How to Make Short-Form Content that Launches (or Jump-Starts) Your Acting Career

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Hosted by Elisha Yaffe, Actor (Better Call Saul, The Newsroom, MadMen) & Producer

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Elisha Yaffe, Actor (Better Call Saul, The Newsroom, MadMen) & Producer

Webinar hosted by: Elisha Yaffe, Actor (Better Call Saul, The Newsroom, MadMen) & Producer

Elisha has guest starred on Better Call Saul, The Newsroom, Mad Men, Southland, Up All Night, The New Normal and CSI:NY and voiced the character of Jimmy Olsen and B'dg on DC Nation Shorts's Tales of Metropolis and Super-Pets. He appeared in the Sundance feature Frank & Lola starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots.He got his start writing web-series with his friends from Emerson College, including Downers Grove, which was picked up by Warner Brothers Studio 2.0. He has appeared in commercials for Mike's Hard Lemonade, Time Warner Cable, Samsung, Wendy's, McDonald's, Nintendo 3DS and Hanes.He wrote and starred in the short film "Time Travel Lover" which has won numerous awards and was given a Vimeo Staff Pick. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Every actor looking for representation has been given (often unsolicited) advice to "write roles for yourself" and "make your own content" ...but how exactly does one go about doing so?

We've brought in Elisha Yaffe, an actor who kick-started his own career and has moved on to recur on the Emmy-nominated shows Better Call Saul and guest star on The Newsroom, Mad Men and many more. In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, Elisha will teach you how best to create and circulate short-form content so you can find a rep who "gets" you...even if you don't have large piles of cash hidden beneath your floorboards.

What You'll Learn

  • What is your "Career Blueprint"?
  • Understanding "The Ladder" and the evolution of your type
  • Identifying your immediate goal
  • Working within financial constraints
  • Finding "The Good Idea" (Does is check the 3 boxes?)
  • Inspiring collaborators through "The Good Idea"
  • Choosing your core team when you don't have Spielberg on speed dial!
  • On set: How to trust your team and find joy in your performance
  • Feeling empowered in post-production
  • The Release of Your Content: the players & your strategy
  • To festival or not to festival?
  • Targeting Reps & CD's
  • On to the next one...
  • Q&A with Elisha!

About Your Instructor

Elisha has guest starred on Better Call Saul, The Newsroom, Mad Men, Southland, Up All Night, The New Normal and CSI:NY and voiced the character of Jimmy Olsen and B'dg on DC Nation Shorts's Tales of Metropolis and Super-Pets. He appeared in the Sundance feature Frank & Lola starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots.

He got his start writing web-series with his friends from Emerson College, including Downers Grove, which was picked up by Warner Brothers Studio 2.0. He has appeared in commercials for Mike's Hard Lemonade, Time Warner Cable, Samsung, Wendy's, McDonald's, Nintendo 3DS and Hanes.

He wrote and starred in the short film "Time Travel Lover" which has won numerous awards and was given a Vimeo Staff Pick.

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