Guest Speaker Chad McCord – 2016
Chad McCord is a Los Angeles based writer, director, acting coach, and author with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He is currently writing the comedy television pilot JOKES ON YOU!
Chad has been the recipient of multiple awards for his directorial projects which include the short films: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, STAY WITH ME, and FEAR OF FEATHERS. He also directed and co-produced the television comedy pilots: THE MEAN BEAN, and WILDLIFE. Additionally, he created the satirical web-series: CLASS WITH CHADWICK CHUBB. In 2006, he opened the highly successful Chad McCord Actors’ Studio in Hollywood, CA where he coaches and conducts acting classes for many established actors working in film and television. He recently completed his book PRIVATE HELL ~ Cautionary Tales for Adults. The book consists of original illustrations and related tales, with topics ranging from AIDS and anorexia, to reincarnation and beyond. Chad is planning performance art fundraising events in conjunction with the book launch to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth. His acting book, Life Line; an Actors Guide to Acting and Auditions in Hollywood will be available in 2017.