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Tom Lapke is the is COO and a founder of Actors Launchpad, the premier actor resource to meet and take classes with some of the industry’s top casting directors, agents, and managers. He is also a partner in their parent company, 6th Legions Media
Lapke founded and ran the Education and Events division for Backstage, after being hired by them during their purchase of his website, AuditionUpdate.com
To date, Lapke has organized over 500 classes, events, and workshops with some of the industry’s leading professionals. He is considered an expert in the field of actor marketing and business development and loves teaching actors how to apply business management techniques to their careers.
Tom has taught classes in business, performance and public speaking for The Actors Studio, BMCC, and The University of Florida, from which he holds an MFA in performance.