Actors in New York City have the opportunity to learn how to land a role on "Law and Order" and the soaps, peruse exhibit booths hawking everything from lessons to temp agencies for performers, and educate themselves on their unions Nov. 11 at Actorfest 2000. The eighth annual gathering of theatre, film and television professionals, sponsored by the theatrical trade publication Back Stage, will be held at the Marriott Marquis.
The day's main career seminars include "Six in the City: TV Series Shooting in New York," "Actors at Work: Getting and Doing the Job" and "The Dish on Soaps: Industry Experts Come Clean." "Six", a rundown on the New York-based pilots and series, features casting directors and writers from "100 Centre Street," "Ed," "Welcome to New York" and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," while "The Dish on Soaps" has a casting director, producer and TBA actor from "As the World Turns," as well as "One Life to Live" director Peter Miner and two soap agents.
There will also be 28 focus sessions, designed for more individual attention. Topics include: "How to Get an Agent," "Marketing Yourself: The Uniqueness Factor" and "Surviving the Audition Process."
— By Christine Ehren