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Saturday, June 20, 2015

NY Actors Tweetup - Celebrating 5 Years!



BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & RAFFLE - THIS WEDNESDAY! 

Join us as we celebrate 5 years of connecting people and possibilities! Whether you’ve been here from the start or are just joining us — we are thankful to be apart of your journey!

To show our appreciation, we're throwing a party and raffling off some great prizes from our community of friends. Prizes include:

- An 8-week Acting In The Digital Age online training course curated by Roz Coleman
- One (1) class of your choosing at Laura Rosenthal's Audition LAB
- A 30-minute private coaching session with casting director Maribeth Fox
- A film fight choreography seminar with certified Kung-Fu Master Sifu Cecil Howsen
- One (1) 1-hour dialect coaching session with Jordan Yanko

... and more!

JOIN US
Birthday + Raffle

Wednesday, June 24th
7pm - 11pm

@ Stitch Bar & Lounge
247 West 37th Street

RSVP Here (it's Free!): www.nyactorstweetup.com/its-our-5th-birthday/


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Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has done national tours of plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. To learn more, check out http://www.theactorsenterprise.org.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 22 - Incredible networking for just $30!



My theater company, The Seeing Place, is excited to announce its sixth Industry Scramble and Mixer/Party!

This 2-part event is designed to a) give actors much needed face-time with content creators who are casting projects and making art happen NOW, and b) be a rocking' party where those who love theater and actors will some together to make a big difference!

The incredible industry professionals are donating their time for this event. So every penny contributed is able to be earmarked to make a huge impact on our theatrical community.

DATE & LOCATION:
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 7pm-11pm
Scramble Slots between 7-9:30pm, Mixer from 7pm-10:45pm

LOCATION: 
Studios 353
353 West 48th St, 2nd Floor - Studio 4 (check-in)

COST: 
$30 - Industry Scramble + Mixer (tickets required, scroll below to purchase)

If you'd like to attend just the mixer, it's a $5 cash cover at the door, with $5 drinks or a $20 open bar bracelet.

All proceeds go to benefit The Seeing Place, a non-profit, ensemble driven (actor run!) theater company based in Kips Bay (on the east side of Manhattan.)

Click to learn about our Capital Campaign.

About Part 1) THE 'SCRAMBLE'

During our Scramble, actors will get a chance to meet one on one for an individual "date" with 10 up-and-coming producers, writers, and directors who are casting for stage, film, commercials and industrials. Guests may also include casting directors, agents and day jobs that hire actors! Tickets are only $30 for this exclusive part of the event.

CONFIRMED INDUSTRY (subject to change):

• Conde Nast Entertainment: Lauren Bennett (Casting Director)
• Wilderness Films: Filmmaking Team Cornelia Ravenal (Screenwriter, Lyricist, Producer) & Mikael Sodersten (Director)
• Shakespeare Anywhere: Lila Smith (Founder) who hires actors to perform sonnets & scenes at corporate events
• Your NYC Concierge: Phil Lakin (Founder) who hires actors to teach tourists about the best events in NYC
• Xavmax Multimedia Productions: Vincent Veloso (Producer/Writer)
• Polyphony Creative: Phil Newsom and Lanie Zipoy (Producers)
...plus 4 more Scramble guests TBA!


Click for tickets here.

Note: To guarantee face time with all industry guests, Scramble slots are limited and will be assigned after your purchase. If you have a specific time slot request, please leave that in the comments section of your payment and we'll accommodate requests on a first come, first served basis.

All participants will receive a confirmation before the event with final details and up-to-date industry list.If buying on the day of the event, please email in advance to secure your slot: outreach@seeingplacetheater.com  then arrive at 7pm with $30 cash and 10 headshots & resumes.

While at the event, we invite you to arrive early and join in the mixer (while waiting for your time), which you can rejoin when your round robin is complete!

About Part 2) THE MIXER

Throughout the evening we also have a networking mixer where actors, directors, writers, photographers, editors, teachers, and other industry professionals can hob-nob and network. $5 cover gets you into the party, with $5 specialty cocktails, or donate $20 and get an OPEN BAR bracelet!

Also included:

• Dancing & merriment with our ensemble members
• Discounted Pre-sale Tix for BOY GETS GIRL and BOYS' LIFE
• ...and an Actor-Focused RUMMAGE SALE! Browse through plays, DVDs, cast albums, dance shoes, acting books and other items and make your best offer! All items available for a small donation.

TESTIMONIALS FROM INDUSTRY & ACTORS:

"I just wanted to thank you for inviting me to be a part of the Industry Scramble last night. It was a lot of fun, and I met some very enthusiastic, ready for work actors! Thank you for your time, attention and effort to make this event possible!" - Joe Whelski, Producer

"This is one of - if THE best networking event I've attended. I made real connections. Thanks!" - Heather Cambanes, Actor

"I had a marvelous time at tonight's Scramble. Met and chatted with ten potential job creators. Had a beer. Or two. Thank you. What I really like about TSP's fundraising activities are the value-added things. We do something for you, you do something for us. Bravo!" - Einar Gunn, Actor

Click for tickets here.

Questions? Email outreach@seeingplacetheater.com

Learn more about The Seeing Place by visiting our website.


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Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has done national tours of plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. To learn more, check out http://www.theactorsenterprise.org.


Monday, May 25, 2015

The Importance of BRANDING [Podcast]


Photo credit: Philips Vintage Ad
Why read, when you can listen? :)

I am so honored to have been selected as one of 20 experts to be invited to speak as a part of the It Girl Summit, part of Patricia Petersen’s Dream Girl Campaign. Patricia reached out to me because she wanted to have a voice on the panel the spoke specifically about how an actor can take back control over their career by making strong choices, taking action, and standing up for the kind of work they want (and deserve) to do. She also wanted to know about my background in self-producing, the ultimate way to have a say in the art you create.

What’s resulted is this 26 minutes master class on branding and being AT THE CAUSE of your career rather than AT THE EFFECT. I hope you’ll take a listen, and in the comment section let me know what you think: What actions will you take to step forward in your career? What do you see possible that, before, seemed out of reach? And what question so you have about next steps? I’ll answer each comment and help out as best I can!

And now, for the audio:





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Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has a weekly "Expert" column on the business of acting at Backstage magazine. As an actor, Erin has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has appeared Off Broadway, regionally and on national tour with both plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of several major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. To learn more, check out www.theactorsenterprise.org.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Actors - What Is Your Purpose?


Want to have a life you love? Here's a little diagram for you:


As a career coach I find my Number 1 job is to help actors find their purpose. Career coaching can give you all of the tools to help you get you where you want to be. Some of my most popular coaching sessions are on:

• Type/branding
• Time management & goal setting (balance!)
• Finding the perfect day job
• How to master social media & networking without losing your soul
• Building your book (for singers)
• Audition technique - finding monologues & sides that perfectly represent you!
• How to write to perfect cover letter
• Choosing spot-on marketing materials: headshot, resume, website, reel, etc
• Getting representation
... and more!

If you're interested in finding out how I can make a difference for YOUR career, let's set up a free consultation. I can work with anyone no matter where you live, as long as they have a phone or an internet connection! Email me now!

Email me for your free consultation: erin @ theactorsenterprise. org



Have a comment or question? Leave it by clicking below!

Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has done national tours of plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. To learn more, check out http://www.theactorsenterprise.org.


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