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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:

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CURRENT ACTING HABIT PLUS COURSES

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THE COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP: THE NEXT LEVEL – starts Thursday November 26th 2020

Building on the material covered in the Beginners course, Peter guides you deeper into the world of commercial voice-overs culminating in a live Virtual Workshop on the last day where you’ll get a flavour of what it’s like to take direction in the booth.

The course covers increasing the flexibility of your voice with skills like ageing and de-ageing, the importance of volume control and what it’s like working in the booth, how to use Laban’s Efforts, working to picture and much more. Make no mistake – there is a lot of ground to cover – but Peter will guide you along the way in his inimitable style.

The Virtual Workshop element of the course will take place on Monday November 30th  between 5.30pm and 8.30pm UK time.

*Please note you must have participated in the Beginners workshop before joining The Next Level – only graduates of that course are emailed live booking links*

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCI LENOX v2 – starts Saturday November 28th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Luci Lenox returns for version 2 of her very popular workshop with a brand new set of five roles.

She has cast over 100 productions either as lead casting director or as Spanish or European casting director for international co-productions. Recent credits include “Baby” directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa which is just about to hit the festival circuit and “The Head” an HBO TV series (a Spanish/Japanese co-production) with an amazing Pan-European cast.

She has highly efficient casting offices in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain and is ideally set up to cast for both international and local cast. She was on the board of CSA Europe for two years and was the head of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in Europe.

Clients include Netflix, Fox, Paramount, ABC, Disney, NBC, MediaPro as well as numerous Spanish independent producers. Films she has cast have won over 200 awards at International Film Festivals.

At the end of the workshop on Sunday December 6th at 6pm UK time / 7pm Spanish time  there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Luci where you can ask her any questions.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH ANDREA CLARK (COMMERCIAL CASTINGS) – starts Saturday November 28th 2020

Andrea Clark casts major national and international commercial campaigns including MCDONALDS, RIMMEL, ZURICH, JOHN LEWIS and T-MOBILE, whilst continuing to cast films and tv projects of all sizes and genres. Her focus in this workshop will be tv commercials and corporate films for the UK and European markets.

Prior to setting up her own company in 2006, Andrea co-cast the acclaimed feature films DOG SOLDIERS, KEEPING MUM and VAN WILDER II, as well as children’s films THE THIEF LORD, HEIDI and GREYFRIARS BOBBY. As an associate casting director she collaborated on the casting of blockbusters including HELLBOY, BLADE II and HIDALGO.

Andrea’s television work includes PINOCHET’S LAST STAND, WINTER SOLSTICE, two series of TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION and numerous mini-series for American network television, including the EMMY nominated JOSEPH. She was also part of the casting team on MTV’s ground-breaking reality programme THE REAL WORLD.

At the end of the course on Sunday September 20th at 7pm UK time there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Andrea where you can ask her any questions.

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


THE COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP: MISSION REELstarts Friday December 4th 2020

The final workshop in the Commercial Voice-Over series with Peter Warnock focuses on everything you need to learn to research, develop and market a brilliant commercial reel. Peter will guide you through the large variety of different copy styles that can feature in a commercial reel, helping you create a singular reel that showcases your voice in the best possible way. You’ll have plenty of copy to choose from – picked by Peter for both the American market and the rest of the world – along with guidance for finding and recording your own ads so that your reel is unique to you.

As usual, you’ll receive Peter’s expert and precise feedback each day, allowing you to continue to hone and perfect your voice-over skills. The course also gives you some really valuable advice for marketing your reel so you’ll be in the best possible position to find an agent and get working.

At the end of the course you’ll have a personal one-to-one 20 minute session with Peter – this is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions, to continue to receive technical direction on copy you’d like to try out, and to hone the copy choices that are best for your reel. These sessions will be spread between Wednesday December 9th and Thursday December 10th  – you’ll be able to book your slot nearer the time.

UK£79 / €89 / US$99 / CAD$135 AUD$143 / NZ$159


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCY AMOS – starts Saturday December 5th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Lucy is a casting associate who has worked for various casting directors over the past 6 years and has experience in TV, Film and Commercials. She is currently a casting associate in Nina Gold’s office and her most recent credits are ‘Misbehaviour’ directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ directed by David Dobkin and ‘The Witches’ directed by Robert Zemeckis.

She has chosen five pieces of audition material from projects she was worked on and will give you feedback on each piece uploaded within the deadlines.

At the end of the workshop Lucy will host a live Q&A Webinar on Saturday December 12th at 5pm UK time.

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


AGENT BOOTCAMP WITH BEX ELLIFF – starts Sunday December 6th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Bex moved to London and started working at Creative Artists Management (CAM) following her studies at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. She began as an agent’s assistant and after 4 years built her own client list, representing recognisable talent worldwide across all genres of Film, TV and Theatre including breakthrough artists in series such as GAME OF THRONES and TOP BOY. Bex is coming into her 9th year at CAM and is exiting 2020 with a BAFTA nominated client and an Olivier award winner.

During this five-day workshop you will be able to share your headshot, cv, showreel and other material with Bex to receive her honest professional appraisal and feedback. At the end of the course Bex will hold 10 minute one-to-one sessions where you can ask her anything you like. These will take place on Friday December 11th from 6pm UK time – you will be able to book your slot on the first day of the workshop.

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


WRITE YOUR OWN MONOLOGUE WITH RICHARD PARRY – starts Tuesday December 8th 2020

A unique six day course that will guide you through the fundamentals of writing your own monologue by combining story theory with your acting improvisation skills to create and explore a character, develop a compelling story and fine tune its delivery.

This structured workshop will be led by BAFTA nominated writer/director Richard Parry. He started his career as a war cameraman, producer and director, and continued covering conflicts for twenty years. He directed and wrote SOUTH WEST NINE in 2001 for which he was nominated for a BAFTA (Carl Foreman award for outstanding debut by a writer/ director). He has directed four feature films (and wrote three of them) including the iconic Brixton movie SW9, the horror film A NIGHT IN THE WOODS (Vertigo Films, Tribeca Films), the groundbreaking movie BASE (Vertigo Films, Amazon Prime) and is currently in post-production on the thriller CRY ME RIVER for Secret Channel Films.

You will build up your monologue in bite-size pieces for the first four days with Richard’s help, and then on Day Five, Saturday December 12th, you will have a 10 minute one-to-one with Richard who will give you detailed feedback and direction on your first draft/performance, ready for your final revised upload on Day Six.

UK£69 / €79 / US$99 / CAD$119 / AUD$129 / NZ$139


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH RICK LAXTON – starts Saturday December 12th 2020

Rick Laxton is a freelance Casting Director and member of the CDG.  Amongst his freelance credits are series for BBC, ITV, Amazon Prime and Disney, including BBC1 show ‘Scarborough’, and multi award winning BBC1 comedy ‘Peter Kay’s Car Share’.  He was Head of Casting at Lime Pictures from 2010 to 2015, where his credits included ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Rocket’s Island’, ‘The Evermoor Chronicles’ and ‘House of Anubis’.  Before that, Rick worked in the ITV casting department for seven years, on shows such as ‘The Street’, ‘Vincent’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Blue Murder’ and ‘The Road to Coronation Street’.

He is looking forward to hosting you during this five-day workshop, where he has chosen material from projects he 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. Rick will provide his professional feedback on each upload.

At the end of the course on Saturday December 19th at 8pm UK time there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Rick where you can ask him any questions.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH BEN COGAN – starts Saturday December 12th 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 December 18th at 6pm UK time.

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


THE BEGINNERS COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP WITH PETER WARNOCK – starts Tuesday December 15th 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 Sunday December 20th 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


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”