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Acting for Film

GIFT (Girls in Film & Television)
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Nov 30 10:00AM - 6:00PM

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GIFT presents: Acting for Film for Girls 10 to 19 years old*

The Acting for Film Workshop is a fun and engaging hands-on program that will empower teen girls to enter the world of acting for film and television, or help them build their skill set. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a usb with all of the teaching material as well as the clips of themselves on camera to study on their own.

Lots of teens are already familiar with acting on stage but on screen is a big difference! Chantal Perron**, will take you through the technical world of on-camera acting. We will focus on script interpretation, camera technique and making strong choices. In addition, Elise Graham** will educate participants on the world of television production including what to expect when you show up to a set.

This intensive workshop will also provide tips and tricks for a better audition! Participants will gain the knowledge needed to handle the entire process with grace, and to prepare an audition in a fun and explorative way. Each participant will receive ample time on camera where students learn from others' feedback and performances, as well as their own work through comprehensive one-on-one instruction.

The last half hour of the workshop (5:30pm-6:00pm) will be spent talking about agents, unions and next steps for young actors. We will go over the process of how to find and secure an agent and the benefits of joining ACTRA. Parents are encouraged to arrive early and sit in on this presentation so we can answer any questions you may have!

This workshop will run Saturday, November 30th, 10:00am-6:00pm. Pizza lunch is provided!

Please note we require a minimum number of registrations to run the workshop; if we do not reach the registrations the workshop will be cancelled on November 25th with full refund. You may cancel with full refund before November 25th, but once the workshop is confirmed, no refunds will be available.

Questions? Please email!

* GIFT is open to female-identifying or non-binary individuals between the ages of 10 and 19 years old. GIFT is a safe space that welcomes and supports all members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and recognizes that this workshop will take place on Treaty 6 territory.

** Chantal Perron is a veteran of film and stage, with over 15 years experience on camera. Elise Graham has held multiple positions on film sets including Script Supervisor, 1st AD, Production Supervisor, and Supervising Producer.

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