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Working in the US: Getting the Right Visa, Agent, Manager and other Critical Topics

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Raleigh Studios 655 N. Van Ness Los Angeles, CA 90038

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is proud to present

Australian Actors Working in the U.S.

A panel discussion followed by a Q&A

Topics include:

* Obtaining the proper work visa for the U.S.

* O-1 visa vs. Green Card

* Who can be a petitioner for your visa

* The difference between agents & managers

* Securing an agent/manager

* Pilot season - what to expect & how to prepare

* Having realistic expectations

* Preparing for auditions

* The advantages & challenges of being an Australian actor in LA

Wednesday, February 24 

Raleigh Studios

655 N. Van Ness

Los Angeles, CA 90038

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Networking Reception to Follow



*Please do not to register unless you are reasonably certain that you will attend. Though cancellations are sometimes unavoidable, please let us know by 2pm on February 23 if you are no longer able to attend.

Kate Raynor

Kate Raynor is a U.S. Immigration attorney and founder of Raynor & Associates Law Firm.  For the past eighteen years she has specialized in immigration issues for the entertainment industry. She has represented actors from all over the world. Kate Raynor's dedication to her clients has earned her reputation as one of the top entertainment immigration attorneys in the United States.

Kate Raynor's clients include Oscar, Emmy, Logie, Golden Globe, Grammy, and BAFTA award winning actors, and the stars of Hollywood Blockbusters such asTerminator: GenesisDawn of the Planet of the ApesDivergentTransformers 4,Twilight Saga, and many more.  Kate Raynor also represents television actors, hosts, and dancers appearing in shows such as Walking DeadDancing with the StarsCSIThe OriginalsVampire DiariesGame of ThronesRevengeSons of Anarchy, among others. 

Jeff Golenberg
Mr. Jeff Golenberg serves as Co-Founder and Partner at Silver Lining Entertainment, a Los Angeles based management and production company. He has built a highly regarded reputation for applying his expertise when managing and maximizing his clients' career. As a leading creative force within SLE integrated approach, he works directly with a multitude of artists in all forms of media. Jeff has also expanded the companies television production business having produced HBO's comedy special Ghetto Klown and the ABC pilot King John, both starring client John Leguizamo. SLE currently has projects with Sony, Fox Television Studios and CBS Productions. Prior to SLE, he Co-Founded The Collective in 2005 where he oversaw the management of talent, producing television projects within The Collective Television Group, continued the evolution of The Collective Music Group, and forged new relationships that supported the expansion of Collective Digital Studio's infrastructure. He began his management career as an executive at 3 Arts Entertainment. While at 3 Arts Entertainment, he produced several projects including, John Leguizamo's HBO special Sexaholix, which was nominated for both Tony® and Emmy® Awards. He also produced the coming of age comedy, Sol Goode, starring Jamie Kennedy and Jared Leto.

Marcia Ross

In her more than 30 years as an award-winning casting director, Marcia Ross has been involved in the casting of hundreds of successful feature films, network series, pilots, movies for television and mini-series. In her career at the Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers Television, CBS Television and as an independent casting director, she introduced such new talent as Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, Chris Pine, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Amy Poehler, Megan Fox and Jennifer Garner. She is the recipient of the 2002 Hollywood Film Festival award for "Outstanding Achievement in Casting" and numerous Casting Society of America Artios Awards, including the 2005 Hoyt Bowers Award for Career Achievement in Casting. Marcia is a member of AMPAS, ATAS, BAFTA and CSA. For 16 years Marcia served as head of casting for Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. Prior to joining the Walt Disney Company, Marcia worked as both an independent casting director and as the Vice President of Casting and Talent Development for Warner Brothers Television.

Bobby Myerow

Bobby Myerow graduated from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business with an MBA in Business/ Entertainment. He joined The Gersh Agency over eight years ago and his clients include Elodie Yung (Gods of Egypt, Daredevil), Sean Faris (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries), Bethany Joy Lenz (Dexter, One Tree Hill).

Rob Marsala

Rob Marsala Rob Marsala is a Perth-born Los Angeles based manager and producer with over a decade of experience working in Hollywood. He is currently a partner in the management company WISHLAB. Company clients include Iain Glen, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jay R Ferguson, Frances O'Connor, Dominic Sherwood, Cush Jumbo and Selma Blair. Prior to joining Wishlab, he was with Global Creative. He was also a manager at the Bauer Co.; worked at United Talent Agency in LA and the not-for-profit Independent Feature Project in New York. As a producer, he produced the acclaimed Australian feature 48 Shades based on the award winning novel '48 Shades of Brown' by Nick Earls. He has an MBA majoring in Media Management & Communications at Fordham University in New York and an LLB and BJuris from the Law School at the University of Western Australia.

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