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

To get 100% off membership use the code 100PercentOff


CURRENT ACTING HABIT PLUS COURSES

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FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH BEN COGAN – starts Saturday May 30th 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 Monday June 8th at 5.30pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH NATHALIE CHERON – starts Saturday May 30th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Nathalie Cheron has cast some of the most renowned French films in the modern era including THE BIG BLUE, LEON, NIKITA and more recently international hits such as TAKEN, THE TRANSPORTER and TRANSPORTER REFUELLED.

She is a member of the CSA and the President of ARDA – the French association of casting directors – and as such she is at the forefront of various equality, diversity and anti-harassment initiatives.

At the end of the course on Saturday June 6th 2020 at 5pm UK time / 6pm Paris time  there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Nathalie where you can ask her any questions.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH FINNIAN TWEED – starts Saturday May 30th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Finnian currently works as Associate Casting Director to Sophie Holland where they are casting high end projects for Netflix such as ‘The Witcher’ starring Henry Cavill and ‘Young Wallander’.

He has chosen material from projecs he has been involved with and he will give his honest opinion on your submissions, plus he’ll host a live Q&A webinar where you can ask him whatever you like on Friday June 5th at 7.30pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCI LENOX – starts Saturday May 30th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Luci Lenox 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 Monday June 8th at 7pm UK time / 8pm 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


THE BEGINNERS COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP WITH PETER WARNOCK – starts Saturday June 6th 2020 – SOLD OUT

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 worshop on Thursday June 11th 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.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH JEMIMA McWILLIAMS – starts Saturday June 6th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Jemima McWilliam works closely with casting legend Debbie McWilliams and has most recently worked on the latest Bond film NO TIME TO DIE, the feature film FATIMA starring Harvey Keitel, THE RYTHYM SECTION starring Blake Lively and Jude Law, and independent crime thrilled CRY ME A RIVER that shot in Sweden. Her chosen pieces of material have proved extremely popular with previous participants – they are  fun and challenging and Jemima will provide her feedback on each piece.

At the end of the workshop she’ll host a live Q&A Webinar where you can ask her any questions on Friday June 12th at 7pm UK time.

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


THE COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP – THE NEXT LEVEL – Starts Saturday June 13th 2020 – SOLD OUT

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 Wednesday June 17th between 5pm and 8pm UK time – as soon as you sign up you’ll be able to book your slot.

*Please note you must have participated in the Beginners workshop before joining The Next Level – sign up links are sent directly to previous participants.*


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH JEMIMA McWILLIAMS – starts Saturday June 20th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Jemima McWilliam works closely with casting legend Debbie McWilliams and has most recently worked on the latest Bond film NO TIME TO DIE, the feature film FATIMA starring Harvey Keitel, THE RYTHYM SECTION starring Blake Lively and Jude Law, and independent crime thrilled CRY ME A RIVER that shot in Sweden. Her chosen pieces of material have proved extremely popular with previous participants – they are  fun and challenging and Jemima will provide her feedback on each piece.

At the end of the workshop she’ll host a live Q&A Webinar where you can ask her any questions on Friday June 26th at 7pm UK time.

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”