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Mary Risener Shines in Award-Winning Film "Here We Go Again" Following Her Success at The Industry Network

05-15-2024 10:21 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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Industry Network Alum Mary Alice Risener

Industry Network Alum Mary Alice Risener

New Orleans, Louisiana - May 14, 2024 - Mary Risener, a distinguished alumna of The Industry Network, has recently starred in the critically acclaimed film "Here We Go Again," which garnered multiple awards at the Oasis Film & Digital Media Fest, including Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Direction.

A native of Louisiana and a graduate of Vandebilt Catholic High School, Mary completed her freshman year in film and theater arts at the University of New Orleans. During her first semester, she excelled as the lead in the University's theatrical production of "Album" while holding the title of Miss Louisiana Teen USA.

Mary's remarkable journey in the entertainment industry began to soar after her participation at The Industry Network in Los Angeles. There, she connected with some of the industry's most influential agents and managers, which paved the way for her subsequent successes.

In addition to her acting career, Mary is a three-time model for NOLA Fashion Week and an avid reader who actively promotes literacy across Louisiana. She has sponsored a book drive and collaborated with multiple organizations including Toys for Tots, Lemonade Day L.A., and the Louisiana Girl's Leadership Academy.

Mary made her cinematic debut in "Proof of the Devil 2" (2015) and has since appeared in numerous films such as "Rodeo & Juliet," "Night of the Wild," Disney's "We Have a Ghost," "Secrets of Sulphur Springs," and "Interview with the Vampire" on AMC.

About The Industry Network:
The Industry Network is the nation's leading boutique talent convention, designed to promote emerging talent to top agents, managers, and casting directors. With its rigorous programming, The Industry Network provides unparalleled opportunities for talent to engage in competitions and showcases in front of industry professionals, accelerating their careers in acting, modeling, and singing. The biannual convention is not only a test of skill but a celebration of growth and confidence gained through valuable industry exposure.

The organization's extensive network includes agents who represent actors in blockbuster films such as "Top Gun: Maverick," "Elvis," and "Thor: Love and Thunder," and models in campaigns for major brands like Gucci and Chanel.

For more information about The Industry Network and upcoming events, please visit:

The Industry Network
220 Newport Center Dr #11,
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Brigitte Blair

About The Industry Network:

The Industry Network stands as the premier boutique talent convention in the United States, dedicated to elevating the careers of emerging talent across acting, modeling, and singing. This prestigious platform connects up-and-coming artists with some of the top agents, managers, and casting directors in the entertainment industry.

Twice a year, The Industry Network hosts a convention where talent from across the nation competes and showcases their skills. These events are not just competitions; they are transformative experiences that foster growth and build confidence through direct exposure to the industry's elite. Participants leave with enhanced skills, heightened visibility, and a deeper understanding of their craft.

The Industry Network's expansive reach extends to agents who manage A-list talent in major blockbuster films, including "Top Gun: Maverick," "Elvis," and "Thor: Love and Thunder." Its influence also spans the fashion industry, with models represented at this network appearing in global campaigns for illustrious brands like Gucci and Chanel.

To discover more about how The Industry Network can catapult your career to new heights or to register for an upcoming event, visit

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