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Artswork PerformanceLab Masterclass Series 2008-2009

Artswork PerformanceLab Masterclass Series 2008-2009. David is the definition of a 'working actor' working across theatre, TV, Film, commercials and associated industries such as Role Playing & corporate training. He will talk about the reality of a 'successful' professional actor.

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Artswork PerformanceLab Masterclass Series 2008-2009

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  1. Artswork PerformanceLabMasterclass Series 2008-2009

  2. David is the definition of a 'working actor' working across theatre, TV, Film, commercials and associated industries such as Role Playing & corporate training. He will talk about the reality of a 'successful' professional actor. Tuesday 14 October 2008David Schaal – The Working Actor

  3. Film/TV Make-Up Artist, Sue Kneebone, (Casualty, Torchwood, Larkrise To Candleford, Being Human) will talk to the PLARM students about her experience of working with actors and give an introduction to basic tricks of her trade. Tuesday 14 October 2008Film/TV Make up with Sue Kneebone

  4. Jo Derrick will talk to the PLARM students about her experience of working with actors and give an introduction to basic tricks of her trade. Wednesday 22 October 2008Film/TV Costume Designer Jo Derrick

  5. Steve Coombes is one of the UK’s most successful TV screenwriters. In the 80’s Steve toured as part of a comedy double-act with Dave Robinson They then moved into TV writing via episodes of sitcom Birds Of A Feather for Witzend/BBC and then comedy drama in the form of episodes of Frank Stubbs Promotes: for Noel Gay/ITV, Roughnecks for the BBC and 5 episodes of Lovejoy for Witzend/BBC. After Dave Robinson left showbiz and became a Maths teacher (!?), Steve continued as a lone writer penning amongst others Hustle, for Kudos / BBC and several episodes of New Tricks: for Wall to Wall/BBC1. However, the majority of Steve’s creative energy now goes into developing his own original TV ideas and to date he has had 2 original series produced by UK terrestrial broadcasters; Sold: a six part comedy drama for Touchpaper/ITV set in the dog-eat-dog world of estate agents (2007). And Outlaws, a black comedy series starring Phil Daniels set in the world of duty solicitors for World/BBC3. He is currently developing, Carson, a pilot for an original legal series in development with BBC Scotland (One script written). And PC World, for World Productions/BBC (Two scripts written). Wednesday 11 February 2009Screenwriters Chris Murray & Steve Coombes

  6. Chris Murray started as a screenwriter in episodic TV on Series I/II/III of ITV soap London Bridge where he was Storyliner and Lead Writer. He moved on to Peak Practice, Eastenders, Casualty, Doctors, City Central & A & E before devising Mersey Beat in 2000. Along the way he also managed to write his own original projects, The Bite, BBC TV creator & writer. No Win No Fee, creator & storylines 6 X 50”and pilot script for BBC Northern Ireland. First Sign Of Madness a 30” Monologue ‘Romford Rob’ for Carlton In 2005 he wrote Sea Of Souls III, 1 x 60’ Producer Stephen Garwood and Someone To Watch Over Me (Aka Vital Signs), Original Series. 6 x 60’ development Sony/Gifted Duck. He is currently developing, Seven Wives, an Original Series In development RosenObst(CBS)/Gifted Duck. Vital Signs, an original 1 X 90’ movie of the week in development with HargroveLeider/Showtime LA, Payback & Villain, In Development for Touch Films, Across The Sea, Showrunner/BBC and Liberty Law Development for Sony Television. On the radio Chris has written on ‘Weekending’ for Radio 4, ‘Two From the Fringe’ for Radio 2 and the ‘National Comedy Network’ and ‘Buzzword’ for Radio 1. Wednesday 11 February 2009Screenwriters Chris Murray & Steve Coombes

  7. Nick Pitt began his TV producing career as a Script Editor at BBC Pebble Mill in the mid 90’s. He was script editor on Dangerfield and Dalziel & Pascoe. He went on to become Assistant Producer on Dalziel & Pascoe before taking over as producer in 1999. He then moved on to become the initiating producer of Monarch Of The Glen for BBC Scotland and Macready & Daughter for ITV. He then took over the reigns as Series Producer of Silent Witness producing 2 series for the BBC. He was then the initiating producer of The Brief for ITV before producing Robin Hood back at the BBC. He is currently in pre-production on Bo And The Spirit World, a new TV series for broadcast in 2009/10. Friday 13 February 2009TV producer Nick Pitt

  8. Jason Morell read English Literature at Oxford and subsequently trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama from 1985-88. Since 1988 he has worked extensively as an actor in film, television and theatre. His film appearances include Mrs Brown, Wilde and Damage among many others. Hs most recent appearance on television was in the Andrew Davies adaptation of “Affinity” for ITV in December 2008. In theatre he has originated much new work as a leading actor for writers such as Howard Barker, Peter Barnes Stephen Berkoff, Ranjit Bolt and Gregory Motton, as well many first showings of European work by Peter Handke, Per Olov Endquist and Georg Kaiser among others. As well as many regional appearances London performances include work with many companies including Cheek by Jowl, The Wrestling School and Headlong, in a wide range of theatres including The Young Vic, The Lyric, Hammersmith, Hampstead Theatre, Riverside Studios, Wilton’s Music Hall, the National Theatre Studio, the Gate Theatre and the Arcola. As a writer he has developed a new musical (book and lyrics) with the Royal Opera House which will start at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre in the 2009/10 season. He has been commissioned to write the inaugural production to open a new venue on the Strand, the Old Anatomy School in 2009. He is a regular director of the “Read not Dead” seasons for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. He is a contributor to the Literary Review and The Theatre magazine. Tuesday 17 February 2009Actors Showcase with Jason Morell

  9. One of the UK’s most established drama directors, Laurence Moody started as a trainee director at Granada where his acclaimed work included TV dramas Spoils Of War, Knife Edge And Travelling Man. He left Granada in 1980, joining the BBC to direct Shoestring (with Trevor Eve) followed by the first 3 series of the hugely successful detective series Bergerac, and The Chinese Detective. He also directed the one off dramas Alexa – A Love Story, and It Could Happen To Anyone. In the 80’s, he was the initiating director on Taggart, Boon, Saracen and Truckers. In the 90’s he directed the pilot and subsequent series of the highly acclaimed Chancer and Soldier, Soldier. Since 1999 Laurence has worked with Brian Parks’ Shed Productions in originating and directing Bad Girls, Footballers Wives And Waterloo Road. His other TV work includes series of Love Hurts, Runaway Bay, Harry, Big Deal and King And Castle – as well as a feature length Bill special. He is a regular guest lecturer at the National Film and Television School, and also holds master classes in “Acting for the Camera” at the Actors Centre in London. Wednesday 18 February 2009TV Director Laurence Moody

  10. Hannah Chissick, was one of the youngest artistic directors (Harrogate Theatre 2002-5) in the country and one of only three women running a regional theatre. Not only has she brought some of the most exciting acting talent in the country to Harrogate, she has delivered some stunning productions. She has been truly inspirational amongst the staff and many will look back at her time here as a defining moment in the history of Harrogate Theatre.” Prior to working at Harrogate, Chissick worked at the King’s Head Theatre in London and later at the Derby Playhouse, as part of the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme. During her time at Harrogate, she had success with shows such as Art - her first production at the theatre, which attracted an average house of 96% - and revivals of Teechers, Bouncers and House and Garden. Most recently, Hannah has directed Side by Side by Sondheim (West End), Boeing Boeing (West End, and Melbourne Australia), the National Tour of Grumpy Old Women, and Britt Eckland’s One Woman show ‘Brit on Brit’ which sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2008. Hannah has just returned from Singapore where she opened a production of ‘Teechers’ Tuesday 24 February 2009Audition Techniques Hannah Chissick

  11. Ben Caplan trained as an actor at Central. Theatre includes: Seven Jewish Children (Royal Court),The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), Three sisters on Hope street (Hampstead, Liverpool Everyman), Two Thousand Years (Mike Leigh-National Theatre and tour), Hamlet (Nuffield Theatre); The Dwarfs (Tricycle Theatre); Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Sweat (National tour),Hedda Gabler, The Man of the future is Dead (Edinburgh), Rose and the Ring; Guys & Dolls, Les Grandes Meaulnes, Judging Billy Jones (Young Vic.) Television includes: Trinity (ITV), The Passion (HBO/BBC), Maxwell (international emmy), The Candidate, Judge John Deed, Dwarfs, Band of Brothers(HBO/BBC-winner of Golden Globe and Emmy), A Touch of Frost, Soldier, Soldier, Inspector Morse, The Perfect Blue, Where The Heart Is. Film: Guy Ritchie's Rocknrolla. Directing credits include: The Collector (Underbelly Edinburgh and Arcola London), Park Life, Hope, Intern (short films),Orphans, King Lear and As you Like it (Mountview 2nd year Shakespeare Project.) Founded Aslan Productions in 2002 and co-produced "Everything is Illuminated" (Hampstead Theatre). Ben will be working one-to-one with year three Performing Arts students, directing their graduation showcase pieces. 24 February, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March, 18 March, 28 April, 29 April 2009Ben Caplan : One to One showcase development work Actor/Director

  12. Shin Somatics ® bridges intrinsic dance with integrative bodywork and somatic yoga. It utilizes principles from somatic movement education and includes the healing potentials of Japanese Butoh. 28 February – 1 March 2009Shin Somatics with Karen Smith

  13. A regular member of the Royal Shakespeare and National theatre Companies, Samantha Bond has an all-too-fitting surname for her onscreen career. She is perhaps best known for her repeat performance as Miss Moneypenny, to Pierce Brosnan's James Bond. Her first appearance was in GoldenEye 1995, and she repeated the role for Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. She is the fourth actress to play the small yet established super-secretary role, most notably played by Lois Maxwell. Samantha trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and her theatre acting credits range from touring companies to Broadway to London's West End. She has shared the stage and screen with veterans like Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, and David Suchet, and has gained a high-profile in her highly successful television career appearing most notably in; Emma, Mansfield Park, Rumpole Of The Bailey, Inspector Morse, Poirot, Thief Takers, Midsomer Murders, The Inspector Lynley Murders, Distant Shores, Outnumbered, Fanny Hill and The Sarah Jane Adventures amongst many, many more. She gained a starring role as Detective Sergeant Maureen Picasso for the BBC series NCS: Manhunt and appeared opposite Dame Judi Dench in David Hare’s award-winning play Amy's View. Monday 2 March 2009The Working Actor Samantha Bond

  14. Equity is the only Trade Union to represent artists from across the entire spectrum of arts and entertainment. Formed in 1930 by a group of West End of London performers, Equity quickly spread to encompass the whole range of professional entertainment so our membership includes actors, singers, dancers, choreographers, stage managers, theatre directors and designers, variety and circus artists, television and radio presenters, walk-on and supporting artists, stunt performers and directors and theatre fight directors. The main function of Equity is to negotiate minimum terms and conditions of employment throughout the entire world of entertainment and to endeavour to ensure these take account of social and economic changes. We look to the future as well, negotiating agreements to embrace the new and emerging technologies which affect performers so satellite, digital television, new media and so on are all covered, as are the more traditional areas. We also work at national level by lobbying government and other bodies on issues of paramount importance to the membership. In addition we operate at an international level through the Federation of International Artists which Equity helped to establish, the International Committee for Artistic Freedom and through agreements with sister unions overseas. Tuesday 3 March 2009Equity South West with Chris Ryde

  15. Cathie Davey worked in Publicity on TV shows such as The Lost Prince, Messiah, and Five Days Wednesday 4 March 2009Film/TV Publicist Cathie Davey

  16. 4 March Introduction, 17 March Casting, 18 March Casting, 25 March Feedback and viewing of screen tests The TV Casting Process – with Lesley Ann Morgan Over the course of these 4 sessions, year 3 PA students will enter into an authentic casting process with TV director Lesley Laidlaw. The process with span: • Applying for the role with CV, Photo and covering letter • Casting session and camera test • Results of casting and feedback Lesley Ann Morgan joined HTV West as a trainee PA and was promoted through the ranks of researcher, assistant producer to producer over a 16 year period, specialising in drama and music shows. During this time she worked on all types of programming including dramas like “Robin of Sherwood” and “Wycliffe” During the 90’s she worked as Casting Director to Bryan Izzard, Head of Drama and Light entertainment for many years on his productions for Channel 4. In 1995 she joined the newly formed Available Light Productions run by David Parker where she started directing and producing historical drama-documentaries for ITV “ In Defence of the Chocolate Soldier and Mere Marriage “ and a drama feature called “The Levels”, based on Peter Benson’s award winning ‘rites of passage’ novel. She produced several dramas for HTV West, including “The Day Granddad Went Blind”, the directorial debut for Chris Smith, now directing major feature films in Hollywood and “A Child in the Forest”, based on the best selling novel by Winifred Foley. She has produced a number of dramas with new writer/directors including “Mother Me Daughter” with Ann Marie McCormack and “Bhangra Heads” with Dilesh Korya. She is currently developing an adaption of a classic novel for TV series.

  17. Agent Louise Alexander from BAM(Bristol Actors Management) will lead a session on Actors representation, getting through the door, and how to market and present yourself as an actor, in addition to aspects of the actor/agent relationship. BAM is Bristol's leading actors' agency supplying trained professional actors for work throughout the UK. Tuesday 10 March 2009Louise Alexander BAM Associates

  18. Peter MacFarlane founded the literary & talent agency MacFarlane Chard in 1994. The company has recently expanded opening a Dublin office and a Factual department representing Presenters and Experts as well as a Book and Media Rights division. Peter founded Gifted Duck Limited a Television development company with Chris Murray in 2002. Tuesday 12 March 2009Acting Agent Peter MacFarlane

  19. 16-18 March 2009Lesley Laidlaw TV director/writer

  20. Wednesday 18 March 2009Commercials Producer Nick Redman

  21. Tuesday 31 March 2009 Sinead McManus Project Arts

  22. Dirk Maggs writes and directs across all media. He has won international awards and particular distinction in cutting edge audio production. He introduced BBC Radio to the use of Dolby Surround, was among the first nominees for the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement, and has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the University of Winchester for his contribution to the Dramatic Arts. Dirk covers many disciplines and genres; on television The Animated Mr Bean and Bob The Builder, in cinemas The Magic Roundabout Movie, in games voices for two of the award-winning Broken Sword series and back on radio The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (its author Douglas Adams specifically asked Dirk to adapt, direct and produce the saga conclusion in its original medium). Dirk has been privileged to direct many outstanding artists, including Leslie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Jonathan Pryce, Hugh Laurie, Juliet Stevenson, Jim Broadbent, Maureen Lipman, Johnny Vegas, Patricia Hodge, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Jim Carter, Steve Coogan, Bill Bailey, Tim Spall, Jasper Carrott, Alison Steadman, Billy Boyd, Simon Jones, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. Dirk's current projects in sound and vision include a feature animation with Darkside Animation through Baker Street International, television animation through Hit Entertainment and audio drama and comedy through Perfectly Normal Productions. Wednesday 1 April 2009Radio Producer/DirectorDirk Maggs

  23. Wednesday 27 May 2009Voiceover Agent Yakety Yak

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