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Fall of 2023 | Phoenix, AZ



The Southwest Actors Conference & Expo is the premier conference for professional actors in the Southwest Region featuring leading industry experts, casting directors, talent agents, and more. This event will allow professional actors to make crucial connections, learn from top industry professionals, and gain the skills necessary to stand out in a competitive industry.

Join Top Industry Pros—All in One Place!

Imagine gaining actionable advice and strategic tips—live and in-person—from the best of the best in the entertainment business. 

The exertainment industry is changing more and more each day. If this industry has taught us anything, it’s that you’ve got to embrace change and put in the work to get ahead.

Join other professional actors at the only acting conference you need to attend—the Southwest Actors Conference and Expo! 

You’ll walk away with real acting career-building ideas that you can put to work right away to find results in your acting career. 

Experience it in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona from September 23 to 24, 2022.


Keynote Speakers: 

Acting Coaches:

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Bella Hibbs

 Founder & Director,

Southwest Actors Conference & Expo

Opening Remarks


Melonie Mack

Casting Director and Owner,

Mel Mack Acting Studio

Opening Keynote


Rob Schneider

Actor & Director

Closing Keynote

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Heidi Dean

Acting Coach & CEO,

Marketing 4 Actors

Seminar Title: 

"How To Make Connections

& Make an Impact!"

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Yumarie Morales

Acting Coach,

Line Runner Tapes

Seminar Title:

"Commercial Blueprint for Non-Speaking or Reaction Auditions"


Faith Hibbs-Clark

Casting Director & Acting Coach,

Communication Method for Actors

Seminar Title: 

"The Transformative Power

of Acting Science"

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Michael Petrone

Acting Coach,  

 Actor Ave Acting Studio

Seminar Title: 

"Strategies to Booking the Co-Star Role"

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DaJuan Johnson

Acting Coach & Owner,

Think Bigger Coaching

Seminar Title:

"Massive Mistakes That Stop You From Booking From Self-Tapes!"

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Wendy Alane Wright

Acting Coach & Founder,  

The Hollywood Winners Circle Academy

Seminar Title:

"Unlocking Your Inner Power"

Talent Agents & Managers: 

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Lilly Bankston

Talent Agent & Owner, 

Bankston Talent Agency

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Panel with Audience Q&A"

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Joe Girard

LA Talent Manager,  

 Bohemia Group

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Panel  with Audience Q&A"


Katrina Fristoe

Talent Agent & Owner, 

SWAG Talent Agency

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Panel with Audience Q&A"


Rebecca Ek

Talent Agent & Owner, 

Eris Talent Agency

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Panel with Audience Q&A"


Andrea Courtney

LA Talent Manager,

Established Artists Management

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Panel  with Audience Q&A"

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Angie Seger

Talent Agent & Agency Director,

Signature Models & Talent Agency

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Panel with Audience Q&A"

Casting Directors: 

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Zora DeHorter

Casting Director, CSA

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Panel with Audience Q&A"

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Natasha Ward

Casting Director, CSA

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Panel with Audience Q&A"

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Bella Hibbs

Casting Director

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Panel with Audience Q&A"




5:30pm - 7:30pm

Industry Mixer

Dress: Cocktail Attire


7:00am - 8:00am

Registration & Networking

Dress: Trendy Professional

8:00am - 12:30pm

Opening Keynote & Seminars

12:45pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:45pm - 5:30pm

Seminars & Closing Keynote



Social Media for Actors


Commercial Audition Techniques


Booking Off Self-Tapes 


Transformative Power of Acting Science


Booking the Co-Star Role

Designed for You: The Professional Actor

If you’re an professional actors and want to take your acting skills to the next level, you’re in the right place.

🛑 We know you’re feeling pressure to stand out in a competitive entertainment industry. This is the event where you gain more acting confidence, accelerate your career, and discover how to crush your acting goals:

🎬  Imagine keeping up with important industry trends and knowing exactly how to successfully utilize the latest acting and audition techniques.

🎬  Imagine having all the insight and acting training you need to support your career planning and strategy. 

🎬  Imagine forming relationships with people who become your tribe—your always-available, go-to group of peers who you can collaborate with and grow your careers together. 

🎬  Imagine having complete confidence with every audition.

This is why we exist: We help actors like you get all the information you need in one place, personally connect with the top experts (acting coaches, talent agents, and casting directors) in the field, form lifetime relationships that’ll help you year-round, and gain the confidence you need to succeed in the industry.

Venue & Resort Info

Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale

4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy S, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Venue & Resort

Sponsors & Exhibitor Partners

Gold Level Sponsor


Exhibitor Partners

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Come Join Us

Fall of 2023

Phoenix, Arizona


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