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Actor & Film Industry Expo

2024 Actor & Film Industry Expo.

The Twin Cities Actor Expo has evolved! Join us as we launch our first Actor & Film Industry Expo! Participate in panels & auditions, visit exhibitors, and network at our mixer in hopes to strengthen our MN film community.

What is AFIE?

The Twin Cities Actor Expo is now the Actor & Film Industry Expo (AFIE). We are expanding our offerings and elevating your expo experience in 2024, to not only local and upcoming actors but amplify the MN film industry as a whole. Stay-tuned for additional information! We can’t wait for you to join us this year at the all-new Actor & Film Industry Expo!

Where

ShowPlace ICON Theatre & Kitchen at the West End

1625 West End Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Free Ramp Parking

When

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8:30AM-5PM

Attendee Cost

Early Bird $45 | April 1-18

General $60 | April 19-May 18

TCFF Members receive 25% off

Schedule

We have a lot in store for you!

8:30AM | Check-in Begins

The TCFF Registration/Check-in table will be located near the box office of the ShowPlace ICON Theatre. The table will be open all day, so if you aren’t planning to attend auditions no worries – we will be here!

ShowPlace ICON Theatre 1625 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

9:00-11:00AM | Filmmaker/Casting Auditions

Audition in front of several filmmaker and casting directors. Auditions will take place in Theatre #6. An audition sign up link will be sent to you within 24 hours of registering. You may perform one of the approved scenes (that will be sent to you) OR a 2 minute monologue of your choosing. You MUST have an audition time slot confirmed to audition. If ALL audition time slots are filled, you may submit a digital audition link (Via YouTube OR Vimeo) by May 25th, 2024.

ShowPlace ICON Theatre 1625 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416 – Theatre #6

11:00AM-3:45PM | Vendors Open

Enjoy access to industry vendors all day long! Vendors will be located in the ShowPlace ICON atrium at the top of the escalators.

Vendors: TBD

*Vendors subject to change

ShowPlace ICON Theatre 1625 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

11:30AM-12:15PM | Panel 1: The Gateway to Getting it Made

Learn the benefits of collaborating with a Casting Director, the importance of finding the right talent, and how talent can open up doors for funding and distribution. Learn the best practices for getting in front of Casting, how to book the room, and keep them calling you in. 

Panelists: Sara Isaacson

Moderator: Lilly Rains

ShowPlace ICON Theatre 1625 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416 – Theatre #6

12:30-1:15PM | Panel 2: You’ve got your money, now what?

First moves and first hires. For established filmmakers and those just beginning their journey, learn the best practices for building a production team, why you need certain crew members, and how to ethically cut corners when your resources are limited. 

Panelists: TBD

Moderator: TBD

ShowPlace ICON Theatre 1625 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416 – Theatre #6

1:45-2:30PM | Panel 3: Brave New World

Dive into the ever-evolving landscape of film distribution and festivals in today’s market. Learn how smart budgeting, realistic expectations, and strategic planning can make or break your project.

Panelists: TBD

Moderator: Christian Popham

ShowPlace ICON Theatre 1625 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416 – Theatre #6

2:45-3:30PM | Panel 4: Writing For and With Your Resources

For actors, writers, and filmmakers looking to produce their own work, this panel will dive into getting your script ready for production with how to maximize your resources (people, places, gear, funds), and the many ways to incorporate effective feedback through table reads, script consultants, and coverage at any budget. 

Panelists: TBD

Moderator: TBD

ShowPlace ICON Theatre 1625 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416 – Theatre #6

3:45-5:00PM | Mixer

Join us for hosted beverages, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, snacks, and network with fellow industry individuals to connect in your community.

Sponsors: Stella Artois

Twin Cities Film Fest Office 1633 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

Industry Vendors

Enjoy access to several industry vendors all day long!

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