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arvold LIVE: chapter three

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navigating the industry: the pragmatics of professionalism

Please join this us in a series of sessions open to all film artists and artisans.

Our own casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to part two of an ongoing discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about what it means to be artists, industry professionals, and humans, focusing this session’s discussion on how we do what we do.

The series will explore the philosophical and pragmatic aspects of not only maintaining but growing your career, polishing and refining your craft, raising the bar of this industry, and keeping yourself healthy, especially mentally and spiritually.

Saturday, August 2
1-4pm
Charlottesville, VA

Chapter Three will delve deeper into the specific and practical ways to promote yourself and polish your craft.  Discussion topics will include:

-Creating a portfolio
-Self-promotion
-Staying current
-Networking
-Training
-Diversifying
-Researching

Tickets are $25/person.  This will be an intimate group discussion where active participation is encouraged and welcomed, so space is limited.  To reserve your seat, please email [email protected]

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