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Industry Week


Runtime 45 mins
Event Details
Sep 25
11:00 AM Brüch Bar
Sep 25
11:00 AM Video On Demand
Whether it’s already begun or is still a dream, there is an actual pathway ahead for your acting career. This discussion will teach you how to make a real living doing what you love. Don’t get pulled into expensive agencies offering false promises! Learn the practical steps to turn your passion into a career. Tina Alford, Branch Representative for ACTRA, will be leading the conversation with performers Autumn Dang, Leslie McMichael, and Pardeep Sooch.

Speakers are subject to change without notice.

In-person Industry Week events are available to Industry Pass holders only. The deadline to apply for an Industry Pass was September 17. All other guests may view the live stream / VOD for $13.50.


Tina Alford

Tina Alford

ACTRA Alberta
Tina Alford is the Branch Representative for The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA). She has been an active member of the Alberta Screen Industry for over 20 years and is a passionate advocate for local performers.
25 1030 Autumn T v2. Dang

Autumn T. Dang

Autumn T. Dang is a first generation Canadian of Chinese and Vietnamese descent. Her love for acting began as a young adult, and she has trained at various reputable institutions such as the Company of Rogues Actors' Studio, Toronto Academy of Acting for Film and Television (TAAFT), and Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She has also starred in various independent productions, including the web-series Ginger Beef by Eunice Hau and the film Tomato Can for Panoramic Media.
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Leslie McMichael

Leslie McMichael, PhD has been a stunt performer since 1996 and a stunt coordinator since 2015. Her performing specialties are: martial arts, wire work, driving, fire and stunt acting. Leslie often works as a team with her husband Steve in and around the Calgary area. With a PhD in Media Psychology, Leslie has been studying the effects of serial concussions in stunt performers and creating awareness in the stunt community.
25 1030 Pardeep Sooch v2

Pardeep Sooch

Don’t Say It’s Name
Ever since Pardeep was little, he made it a life goal to try to do everything he possibly could before kicking the bucket. Being born and raised in Calgary, he never would have dreamt of being part of a flourishing film industry. However, once he became an extra in a movie to check off a bucket list item, he’s still here 8 years later acting in commercials, television, and movies!