Friday, August 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Workshop: From Extra to Professional: Finding Roles in Film

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  • Title: From Extra to Professional: Finding Roles in Film
  • Description: Information and tips from actors and a casting agent for anyone who has ever thought, “I’d like to be an actor.”
  • Panelists: Terry L. Wilson (Middle GA Talent Agency), Chris Payne (Actor), Walter Duckworth (Actor), and moderated by Joe Finkelstein. 

Terry Wilson has worked behind the scenes with multiple theatre productions, pageants, fashion shows and indie films and has gained experience in casting, production assistance, behind the screen and continuity photography, decorating sets, wardrobe, location scouting, and craft services. In 2005 she started Middle GA Talent which has evolved into a Facebook Group with over 2000 members. In 2012 she published The Film & Video Production Resource Directory-Middle GA Area. In 2016, Middle GA Talent has transformed into an Agency to help bring more opportunities to the talent in Middle GA. In addition to all her involvement in the entertainment industry, Terry has 20 years of experience working in Human Resources and is a devoted wife and a proud mother of two.

Chris Payne is a lifelong native of Macon. He began his film acting career in 2011 appearing in a local indie that sparked his passion. He then continued his indie career with roles in Bee Sting and the award-winning Refuge (2013). Chris has also worked on well over 100 different productions as a background artist, including The Walking Dead, Brockmire, and Miracle Workers.

Walter Duckworth has been in the film industry since 2010. His experiences range from feature films to commercials. Credit films such as An Innocent Kiss, Exit 101, The Games That Children Play, I'll Be Homeless for Christmas and Ace the Zombie. Television shows consist of Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies, Murder Calls, Swamp Murders, Dead Of Night, Fatal Encounters, Clairvoyance, Shrink Rap and CMTs My Big Redneck Wedding. Other interests and personal information includes: lead singer of numerous bands for the past 20 yrs, Board of Director's member for Central Georgia Autism, Ltd., a non-profit organization, voice overs, antique car restoration enthusiast, ever supportive husband for 28 yrs to his wife, Lisa and hands on father to 2 amazing children, Walt and Paige.

Friday August 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Visit Macon 450 Martin Luther King Jr BlvdMacon, GA 31201