When Vange Tapia started hosting travel videos for the travel channel online of Brand USA / “Visit the USA” (formerly Discover America) all international hosts that traveled for the program were requested to write their own scripts and travel anecdotes in English and their native language.
Most of the time they also had to help in the production of the videos on location.
They were doing more than one profession.
They became “Slashers”. (Actors / Producers/ Writers / Hosts).
In 2014, Vange came across with the idea to create a Collective with fellow Actors/Hosts. She will wait to launch it until it had a better structure and less traveling. Until then, she kept it to herself.
Due to constant traveling and following activities, the collective did not occurred until 2017, where Vange took a dozen of filmmakers to the first edition of the Tijuana International Film Festival where she also hosted the first panel “Actors Creating Their Own Opportunities” and connected other fellow filmmakers among themselves. She just needed a name; two came after. She then founded “Actors Slash” / “Connecting Slashers”.
Now also a community to help others go through the opportunities and the lack of information she did not have when she first moved to Los Angeles, Vange had produced and hosted 60+ events including panels, screenings, contests, mixers, table reads) that have helped fellow creators showcase their wok and has introduced them with other fellow creative minds that have resulted in collaboration among each other.
Actors S/ash – Connects, Promotes + Supports Diverse International Actors who create their own opportunities by producing, directing, writing content.
Recognizes and connects International creatives in the entertainment industry in order to support and to produce content together.