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an artistic development program for actors, writers, and directors

Actors: Get professional feedback on your self-tapes.

Writers: Hear your work read out loud.

Directors: Be our featured director of the month!

How It Works

The Chain is a win-win​-win program that gives artists opportunities to hone their skills in a mutually beneficial way. 1. Writers submit scenes and get to see them read by actors.  2. Actors submit self-tapes using those scenes. 3. Featured Directors/Casting Directors give professional feedback on the actors' self-tapes, and in exchange for their time and expertise, we feature the director on our website and social media.

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See Your Work Read Aloud

Submit a 2-person Scene

  • Scene length: 1-3 pages max.

  • It doesn't have to be perfect. We assume you'll want to submit a work-in-progress. But it does have to be a complete scene.

If selected, your scene will be performed as a self-taped audition by at least 4 (and up to 10)  different actors.

We will send you a link to the videos so that you can review them at your leisure. Seeing your work read aloud can be a vital piece of developing your script!

NOTE: Your work will NOT be shared publicly. All participants sign a non-disclosure agreement. The Chain is a private space for participants to practice their craft.


Get Professional Feedback on Your Self-Tape Technique

Sign up for 4 Weeks for just $13

Each Saturday you will be sent your sides. You will have a week to learn the scene and submit your self-tape.

Our featured director of the month will personally watch your tape each week and provide notes.

NOTE: Your work will NOT be shared publicly. All participants sign a non-disclosure agreement. The Chain is a private space for participants to practice their craft.


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Be A Featured Director

Working directors may apply to be a Featured Director. (For 1 - 4 weeks depending on your availability.)

We will feature you and your work on our website and social media.

Each week you will review the actors' self-tape auditions and provide your notes via our online form.

NOTE: Your work will NOT be shared publicly. All participants sign a non-disclosure agreement. The Chain is a private space for participants to practice their craft.


Featured Directors


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Stacey Maltin

Stacey is a provocative filmmaker whose work has screened in film festivals around the world. She was recently nominated for Best Director at several film festivals for her short film Jones and she won best Dramatic Short for her short film Baggage.

She wrote, produced, and starred in her first feature film “Landing Up” through her production company Bold Compass Films. It premiered at Dances With Films in Los Angeles and she picked up a Best Actress as well as Best Feature nomination.

Her short film "Stronger Together" was recently acquired by Shoreline Entertainment after having it's world premiere at NewFest.

Her short film "Head" is streaming on REVRY and the feature film version of HEAD was an Outfest Screenwriting Lab finalist.

Her work has further screened at Cinequest Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Flicker's Rhode Island, ITVfest, and more. The script she penned, “The Other Side” was selected by the screenwriting website THE BLACK LIST as a Top 10 Finalist in the Hasty Pudding Fellowship for a screenwriter focusing on satire and social commentary. That script was further selected to be a part of the Black List Table Reads series and was produced as a podcast starring Darren Criss, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Jerry Adler.
She is currently creating a new provocative series called Linked which premiered at Academy Award Qualifying film festival Cinequest in 2019.

She is the co-founder of production company Besties Make Movies with close collaborator Margarita Zhitnikova.

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Jessica Ryan

Jessica Ryan is a bi-coastal actor/writer/director and social entrepreneur. She's directed content with Tituss Burgess (Kimmy Schmidt) and Cara Buono (Stranger Things), and has performed at Goodspeed and Berkshire Theatre Festival. She is also the founder of Broadway Unlocked and is launching her next project: The Take Me To Coffee Podcast (@tm2cpodcast ), with her co-host Andrew Call (King George in Hamilton).

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Aileen Sheedy

Aileen Sheedy has written and directed short films across a variety of genres, from sci-fi thrillers to raunchy romantic comedies to experimental tone poems. In 2015, she created a multimedia web series called The Misselthwaite Archives, which is a modernized teen adaptation of The Secret Garden. Her most recent project, The Legend of Stella, is an official selection of the Oregon Short Film Festival. In addition to producing her own projects, Aileen frequently works as an assistant director.

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Pepper Binkley

Pepper Binkley is the creator and star of "It's Freezing Out There" which recently won “Best Web Series” at the @imagineprods Girl Power Film + Media Showcase.

Bust Magazine calls it, “A Must-See Web Series That Destigmatizes Fertility.”

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Robin Vada

Robin Vada recently wrapped filming on Good Chemistry, an 80's-inspired science comedy. Her work has been featured in film festivals including Dances with Films (Oscar-qualifying fest), QueerX, and the Austin Music Video Festival.

She has produced commercial work for clients such as: Amazon, Xerox, Kodak, Adidas, and Bob's Redmill.

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