Speed Networking with Agent Marisa Paonessa

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Speed Networking with Agent Marisa Paonessa

Sunday, June 9, 2019

3:30 PM
Check-in begins at: 3:15 PM

Please be aware that this class runs during another class. Do not sign up for this class if you are already registered for a conflicting class.  


Marisa Paonessa will be offering 5 minute speed meetings from 1pm-3pm. Confirmed members will be sent their timeslot closer to the class date. Please bring a headshot and resume to this event to go over with Marisa. You will not be performing in this program.


Marisa Paonessa is originally from Albany, New York and graduated with a BFA in Acting from State University of New York at Fredonia. After realizing her passion for helping Chicago actors, she interned at a talent agency and was soon hired on as an agent. Her former clients urged her to start her own agency, and in January of 2010 she opened Paonessa Talent Agency, LLC. Marisa believes in cultivating personal relationships, giving individual attention and helping guide her actors' careers. Over the years, she has built relationships with NY/LA casting directors, network executives and talent agencies/managers. She has booked actors as guest stars and series regulars (including booking an actor on Saturday Night Live every year for the past 3 years) as well as on Broadway, national tours & commercials. Along with her love for her actors, Marisa’s heart is with her 4 pound Maltese Mimi.


  • In order to attend this event, you MUST have a SAG-AFTRA Foundation account.

  • NO LATE ARRIVALS are admitted. If you do not check in at least 5 minutes prior to your timeslot, you forfeit your appointment.  WALK-UPS are welcome, but are only admitted space permitting to replace no-shows.

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