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Behzad Dabu  

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Information is power! A step by step analysis of current industry practices to get you informed and empowered.  Behzad Dabu- actor, acting coach, and Director of Acting for Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Lab, shares important concepts about the business that every working actor should know to either hit the ground running or level up in their acting careers.

Topic to be explored will be…

Studios vs Networks Vs Production Companies 

Agents / Managers 

The "TEST" process 

Pilot Season Breakdown

Minimum rates from Co-Star to Guest Star to Series Regular 

Network vs Cable Vs Streaming

Understanding SAG Politics 

From Pitching to Casting 

Overall Deals vs First Looks 

What is Packaging?

How to use IMDBpro to our benefit... and more! 


  • Date: Sunday, August 14th

  • Time: 12 - 4 PM 

  • Where: In-person AND online

    • In-person location: The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

    • Online location: Zoom​

  • Cost: $50



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