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Online acting summit launched to offer actors free industry advice

Steve Trister and Angela Peters, co-founders of the World Acting Summit.
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Actors from around the world are invited to participate in a free online summit that is aimed at giving them industry advice from casting directors, agents, unions and leading performers over a 10-day period.

The World Acting Summit will include daily sessions featuring contributions from Equity, as well as creatives including American writer, director and producer Anthony Meindl, casting director Jeremy Zimmerman and Australian actor Damon Herriman.

Herriman’s credits include the US series Justified and he has recently been cast in the forthcoming series Battle Creek, from Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan. He will open the summit on March 31, at 6pm UK time.

Once registered, users will be able to watch each session streamed live, with content then being made available on demand for the next 24 hours.

The World Acting Summit has been created by performers Steve Trister and Angela Peters.

Peters explained: “We noticed there was a move towards doing things online which makes it much easier for people to get access to content. And actors have such a hard time getting the right information about how things can be better for them, and how they can move ahead with their career, so we decided we would put together something people can watch online, from the comfort of their own home. We wanted to get speakers who would be inspiring and help people get clarity about the different areas of acting, especially if they are new or just starting out.”

She added: “We want to change the way the industry works and see more of this type of thing coming out, as a way to help people without having to pay.”

Each session will last around 60 minutes and more information can be found here.