How Consultations Work

Consultation sessions are 15 minutes and cost $30 (Photography and Hair and Make-up charges are different, please see below). Choose the professional you’d like to consult with, purchase this AddOn ticket during registration on EventBrite, and bring your receipt to the door on the day of the fair. If you can’t decide right away, you can always come back and purchase an add-on later. But don’t wait too long, as many of our experts have limited availability.

To Register, click here to go to Eventbrite. 

Director/ Cinematography/Editor Reels
Bring a thumb drive with your reel loaded on it and have a professional evaluation done by our experts. Haylar Garcia and Mitch Dickman will be reviewing narrative reels, Andrea Nordgren and Sarah Liles will be reviewing commercial reels, and Meryem Ersoz will be looking at both. They’ll talk to you about content, pacing, soundtrack, graphics, and whatever else you can do to improve your professional reel.

10 Pages Evaluation
Working screenwriters Kathryn Gould and Jim Brennan will be giving notes on 10 pages or your material. You may submit any 10 pages or a complete short script that is less than ten pages. Our experts will find places to elevate your writing and bring it to a professional level while honoring your original intentions for the project. This isn’t about figuring out what they would do with your project, it’s about helping you figure out what will really make your project shine. (If you choose to submit 10 pages that are not the first ten or a complete short, please include a paragraph giving the consultants some context.)

10 pages must be submitted by Feb. 24th. Register first, and an email will be sent for where to submit.   

Audition/monologue feedback
Paul Rohrer, stage and screen coach since 1980 and author of “Acting on Camera”, will be giving you feedback on your prepared audition piece. You must come memorized!

Agency Auditions – FREE
Elisa Vasquez from Big Fish Talent and Cassie Keefe from Wilhelmina Talent will be holding auditions to be represented by their agencies. Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute monologue that best represents your brand. You may be asked to cold read a selection of their choosing.

Pitch Feedback and Acting as a Business Consultations
Krista Gano Upton will be consulting one-on-one with individuals who wish to practice their pitching skills – writers, producers, directors, or teams including any or all of the above. She will also consult with actors on how to treat themselves and their careers as a business and take their careers to the next level.

Headshot photography
Our headshot photographers, Laura Carson and Dan Honore,will give you a one look headshot session for $55. You’ll get a gallery of top 10 selects from which you can choose one for retouching. If you want to purchase the entire gallery in web resolution, that is an option ($50). Additional retouches are $25 per image. (These last two fees will be paid directly to the photographer, only the initial $55 session is purchased through WIFMCO.)

Hair and Make-Up
Hair and make-up artists Cory Taylor Bryant, Oksana Starling,and Ericka Maestas are offering the following: Male grooming is 15 minutes for $30; Womxn: full hair and makeup for a half hour for $80, makeup only for 15 minutes for $55. Please note that HMU sessions differ in length, so choose your session accordingly. Please choose a time slot that allows at least 15 minutes between when your makeup session ends and your headshot session begins.

All bios are on the Instructors Page.



Narrative Reels:

Haylar Garcia
Will be giving feedback on narrative reels. 
10:30- 11:30
12:15 – 1:15
1:30 – 2:30
2:45 – 3:45
4 – 5


Mitch Dickman
Will be giving feedback on narrative reels.
10:15 – 11:45

12:45 – 5

Commercial Reels:

Andrea Nordgren
Will be giving feedback on commercial reels.
9:30 – 11:45
12:45 – 2:45

Sarah Liles
Will be giving feedback on commercial reels.
10 -12
12:30 – 1:30

Meryem Ersoz
Will be giving feedback on both commercial and narrative reels.
10 – 12


Audition/ Monologue feedback:

Paul Rohrer
Will be offering on-camera feedback for actors on their audition pieces.
9 – 12
12:45 – 2:30
2:45 – 4:45


10 pages writing feedback:
Will be offering feedback on up to ten pages of your script—first ten, last ten or only ten. (Though please provide some context (keep it brief) if it’s anything but the first ten. This service requires sending in the pages by Feb 24th .)

Kathryn Gould
10:30 – 11:30
2:15 – 3:45


Jim Brennan
10:30 – 11:30
12:15 – 1:30
4 – 5


Pitch feedback:

Krista Gano Upton
10:30 – 11:30
If morning slots fill, then Krista will also be available:
12:15 – 1; then (if filled)
1:15 – 2
2:15 – 2:45

Photographers for Headshots:

Laura Carson
Laura Carson Photography is delighted to offer a one look, 15 minute headshot session for $55.  Includes
an online gallery of ten selects where you can choose one for full retouching.  Additional retouches
available for $25 or you may purchase your entire gallery in web resolution for an additional $50.


12:30 – 3:15

Dan Honore

9 – 11:30 am

12:30 – 1:45
2 – 3:30
3:45 – 5

Hair and/or Make-up:

Cory Taylor Bryant
8:30 – 2:15

Oksana Starling
2 4:45

Ericka Maestas
8:30 – 10:30
10:45 – 12
12:45 – 2:30
2:45 – 4:45

Agencies holding FREE auditions:

Big Fish Talent – Elisa Piesman
The agents & staff at Big Fish Talent understand and identify with talent as a result of our personal
experience as actors, models and producers. For nearly 30 years Big Fish Talent has been securing work
for actors and models in film, television, commercials, voiceovers, industrials and print advertisements.
We pride ourselves in providing a supportive nurturing atmosphere. Our goal and passion is to help
actors/models develop a blueprint for success.

11:30 – 12:15

1 – 2:15

Wilhelmina Denver – Cassie Keefe
Wilhelmina Denver is the largest, full service model, talent and artist agency, servicing the entire Rocky
Mountain Region. Our commitment to service is unparalleled to both our clients and talent. Wilhelmina
Denver focuses on providing opportunities in the Rocky Mountain Region as well as scouting, developing
and managing models in major markets worldwide. Wilhelmina Denver is the only U.S. based affiliate of
Wilhelmina International.
9 – 10:15