The Actors Centre

Screen Acting: From Audition to Set

WHAT IS IT? A workshop designed for actors who want to ace auditions every time and work effectively on set – with input from both sides of the camera. Work will include: getting into the mind of a casting director; audition etiquette, the things no one tells you, and how to deal with a recall. Once you’re on set: how to deal with the director's ‘advice’, how to behave on set, understanding who the crew are, understanding their language, how to avoid pitfalls, how to make the most of the experience and how to be remembered for the right reasons. HOW WILL IT WORK? You will be provided with a short scene to learn in advance. In the morning we will master auditions via role-play, breaking them down into different stages. We will film mock-auditions and review them with feedback, so you can discuss where you want to improve. In the afternoon we will look at working on set and you will find out what to expect on a typical filming day. We will use role-play to understand how to interpret direction and always make it useful for your performance. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? By having both sides of the camera represented you will get key insights into the audition and on-set process, allowing you to understand and enjoy your next audition and screen job more. Through role-play you will build confidence so you can take the fear out of the process. Price: £65


Linda Ludwig

Linda Ludwig and James Curle are award-winning joint directors and have worked together at Inquisitive Pictures since 2011. They have produced and directed drama, actor showreels, commercials and music videos. Their festival film "Man of the Hour" won "Best Short Film" at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. They are now in development for two TV shows, a comedy series pilot and a debut feature film. More info and work on:

Paul Cawley

Paul is a highly experienced actor whose screen career has recently included work in McMafia, Deep State, Peaky Blinders, Catastrophe, Unforgotten, Father Brown, as well as both series of The Wrong Mans. On stage, his most recent work was at The National Theatre, and other work includes appearances at Sheffield Crucible, Hampstead Theatre, two seasons at Chichester, BAC, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503, The Gate and The Finborough, as well as appearances in the West End. He has taught at The Actors Centre, Mountview, City Lit, Italia Conti and The Drama Studio.  Since 2005 he has been one of the Equity/Skillset Careers Advisors, and has held workshops, and advised groups and individuals all over the country.


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