If you are one of those naive individuals, who plan on taking the entertainment industry as commercially successful as Hollywood without any plan or strategy but only your acting skills then you are in for a surprise. Acting is a business that requires some branding. The craft is important, yes of course, but when you are struggling to become an actor your acting skills take a backseat for a while and what counts is your business strategy. You are very much like a ‘product’ and you need to find the best possible ways to market yourself.
Walid Chaya is an established actor, director and successful career advisor who helps you shift the lens from the artist within you to the brand you are. He is one of the best possible business strategists in LA who allows you to pursue your career with all the right tactics and tricks, increasing your chances of succeeding.
Walid is a keynote speaker for universities and top studios on current acting and business topics. Walid’s course “Business of Acting in the Digital Age” is by far the most popular. Created especially for performers by a diverse actor with a successful business background, Walid Chaya brings a unique take on navigating today’s entertainment industry; by focusing on the business side of acting using modern tools and technology.
Walid aims to help you discover new ways to package and pitch your data to get noticed and receive a response when contacting directors, producers, casting directors, talent agents, and personal managers. He helps you learn how to take photographs, develop reels, websites and run social media while packaging yourself in the best possible manner.
Walid Chaya can help you prepare like a professional. He helps you target castings based on your skills, seek the help of reps in your acting training, and prepare a cover letter. He also aids you in formatting your resume with information that holds significance in casting.
He teaches you to introduce yourself like a seasoned professional and shows you ways to self-promote using social media and marketing in a natural, engaging manner. He helps you choose online tools that serve you best (casting websites, audition apps, personal websites, IMDb, Instagram, etc.). He also assists in booking gigs and strategically helps you to connect with the industry.
Walid’s keynote topics and masterclasses are available through his website and for private group bookings. He also offers private career consultations online and in Los Angeles for actors seeking 1-on-1 support.
Apart from coaching aspiring actors and providing training programs through Studio For Performing Arts LA, Walid is also the proud owner of his production company Moonlit Wings Productions. He has also acted in, directed, and produced several noteworthy projects, including the award-winning short film, “Driving Ms. Saudi” which has been screened all over the world.