12 Week Acting for Film & TV Course with SHOW REEL! STOP PRESS! JANUARY 2024 OFFER! Use COUPON CODE ‘LAWJAN24’ in Checkout for £150 OFF the FULL PRICE of £1100. You pay just £950! And…..you can pay in instalments with Paypal ‘Pay Later’ (Pay in 3) Offer valid til 21st JANUARY 2024.
Will you be joining us?!
“A brilliant final Show Reel, 6 actors taken on by agents on the back of this!”
Our actors have gone on to work in TV, Radio, Film & Theatre around the world!
12 Acting Classes + 12 ‘Business of Acting’ sessions + 3 Casting Director Evenings + Duologue/Monologue Show Reel!
Our 12 Sunday & Wednesday Acting for Film & TV course includes Sunday acting classes with seven different, highly experienced tutors covering TV/Film Acting, Commercials, Improvisation, Shakespeare, Method Acting, Script Analysis, Audition Technique, Self-taping, discounted headshots, CV creation with our assistance & more!
PLUS, each Wednesday we have a mid-week ONLINE evening 90 minute session, part social, part business, covering all aspects of the acting industry, tons of industry & career advice with Industry Guest Speakers, marketing, social media, etc.
PLUS, 3 Casting Director Sunday evenings (recent guests include Rowland Beckley (BBC, Eastenders, Doctors), Emma Sylvester (Holby City), Annelie Powell (RSC), Carolyn McLeod (The Bill, Hatfields & McCoys), Carl Proctor (The Bible), Caley Powell, Sharon Sorrentino)
PLUS, a Duologue and Monologue Show Reel, script provided, filmed, edited and sent out to 400+ Agents AND 200+ Casting Directors on your behalf!
Course fee: (£1100) You pay just £950!
January 2024 OFFER! Use COUPON CODE ‘LAWJAN24’ in Checkout for £150 OFF the FULL PRICE of £1100. Offer valid til 21st January 2024.
Sunday classes are Sundays 10.30am – 1.30pm OR 2.30pm – 5.30pm – you choose!
NEXT COURSE with availability begins on Sunday 21st January 2024.
Click on each week below for more details about the course
This class gets you on your feet, thinking and reacting quickly, throwing fake punches and getting ‘slapped’, all under the attentive gudance of Natalia and with the maxim of ‘Safety First’!
Tutor Natalia also sets you up for the rest of the course and bonds the new group of ‘players’ in the first week!
Hanna’s enthusiasm for The Bard is infectious. With her experience of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as both actor and tutor, she will demystify Shakespeare and show how his work, language and themes are as relevant as ever to today’s drama. Whatever your experience of Shakespeare, you’ll love this class and discover his work afresh! Scripts provided in advance.
You’ll need a Professional Headshot for your online CV and Social Media and in order to promote YOU we produce a flier with all your headshots.
Mark Davis www.mad-photography.co.uk is the photographer we recommend and he offers great discounted sessions for our actors.
He’ll be in Studio in Week 3, between 1.45pm and approx. 3.30pm and will take shots of you if you wish to use him. He’ll send contact sheets the next day, we’ll discuss the following Wednesday and he’ll only charge £30 for one or £40 for two. Should you wish to go to his Studio in Enfield for a longer session (45 mins, indoors and outdoors, 2 shots included to keep) he will do that for us for just £100. Extremely good value!
Of course, if you have your own professional head shots from another photographer that you’re happy with then we will use these.
John has regularly run casting sessions for the renowned Hubbard Casting company (Bourne movies, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and knows all the pitfalls that even the most seasoned actors can fall into. We’ll work with scripts from real TV adverts and cover all the ‘dos and don’ts’, ensuring you make the absolute most of your audition ‘opportunity’. If you get good at Commercial Castings they will be a much needed boost to your acting income and a great way to meet new Casting Dircetors as well as Directors who also work in Film & TV! This class will take place over ZOOM.
Director/tutor Ariella has worked for years with Uta Hagen and Michael Chekhov techniques. Continuing the inner exploration of your craft, we’ll use monologues to bring these skills out of you! We’ll work on one of the monologues from Jon Sidgwick’s adaptation of Strindberg’s ‘Miss Julie’ and you’ll follow this with a performance in class of a monologue of your own choosing (either a monologue you’ve found yourself or from our own vast library of monologues!)
We welcome back tutor Christie Peto, a graduate of Drama Studio London and long time collaborator of Glynne Steele and his Dangerosity Group (www.dangerosity.co.uk) renowned for their unique approach to Script Analysis, Communication, Transmitting & Receiving, Triggers and more.
Building on the previous weeks’ work you’ll study John’s Sight Reading for Camera techniques and perform a ‘Screen Test’ of your previously learned script (script sent to you in advance). This class will take place over ZOOM.
followed by evening ZOOM session “Cold Reading Pieces + Q&A” (615pm – 9.15pm) with Casting Director Carl Proctor (www.carlproctorcasting.com). In the first of our Casting Director evenings, working in pairs, Carl will send you a script to prepare, you’ll perform and he’ll give feedback. Please research each CD through their website prior to meeting with them, then you’ll be able to ask interesting questions in the Q&A part of the evening!
An initial, detailed exploration of the scenes you’ve been assigned, with partners, for the final Show Reel script before filming in Week 12.
We’ll meet again to ‘mock’ film the scenes before filming in 2 hour slots over the weekend of 12th, 13th & 14th APRIL 2024. This has proven very effective over recent years, so trust the system we have and you’ll be brilliant! Do watch our recent Show Reels online to see the kind of work we’re aiming for with YOU!
followed by evening session “Performing Prepared Scripts + Q&A” (6pm – 9pm) Casting Director Kristina Erdely www.kristinaerdely.com .You will have been sent scripts by Kristina and given a partner to read with. If your assigned partner is absent someone else will read in for them. Learn by heart please or, if you’re struggling, do a great sight-read!
Your first day on set working with a team of regular cast members. How do you excel when you land that guest/leading role in a TV drama? Always digging deep to find the ‘truth’ of the scene, we’ll work on script analysis, ‘camera eye’, hitting your marks and more.
You’ll be ‘off book’ by this time and we’ll create the ‘set’ in our Endell Street Studio, work the scenes, polish the lines, play with emotions, inentions, triggers, obstacles, etc, get you fully ready and prepared before moving to actual filming set the following weekend – a very valuable session indeed!
followed on MONDAY 25th MARCH by evening ZOOM session “Cold Reading Pieces + Q&A” (6pm – 9pm) with Casting Director Sharon Sorrentino (www.sharonsorrentino.com). In the final of our Casting Director evenings, working in pairs, Sharon will provide scripts and put you through your paces.
We’ll take a break on 31st March, Easter Sunday, then on 7th April, we’ll continue our on screen work, this time with actor/tutor Sarah Preston.
After an intitial stretch and Vocal warm up, Sarah will play the Casting Director with real TV scripts and will be both gentle and tough on you as we prepare you for the reality of getting through the audition process – another invaluable class!
We’ll film your two-hander scene in a London setting (studio, set, location.)
You will each be assigned a TWO HOUR SLOT, depending on your availability, either on Friday evening or during the day on Saturday or Sunday – ample time for a professinally filmed 2.5 – 3 minute scene.
It will then be professionally edited, including a self-taped monologue by you, and the whole, hour long Show Reel uploaded to Vimeo and the link sent to 400+ Agents and 200+ Casting Directors. Plus, you, and we, can put the Reels out across all Social Media networks!
This is an excellent way to get your work in front of the relevant industry people and proved very successful in gaining agency representation for several of our actors on recent courses!
Fingers crossed the feedback is excellent (it will be!) and representation and auditions will follow!
Show Reel Movie Night: let’s watch the Show Reel together!
After 12 great weeks together, 12 SUNDAY Acting Classes, 12 WEDNESDAY ‘Business/Social’ Sessions, 3 Casting Director Evening Sessions and creating your Show Reel scenes, we’ll watch the Show Reel in our STUDIO, recap on the course and talk about ‘What’s next?’, helping you make plans & fine tune your acting goals!
NEXT COURSE with availability begins on Sunday 21st January 2024.