November 8, 2017 ~ Eric Heisner & Dean Reading

Dean Reading & Eric Heisner
Actors, Writers, Filmmakers
A Coupla Cowboys

Dean Reading & Eric Heisner projects

We are proud to present actors/writers/filmmakers Eric H. Heisner & Dean Reading as our guest speakers this month! These 2 multitalented men have numerous credits & awards and are pleased to share with us their insights, some secrets learned, those proverbial curve balls, and their combined lifetimes of experiences. Look forward to an interesting & interactive mixer!

Eric HeisnerEric H. Heisner (aka Eric Heisner & EH Heisner) earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Filmmaking from Columbia College, Chicago. Later, he worked on the hit television show “ER” then traveled long and far. Moving out to Los Angeles, he landed minor roles for the History Channel and background in several feature films. Upon completion of the award-winning Western TV Pilot “Friend of the Devil” Heisner became known as the “Next Generation of Western Filmmakers”. Attending the Algonquin Cowboy Lunch with such legends as Ernest Borgnine, Bo Hopkins, Bruce Boxleitner, and others serves as continuing education for an actor, writer, and filmmaker with a passion for the western genre. Having his first novel, “West to Bravo”, published by a New York Publisher has put another notch on his storytelling resume. Also along the way Eric co-founded Lean Dog Productions based in Austin & Los Angeles specializing in western and other period films.

Dean ReadingDean Reading competed in professional rodeos in the 70s & 80s, graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History & English and a Secondary Teaching Certificate. In the 1980s, he was the Program Director for Group W Cable in Grapevine, Texas for several years where he produced, directed, and appeared in several television programs. Some went into syndication via the Group W Cable systems and several television stations throughout the Southwest, among them “Six Shooter Junction”, “Texas Traditions”, and “Entertainment Clipboard”. Dean then worked on several films in the transportation department, local casting department, and appeared periodically as an actor. Dean taught video production at Video Technical Institute for a year, as well as advanced film acting at Actor’s Preparatory Studio in Fort Worth for 2 years.

So be sure to join us at Sherlock’s Pub & Grill, 9012 Research Boulevard on Wednesday, November 8th, and bring some friends to hear tales and truths, and direct questions to Eric & Dean, our colorful cowboy duo! Arrive early for a cold libation, networking and meeting new folks with like minds!


Last Month

We want to extend our deepest thanks to Sylnovia Holt-Rabb and her staff from the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department (EDD): Erica Shamaly, Alyssa Zinsser, Anna Bradley, Jim Butler. On Wednesday, October 11th, our illustrious panel of guest speakers enlightened us about the many programs right here in Austin, including incentives, grants and other funding, and a slew of services for local arts & entertainment. We were all impressed with their passion and enthusiasm, which was quite contagious.


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Mixing & Networking @ 6:00PM, Announcements @ 6:30, Speakers @ 6:45
Followed by More Mixing & Mingling and Networking

August 12, 2015

Carlton Caudle

Carlton Caudle

On Wednesday, August 12th the Network Austin Mixer will feature a man who has been acting just a little more than a year! Why? Well, ask yourself this: How does one who is relatively new to acting find great opportunities, success, and doors continuing to open? Carlton Caudle, our guest speaker on Wednesday, August 12th, can answer those questions and a lot more.

Carlton’s success is certainly no accident. In the relatively short time he’s been acting, he has become SAG eligible, worked with 4 Oscar winners, is under contract for a network game show, and has been cast in several roles in film & TV, as well as commercials for Ford, IBM, Taco Cabana, and other major companies.

Many of you may know Carlton from the large independent actors group he manages, Central Texas Actors Group (CTAG), which boasts casting directors & talent agents among its members. An actor support group, CTAG has over 900 members and 1,500 in the queue requesting to join. CTAG offers get-together meetings, and information & advice on booking, acting classes, carpooling, volunteer opportunities, and much more.

Learn from a “quick learner” as Carlton expounds how to get started acting, audition (and submit even if you aren’t represented), get an agent, land speaking roles in movies & TV, get noticed via social media sites, and how to take care of you while you continue to be told “NO”. Carlton thinks outside the box, creates opportunities, and will inspire our attendees to do likewise. He is looking forward to sharing what he’s learned, along with what he would do differently.

So join us on Wednesday, August 12th at the Central Location of Baby Acapulco’s on IH35. Arrive early for a “Happy Hour” cold margarita, network and meet new folks with like minds, enjoy a fun-filled evening with other guests, and get insights from Carlton Caudle… while you can, before Hollywood steals him from us!

Last Month…

We extend our deepest thanks to Ted Meredith, Shaun Branigan, Billy Brooks, and Angie Sardiña-Fernández from Esther’s Follies for being our guest speakers on Wednesday, July 8th. What a funny and crazy panel they were! We laughed from the moment they took the stage… and long after they left it. Why? Because their raw, infectious, and wild humor poured over us like a tsunami, drenching us with their wit and wonderment. It’s no wonder Esther’s Follies has been such a great success for decades. It’s all due to excellent talent, timing and writing. If you have not yet been to Esther’s Follies, do not delay any longer. Attendance has been declared mandatory. Laughter is indeed the best medicine and their show is a massive onslaught of continuous, gut-tickling, contemporary insanity – the good kind! Thanks to all of them, and we look forward to having them back!


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NOTICE: We all know rush hour traffic is horrendous, so.… Please carpool and leave in time to arrive early. If Baby Acapulco’s parking lot is full:

  • You may park at the Super 8 Motel (just south of Baby A’s) for $8. Be sure to pay the desk person at Super 8 Motel when you park there so your vehicle doesn’t get towed and DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF DUMPSTERS!
  • If you drive south another 2 blocks, there is on-the-street parking available.

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