Acting Habit Plus


Membership of Acting Habit Plus gives you access to a range of advanced online self-tape courses and other resources 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


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FOUR WEEKS, EIGHT ROLES WITH MANUEL PURO v2 – starts Sunday June 4th 2023 – SOLD OUT

This is the second version of the course for those of you who are time-starved, or want to spend a little longer on your self-tapes. It involves two self-tapes a week, for four weeks. The roles are released on a Sunday and Thursday, with deadlines being the following Thursday and Sunday respectively.

So Role 1 is released Sunday June 4th, with a deadline of the end of the day on Thursday June 8th (you have four ‘sleeps’ with the material)

Role 2 is released Thursday June 8th, with a deadline of the end of the day on Sunday June 11th (you have three ‘sleeps’ with the material)

…. and repeat three more times.

Manuel will be on hand to give personal individual feedback on each of the uploads, and he will host a Q&A webinar at the end on Monday July 3rd at 7pm UK time.

UK£49 / €56 / US$69 / CAD$87 / AUD$97 / NZ$99

FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH MIKE CATER – starts Saturday June 10th 2023

Mike worked at a London agency for 4 years before moving into casting in 2018 and relocating to Barcelona where he is currently based. He presently works as an associate to Luci Lenox where they cast a variety of projects ranging from independent feature films to international TV series. Recent projects include Mrs Davis (Peacock), A Town Called Malice (Sky), Warrior Nun (Netflix), Hanna (Amazon Prime) among others.

For each of the five days you will be sent a role at 7pm (in your own time-zone) and you have until 7pm the next day to upload your interpretation to the site. Mike will leave his written feedback on each submission uploaded within the time limit. At the end of the workshop Mike will host a live Q&A webinar on Sunday June 18th at 4pm UK time.

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

FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH FINNIAN TWEED v3 – starts Saturday June 17th 2023

Finnian Tweed is a Casting Director specialising in film and TV with 12 years of industry experience. In 2020 he set up Finnian Tweed Casting and works from the company office based in East London. Finnian has extensive experience working on American projects and is currently casting the action film DEN OF THIEVES 2: PANTERA starring Gerard Butler. He is also casting  ‘THE GUN ON SECOND STREET’ which Guy J. Louthan is producing. With several other projects on the slate for 2023 FT Casting is thankfully very busy. 

From 2018-2020 Finnian worked alongside Sophie Holland as her Casting Associate on 2 seasons of the hugely successful 8 part series ‘The Witcher’ for Netflix. He was also Sophie’s Casting Associate on ‘Young Wallander’ for Yellow Bird UK/ Netflix and scores of other exciting projects including NBC pilot seasons 2019 and 2020. In 2018 he worked with Gary Davy on a number of shows including ‘The Spanish Princess’ for Starz. Prior to that he worked with Suzanne Smith on ‘Outlander’ and at the BBC in house casting dept where his Casting Director credits included ‘Doctors’, ‘The Break’ Series 2 (BBC3 iplayer online) and the October 2017 ‘Sky Drama Table Read’, hosted by the BBC Writersroom. He also worked on several award winning shows at the BBC including: ‘Holby City’ (57 episodes) ‘Father Brown’ (2 seasons) and ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway’ (2 seasons). 

He is looking forward to hosting you during this third version of his five-day workshop. All the pieces come from a project Finnian has cast and he provides character breakdowns on all the roles you will attempt.

At the end of the workshop Finnian will host a live Q&A webinar where you can ask him whatever you like on Friday June 23rd at 12 noon UK time.

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

FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LAURA DONNELLY – starts Saturday June 24th 202

Laura is a UK and Europe based Casting Director working across all media with 20 years experience in casting. 

She worked mainly in film and television before moving into theatre, and she was the resident associate and then Casting Director at National Theatre of Scotland from 2012 – 2022, as well as casting many independent theatre projects in the UK and internationally.

Recent film and tv credits include TETRIS directed by Jon S. Baird TETRIS (Marv Studios/ AI Film/Sigma/Unigram); ADAM (NTS/Hopscotch Films/BBC Arts);  MURDER ISLAND (Channel 4/ STV Studios); JEKYL AND HYDE (NTS/Selkie/Sky Arts); and SCENES FOR SURVIVAL(BBC Scotland/ NTS)

Theatre credits include JAMES IV: QUEEN OF THE FIGHT (Raw Material/Capital Theatres); MEDEA (NTS/EIF); EXODUS (NTS); ENOUGH IF HIM(NTS/Pitlochry Festival Theatre), THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART (Double M Arts/ Royal Lyceum/Edinburgh Festival 2022 and United States tour 2023) among many others.

Laura is looking forward to hosting you during this five-day online workshop where she has chosen a combination of classic / modern theatre and film roles. You will receive an audition piece each night at 7pm, and you will have up to 24 hours to upload your interpretation of it to the site where Laura will provide her professional feedback. At the end of the workshop Laura will host a live online Q&A on Monday July 3rd at 6.30pm UK time.

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


Michelle has worked in film and TV casting for 9 years, training under Shaheen Baig – progressing to Associate and co-casting with Shaheen, as well as independently casting various projects in her own time. Credits and work includes Oscar winning short ‘The Long Goodbye’, ‘Ali & Ava’, ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’, ‘Calm with Horses’ , ‘The Third Day’, as well as HBO / Sky Atlantic’s ‘Little Birds’ as co-casting directo

Most recently she has worked on the Apple TV series ‘The Essex Serpent’ based on the international best selling novel and the feature films ‘The Swimmers’ (dir. Sally El Hosaini), ‘God’s Creatures’ (dirs. Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer) and ‘The Outfit’ (dir. Graham Moore).

She has chosen five roles and will leave her written feedback on each daily submission. At the end of the workshop Michelle will host a live online Q&A on Friday July 7th at 6.30pm UK time.

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

FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH CLARE HARLOW – starts Saturday July 8th 2023

Clare has worked in casting for over 10 years. She most recently cast THE WORLD WILL TREMBLE starring Oliver Jackson Cohen, Jeremy Neumark Jones and David Kross which is currently in post production. Previous Casting Director and Associate credits include SETTLERS, starring Brooklynn Prince, Sofia Boutella and Johnny Lee Miller OFFICIAL SECRETS starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith. And the action series TREADSTONE (Amazon Studios) and JACK RYAN (Amazon Studios).

Clare was an Associate to Kate Dowd for several years and further Associate credits include Eye in the Sky (feature film), Me Before You (feature film),The Hurricane Heist (feature film), Still Star Crossed (TV) We Die Young (feature film), The Book Thief (feature film), Stonehearst Asylum (feature film), Galavant (TV Series), The Assets (TV mini-series), as well as Pilot Season for ABC (2012-16) and Warner Brothers (2012-2019.)

Clare has also cast a variety of short films including BEAST (Billie Piper and Sinead Cusack) and VERT (Nick Frost, Nikki Amuka Bird & Olivia Vinall).

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. Clare will provide her professional feedback on each upload.

At the end of the course on Sunday July 16th at 6pm UK time there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Clare where you can ask her any questions.

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


SELF-TAPE SHOWREEL SCENES – starts on the day you sign up

A series of modules containing specially written, short and punchy pieces of material that are intended to help you create a focussed bespoke showreel to illustrate your talents in a specific genre. Rather than have a one-size-fits-all showreel, now you can delve into a library of scripts and put together relevant scenes and characters that can be closer to what a casting director is actually looking for for any given project.

Each genre module contains at least 25 pieces, released over the course of five consecutive days, with the opportunity to share your interpretations for feedback from your peers. In most of the material your character is the only one that speaks – all the attention is on you – but there are occasional scenes with other voices.

You can sign up whenever you like – day one begins as soon as you join – and you are granted permission to share your self-tapes as widely as you like on any platform.

All priced at:

UK£10 / €12 / US$12 / CAD$16 / AUD$18 / NZ$20

Here are the modules that are currently available:


Period and Historical

Jane Austen-style writing, war and peace themes, youth and enthusiasm, love and marriage, treachery, fear and loathing, British and American.


Sci Fi, Fantasy and Superheroes

Potions and magic, heroes and leaders, knaves and helpers, space pilots and androids, and superhero revelations and adventures.


Workplace Comedy

Scenes set in offices, hospitals, schools, stores and restaurants, police stations and other places where work is conducted.


Relationship Comedy

Romantic and platonic relationships, including first dates, friends and siblings, sarcasm, awkward crushes and expressions of love.


Workplace Drama

Scenes set in lawyers offices and courtrooms, police stations and crime scenes, hospitals and other places of work.


Romantic Drama

Initiating romantic relationships, declarations of love, fights and break ups.


Family and Friends Drama

Scenes involving parents, children and friends talking about love, life and each other.


Horror and Thriller

 Villains and victims, cops and robbers, survival, revenge.

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”