September 14, 2016 ~ Donise Hardy, CSA & Author


Book Signing: Donise Hardy, CSA & Author

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This month I, Gary Wimmer, am thrilled to announce that our speaker will be our very own Donise Hardy, CSA, Casting Director, Acting Coach, and now Donise has earned yet another title to her name, Author!

As you may know, Donise and I have been organizing the monthly Network Austin Mixer for the past 12 years. It would not be what it has become without Donise’s passion, intelligence, hard work, inspiration, enthusiasm, and professionalism, and as a community, we are all grateful for her continuous contributions, specialized courses, and unique insights.

Donise’s brand new book, “Acting Career Basics: On-Camera Audition & Industry Tips“, is a guide to on-camera auditions and contains many industry tips that only an insider such as she would know. Released just this summer, it is available from CreateSpace & Amazon. But books will be on sale at a deep discount of just $12 — sans postage, since they’ll already be at the mixer!*

Editor Diane Beckham, who created the page design and production of the book, and Ellen Martin, who helped edit it, will also be onsite to facilitate book sales & signings and answer questions.

As if this month’s mixer couldn’t get any better,

Donise will have a special announcement for the audience, and

There will be a Door Prize!


Last Month

We are extremely honored to have featured Sylnovia Holt-Rabb, Assistant Director of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, as our guest speaker on Wednesday, August 10, 2016! Sylnovia provided an overview of the department, particularly as it pertains to funding for film, television, gaming, and other arts & media, among them the Cultural Funding and the Creative Content Incentive programs of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division. She spoke about many of the programs offered by the City of Austin, how to apply for grants, where to find such information and more, then underscored how much she and her department work to get people involved and fund projects that meet necessary criteria. Sylnovia then introduced 2 members of her staff, Jim Butler, Multimedia Manager, and Anna Bradley, Art In Public Places Coordinator, who described their respective programs. In all, it was a superb mixer, and we urge everyone to check out their links and information. Thank you for a most informative & inspiring presentation, Sylnovia, Jim and Anna!


So please join us for this special mixer at Baby A’s on Wednesday, September 14th, and bring some friends. Arrive early for a cold libation, networking, and meeting new folks with like minds.

* If you want to buy the book at the mixer, then please come with cash or checkbook.

Note:  Baby A’s will place pylons on parking spaces reserved for our speakers behind the restaurant.  Please do not park in those reserved spots!

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Mixing & Networking begin @ 6:00PM, then the Speaker starts @ 6:45.

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