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Workshop: Earn a Living Acting

Featuring Jackie Dallas

Making a Living as an Actor and Diversifying Hollywood

This is a practical workshop for aspiring local creatives who are looking to make a living as an actor. Taught by Jackie Dallas, a full-time professional SAG-AFTRA actor living in the Bay Area, this session will go over:

  • The industry -- What it’s like working in different fields and what to expect

  • How to get started

  • What materials and experience you need to invest in

  • How to format a resume

  • Capitalizing on your unique qualities and background

Bring your headshot and resume, if you have one, and a notebook and pen. The workshop will begin with an introduction by Arabella DeLucco, CEO of WeXL.org, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization connecting historically underrepresented and underserved populations to creative leadership opportunities and professional development in media and entertainment.
 

More about Jackie:

Jackie Dallas, was born in Syracuse, NY, to South Korean parents and raised in a multi-generational household until moving to Central Florida at the age of 6. As a child she was always socially outgoing and curious. In school, Jackie excelled academically with a talent and passion for theater. She was in multiple high school and local community theater productions and competed at several regional events, receiving high praise. She attended the University of Florida on a full scholarship and ultimately graduated with a Bachelors in Microbiology and Cell Science while bartending part time at local pool halls and restaurants. She attended medical school directly after and upon completion of her education, she spent a brief time working as a General Surgery Resident Physician in New York City and then as a Pathology Resident Physician in Chicago. Despite her academic achievements, however, Jackie never let go of her passion and dream to continue acting. She was asked to do some promotional videos and landed a couple of modeling jobs, before deciding to resume auditioning for film and TV roles. She started out as a background actress in random independent films and shorts before landing the role as the Yellow Ranger in a TV Pilot for a dark comedy 'Power Rangers-like' reboot Super Power Color Force. Recently, she landed a role in Netflix's breakout hit series Stranger Things.

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