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Melbourne Acting Academy

MAA provides industry focused workshops and training in preparation for a life in today's film and television industries. Designed to compliment your other studies - MAA is 'Inside the Industry'!


Learn from one of Australia's leading casting directors & understand how to maximise your audition experience.



An opportunity for you the actor to enhance your craft. By working 'one on one' on good material you will be learning from the skills and knowledge of the Casting Director in a safe workshop environment 

Your screentest workshop provides you with the opportunity to:

  work on your scene with the casting proffesional opposite a reader in a supportive group environment
•  receive a copy of your footage and feedback
•  get prepared for the hundreds of screentest and auditions you will have in your career
•  apply your craft to the audition room and brush up on your skills in-between gigs
  gain insightful, individual feedback from the casting director
  learn the dos and don'ts of the casting room
•  learn from viewing other actors works and feedback
•  ask questions about the industry in an open Q&A session
Once your booking is made 2 automated emails will be sent your way  1.  A receipt  2.  A link to the scene library - simply select the name of the casting professional you've booked with, choose a scene from their list & prepare as you would an audition.  If you don't see these emails within 10 minutes of your booking time, please check your Promotion tab (for Gmail users) or your Spam folder as sometimes our emails get sent to the dark side!

MELB |  Sat 6th Aug, 8 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne  

SYD | Sun 7th Aug, Currency Press, 164 James St, Redfern 

Age requirement | 16+

Disclaimer | Actors attending this workshop understand that the presence of a Casting Professional is not a guarantee or promise of employment. All actors should further understand that the intent of this class is solely educational and not a form of job interview or audition.

Angela Heesom Casting Bio |  Angela Heesom Casting (AHC) is South Australia’s market leader and the state's only Casting Guild of Australia accredited, fully serviced, independent casting agency offering premium casting solutions to the local, national and international film and advertising industries. 

Operating from studios at the South Australian Film Corporation, AHC has cast hundreds of high profile, award-winning commercials, TV Series such as Danger 5 (SBS), Deadline Gallipoli (Foxtel), Anzac Girls (ABC), Changed Forever (Foxtel) and Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures (Network 10) and holds over 40 film credits to date including WOLF CREEK 1 & 2, LOOK BOTH WAYS, BEAUTIFUL KATE, CLOSED FOR WINTER, ROGUE, SWERVE and most recently TOUCH - featuring Leeanna Walsman, Matt Day, Greg Hatton and Shane Connor.

With over 30 years experience, the former producer now multi award-winning Casting Director has established herself as a prominent figure of Australian Film. The National Lecturer and government appointed Arts Mentor recently found herself the unsuspected recipient of the AADC’s President Award (the prestigious Watering Can) won for her outstanding contribution to the advertising industry. Humbled by the award, this goal is one AHC remains committed to.



Melbourne Acting Academy

Professional Workshop Series w/ Director Kriv Stenders | Syd & Melb
Work with one of Australia’s most sought after film directors. Through a unique approach, this workshop examines essential skills actors require on a professional set | Apply today! | Date: October, date TBC

Screentest Workshops | Melbourne
Angela Heesom, Sat 6th Aug | Amanda Mitchell, Sat 13th Aug

Screentest Workshops | Sydney
Dave Newman, Sat 6th Aug | Angela Heesom, Sun 7th Aug

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