Brighton Hall is  proud to host this monthly series for the families of young performers. These free entertainment industry seminars provide guidance, resources, and community. All of our speakers have expertise in helping aspiring young talent to advance their careers.
Brighton Hall
755 N Whitnall Hwy
Burbank, CA 91505
Wed, December 11, 6-7pm
Ryan Walker
CEO - TSMA CONSULTING
Social media influencer, actor and national educator with over a decade of experience in marketing, entertainment, and photography. Ryan previously co-founded Alchemy Events, a luxury events staffing company working with Oprah, the Kardashians, and ETRO on Rodeo Drive. Ryan has worked with clients including The Emmys, Louis Vuitton, and The Hollywood Reporter. As a creator, Ryan has traveled the world shooting multiple international films and navigating over 35 personal social media partnerships on his own social media @iamryanwalker. He now sits as CEO of TSMA, a leading social media consultation and management firm for entertainers.
Wed, January 15, 6-7pm
Annet McCroskey
TALENT MANAGER - ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS
Annet McCroskey’s passion for developing young talent began when she became Assistant Director of the Young Peoples’ Program at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Los Angeles. After becoming a mom, Annet returned to her true passion of guiding young talent, teaching acting at The Young Actors Studio and The Studio For Young Actors. In 2004 she started managing young actors, founding the company Little Stars Management. As her teen and adult roster grew, the company name was changed to Artistic Endeavors in late 2007. Annet has served on the Board of Directors of the Talent Managers Association for over twelve years, and her tenure as President of the TMA from 2013-2015 marked the first time a woman had held the position in twenty years. She was awarded TMA Manager of the Year in 2013. She is an Emmy Award voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Women In Film, Film Independent, The Sundance Institute and serves on the Board of Advisors of Children In Film.
Wed, February 19, 6-7pm
Bonnie Wallace
ACTING CAREER CONSULTANT & AUTHOR
Bonnie J. Wallace is the author of the best-selling Young Hollywood Actors and acclaimed Hollywood Parents Guide, producer of the popular Hometown to Hollywood podcast, and writes a blog for parents of young actors at bonniejwallace.com as well as articles for Backstage.com as a Backstage Expert. Bonnie also offers private consultations with parents of young actors, and young adult actors. Mother of Emmy Award winning actress and Columbia Records artist Dove Cameron, star of Liv and Maddie, Disney Descendants, Hairspray Live, Clueless, the Musical and more, Bonnie is dedicated to educating and inspiring others on this journey.
Tues, March 17, 6-7pm
John D'Aquino
Veteran Actor and Acting Coach
Veteran actor and master teacher John D’Aquino (Cory in the House, Shake it Up, CSI, Hannah Montana, Seinfeld) starred in six TV series and recurred and guest starred on dozens of other popular shows. His love for performing is surpassed only by his love for teaching, a love inspired by his mentor, teacher and friend, Charles Nelson Riley, who instilled in his students a passion for helping actors create dynamic performances by reaching deep into the human spirit. 
 
John teaches weekly classes as well as private audition coaching and videotaping sessions in his studio in Burbank. He offers career consultations to actors and their families who want to create a blueprint for success, using accountability and goal setting as a framework for success. He holds local seminars, workshops and summer camps in Burbank, and travels the country teaching his proven acting and audition techniques and sharing his passion for acting with young students and their parents.
Wed, April 15, 6-7pm
Eartha Robinson
CAREER DANCER & FOUNDER - THE HEART CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Ms. Robinson made her Broadway debut at age 16 in THE WIZ, starring Stephanie Mills and thus began her career. After relocating from New York to Los Angeles to join the original cast of the television series FAME, Ms. Robinson has worked as a Dancer, Actress and a dance double in over 100 films, television shows, commercials, specials, documentaries and filmed stage shows. Her credits as a performer and member of the Creative Team are extensive: Fame, Grey’s Anatomy, A Different World, School Daze, Daughters Of The Dust, Stompin’ At The Savoy, Malcom X, ten Academy Awards shows, six Grammy Awards shows, the Teen Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, the Essence Awards, etc. Eartha is committed to sharing the joy and spirit of dance and pure creativity with the youth of today by bringing the gift of Performing Arts to any child that desires to express themselves, to develop learning and social skills and as a means to ‘pay it forward’.
Brighton Hall is a unique private college preparatory school designed for young professionals in the entertainment industry. We are dedicated to ensuring that our students achieve a strong academic education, while enabling them to meet their professional goals.

80% of Brighton Hall’s students are actively working as actors, singers, musicians, dancers and athletes. Due to the flexibility of class schedules and our open enrollment policy, these students can benefit from individually-tailored academics without sacrificing the social benefits of a traditional schooling experience.

Wed, November 20, 6-7pm
Vincent Covello
VOCAL & PERFORMANCE COACH
Vincent Covello is a Los Angeles based premier music and entertainment industry vocal & performance coach.  He coaches an array of singers, artists and actors of all ages and styles including pop, broadway, R&B, jazz and classical.  Vincent works with companies including Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV, Hasbro Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company, and Sony. Vincent has had the pleasure of working on the Nickelodeon Emmy-nominated hit TV show, "Victorious", with a cast including, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande,  and Avan Jogia.  He has worked with clients on various Hit TV shows including Glee and Disney shows such as,  "Jessie" and "Jake And the Neverland Pirates", ABC's, "The Middle" with Eden Sher, Free Form's, "Shadowhunters" with Katherine McNamara, and FOX Network's Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Director Kenny Ortega and cast members including Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice and Reeve Carney.

As well as a coach, Vincent is an award winning recording artist and songwriter with Billboard charted, TV and film placements, international TV and radio commercials, a member of ASCAP and Harry Fox Agency. Vincent has an extensive training background and has studied with legendary vocal coach to the stars Seth Riggs, and two time grammy winning vocal/choral teacher Mary Alice Stollack. He is an alumni of Berklee College Of Music, Northwestern University and Interlochen Arts Academy.
Wed, October 16, 7-8pm
Dana Bowling
audition coach
With 15 years of experience as a Casting Director and Theatrical Agent, Dana Bowling has insight to both sides of the business. As a Casting Director, she has worked on projects for Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Fox and E!. She knows what it takes to ace your audition and stand out against the competition.
Working with actors to fulfill their desires, follow their hearts, and achieve their dreams is her passion; this is why she has launched a full service audition coaching business.
Dana works with actors around the country to build up on their skills, and dig deep to realize their confidence. She works one on one with her clients in person and via FaceTime, holds monthly group intensive classes where you’ll learn from up and coming actors from around the country, and holds seminars focusing on the parents of child actors. Dana is also the host of the popular podcast, The Young Actor's Guide
Wed, September 18, 6:30-7:30pm
Cindy Osbrink
founder and Ceo - osbrink talent agency
Cindy Osbrink founded The Osbrink Agency in 1993, and took the agency from a one room office to one of the most esteemed Youth Talent Agencies in Hollywood. From her humble beginnings representing a handful of clients in the feature film space, Cindy has grown the company into a full-service agency with thriving Theatrical, Commercial, Print and Voice Over departments for adults and youths alike. She has represented many of the most acclaimed and decorated young actors of Hollywood including Brie Larson, Dakota & Elle Fanning, Tyler James Williams, Raven Symoné and Jake Lloyd.

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