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Coming Back Fall of 2024

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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 entertainment 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 29,30 Oct 1st, 2023

OUR SPEAKERS 2023

Keynote Speakers: 

Acting Coaches:

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Bella Hibbs

 Casting Director

Opening Keynote

Talent Agents & Managers: 

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Lilly Bankston

Talent Agent & Owner, 

Bankston Talent Agency

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Andrea Courtney

LA Talent Manager,

Established Artists Management

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Brittany Stone

Talent Agent/ Owner

Stone Talent Agency

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Becky Poliakoff

LA Talent Manager

Hg5 Entertainment

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Matt Englehart

Talent Agent

Ford Robert Black Agency

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Faith Hibbs-Clark

Casting Director & Acting Coach

Communication Method for Actors

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Amanda Melby

Actor, Coach & Owner,

Verve Studio

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DaJuan Johnson

Actor, Coach & Owner,

Think Bigger Coaching

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Brian Patacca

Personal Coach

The Representation Whisperer

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Kaz Santana

Actor, Coach & Owner,

Line Runner Tapes

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Scott Madej

Optimizing Your Casting Network Profile

Speakers

Casting Directors: 

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Bella Hibbs

Casting Director

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Beth  Sepko

Casting Director- Texas

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Alexis Allen

Casting Director- LA

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Director/Producer: 

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Deborah Correa

Film Director

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Craig Ross, Jr.

Film & TV Director

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Dave Hickey

Film Producer

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Moderators:

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Phuong Kubacki

Working Actor

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Tony Robinette

Working Actor

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Darren Darnborough

Working Actor

Emcees:

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Yasmine Ryback

Working Actor

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Jeff Deglow

Working Actor

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Agenda

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

DAY 1

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Industry Mixer

Dress: Cocktail Attire

DAY 2

7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration & Networking

Dress: Trendy Professional

8:00am - 12:30pm

Opening Keynote & Seminars

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:45pm - 5 pm

Seminars &Panels

DAY 3

7:00 am

Registration & Networking

8:00am - 12 pm

Opening Keynote & Seminars

12 pm - 1 pm

Closing Panel

SINGLE TRACK SEMINARS
TO GET RESULTS

Seminar

The Power of Action Verbs

Seminar

Commercial Audition Techniques

Seminar

Booking Off Self-Tapes 

Seminar

Transformative Power of Acting Science

Seminar

Optimizing Your Casting Networks Profile

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
Attendees receive a special room rate of $151.00
Room block ends 9/15/2023
Venue & Resort
Sponsors

Sponsors & Exhibitor Partners 2023

Gold Level Sponsor

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Exhibitor Partners

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Come Join Us

Fall of 2024

Phoenix, Arizona

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