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Success in the Arts Enters into its 3rdYear and Continues to Mentor Aspiring Artists Through Established Professional Entertainment Leaders

Success in the Arts Enters into its 3rdYear and Continues to Mentor Aspiring Artists
Through Established Professional Entertainment Leaders 


Queens, New York -Entering into its 3rdyear, the Success in the Arts Seminar (SITA) provides insight and intros into the entertainment industry by established professional entertainers.  A grass-root organization built by the love of theater and acting of SITAfounder, playwright and teacher, Dara Bragg wanted to reach local and talented young artists who may not be able to attend Julliard or take time off work to enroll in classes or just don’t know where to start or who to call.  And that would never stop a New Yorker any way, soSITA brings internationally and locally known industry vets to them...well technically to the The Holiday Inn on 57th Street.


SITA brings acclaimed entertainers to lead a series of panels on dance, acting, filmmaking, singing and modeling, business acumen and entrepreneur skills to give a broad overview on how to enjoy longevity in your career and what are the steps to start it. Over the years attendees got the “real” from many of New York’s industry alumni including author and actor, Kim Wayans, actor Julito McCullum (The Wire, Akeelah and the Bee), Kiki Haynes (co-star or Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse) and casting director, Wendy McKenzie (“Notorious B.I.G., Secret Lives of Bees, The Blind Side) who have all shared their valuable knowledge and experience with many of New York’s talented young artists.  This year the seminar will include make up and hair styling for success.


SITA has become an integral player in the local performance community and has garnered the support of Assemblyman William Scarborough, District 29, for the last three years in addition to the vendors and sponsors who offer their support.


“The goal has always been to let the talented up and coming entertainers learn first had what to expect, how to navigate and who to know in the industry to help propel their careers forward and what they won’t learn in a classroom”, says  Bragg, “everyone gets an opportunity to talk one on one, exchange contact information and promote their projects with each other, building their own community of supporters as well.


This year’s seminar continues to offer attendees the opportunity to take their career to the next step through focused panels, workshops and hands on exercises. Leading this year’s seminar is Dawnyelle Butler, Choreographer, Moderator, CEO of The Dawn Productions with guest panelists, Linda Jones Prince - Gospel recording artist & vocal coach; Kel Spencer, recording artists, songwriter for Will Smith, Nick Cannon and actor; John Pollatta, acting coach & owner John Pollatta Studios, Fulton Hodges, director, producer, playwright and Aduelco Award Winner; William Michael Reid, fashion publicist & model management; Jermaine Vanderhorst, filmmaker, & animator; Jeannie Ferguson, production manager, model & designer; Poppa T- executive producer of JCT Magazine and Radio Station; Ciara Smith, owner of Hairtatique Mobile Salon System and  Todd Wharton, CEO & Founder of Local Talent Connect.
Talent from all five boroughs and the Tri-state area are encouraged to attend.  Success in the Arts will be heldon Saturday October 26th, 9am-3:00pm at the Holiday Inn  - 440 West 57th Street. New York, NY.  Tickets are $40.00 and available  For more information

Lyn K., Publicist
Lynk Public Relations


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