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Business Seminar

Take Control of your Career

December 9 2018

12pm - 6pm

Featuring Casting Director
Ashley Hallihan!

A New Approach to Actor Training

Do you feel successful as an actor or is something holding you back from the life and career you desire? Have you gained some great skills but feel like you can't put them into play due to lack of auditions, bookings or self-confidence?

For over 8 years, IYA Studio for Actors has been an artistic community and training ground for experienced and up-and-coming actors! We believe acting starts from the inside out! Utilizing the power of improvisation, elements of life coaching and a supportive community-based approach to training, we will help you:


"Exciting, refreshing with new things to learn every class. Check IYA out!"


— Trevor N.

Actor: Fear They Neighbor

A conservatory-style intensive giving you everything (and everyone) you need to succeed in the acting business! 

5 Guest Workshops

The Art of Auditioning

with Casting Director Ashley Hallihan

Join Toronto Casting Director Ashley Hallihan
(See No Evil, Strange but True, Motives and Murders) for an exclusive Q & A!

Ask her your burning questions as she guides you through the ins and outs of successful auditions.

PLUS! Select students will have the chance to audition for her! 

Actor / Agent Relationship

with Kristine Marchese (Marchese Talent)

Join Toronto Agent Kristine Marchese as she discusses the ins and outs of building a strong actor/agent relationship and answers your burning questions. 

Kristine's client booking list includes Frankie Drake, Designated Survivor, Kim's Convenience, Working Moms, October Faction, Channel Zero, Umbrella Academy and many others!

The Biz of Acting

with Coach Randy Thomas

Join successful actor and acting business expert  Randy Thomas (Killjoys, 21 Thunder)  as he takes you through his steps to success. Note-taking highly recommended. 

with Photographer Youssef Abdelmalek

The Perfect Headshot

Join one of Toronto's Hottest Photographers, Youseff (owner of YMAPhoto), as he reveals secrets to gain the perfect headshot! 

PLUS! Select students will get to do a live headshot session with him and walk away with a new photo! 

with Amanda Smith & D'Alessio Law Firm

Artist Visas to the US

Just in time for pilot season, this one hour seminar will provide an in-depth look at what's needed for the 0-1 Artists Visa, as well as dos and don'ts when crossing the border and other entertainment-related visas offered. This seminar is presented by Amanda Jane Smith, paralegal and a fellow actor and ACTRA member based in Toronto. 

Moderated by

Actor / Acting Coach

Tony Babcock


Actors' Business Seminar


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Toronto, ON

Head Coach: Tony Babcock