20202.02.08 The ABC’s for Film & TV Actors – Vancouver


***Raindance members and ACTRA/UBCP members get 20% off this course
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 10.00am – 6.00pm

Location: Vancouver

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About The ABCs for Film & TV Actors
– an intensive one day course.

Location: Vancouver

This powerful information-packed day will give you the basic tools and information you need to get going in the world of acting for film and TV. The day is part lecture, part discussion, part auditioning exercises.

Who is it for?

The ABCs for Film & TV Actors is recommended to new actors and theatre actors willing to improve their auditioning skills for TV & FILM auditioning as well as understand the formal part of the business.

What will you get?

You will leave this course with information about the actor’s tools and fresh constructive feedback on your audition technique from a professional. Also, you could make some new scene partners.

What you will learn:

Part 1

10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Check in with actors: “What do you hope to gain out of this workshop? Why are you here?”

11:00 am – 12:30

  • Agents

○ How to submit?

○ What do they do, exactly?

○ How to cultivate a healthy, professional and collaborative relationship with my agent.

  • Casting

○ What do they do, exactly?

○ How to cultivate a healthy, professional and collaborative relationship with casting directors.

  • Headshots & Resumes

○ What should my resume look like?

○ Does my current headshot represent me?

○ What is my “type”.

***Students are to bring their headshots & resumes for assessment



Part 2:

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Commercial Audition

○ They may prepare as they would a normal audition

○ We will review each audition in class

  • Audition Preparation

○ Checklist handout

○ Sides Analysis handout

○ Film & TV auditions will be handed out


  • Students should be prepared for a “working lunch”

Part 3:

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Film / TV Audition

○ Actors will receive an audition 1 day before class

○ They are to complete the sides analysis handout at lunch

About the Instructor – Luvia Petersen

Luvia Petersen is an actor/director most recently seen playing Meg Harris on the CityTV crime drama, The Murders. Other acting credits include Ghost Wars (Syfy/Netflix) for which she was nominated for Leo Award for best actress¨ and Continuum (SyFy) for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and a Leo Award for best actress.

Directing credits include the short film Dog Bite, recently nominated for a Leo award and currently doing the festival circuit. The independent feature film Writing Kim, and two music videos – one of which won an “Award of Excellence” at the 2016 Canadian International Film Festival. Luvia is the recipient of the 2019 Harold Greenberg Fund shorts-to-feature grant for her project “Happiness” which goes to camera in September 2019.

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