• HOST: Erik Lingvall
  • GUESTS: Will & Nicole Buie + Margot Menzel
  • DATE: Thursday, April 2nd
  • TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
  • AGES: Parents of young performers and their young performers
  • LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom
  • Capacity: Unlimited

Virtual Free Parent Seminar | How to navigate the entertainment Industry in our current climate

Catapult Acting Founder Erik Lingvall will be hosting a FREE VIRTUAL seminar for parents of young performers, giving insight and perspective on how to best navigate the entertainment industry, in the midst of a pandemic. 

The entertainment industry has always and will likely continue to be one of the most confusing and ever changing experiences for young actors and parents. When you tack on the current climate, it takes the craziness to a whole new level. But with this new situation comes the opportunity to learn new ways to connect with one another and maximize this current virtual reality we’re living in. 

In this free Webinar / Forum, we will be covering the following topics:

How to create the right mindset in the midst of our current situation
What does Covid-19 mean for upcoming TV/Film projects
What do current auditions look like, and what might lie ahead
Maximizing your online presence
How to best connect with other actors virtually
How to most effectively tape auditions from home
How to change up your virtual experiences, to keep them fresh
What and how to watch…in order to better your acting
The power of creating your own content

NOTE: This virtual seminar will be held on Zoom and is not exclusive to parents in Atlanta, as we are currently offering a number of online experiences for young actors. Registration is required to participate.


We have created this workshop for free, as we see it being a way to connect our community at this time. Should you like to make a contribution, it will support the ability to host similar forums in the future. Thank you in advance for supporting our community … and we understand if you can’t at this time!


NOTE: IF YOU CHOSE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION WITH THE LINK ABOVE, THANK YOU! the WEBINAR registration page will pop up after making your contribution. you can also register BY USING THE LINK BELOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


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Meet your guests:


Will & Nicole Buie

Disney’s Bunk’d & Stephen King’s In the Tall Grass

Will Buie Jr. plays energetic and adventurous “Finn” in Disney Channel’s comedy series “BUNK’D.” The show’s fourth season is airing now and season five has been ordered and slated to start production late 2020. A cousin of the camp’s director Lou, Finn’s fearless antics often land him in trouble. 

Buie can also be seen as “Tobin”, a lead role in Netflix’s film In The Tall Grass opposite Patrick Wilson. The film is based on a short story by Stephen King and Joe Hill. After hearing a young boy’s cry for help (Buie), a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out… and that something evil lurks within. 

Prior to landing the role of “Finn,” Buie was featured in a guest-starring role on “Modern Family” and had a recurring role on “Daytime Divas.”

At 13 years old, Buie loves learning about cars and is a whiz with almost all makes and models. He also enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, playing X-box, biking and playing soccer.

Buie is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.


Margot Menzel

LA Manager, Luber Roklin Entertainment

Margot Menzel is talent manager at Luber Roklin Entertainment based out of Los Angeles. Menzel, known for her eye for young talent, began her career in San Francisco 20 years ago where she ran the Young Talent Division at the Marla Dell Agency.

She then moved to Los Angeles to become a theatrical agent at CESD where she launched the young careers of such stars as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Victoria Justice, Taylor Lautner, Jennifer Lawrence and Kiernan Shipka.

After four years at CESD, Menzel transitioned to management, first at Management 360 and then at Evolution Entertainment. She segued to Primary Wave following Evolution’s 2014 merger with Primary Wave’s talent management division. 

Meet your HOST:


Erik Lingvall

Acting coach

Backstage.com contributor and winner of the Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach in Backstage Magazine, Erik Lingvall brings with him over 15 years of experience guiding and training talent, throughout the country. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors in the Southeast. Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife Jennifer and baby girl Venice. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding his them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end. Erik’s motto: “Professional training, designed to create better people.”   Below are a few of the projects Erik’s clients can be seen in projects like: The Walking Dead, Manhunt: Unabomber, Modern Family, Disney’s Bunk’d, Dog with a Blog & Kickin’ It, FOX’s The Gifted, Nashville, The Hate U Give,Maze Runner, Noah, Daddy’s Home, The Big Short, Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many more.

NOTE: This virtual seminar is not exclusive to parents in Atlanta, as we are currently offering a number of online experiences for young actors.


check back here often for our most up to date virtual offerings.