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


CURRENT ACTING HABIT PLUS COURSES

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FIVE DAY FEEDBACK WITH MARIN HOPE – starting Saturday May 8th 2021 – SOLD OUT

Marin Hope is a Los Angeles native and LA-based casting director. In 2006, she landed a position at ABC Primetime Casting New York under casting executive, Marci Philips. She would go on to work with casting directors Judy Henderson, Suzanne Smith-Crowley, Jessica Kelly, Billy Hopkins and Ann Goulder on projects such as Showtime’s Homeland, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, ABC’S Pan Am, The Wolverine, Labor Day, Zero Hour, Noah, The Maze Runner, NBC’S The Blacklist, and HBO’s Bessie before returning to Los Angeles in 2014.

Marin has since opened her own casting office, often partnering with casting director Heidi Levitt on film, television, theatre and commercial projects. Some credits include American Made starring Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson, The Last Word starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, Kings starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, Who Will Write Our History starring Joan Allen and Adrien Brody, The Roads Not Taken starring Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Laura Linney and Salma Hayek which premiered in competition at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, and most recently All My Puny Sorrows starring Alison Pill, Sarah Gadon, Mare Winningham and Donal Logue, which is currently in post-production.

Marin is a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA). She was nominated for an Artios Award for casting in 2018 and was the recipient of an Artios Award for casting in 2020.

You will be sent a role a day for five consecutive days, and Marin will leave her written feedback on each submission uploaded within the time limit. At the end of the Workshop on Saturday May 15th at 6pm UK time / 10am LA time Marin will host a webinar where you can ask her any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCY AMOS – starts Saturday May 8th 2021 – 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 May 15th at 5pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCY HELLIER v2 – starts Saturday May 8th 2021 – SOLD OUT

Lucy’s recently  worked as Casting Director on Spanish drama THE VINEYARD for Amazon with director Guillem Morales, as well as a short film NYX with director Ben C Lucas. Before that she did additional casting on the upcoming James Bond film NO TIME TO DIE.

Other recent credits include FATIMA (director Marco Pontecorvo), UK casting on TIANHUO (director Simon West), THE LEDGE (director Howard J Ford), ALL THE DEVILS MEN (director Matthew Hope), MEDUSA’S ANKLES (director Bonnie Wright) and SOMA (director Miklos Keleti).

Theatre credits include GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (the 2019 tour) and THE PHLEBOTOMIST at The Hampstead Theatre – all directed by Sam Yates.

Prior to making the move to Casting Director, Lucy worked as Casting Associate on projects including IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE (director Timo Vuorensola), THE FOREIGNER (director Martin Campbell), THE CONFESSIONS (director Roberto Andò), Bond films SKYFALL and SPECTRE (director Sam Mendes), STRATTON (director Simon West), BILLIONAIRE RANSOM (director Jim Gillespie), KNIGHTFALL (History Channel), ONE CHILD (BBC) and BORGIA (Netflix).

Before her life in casting Lucy worked for 7 years as a Senior Sales Executive in International Distribution at ITV. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks advanced conversational French.

Lucy has chosen five new pieces of material in this second version of her workshop  and will give her professional feedback on your interpretations. She will also host a live Q&A Webinar session on Monday May 17th at 6pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


AGENT BOOTCAMP WITH BEX ELLIFF – starts Monday May 10th 2021 – 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 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 Saturday May 15th from 11am UK time – you will be able to book your slot on the first day of the workshop.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


THE COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP: MISSION REEL – starts Monday May 10th 2021

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 Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th  – you’ll be able to book your slot nearer the time.

UK£79 / €89 / US$109 / CAD$135 / AUD$143 / NZ$159


THE TAKING DIRECTION BOOTCAMP WITH MANUEL PURO – starts Friday May 14th 2021

Let your imaginations soar during this ten day workshop where you perform a series of five short monologues twice – first with your own interpretation, and then again after personal feedback and direction from Manuel. It will hone your taking direction skills and take you to places that might surprise you…

At the end of the Bootcamp Manuel will host a webinar on Monday May 24th at 7pm UK time.

UK£59 / €69 / US$82 / CAD$103 / AUD$114 / NZ$120


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH CERI BEDINGFIELD – starts Friday May 14th 2021 – SOLD OUT

Ceri has worked in Casting for the past four years across TV, Film, Theatre & Commercial projects with Casting Directors; Rachel Freck, Aisha Bywaters, Isabella Odoffin, Rose Wicksteed, Dixie Chassay, Jill Green & Emily Tilelli.

Most recently she has worked as Casting Director on independent feature film MY HOUSE directed by Nick Norman-Butler and for Isabella Odoffin on feature film BOXING DAY and TV series THE LAST BUS.

She is currently working alongside Rachel Freck on the British CALL MY AGENT after previously working with Rachel on Series 3 of the thrilling TIN STAR. Prior to this she worked with Dixie Chassay on feature film LOUIS WAIN starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and with Aisha Bywaters on independent feature films THE LAST TREE, MARI, DIRTY GOD, BODY OF WATER & COUNTY LINES.

She has chosen five roles from recent projects and will leave her written feedback on each submission. At the end of the workshop Ceri will host a live Q&A Webinar on Saturday May 22nd at 11am UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH BEN COGAN v2 – starts Saturday May 15th 2021 – 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.

In this second version of his workshop he has chosen five new pieces of material for you to attempt and will give his written feedback each day. At the end of the workshop Ben will host a live Q&A webinar where you can ask him whatever you like on Friday May 21st at 6pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH MELISSA GETHIN CLARKE – starts Saturday May 15th 2021 – SOLD OUT

Melissa is a freelance Casting Associate and Casting Director, who has previously worked with Casting Directors Jina Jay, Theo Park, Catherine Willis and Colin Jones. She has experience with independent and studio film, TV comedy, fantasy and drama.

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. Recent TV credits include Aisling Bea’s This Way Up (Channel 4 / Hulu), Temple S2 (Sky), Halo (Showtime), and In the Long Run (Sky).

She has chosen five one-day roles from projects she has worked on and will leave her written feedback on each submission uploaded within the time limit.

At the end of the Workshop on Saturday May 22nd at 12 noon UK time Melissa will host a Q&A webinar where you can ask her any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH ORLA O’CONNOR – starts Saturday May 22nd 2021

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 Friday May 22nd 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$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


ACTING AMERICAN: APPROACHING AMERICAN ACCENTS – starts Tuesday May 25th 2021

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.

There are five days of online material for you to tackle with Peter’s guidance and feedback, and the final day takes the form of a live Virtual Workshop hosted by Peter on Sunday May 30th starting at 5pm UK time, where 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$84 / CAD$103 / AUD$114 / NZ$120


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCI LENOX v2 – starts Saturday May 29th 2021

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 June 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$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


AGENT BOOTCAMP WITH SARAH ROBERTS – starts Wednesday June 2nd 2021 – SOLD OUT

Sarah started her career at agency CAM before moving to work with Dallas Smith at United Agents. Under Dallas’ tutelage she’s worked  with some of the UK’s top acting talent, worldwide across  Film, TV and Theatre. After 6 years she was promoted to Associate Agent,  building her own list of exciting talent, which includes clients cast in: Fast and Furious 9 (Universal Pictures) , Suspicion  (Apple Tv) , Riviera (Sky Atlantic ) and The Last Kingdom (Netflix),  whilst also supporting on Dallas’ extensive roster.

During this five-day workshop you will be able to share your headshot, cv, showreel and other material with Sarah to receive her honest professional appraisal and feedback. At the end of the course Sarah will hold private 10 minute one-to-one sessions where you can ask her anything you like. These will take place on Monday June 7th from 6.30pm UK time – you will be able to book your slot on the first day of the workshop.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / 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”