SOUTHFIELD — The annual meeting of the Detroit branch of the Screen Actors Guild at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield on Wednesday, Sept. 7, will provide an opportunity for undiscovered actors to learn about getting into show business.

After the SAG branch takes care of its annual business, it will hold a two-hour workshop on entertainment employment at 7 p.m. aimed at Lawrence Tech students in the Science Building Auditorium (S100) at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. There is no charge, and the event is open to the public.

The workshop will be in three parts:
* Kathy Connell, executive producer of the SAG Award Show, which has been aired on the TBS and TNT networks, will provide insight and practical strategies for students and others  interested in producing.
* A panel of professional actors will provide tips on how to land a job and how to avoid the kiss of death when seeking employment in the entertainment industry.
* Directors will address how to get the most out of actors.

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Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey, Traverse City and Toronto. Lawrence Tech also partners with universities in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.


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