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SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee and Native Americans Committee

Invite You To a Free Panel and Workshop


at Hawaii International Film Festival

SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee & Native Americans Committee presents an informative, interactive panel discussion and workshop on the acting industry taught by casting directors , professional actors and other industry experts during the 2013 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF).  The panel-workshop is open to all ethnicities.  The event is free for HIFF festival-goers and SAG-AFTRA members.

Workshop instructors include casting director Rene Haynes (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse & New Moon), casting director Rachel Sutton (Hawaii 5-0), actor Kelly Hu (X2, Scorpion King), actor-director, Keo Woolford (The Haumana, Act of Valor), actor Delanna Studi (Edge of America) and actor Ren Hanami (The Young and the Restless).

The panel discussion with industry experts will give an overview of auditioning, headshots, resumes, reels, representation, audition tapes, social media resources for actors and more.

Audition Opportunity:  Also, as part of this panel-workshop, a select group from the audience will have an opportunity to practice auditioning with on-the-spot feedback from the workshop leaders and casting directors.

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013.  Event is from 2PM to 4:30PM HST. 

Where:  The Modern Hotel
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Parking:  $7 for self-park at the hotel or $10 for valet parking.

Submitting to Audition:   If you are interested in the opportunity to participate in the audition portion of the workshop, send your digital headshot & resume to the email  no later than October 7, 2013 by 5pm HST.


A workshop casting director will select a diverse group of participants from a wide range of ethnicities, age and acting experience.  You will be notified in advance of the event if you are selected to audition, and you will receive sides to practice.  If you are not selected, you will still have the opportunity to drop off your headshot in person at the event for the casting directors.

For more information or ADA accommodations, please contact: SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity at or (323) 549-6644.

SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at

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Best Caster —

Only friends of the casting directors will be invited.

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