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Saturday, October 27 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Business of Acting

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Actors discuss their films and careers, the industry, and the building blocks needed to successfully develop an acting career.

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Jacque Cofer

CEO, Executive Producer, Cofer Entertainment Group
Jacque Edmonds Cofer is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Princeton University, graduating with an A.B. in Politics, with certificates awarded in Urban Studies, Political Economy, and African-American Studies.  She then worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank as a Trust Administrator... Read More →
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Anna Marie Horsford

What common thread do directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Alan Pacula and actors Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, Forrest Whitaker, Tom Cruise, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Ice Cube, Christopher Reeve, Lucille Ball, Lauren Bacall and Mickey Rooney share?  They... Read More →
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Christian Keyes

Christian Keyes was born in Detroit, Mich.  He is a humble, hardworking and driven young man. An experienced actor and singer, he was labeled by Tyler Perry as “One of the most consistent male actors I’ve worked with." Christian has done more than 40 stage productions and more... Read More →
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Dondre Whitfield

Whitfield attended the Performing Arts High School in New York City, New York. He was featured on the sitcom The Cosby Show as Robert Foreman (the love interest of Tempestt Bledsoe's character Vanessa Huxtable). Since then, he has appeared in many television series, includi... Read More →
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Kym Whitley

Born in Khartoum, Sudan, raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and introduced to the world by Hollywood, California, Whitley became a staple on television, guest starring on such popular programs as "Grey's Anatomy," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "That's So Raven," "My Wife and Kids," "The Boondocks... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
W Hotel, Great Room 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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