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Winter 2021 Industry Spotlights Announced

Theatre of Arts is thrilled to announce the lineup for its Winter 2021 Industry Spotlights series, featuring top Entertainment Industry professionals who graciously share their journey and invaluable knowledge and perspectives with TOA students, alumni and special guests.

Roger Nygard is known for the feature film Suckers and the documentaries Trekkies, The Nature of Existence, and The Truth About Marriage. He has also directed TV series like The Office and The Bernie Mac Show. His work as an editor includes Emmy-nominated episodes of Who Is America?, Veep, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Most recently he co-produced and edited the docu-series The Comedy Store. [January 20th - 6pm PT / 9pm ET]

Share Stallings

Share is an Emmy-winning Studio Executive at NBC Universal and producer of numerous movies and TV shows. Share has collaborated with the likes of Spike Lee and Chris Rock, and is a member of the TOA Advisory Board. [January 27th - 6pm PT / 9pm ET]

David Melville

Originally from England, David Melville is an actor and composer, known for Ironclad (2011), Hamlet (2009) and Kadís (2010). He co-founded Independent Shakespeare Company in 1998. ISC’s Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival currently performs for 45,000 attendees every summer. [Weds., February 10, 2021 - 6pm PT / 9pm ET]

Miltos Yerolemou

Miltos Yerolemou is a British actor best known for his role as Syrio Forel ("The First Sword of Braavos") in the HBO fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones". He has made appearances in films such as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "The Danish Girl", and has toured the world as a threatre actor. Yerolemou was born in London, the son of a Greek Cypriot fish & chip shop owner, and has appeared on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company. [Friday, February 12th - 12pm PT / 3pm ET]

Rhea Seehorn

Rhea Seehorn is an actress whose work can be seen often on stage, television, and film. She is best known for playing attorney Kim Wexler in AMC's Better Call Saul (2015–present). A member of TOA's Advisory Board, she has also appeared in NBC's Whitney, ABC's I'm with Her, and TNT's Franklin & Bash. [Date/Time to be announced]

Mike Leahy

Mike Leahy is a prolific producer of feature films. For over 20 years, Mike has been a partner in his production company Neo Art & Logic, working with First Look Pictures, Paramount, Disney and Dimension Films. Together with his partners Joel Soisson and Keith Border, Neo produced over thirty feature films. [Date/Time to be announced]

Currently enrolled TOA students, as well as faculty and alumni, will receive invitations in advance of each Industry Spotlight event, which are being held live via ZOOM. Any questions about the Industry Spotlight Series can be directed to


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