Casting Workshop w/ Annie Murtagh-Monks
A special one day casting workshop for actors.
The HubStudio is very proud to welcome back a dear friend and award winning WA Casting Director Annie Murtagh Monks for a special one-off Casting Workshop. Annie has cast 38 major film & television projects shot in WA. Films she worked on include Rabbit Proof Fence, Japanese Story, Last Train to Freo and the feature film Drift. She supported the early careers of several internationally successful WA actors and helped cast them in their first screen roles. These include Heath Ledger, Melissa George, Isla Fisher, Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie and Jai Courtney. In 2019 Annie won the (CGA) Casting Guild of Australia’s Award for Best Casting in a TV Drama, where she also serves as the National Treasurer. Recently Annie was casting director and acting coach on Matchbox Pictures/ ABC’s 60 episode TV series The Heights shot in Perth.
This is an exclusive opportunity to work with Annie in a one day intensive casting workshop. It’s the perfect opportunity to show your skills and learn from one of the most approachable and experienced Casting Directors in the business. Annie will also be covering the new landscape of self-taping for the local and national market, since COVID, covering the technical and industry changes that have occurred post the pandemic.
The workshop will be run similar to a real casting session, only Annie will be there to give you an inside view of how it works. She will guide, nurture and give you feedback. Before the start of class you will select a scene to prepare and learn for the day, either from the pool of scenes we provide, or a scene you have independently chosen.
Work cast by Annie Murtagh-Monks
CLAIRE VAN DER BOOM
I remember sitting in my first PAC class with sweaty palms. It was a big step for me to take control and pursue my love of acting. I realised very quickly that I’d found the safest place to begin to play. Working with Annie made me realize that acting is a profession to be proud of. She made me see that if I was to commit to a life of being an actor I must never stop practicing my craft. Actors should continually desire to hone their skills. PAC Screen Workshops were ideal in helping me look at the craft from different angles and reminded me to keep the fun alive.“
(Black Light, Hawaii Five-O, Pulse, Battlecreek, City Homicide, Love My Way, Rush, The Pacific.)
“I started doing screen workshops with Annie as a teenager and still always relish the chance to have a refresher class when in town. Whilst on tour in Perth with Wicked the musical, a group of my fellow cast members and I had a wonderful and insightful time brushing up on our screen acting skills with a tailor made series of workshops Annie put together and taught us.”
(Actor/singer- star of musicals: Wicked, Legally Blonde, The Wizard Of Oz; and feature films Goddess & Now Add Honey. Helpmann Award winner.)
“PAC Screen Workshops really helped me develop as an actor. They taught me the tools I needed to access my emotions and how to develop different characters…I’m so thankful I found out about PAC Screen Workshops when I did. Working with Annie Murtagh-Monks and Ross Hutchens was a true blessing and I would recommend PAC courses to anyone who is serious about getting into the film industry.”
(AFI Award Winner, Hi Is For Happiness, The Gloaming, Hounds Of Love, Jack Irish)
During the day Annie will focus on:
- Filming scenes, taking direction and playback.
- Exploring different preparation techniques for casting.
- Staying present in the room.
- Improvisation within a scene.
- Give insider information to help you nail the next casting.
In this one day course, you will learn:
- How to get out of your head and into your body.
- How to connect with your scene partner.
- How to better prepare for a screen test.
- How to feel empowered before and after a casting session.
For application, please fill out the details below.
Day: 1 x Saturday
Date: 11th December 2021
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: King Street Arts Centre : 357-365 Murray Street, Perth.
Participants: 14 Maximum (only open to actors aged 16+)
Price: Members $265.00 incl GST (10% off for members)
|Session 1||Saturday 11th December 2021||9.30am|
|*Please arrive at 9.15am latest for a 9.30am start|
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.
About Annie Murtagh-Monks
Annie Murtagh-Monks has worked in the film & television industry in WA for over 25 years. Annie is a casting director and acting coach. Annie has cast 38 major film & television projects shot in WA. Films she worked on include Rabbit Proof Fence, Japanese Story, Last Train to Freo and the feature film Drift. She supported the early careers of several internationally successful WA actors and helped cast them in their first screen roles. These include Heath Ledger, Melissa George, Isla Fisher, Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie and Jai Courtney. Annie has been Acting Coach on 20 screen productions. In 2014 Annie co-founded the WA Chapter of Women in Film & TV International. She is treasurer of the Casting Guild of Australia and lectures Screen Acting part time at WA Academy of Performing Arts. Annie was casting director and acting coach on Matchbox Pictures/ ABC’s 60 episodes TV series The Heights shot in Perth. In 2019 she was awarded CGA’s national Best Casting in a TV Series award for the casting of the first series of The Heights. In 2020 this series won MEAA’s Best Ensemble in a TV Series and Series 2 was a finalist in the same awards.
More information is available at : www.anniemmcasting.com
Apply For The Course
Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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