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Saturday, May 3 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cutting Through the Bullshit: Self Marketing and Networking That Works For You LIMITED

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As a creative person, having to market yourself and make industry connections can feel like a lot of bullshit.  How do you network with the right people and promote yourself authentically?  This panel cuts through the bullshit by discussing the ways actors, filmmakers, and other creative types can get better at representing themselves and their work—all while making genuine connections.  Hear the lessons learned and how you can avoid your own pitfalls.


Steve Scholz

Steve is an actor, writer and voice over artist in Chicago. He serves as Board Vice President for The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup NFP (CAFM), and is a board member of the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local. He has hosted and organized CAFM events since 2009. Steve assisted the group in becoming a 501(c)3 organization, and served as Co-Director in 2012 with Grace McPhillips. He has also organized and hosted SAG-AFTRA Chicago's "Piece of the Pie for... Read More →


Tony Castillo

Tony Castillo is an accomplished actor and voice over talent having numerous Film and TV credits which include: Nothing Like The Holidays, Lana’s Rain, The Package, Shaking The Tree, Good Night Sweet Wife, Chicago PD, Watch Over Me (Series Lead), The Untouchables, Walker Texas Ranger, Early Edition and Missing Persons. 
He has performed on stage at Victory Gardens, Circle Theatre, American Theatre Company, Body Politic, Zebra Crossing... Read More →

Kathy Corday

Fine art photographer, Kathy Corday, is also a PBS personality and entrepreneur engaged in the lifelong pursuit of storytelling through a variety of media. Her photography shares the splendor of natural wonders, revels in the magic of man-made artifacts, and celebrates the insatiable essence of the human spirit. Ms. Corday complements her soulful images with her insightful celebrity interviews including Chris Botti, Chris Isaak, Gloria Estefan... Read More →

Ruth Kaufman

An attorney with a master’s in TV/Radio, Ruth Kaufman earned multiple national top performer awards at two companies during 16 years in sales, training and marketing. She negotiated seven figure contracts and managed a multi-million dollar territory. Now a full-time actor and | writer, her credits include roles in independent films, web series and national commercials. She has | narrated hundreds of e-learning courses, medical scripts... Read More →

Fernanda Rossi

Internationally renowned author, speaker and story analyst Fernanda Rossi has | collaborated in more than 500 fiction scripts, documentaries and fundraising samples, | including two documentaries nominated for the Academy Award® and many that | received funding from ITVS and National Film Board of Canada. She has given her | lectures in more than 12 countries and at world markets, such as Hot Docs and Sheffield | Doc/Fest. In addition, she is... Read More →

Sean Walton

Sean Walton is a member of both SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity. He has performed in film, television, and on stage throughout the U.S., and has several national commercial credits. Sean is a writer of screenplays and stageplays. He is a former board member of the Chicago Acting in Film Meetup.

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Collaboraction Theater 1579 N Milwaukee, Suite 300