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About Actors Pro Expo

Actors Pro Expo was set up by actors for actors to help and encourage them in all areas of their life as a professional actor. We run acting expos (trade shows) throughout the year in the U.S.A and in the U.K. (where we are called Surviving Actors), to help actors develop and sustain their career and to create new opportunities for themselves. We do this by creating an environment where actors can meet industry professionals to help develop a career in acting.

General admission to the expo is free and gives actors the chance to meet and network with other professional actors seeking work and looking to develop their careers.

Our extensive range of workshops and seminars also help to focus on the craft of the actor as well as supplying essential advice on the practicalities of working as an actor.

On top of all this, the expo’s open casting call gives you a real chance to secure a leading role in a film or theater production.

Develop

The ‘Develop’ sector of the convention will provide the chance for actors to re-consider their head shot, learn about personalized websites and consider a demo reel. All companies will be there to promote their services and actors will be able to gain information, obligation free. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to various ways in which your career could be enhanced and to take your career to new levels!

There’s more….! Companies who provide training for professional actors will also attend Actors Pro Expo to introduce their classes aimed at refreshing your craft. Actors will be able to meet and greet those who are directly involved with the companies you might use on a daily basis.

Sustain

As any professional actor knows, sometimes having a second job to pay the rent is essential in order to sustain a long-lasting career. If only employers understood you are an actor before anything else! Well keep reading because we have the answer for you…..

Actor’s Pro Expo exhibitors will include companies who are looking to employ actors for promotional work, teaching and other flexible jobs that actors are perfect for. Each of these companies have lots of work opportunities to offer, which may be key to surviving those difficult months in between acting jobs. In addition, they understand your primary desire to work as an actor, allowing you the flexibility to attend auditions around your job. So now you don’t have to worry about booking time off for that great audition you just got!

Create

This is a real important part of the convention; unique opportunities for actors to learn about creating their own work and to find out about casting websites to help book your next audition. As if that wasn’t enough, we also have an exclusive feature film open-casting for you to audition for on the day!

There will also be seminars with industry professionals taking place to provide fundamental information to inspire and encourage professional actors. These will all be realistic and honest for the benefit of those looking to create new, exciting and fresh work to enhance their career.

Meet The Team

Felicity

Founder & Director

Felicity Jackson, born and raised in London, England, started performing from a young age. At eighteen years old she chose acting as her favored art and gained a place at The Court Theatre Training Company, where she gained a BA (Hons) in Acting.
After graduating, Felicity, inspired by her fellow performers, founded Actors Pro Expo and Surviving Actors; an annual industry convention held in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and New York, aimed at jobbing actors looking to develop, sustain and create opportunities within their career.

Felicity is most well known for her appearance in Series 7 of BBC’s The Apprentice, where she beat 72,000 people to reach the final 16 candidates. She continued to excel above the other candidates and was eventually ‘fired’ in week four.

Lianne

Sales & Events Manager

From a small fishing town in Scotland called Fraserburgh, Lianne has always had a love for performing. She studied Acting & Performance at College then went on to gain her BA (Hons) Acting. Upon graduating Lianne went to work in Thailand as a Creative Arts specialist with disabled children at Rainbow House orphanage.

Some of Lianne’s acting credits include productions of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Road’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and various short/feature length films. Lianne has worked with brands such as Ford, The Famous Grouse, Gala Bingo, Nintendo, Nissan, RBS, NHS, Arnold Clark & the Commonwealth Games.
Lianne strives to make Actors Pro Expo bigger and better by using her creative skills!

Joseph

Business & Operations Manager

Joseph studied Drama & Theatre studies at the University of London so is very much in tune with the career of an actor, the difficulties they face and what they need to survive both financially and emotionally. Joseph assists Felicity with the administrative side of running Actors Pro Expo and manages the finances.

Joseph has starred in lead roles in two features films shot around CA as well as numerous short films both in the U.S. and the U.K. You can find out more about Joseph’s acting career at www.imdb.me/josephbooton.

Joseph loves chocolate-orange and ice cream and is on a constant quest to find chocolate-orange flavored ice cream…

Our Company Values

We are responsible for fresh, innovative ideas which support and inspire the acting community.
We are approachable, efficient and driven to produce high quality work.
We are fair, flexible and work as a team.