Welcome to the Chicago Acting in Film Meetup

If you're a working actor in film, we want you.

Founded in 2007, with the goal of helping its members become smarter Chicago actors, The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup, NFP (CAFM) has established itself as the premier co-mentoring and educational group for working film actors in Chicago.

This group is for actors committed to empowering each other to become a more positive and powerful force in our industry.  We offer you the opportunity to grow with us as we help shape the Chicago acting and production community. 

OUR LATEST NEWS & events!

2016

Event: CIMMFest Panel at CIMMCON: "In the Audition Room – What Casting Directors Look For."

PANELISTS: Sarah Clark of Compass Casting & Marisa Ross of Karge + Ross Casting.
HOSTS: CAFM Special Events & Guest Speakers Committee Co-Chairs Shannon Novak and Elvis Thao
WHERE: The Radler restaurant
WHEN: Sunday, April 17 @ 9:45 AM
COST: Free!  
Click here for more details.

2015

Event: Clothing Swap for Actors

WHERE: Church of our Saviour Fellowship Hall (Side Entrance), 530 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
WHEN: Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
BRING: Your slightly used clothing to exchange
SIGN UP: At our Eventbrite link HERE!

Watch for our
2015 Summer Social Announcement!
SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, June 28

 

Event: CIMMFest Workshop
"Knowledge Is Power: How To Kick Ass in the Chicago Film Industry"

WHERE: The Chicago Distilling Company
WHEN: Sunday, April 19 @ 12:00PM-1:30PM
TICKETS: Free (first come basis)

SEE DETAILS HERE

2014

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In The News: "REEL Chicago: Chenoweth to infuse CAFM with bicoastal know-how" Dec. 19, 2014

An article announcing the new CAFM Board President Erin Chenoweth and the new CAFM board members for 2015.

READ STORY HERE

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In The News: "WGN Radio's Nick DiGilio Interviews Grace McPhillips, Steve Scholz on Chicago Acting in Film Meetup’s ‘Holiday Hurrah’"
Dec. 7, 2014

Grace McPhillips and Steve Scholz discuss the upcoming 2014 CAFM Holiday Hurrah.

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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In The News: "Hollywood Chicago Interviews: Grace McPhillips, Steve Scholz on Chicago Acting in Film Meetup’s ‘Holiday Hurrah’"
Dec. 7, 2014

Before the 2014 CAFM Holiday Hurrah, Hollywood Chicago's Pat McDonald interviews Grace McPhillips and Steve Scholz.

READ STORY HERE

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9/5/2014 - CAFM Mix & Mingle to celebrate 2014 Generals!

WHERE: Kensington Roof Garden & Lounge, 811 N. Orleans, Chicago, IL 60654. (Enter through the alleyway north of Chicago Avenue.)

WEBSITE: http://kensingtonroof.com/

WHEN: Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

ADMISSION: $20 cash only.  $5 off for student filmmakers with a current film school ID.  

The 2014 Generals Guide is sold separately at the event for $10.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/644284755662177/ 

2013

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In The News: "Nick Digilio Show on WGN Radio" Dec. 11, 2013

Grace McPhillips and Steve Scholz discuss the upcoming CAFM Holiday Hurrah at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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In The News: "Hollywood Chicago Interview: Grace McPhillips, Steve Scholz on Chicago Acting in Film Meetup Holiday Event"
Dec. 12, 2013

Before the 2013 CAFM Holiday Hurrah, Hollywood Chicago's Pat McDonald interviews Grace McPhillips and Steve Scholz.

READ STORY HERE

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In The News: "Broadwayworld.com: 2013 Chicago Film and Media Summit Set for 10/20 at Chicago Cultural Center"

CAFM helps with the first-ever Chicago Film + Media Summit, with Grace McPhillips moderating the panel "Talent Casting for Producers and Directors."

READ STORY HERE 

In The News: "Nick Digilio Show on WGN Radio" May 19, 2013

Grace McPhillips and Steve Scholz discuss the innaugural CAFM Film Actor Showcase happening Mon. May 20. 

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

2012

In The News: "Nick Digilio Show on WGN Radio" Dec. 7, 2012

Grace McPhillips and Steve Scholz discuss the upcoming CAFM Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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In The News: "Hollywood Chicago Interview: Grace McPhillips, Steve Scholz on Chicago Film Holiday Event"
Dec. 2, 2012

Before the CAFM 4th Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser, Hollywood Chicago's Pat McDonald interviews Grace McPhillips and Steve Scholz.

READ STORY HERE

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In The News: "Screen Magazine: CAFM Receives Non-For-Profit Status" Nov. 28, 2012

Coverage of CAFM's 5th Anniversary news: the group is now a nonprofit.

READ STORY HERE 

EVENT: Poster for CAFM's 4th Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser coming December 10, 2012 at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago!

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In The News: "Reel Chicago-First Holiday Party Mention"
Nov. 12, 2012

Mention of CAFM's 4th Annual Networking and Fundraising Party.

READ STORY HERE

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In The News: "SCREEN Magazine: Zooming In At Daufenbach Camera" Sept 21, 2012

A writeup of the CAFM visit to Daufenbach Camera.

READ STORY HERE

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In The News: "REEL Chicago: L.A.’s Kostroff leads audition workshop, Aug. 19-20"
Aug. 13, 2012

CAFM sponsors a visit from actor/coach Michael Kostroff who brings his AuditionPsych101 workshop back to Chicago.

READ STORY HERE

2011

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In The News: "Hollywood Chicago: Interview: Chicago Acting in Film Meetup Founder Grace McPhillips"
Dec. 15, 2011

An interview with CAFM Founder Grace McPhillips before the 2011 Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser.

READ ARTICLE HERE

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In The News: "DIY Film--The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup: Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser 12/12" Dec. 8, 2011

An interview with CAFM Founder Grace McPhillips about the 2011 CAFM Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser.

READ STORY HERE

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In The News: "Nick Digilio Show on WGN Radio"
Dec. 10, 2011

Nick talks with  Grace McPhillips and Steve Scholz about the 3rd Annual CAFM Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser

HEAR THE INTERVIEW HERE

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In The News: "Screen Magazine--Film Actors Meetup Holds Annual Fundraiser" Nov. 29, 2011

CAFM Founder Grace McPhillips talks about the 2011 CAFM Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser, plus the group's nonprofit status.

READ STORY HERE  

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In The News: "REEL Chicago: Keeping talent here is CAFM’s Holiday Party goal"
Nov. 28, 2011

An interview with CAFM Founder Grace McPhillips about the 2011 CAFM Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser, plus the group's nonprofit status.

READ STORY HERE

2010

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In The News: "Hollywood Chicago Interview: Grace McPhillips, Founder of Chicago Acting in Film Meetup Group" 
Dec. 11,  2010

An interview with CAFM Founder Grace McPhillips just before the 2nd CAFM Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser.

READ STORY HERE 

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In The News: Chicago SunTimes "Our Town: Chicago is for Actors" 
Dec. 9, 2010

For the 2010 Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser, Grace McPhillips discusses CAFM and the upcoming event.

READ FULL ARTICLE

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In The News: "Chicago DIY Films; Thanks for the Self-Support"
Dec. 7, 2010

An interview with CAFM Founder Grace McPhillips who talks about forming the group and being a working actor in Chicago.

READ STORY HERE