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Join Marketing Strategist and Mentor, Gwyn Gilliss

Take your acting career to the next level.

What's The Real Deal?


It's an opportunity for you to Meet and Audition for Top Industry Professionals- from Agents to Casting Directors, Personal Managers to Show Runners, Screenwriters to Producers, the REAL Power Players.

How do I sign up?

Click below and request an interview. 

We can chat if you have any additional questions but read all the info below to

find out how things work.


Events are on Saturday and Sunday mornings PDT.  All Meet the Pro sessions take place 100% online utilizing free video conferencing software ZOOM so you can participate from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

How Does it Work?

Need an Agent? Want to develop your Network of Casting Directors

and Personal Managers as well as other Industry Pro's

who can advance your career?


The Real Deal is the place to do that in warp speed! We're in Los Angeles. Sessions are on a Saturday and/or Sunday morning. You audition on ZOOM with a 1-2 minute monologue, get personal feedback from the Industry Pro's, there's a Q & A and that's it. Short and sweet. We limit the number of actors so you get personal attention. IT'S FUN!

And you can live anywhere if you want to participate even if you're in a different time zone...We've had attending actors 14 hours ahead in Tokyo, 8 hours ahead in London, Paris, Rome, Glasgow and Cyprus or a mere 2- 3 hours ahead in Chicago, Atlanta or New York. Go for it! We're here for you!

Your Options


Choose the number of Days you want to attend, the number of TOP Industry Pro's

you want to Meet and Audition for. 

Then you can choose the SPECIFIC Month and Day/Days you want to attend. It's easy!


 September 26th, 27thOctober 24th, November 21st, 22nd, December 19th, 20th, 2020

January 23rd, 24th, February 27th, 28th, March 20th, 21st, April 24th, 25th, 2021

The next step is Super EasyCLICK HERE and set up your FREE Prep session so we can find a great monologue, rehearse it, make sure you're "camera ready" and up to speed ASAP!

It's gonna be FUN!

Gwyn Gilliss,

Marketing Mentor and

Founder of The Real Deal

Gwyn studied theater and playwriting at Carnegie Mellon University and was an Emmy Award nominated Daytime/Primetime TV actress with over a dozen contract and recurring roles including: All My Children, (ABC), The Lucy Arnaz Show (CBS) and Woman of Valor (NBC) which received an Emmy Award. She appeared on and off Broadway and in classical theater productions- from Shakespeare, Moliere to G.B. Shaw and Noel Coward in major Repertory companies across the USA.

Gwyn studied economics at Harvard, political science at Oxford and was a guest professor in Yale’s MFA Drama program. She has been an International Marketing Mentor for Actors for several decades with clients in London, Paris, Montreal, Miami, Washington, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.

Having founded Laight Street Films, Gwyn currently is developing projects - a comedic pilot, Haupt Air, a drama, Enraptured optioned for  Australian TV and a magical adventure film, Heavenly Heist. As an actress, award winning screenwriter and Marketing Mentor with winning strategies and first-hand knowledge she is the premier role model for actors. The Real Deal is her latest program to help actors meet and audition for top Industry Professionals.

What People Say


Gwyn is no joke. She's the Real Deal. If she says she'll get in you in front of agents and casting directors, she will. Her years of experience are invaluable for an actor trying to navigate through all the bs out there. She is absolutely the best Mentor in the business-!

She makes you a winner!

Kazy Tauginas  (Equilizer, Blind Spot, Law & Order, John Wick, Person of Interest)

Gwyn is the Real Deal! A business-minded woman who has "been there" with her own career and has up-to-the-minute ideas for how each actor she works with can vault to the next level- her coaching is invaluable!

Meredith Riley Stewart  (Scandal, Boardwalk Empire, Criminal Minds, Devious Maids,

Wolf of Wall Street)

Working with Gwyn has been one of the best decisions of my acting career!! She has a lot of energy, enthusiasm and experience, go-getter but also a realist. She expects you to work hard because she believes that you can achieve your dream. Go for it!  

Marie Sophon  (My Crazy-Ex, Noro)

Excellent venue for meeting the LA Industry- - Gwyn is to be applauded for the effort, her support and brilliant advice - she's the Real Deal!...met and signed with a wonderful Personal Manager and am looking forward to the next step!                    

Chris Dingli  (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, (Michel Bay, director), Doctors (BBC), Agora, Troy (Rachael Weiz), and Sinbad (SKY)

Industry Pros

Gwyn knows what she’s talking about. She’s been there, she’s done it, and there’s no one better at teaching actors what they need to do to get there themselves!   

Michael Raymen, Agent – Don Buchwald & Assoc.

I look forward to each of Gwyn’s Events- and her referrals - I always know that I will find the best and brightest unknown talent out there.

Ashley Williams,  Professional Artists

For actors- one of the best ways to get to know the industry in New York or LA- Gwyn's Events! I always find great new actors! Excellently done, Gwyn!”          

Mickey Shera, Innovative Artist

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