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. We run trade shows throughout the year in the U.S.A and in the U.K. (where we are called Surviving Actors), to help creatives develop and sustain their career and to create new opportunities for themselves. We do this by creating an environment where attendees can meet other industry professionals.
General admission is free and our extensive range of workshops and seminars focus on craft as well as supplying essential advice on the practicalities of working within the industry.
On top of all this, the expo’s open casting call/s gives actors the chance to secure roles in a film or theater production.
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.
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!
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
FelicityFounder & 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.
LianneSales & 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!
Ben Gardner GrayHead of Content
Ben rediscovered the acting bug after travelling in South America for several months and spending three years as a journalist and researcher for ITN and the BBC. He was accepted into Drama Centre to study an MA and leapt without looking. He is currently shooting a feature film and recently finished his first screenplay, after much blood, sweat, tears and coffee.
He is thrilled to be part of the team at Surviving Actors, which is helping people to keep following their dreams.
He can also juggle…quite badly.