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Join Marketing Strategist and Mentor,

Gwyn Gilliss

Take your acting career

to the next level.


The Real Deal?


Meet and Audition for

5-10 Top Industry Pro's

Every month!

Agents, Casting Directors and Personal Managers- the REAL Power Players!

 One Day -  5 Industry Guests 

 Two Days10 Industry Guests

Next Real Deal
10:00am-12noon PDT

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How Do I Sign Up?
Just Click here

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.

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Then you get a FREE Prep session.

We can find you a brilliant monologue and scene, pair you

with a partner and off you go!

After I sign up, then
what happens?

Sign up for 2 DAYS and get $100 off!!

The Real Deal is the place to develop your Network of Agents, Casting Directors and Personal Managers

as well as other Industry Pro's who can advance your career in warp speed!

We're in Los Angeles but our TOP Pro's are from the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and London AND NOW- Vancouver and TorontoTV/FILM Markets. Audition on ZOOM with a 1-2 minute monologue and a short scene- we help you find really good audition material, pair you with a partner and rehearse so you are up to speed. Get personal feedback from the Industry Pro's, there's a Q & A and that's it. 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, Liverpool, Glasgow and Cyprus, Costa Rica and Toronto as well as Atlanta, Chicago and New York. Go for it!


Gwyn Gilliss
Marketing Mentor/Founder The Real Deal

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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, Toronto, Vancouver, 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

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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)

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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)

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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