October is "National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)."
It is also the month that the "40 Series" kicks off and continues for one year. Forty entertainment professionals, some disabled and some not, will be presenting 25 workshops.
The subjects that will be presented in 2013 are:
Oct. 26: Angela Rockwell, ("Push Girls:), will speak about Manifestation. I will have an interview with Angela tomorrow.
Oct. 27: Auti Angel, (Push Girls), talks about dance and movement.
Nov. 7: Donna Pescow, ("Saturday Night Fever"), will talk about acting.
Dec. 12: Betsy Chasse, (Producer and Owner of the Independent Film and Distribution Company INTENTION MEDIA), will talk about producing and directing.
Dec. 19: Lauren Potter, ("Glee"), Acting.
Organizations Include: Recipients of both 2013's Dana & Christopher Reeve Foundation "Quality Of Life" Grant and Friends Of Californians With Disabilities, Inc Grant, national organization Actors For Autism and Media Access Award Winner/Casting Director, David Zimmerman's Meet The Biz have joined together to create the "40 Series", a year long workshop that caters to both disabled and able bodied artists lead by 40 Entertainment professionals (disabled and abled) teaching, lecturing, sharing their talents and insights in 25 workshops throughout the year (Oct.2013-Oct.2014). Info Below.
About the workshops:
Meet The Biz is looking to make acceptance of diversity a common place. The "40" and the other programs and workshops that MEET THE BIZ offers are doing that. The "40" is a 25 night series with 40 different professionals. There is a registration fee of $40 that will go back into the program to help with interpreters, filming, and other necessities. Other than that, there is no charge. The "40" begins at the end of October 2013, which is disability awareness month, and goes for a year.
There are a limited amount of spaces, and since the "40" will be spanning over a year, students might not be able to get to all 25 events. Students who do get accepted will be able to attend a minimum of 4 evenings and a maximum of the 25.
Most workshops at MEET THE BIZ are that. . .workshops, where you get to work your craft. It's not just about meeting. There are some events that will have the Interviews and Q & A's. And then there are others where you get to do scene work, improv, cold reading, and more. Usually with the MEET THE BIZ workshop we keep the class size to a maximum of 18. For the "40" series, we will be able to accommodate up to 25 per workshop. Once each workshop is full, you will be put on a waiting list for that workshop.
Even with the regularly priced classes, we keep MEET THE BIZ workshops reasonably priced and keep the amount of students in each class low, so everyone gets a lot of one on one instruction.
REGISTRATION (Please be aware, the first Core group is full.) That being said, we still have room for this special event. We are now starting our second group, which is a waiting list for a minimum of 4 workshops and a maximum of 25 out of the 25 that are happening throughout the year for the "40 Series". You can still follow the steps below.
To Register for the special "40" at MEET THE BIZ:
Email your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org . ***
Once you have emailed us your contact info, you receive a confirmation and then you can mail in your Registration Fee.
All payments of the $40.00 registration fee for the "40 series" will be made out to "Actors For Autism" for a tax deductible donation . Be sure that you note that you would like this to be used toward the MEET THE BIZ workshops.
Send in the $40.00 check or money order made out to "Actors For Autism" to:
MEET THE BIZ
137 North Larchmont Blvd. # 518
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Attn: "40 Series"
Once we receive the payment, we will email you back with a final confirmation.
*** There is a limited amount of space available. Be sure to contact us first so we can be sure you are on the list. ***
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