We had the good fortune of connecting with Vange Tapia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vange, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My company (Actors Slash) is not only a production company but a Co-Op. As a cooperative and thanks to social media and living in such a diverse city as it is Los Angeles, CA, I’ve been able to support creative people by showcasing the work of so many fellow actors, writers, directors, producers, cinematographers and content creators in general, in Film and Theater International Festivals and important cultural centers, not to mention via virtual conversations that can be seen anywhere in the world. This have led them to the opportunity to connect with other key creators to the point that they end up collaborating together as well.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The concept and idea of Actors Slash is to make connections and create relationships that will result in big collaborations to create great projects together.
As an actor myself (the founder), I’m interested in being proactive and been involved in narratives in the production and performance side that I’m interested in playing or make it happen. If the story o character is not what you’re looking for, write your own.
It hasn’t been easy, Still not but you only have the option or keep going or dropping everything and do something else that you probably are not passionate about it.
You’re better of a leader if you collaborate with those who are willing to help make the project successful including promoting the projects you work in together, not only showing up and perform. Also, for behind the scenes, you need to surround yourself of people you master areas that you do not and learn to delegate, let them do their job.
I’ve learn that we never stop learning. Your body and your soul are feed from new discoveries and nourish from the ones that you guard the most.
Showcasing the work of others without promoting your own it is not easy. “Actors Slash” is not a talent or managing agency. It’s a production company and a Cooperative still growing and in development. We’re open to know more talented people that what to join forces or to be part of the supporting process to promote and been promoted, to create together. Actors Who Create their Own Opportunities and not wait for them to come.
I’m Vange Tapia and I’m an Actress/VO Talent/Host & Producer and I’m the founder of Actors Slash
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I was a professional Golden Keys Hotel Concierge for some years (Part of the Les Clefs D’Or International Association) so arranging a memorable stay for my guests was daily bread. I still like to pamper any visitor. Plus I’m a former On-camera host for travel videos of the US Tourism Bureau “Visit the USA” (formerly known as Discover America)
Every time I have friends in town I give them a memorable tour. We start driving off in Marina del Rey and see the boats in and out the Marina, we continue to Venice beach and go for a walk or bike ride along the beach. We continue the driving over the Venice canals off Dell street. As we approach Santa Monica we drive through the pier and if time allows we get off the car. The tour continues at 3rd street promenade and eat/shop there. Then we go check the coasts of Malibu.
From Pacific Palisades you can go east on Sunset Boulevard all the way to Beverly Hills. I like to take my guests to Rodeo Drive (I make sure they are ready with their cameras in case they spot a famous star shopping). We also would check out the mansions at Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Not too far from there is the iconic section of Sunset Bvld. We compete to see who spots the most guitar sculptures along the restaurant and shops area. From there we go to Hollywood and Highland and snap some pictures at the Hollywood sign, the emblematic Chinese theater and of course the Hollywood stars along the boulevard.
We drop down south to The Grove and the Farmer’s Market then the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) if we don’t get to go inside at least they have to see the street lamps “Urban Light” large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden or the La Brea Tart Pits.
If there’s time, I would definitely will take them to check out downtown LA; China town & Little Tokyo are there. The financial district and the museums are worth visiting. It’s like another city right there. DTLA is a city on its own. Great gastronomy and live night as well.
And if they have Children, Disneyland, Universal Studios, LegoLand or Magic Mountain are not too far.
Los Angeles, CA is a great place for everyone!! No matter what age you are. From beautiful beaches to great shopping for all budgets, international cuisine options, amazing museums and best amusement parks, you get it all. Plus, this is Hollywood!!!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The fellow Actors and content creators that have participated in the events of Actors Slash & Connecting Slashers