New Wave Actors


New Wave Actors

Join us in celebrating the New Wave Actors, a diverse group of talented voices, selected by Film Independent and SAGindie, who have broken into the industry and continue to deliver breakout performances.

The event – a partnership between Film Independent @ The Wallis and SAGindie, with additional support from Easterseals Disability Services – will feature an in-depth conversation with seven exceptional actors deserving of recognition, moderated by Darrien Gipson (Executive Director, SAGindie).

Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to, and receive priority entry at this event. Arts Circle Members are invited to a special reception, and receive both priority entry and reserved seating at the conversation. Email for more.

Meet the Actors

Lionel Boyce
Annie Gonzalez
Isis King
Lukita Maxwell
Young Mazino
Sue Ann Pien
Josie Totah


Free for Film Independent Members and Wallis Subscribers. Proof of Member/Subscriber status is required to reserve tickets; limit two per order.


Tickets may be reserved from the Wallis box office in person, over the phone, or online via the links below:

Film Independent Member ticketing

Wallis Subscriber ticketing
For additional information, or to get in touch with the Wallis box office, visit

Safety/Event Policies

Masks are optional, and proof of full COVID vaccination is no longer required; however, guests are welcome to wear masks in all spaces at the Wallis.

The Wallis’ health and safety protocols are subject to change at the venue’s sole discretion or in accordance with CDC, State of California, and Los Angeles County recommendations.

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.

Attendees must follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of written policies and/or staff instructions may result in removal from the venue and/or suspension or termination of Membership/access to future events.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

If you have already purchased your tickets but need assistance, please contact the Wallis Ticket Services at 310 746 4000 for personal assistance.


Parking is available in the underground garage (450 N. Crescent Dr.) with entrances on Crescent Dr. and S. Santa Monica Blvd.

$5 flat rate before 6:00 pm; $8 flat rate after 6:00 pm

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