Acting Habit Plus

TAKE YOUR SELF-TAPES TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Membership of Acting Habit Plus gives you access to a range of advanced online self-tape courses that are designed for experienced actors who are already comfortable with the basics of self-taping. Participants of the 21-Day Self-Tape Challenge or The Self-Tape Class receive free membership for their first year.

Acting Habit Plus runs as an annual membership –  to join please click on the appropriate currency below:

UK£10 / €12 / US$13 / CAN$17 / AUD$19 / NZ$20

During the coronavirus epidemic at your discretion you can apply a discount code as follows:

To get 50% off membership use the code 50PercentOff


CURRENT ACTING HABIT PLUS COURSES

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CURRENT COURSES


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH BEN COGAN – starts Saturday August 15th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Ben Cogan has worked in casting for 20 years. He began as a Casting Assistant for many shows (including EastEnders, Holby City and Waking the Dead) before becoming the Casting Director for Doctors in 2002. 384 episodes later, Ben moved to Casualty, and, in his time there, 6 episodes that he worked on were recognised with BAFTA nominations. During this period he also worked on the Afternoon Play series, Kiss of Death and various short films – one of which (Wish 143) was nominated for an Oscar.

Ben is now a freelance Casting Director having cast feature film Just Charlie (Winner of the Edinburgh Film Festival Audience Award), Trendy (nominated for Raindance) and Amaryllis as well as award winning short films , Apple Tree House for CBeebies, additional child roles with Tom Hooper on Jack Thorne’s BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials and is currently casting the feature film: Witch West.

At the end of the workshop Ben will host a live Q&A webinar where you can ask him whatever you like on Friday August 21st at 6pm UK time.

For more details or to secure your place please click one of the currency links below:

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LEO WOLFE – starts Saturday August 15th 2020 – SOLD OUT!

LA based Leo Wolfe is an associate at Nancy Nayor Casting. He has been an active part of the entertainment industry since childhood, as a professional theatre actor with a background in classical acting, musical theatre and directing. Since transplanting to Los Angeles he’s been actively casting for commercials, film, television and streaming platforms. Along with Nancy Nayor, he has collaborated with Casting Directors Alexa Fogel, Howard Meltzer and Lisa Fields.

Recent projects include Michael Bay’s SONGBIRD, Emmy-nominated casting for daytime’s biggest soap opera THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, KIRBY JENNER (Quibi), DIE HART (Quibi), IVY + BEAN  (Netflix),  WARRIOR (Cinemax) and THE RAVINE (Hollywood Media).

At the end of the course on Saturday August 22nd at 5pm UK time / 9am LA time  there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Leo where you can ask him any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH MELISSA GETHIN CLARKE – starts Saturday August 22nd 2020 – SOLD OUT!

Melissa is the Casting Associate at Theo Park Casting, working on large scale Film and TV projects. She has experience with independent and studio film, TV comedy, fantasy and drama.

Recent TV credits include Aisling Bea’s This Way Up (Channel 4 / Hulu), In the Long Run (Sky), Cuckoo (BBC) and Ladhood (BBC). Recent feature film credits include Overlord (Bad Robot / Paramount), The Hustle (MGM) starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, and The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon.

Melissa has previously worked with Catherine Willis and Colin Jones.

She has chosen five challenging one-day roles from recent projects and will leave her written feedback on each submission.

At the end of the workshop Melissa will host a live Q&A Webinar on Friday August 28th at 5pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH JEMIMA McWILLIAMS – starts Saturday August 22nd 2020 – SOLD OUT!

Jemima works closely with casting legend Debbie McWilliams and has most recently worked on the latest Bond film NO TIME TO DIE, FATIMA starring Harvey Keitel and independent feature film CRY ME A RIVER.

She is looking forward to hosting you during this five-day online workshop and will provide her feedback on each of your uploads.

At the end of the workshop Jemima will host a live Q&A Webinar on Friday August 28th at 7pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


THE BEGINNERS COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP WITH PETER WARNOCK – starts Sunday August 23rd 2020

A five day workshop that will introduce you to the wonderful world of commercial voice-overs. The course covers how to approach and work with advertising copy, how to banish lip smacking and deal with plosives, how to control breathing and create flow. It’s filled with hands on practical exercises and real world tips that will help grow your confidence in the studio – with videos explaining studio etiquette, how to approach the mic and work with studio engineers and how to mark up a script. It discusses what goes in to a commercial voice-reel and how to work with agencies among much much more.

Your guide is renowned voice-over artist and actor Peter Warnock who has over 25 years experience in this field. As a teacher, Peter has worked with LAMDA, ALRA, BSA and the Actors Centre and he runs his own training company, The Voice Zone. He has put together a beautiful detailed course that you will refer back to time and time again as you embark on your voice-over career.

Each day he will feedback on all your uploaded takes, and at the end of the workshop on Saturday August 29th 2020 at 7pm UK time he will be available for a live Q&A webinar where you can ask him whatever you like.

No expensive kit is necessary – full instructions on how to find a suitable place to record using your phone are sent when you enrol.

Further voice-related workshops are available to graduates of this Beginners course.

This Workshop is also suitable for non-native English speakers – instructions provided during the Workshop.

UK£49 / €56 /US$64 / CAD$87 / AUD$97 / NZ$99


ACTING AMERICAN: APPROACHING AMERICAN ACCENTS – starts Tuesday August 25th 2020

A unique six day course that will help you explore the physical variations of three American accents – Southern, General American and New York. Learning an accent is not just about changing your voice but adopting a whole new posture and physicality. You’ll explore how these regional characters hold themselves, how they use their mouths, what gestures they use, the rhythms and musicality of the accents.

Each day you’ll be expertly guided by Peter Warnock through clear, precise and fun video tutorials that will give you detailed exercises to help you layer the skills that will allow you to access these accents. You’ll explore mouth placement, physicality, air flow, gesture, rhythms and phrasing, walks… building believable, real accents. Each day, you’ll be asked to rehearse and upload material including poems and speeches from TV, film and theatre so that Peter can then give you specific feedback that will help you perfect your accents, and gain confidence too.

The course will culminate in a Live Virtual Workshop on Sunday August 30th starting at 4.30pm UK timewhere you will be asked to perform a speech you’ll have worked on through the week, and to take on the hot-seating challenge too.

UK£59 / €69 / US$73 / CAD$103 / AUD$114 / NZ$120


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH SONIA ALLAM – starts Saturday August 29th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Sonia has recently opened her own casting office and has been working on projects for October Films, the BFI/Creative England and RAW TV.

Prior to this she worked as Casting Associate at Gary Davy Casting on Baptiste (BBC), The Widow (ITV / AMAZON), The Spanish Princess (Starz) and many other dramas that will hit our screens this year.

She also worked as Casting Associate at Catherine Willis Casting on numerous projects such as; Cuckoo (BBC 3), Drifters (E4), Obsession, Suspicion (Discovery ID), Hetty Feather, Wolfblood (CBBC), Upstart Crow (BBC), Flowers (C4), Detectorists (BBC 4), Plebs (ITV 2) and many more.

Sonia started off working in the casting team at Emmerdale, before moving to Lime Pictures as Casting Associate working on several shows including Hollyoaks. Sonia has also worked with the in house casting team at the BBC on Holby.

On this five-day workshop she has chosen five roles from projects she has been involved with. You will receive a piece each night at 7pm, and you will have up to 24 hours to upload your interpretation of it. Sonia will provide her professional feedback on each upload.

At the end of the workshop on Saturday September 5th at 7pm UK time there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Sonia where you can ask her any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH ORLA O’CONNOR – starts Saturday September 5th 2020

Orla O’Connor is an independent Casting Director from Derry, now based in Edinburgh working in TV, Film and Theatre. She has worked in the industry since 2000, developing a strong, comprehensive knowledge of the finest acting talent in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

TV/FILM credits include:  Deadwater Fell (C4) Shetland Series 2-6 (BBC), Molly and Mack (CBeebies), Vitello (Zentropa), The Loch (ITV), IONA (Bard Entertainments/Feature), Mountain Goats Series I (BBC), EVE Series I, II & III (CBBC), Rubenesque (SKY), Katie Morag Series 1&2 (Cbeebies), Miller’s Mountain (BBC), What We Did On Our Holidays (Scottish Casting Associate/Origin Pictures), Bob Servant Series 1&2 (BBC 4), MI HIGH Series 6 & 7 (CBBC), Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012 (Scottish Casting/BBC) and many more. Theatre includes Chasing Bono (Soho Theatre).

She is looking forward to hosting you during this five-day online workshop, where she has chosen five roles from projects she has been involved with. You will receive a piece each night at 7pm, and you will have up to 24 hours to upload your interpretation of it to the site. Orla will provide her professional feedback on each upload.

At the end of the course on Saturday September 12th 2020 at 5pm UK time  there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Orla where you can ask her any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


We follow Casting Society of America workshop guidelines:

 “These workshops are a learning experience. They are not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshops are over, the casting director/associates hosting the workshops will not be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials”