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Melbourne Acting Academy

MAA provides industry focused workshops and training in preparation for a life in today's film and television industries. Designed to compliment your other studies - MAA is 'Inside the Industry'!



Learn from Australia's leading casting professionals & understand how to maximise your audition experience.


ALISON TELFORD   |   Sunday 25th June   SOLD OUT



Alison has been the casting director for the ABC since 1995. Alison has a huge list of credits which include Newton's Law, Seven types of ambiguity, Angry Boys – HBO/BBC, John Safran – Race Relations, Sleuth 101, Bed of Roses Series 1 - 3, East of Everything Series 1 - 2, The Librarians Series 1 - 3, Summer Heights High, Bastard Boys, Sea Change - Series 1 - 3, Curtin – Before Dawn, Kath & Kim – Series 1 - 3, MDA Series 1 - 3,  We can Be Heroes – Australian of the Year and Glitch.


An opportunity for you to enhance your craft. By working 'one on one' on good material, you will be learning from the skills and knowledge of the Casting Professional in a safe workshop environment 

Your screentest workshop provides you with the opportunity to:

 workshop your scene with a professional reader in a supportive group environment
 receive a copy of your footage
  get prepared for the hundreds of screen-test and auditions you will have in your career
•  apply your craft to the audition room and brush up on your skills in-between gigs
•  gain insightful, individual feedback from the casting director
  learn the dos and don'ts of the casting room
•  learn from viewing other actors works and feedback
  ask questions about the industry in an open Q&A session
Please prepare as you would an audition. Once your booking is made, two automated emails will be sent to you. One a receipt and the other a link to the scenes - select the name of the casting director you are workshopping with and then choose an age-appropriate scene from the list they have provided (please check your spam folder if you can't find the email). 

Venue | 8 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne, 3051
Age requirement  | 16 +

Disclaimer | Actors attending this workshop understand that the presence of a Casting Director is not a guarantee or promise of employment. All actors should further understand that the intent of this class is solely educational and not a form of job interview or audition.

Melbourne Acting Academy

Professional Workshop Series
Work with Australia’s most sought after film directors. Through a unique approach, these workshops examine essential skills actors require on a professional set. Applications now open in Melbourne! Dates: TBA

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