The BESLA CHICAGO 2023 ACTORS & WRITERS FELLOWSHIP
BESLA (BLACK ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LAWYER ASSOCIATION provides access to key industry influencers and innovators through premiere programming and opportunities. The BESLA Chicago actor's workshop is designed to give emerging talents the opportunity to perfect their craft of acting from top industry leaders.
8-10 actors will be selected to take part in our acting workshop on Tuesday July 25th from 9-6pm. Classes will be taught by celebrity/on set acting coach, CIFF award winning actor & director (and former original Fly Girl) Jossie Harris. On Wednesday July 26th(time TBD) the actors will perform in front of key industry judges and receive feedback. One actor will be selected as top performer and announced during the BESLA regional event on Thursday night July 27th AND receive 1-3 months of free acting classes with Jossie Harris.
The top actor will be announced during the 2023 Besla Chicago regional conference.
1. Applicants will have from Saturday June 24th 2023 until Sunday July 16th 2023 to submit a self taped monologue up to 3 min.
ONLY MONOLOGUES WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO FILMS OR WEBSERIES
Submission process Instructions. Please follow carefully:
a. Create and record a up to a 3 min monologue with clear audio and a plain background that doesn’t distract from the recording. Lighting and video quality must be bright, clear, and sharp.
2. Create a Project on FilmFreeway. Log in to your FilmFreeway account and click 'My Projects', then 'Add New Project'. Thoroughly complete the details on this page. Make sure you have selected 'Film/Video' as 'Project Type' in Section 1. After you have created and saved a Project, you can revisit this page by going to 'My Projects', then clicking 'Edit'.
4. Actors upload your Monologue, Go to 'My Projects', then 'Project File' to upload.
5. Attach your résumé and headshot. Go to My Projects, click 'View', then click 'Add a File' in the 'Files and Attachments' section to upload your résumé and headshot.
6. Click 'Submit Now'
1. Are there any costs to the applicants?
No, it is free of charge.
2. Can an candidate apply if they are represented by an agent or manager?
Yes, you are eligible to apply.
3. Will waivers be offered and accepted?
No late submissions will be accepted. No waivers will be offered.
4. Who is eligible to apply?
Any actor 18 or over
If you are over 18 by the time the fellowship starts on July 25th feel free to apply.
5. Must I be a U.S. citizen in order to apply?