Wayne Blair 


***This course is now full, but if you are still interested in applying, please send in an application form (at the bottom of the page) and you will be placed on a waitlist.***

A special online Masterclass with one of Australia’s most experienced actor/directors

Course Outline | Course Outcomes | Session Details | Apply Now


Course Overview

The HubStudio is honoured to welcome one of Australia’s leading actors and directors Wayne Blair. Wayne is a 2015 ACCTA® Award Nominee having appeared in a huge variety of shows over a career spanning more than 20 years. This one-off online masterclass is an fantastic opportunity to work with both an actor and director. Wayne most recently directed the hit film The Sapphires as well as episodes of Redfern Now and most recently Top End Wedding. This fairly unique dual insight into both sides of the cinematic process will give participants detailed insights into acting craft technique and directorial technics used for performance on screen. 

Over the three sessions actors will be given scenes to prepare prior, with feedback, direction and further development from Wayne. This series is a great way to get at least three top quality scenes shot for a screen test reel and an opportunity to push yourself under the guidance of a highly experienced actor. 

Wayne is a leader in the Aboriginal arts community, and a foundational figure in the wider arts scene, having had significant working relationships with many important companies and people over his career. What he knows is honestly vital information for any artist, and here at the Hub we believe you need to have experience with a broad section of top professionals. This series is a must for any working professional looking to hone their craft and gain insight into the process of high calibre performers. This series is one of the first masterclasses Wayne has run, and it has taken us over a year to line up his availability…every pandemic it seems has a silver lining. Come Join Us! 

Course Outline

The session will incorporate the practice of the following;

  • 3 x three hour long group webinar / conference
  • Individualised feedback on scene work filmed by the actors throughout the week
  • Discussion and analysis for the group 
  • A weekly focus on an aspect of the acting craft

Course Outcomes

Through extensive insights you will gain knowledge of the following: 

  • Acting technique for camera and self testing
  • Director perspective on acting for camera
  • 3 x screen tests for use in the industry
  • Detailed insight into the acting process 
  • Personal insights into the industry

Session Details

When: 3 x Evening Online Sessions

Dates: Saturday 16th / Wednesday 20th / Saturday 23rd May

Cost: $250.00 incl GST (no member’s discount available)

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Format: online using Zoom

Participants14 Maximum

Session Details

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.

About Wayne Blair

Blair’s first recorded on-screen appearance was in a 1997 Australian TV film called The Tower. The following year he appeared on All Saints and Wildside. He has also appeared in Water Rats and Fireflies. 1998 was also the year he was one of the first four film makers to be mentored under the Metro Screen Indigenous Mentor Scheme for which he made a short film called Fade 2 Black. Ten years later he was to become a mentor himself under the same scheme.[4]

Blair starred in the original stage production of Tony Briggs‘s play, The Sapphires in 2005.[5] This play was later turned into a filmscript to be directed by Blair.

In 2007 he starred as Othello for Bell Shakespeare, a show that toured Australia with stops at Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra as well as other cities. He also directed three episodes of Lockie Leonard with a further four in 2010.

In 2008 Blair directed all thirteen episodes of the Australian children’s TV series Double Trouble, about twin Indigenous girls separated at birth. In 2009 he wrote an episode of the second season of The Circuit. 2010 saw Blair direct four episodes of the Australian-British children’s supernatural comedy TV series, Dead Gorgeous. He directed British-Jamaican Debbie Tucker Green’s play Dirty Butterfly and co-directed the biographical play, Namatjira, with Scott Rankin who also wrote the play, both plays at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre.[6] He was also chosen in the same year as one of the stars of the Sydney Theatre Company‘s revival of Sam Shepard‘s True West, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.[7]

Wayne Blair was awarded the Bob Maza Fellowship for 2011 by Screen Australia to provide opportunities for career development.[8] 2012 was a big year which saw the making of his hit film, The Sapphires, which brought him recognition around the world with a very positive response at Cannes.[2] Later in the year he starred in three episodes of the ABC’s TV drama series, Redfern Now and directed another of the episodes. To finish the year Blair was included in Variety Magazine’s top ten directors to watch in 2013.[9]




Apply For The Course

***This course is now full, but if you are still interested in applying, please send in an application form and you will be placed on a waitlist.***

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. & headshot to courses@thehubstudio.com.au or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. 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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