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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FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH BEN COGAN v2 – starts Saturday January 16th 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 January 22nd at 6pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH FINNIAN TWEED v2 – starts Saturday January 16th 2021 – SOLD OUT

Finnian Tweed is a Casting Director specialising in film and TV with almost 10 years industry experience. From 2018-2020 he 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 several other exciting projects. In 2018 he worked with Gary Davy on a number of shows including ‘The Spanish Princess’ for Starz. Prior to that he worked at the BBC where his Casting Director credits included ‘Doctors’, ‘The Break’ Series 2 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’, ‘Father Brown’, and ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway’. He is a member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.

He is looking forward to hosting you during version 2 of his five-day online workshop – the material in this version  comes from a high-end Netflix series and is quite challenging. You will be supplied with character breakdowns for each role and must attempt to capture the essence each character regardless of their stated gender/age/nationality.

At the end of the workshop Finnian will host a live Q&A webinar where you can ask him whatever you like on Friday January 22nd at 7.45pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH CERI BEDINGFIELD – starts Saturday January 23rd 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 Sunday January 31st at 6pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH JEMIMA McWILLIAMS – starts Saturday January 23rd 2021 – 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 Monday February 1st at 7pm 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


AGENT BOOTCAMP WITH BEX ELLIFF – starts Sunday January 24th 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 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 private 10 minute one-to-one sessions where you can ask her anything you like. These will take place on Friday January 29th 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


THE TAKING DIRECTION BOOTCAMP WITH MANUEL PURO – starts Friday January 29th 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 February 8th at 7pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH SOPHIE PEARSON – starts Saturday January 30th 2021 – SOLD OUT

Sophie has been working in the casting industry for six years. She started out working as a casting associate at Hubbard Casting with Ros and John Hubbard, where she worked on films such as ‘Journey’s End’, ‘Hurricane’ and ‘The More You Ignore Me’.

She now works with Des Hamilton and has most recently worked on projects such as Nextflix’s ‘The King’, ‘Top Boy Series 3’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’.

She has chosen five roles from recent projects and will leave her written feedback on each submission. At the end of the workshop Sophie will host a live Q&A Webinar on Friday February 5th at 7pm UK time.

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


AGENT BOOTCAMP WITH SARAH ROBERTS – starts Monday February 1st 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 Saturday February 6th from 11.30am 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


THE BEGINNERS COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP WITH PETER WARNOCK – starts Friday February 5th 2021

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 Wednesday February 10th 2021 6pm 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”