Casting & Self-taping Workshop 

w/ Jo Briant 

A 6 Week series with w/ Fountainhead Casting’s Jo Briant.

Course Outline | Course Outcomes | Session Details | Apply Now








Course Overview

Back by popular demand, The HubStudio is very proud to have Casting Associate Jo Briant return to the HubStudio line up. This is an exclusive opportunity to work with Jo in a Casting / Self-taping Workshop. 

The course will have a scene work focus; actors workshopping a scene each week with Jo providing constructive feedback on how to nail your self tapes and auditions. She will guide, nurture and challenge your screen craft skills and offer insight on how to navigate the industry during these times of change and how to present your best self as Castings pick up again. Jo’s special interest is how to make the actor feel comfortable before and in the audition, allowing greater freedom to be present in the scene and play.


Jo is an absolutely incredible teacher and I loved learning from her. She made every class feel comfortable, continuously reinforcing that there aren’t any right or wrong ways to act. She really nurtured our growth as performers and built up our confidence to try new choices within our scenes.”

Course Outline

During the course Jo will focus on:

  • TV, film and commercial scripts for auditions.
  • Tips on Self Taping, in front of and behind the camera.
  • How to prepare for a casting.
  • Easy processes to be relaxed, excited & ready to go.
  • Living fully in the moment.
  • Listening and reacting.
  • Bringing your whole self to work.
  • Getting out of your head and into your body.
  • Thinking, feeling, BEEING.
  • Freedom to play and have fun.

Course Outcomes

In this course, you will learn:

  • Get grounded, centred & present.
  • Drop in and be you.
  • Stop overthinking.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Connect with your scene partner.
  • Turn so called ‘mistakes’ into magic.
  • Be brave and commit to your choices.
  • Access images, feelings and emotions.
  • Enjoy letting go.
  • Practise a healthy mindset of self care.

For application, please fill out the details below. This series is invite only, with the highest standard being sort, a place on the course is not guaranteed.

Session Details

When: 6 x Tuesday’s

Dates: 2nd May – 6th June 2023

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 21 Shepherd St Chippendale, 2008

Participants: 12-14 Maximum

Price: $372.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Payment Information

How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.

Session Details


About Jo Briant

Jo Briant is a Casting Director at Fountainhead Casting and has been a successful actor for 40 years. She has worked extensively in theatre, film and television in New Zealand and Australia appearing in shows such as Albion, The Twelve, Total Control, Kairos, Reckoning, The Fighting Season, Psychoanalysis, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, Home and Away,The Moodys, All Saints,Water Rats, Murder Call, Big Sky, Shortland Street and numerous commercials and voiceovers. 

Read Jo's Full Biography

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course. For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

Course Application Form

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Further Questions

The HubStudio prides itself on helping professional actors to facilitate their training journey. If you would like more information about this course, or more importantly which courses would suit you best, then please email or call us to discuss your training goals.