full list of speakers here.
- 1-2-1 Sessions
There are opportunities to book one on one appointments with specialists and experts to give your career a lick of paint. Showreel surgeries, Headshot Clinics, CV checks, Social Media lessons and even help with your tax – you can really gain some career changing advice! Visit here for more information.
- Find Work
As well as networking to create opportunities within the performance world, Surviving Actors are committed to help actors find work that will help support them between acting jobs. At the event, performer-friendly companies will be there to meet actors and discuss opportunities for ‘resting jobs’. We all gotta pay the bills!
- Open Casting
Out of Joint Theatre will be there, holding open auditions for a major UK Tour that also incorporates a London run. Simply prepare a 2 minute monologue of your choice, and arrive at 10am to secure an audition slot. Fingers crossed! All the info you need is here.
We can’t wait. Have a brilliant day!
by Katie Brennan