Events and Opportunities

Diversity Events

The Women+Film Festival will run from April 4-9 and showcase documentaries, narratives and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming. The Festival includes panel discussions, in-person guests and receptions while highlighting thought-provoking, inspirational stories of women from around the world. The festival features Opening and Closing Night receptions and a VIP reception for filmmakers and pass-holders.

Start: 05/01/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 05/01/2017 - 8:00pm

Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee
What challenges do you face as an Asian-American Actor? Are you looking to leverage your talents across several acting mediums (TV, theatrical, voiceover, live theater, commercials)? Do you get hired primarily in one area, not the others and ask yourself why? Share an evening with drinks and a light dinner along with other Asian-American actors and let's discuss what it takes to navigate the industry and put ourselves in a better position for more work.

Start: 03/31/2017 - 5:30pm
End: 03/31/2017 - 8:00pm

A now-famous Chicago actor once said in an interview that since he could not find a producer to hire him, he became a producer and hired himself. On Friday, March 31, we will be celebrating women filmmakers who made the definitive choice that rather than look to others for opportunities; they would create them for themselves.

The Casting Society of America, as part of its ongoing “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Casting Initiative,” will sponsor a town hall conversation moderated by Pooya Mohseni (Iranian-American actress and transgender advocate) with and for transgender actors. 

When: 7 p.m., Monday, April 3
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Actors Equity Building, Equity Council Room
165 W 46th Street, Floor 14
New York, NY 10036

The goals of the event are:

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