New Date – Destination Co-Star! TV Tips for the Emerging Actor

Are you an actor transitioning from theater, independent film, background work, or just starting out? This workshop is for those seeking practical advice in booking their first television co-star role, and more importantly, building a life-long career. We’ll cover casting directors, agents, creating a network vs. networking, audition best practices (and managing those audition nerves), and more!

Please note: If The Secret-power-of-attraction-manifesting approach is your thing—great! But this program offers its polar opposite and might not be for you. Though we will touch upon a few science-based items to maintain a healthy mindset, this will be a simple, no-nonsense primer to get you started on your career.

Mellini Kantayya is a actor, writer, and humorist. Her most recent acting credits include The First Wives Club (BET upcoming), Marvel’s The Defenders (Netflix), and The Night Of (HBO). She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Actor. Writer. Whatever. (essays on my rise to the top of the bottom of the entertainment industry). She has been a commentator on NPR affiliates and a regular contributor to Huffington Post Comedy. She has been storyteller at the Mark Twain House and performs at various New York City venues.

Photo Credit: Dina Drew

April 18 @ 6:30pm
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm (2h)

NYWIFT Conference Room
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
(Between Fifth and Madison Avenue)

$15 for Members
$25 for Nonmembers


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.