• Anthony Wong – Ivana Chubbuck Workshop

    Actors, give yourself an empowering start to 2020! Anthony Brandon Wong's next Sydney and Byron Bay acting workshops: * BYRON BAY: Sat & Sun TBA 2020 (at Byron Bay Film and Television School. Please contact Mark Piper for this Byron Bay workshop at his mobile: +61 (0) 414 888 884 or at In the February workshops,…

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  • 2020 Workshops and Classes

    Youth/Adult Scene Classes begin this Friday 7th February, and Monday 10th February 2020 Fridays  6 30pm to 9 30pm Mondays 6 30pm to 9 30pm Sanford Meisner Acting Technique Classes begin next Saturday 8th February 2020   Beginners 10am to 12 noon Advanced  11am to 1pm Kid/Teen Scene Classes begin this Saturday 8th February,…

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  • An Actor Prepares

      Rehearse and Shoot 4 scenes minimum over 6 weeks Footage on hard drive for reel Head shots half price Assistance with your Acting Profile Introduction to Actors Agents Fridays - 6 30 to 9 30pm, OR Mondays - 6 30 to 9 30pm ONGOING CLASSES JOIN ANYTIME Complimentary footage: All students will have access…

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Personal Development

"8 weeks, 8 teachers 8 experiences: exploring the intersection of personal development and acting" read more

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One on one mentoring available for Actors and Directors

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 The Byron Bay Film and Television School (BBFATS) for Actors & Directors is a training centre run to deliver quality Screen Acting, Directing & Writing education, and now is holding Acting as Personal Development workshops.

The school is run by Mark Piper, who has worked within the International entertainment industry as a drama director for over 30 years and helped numerous Actors & Directors begin their careers.

Beginning his career as an Actor in New Zealand studying Stanislavsky, Mark went on to running Director Roger Donaldson’s (“The World’s Fastest Indian”) company Aardvark films, & then worked on such films such as “The Blue Lagoon” with Brooke Shields, “Tim” & “Attack Force Z” with Mel Gibson, and “My Brilliant Career” with Sam Neil and Judy Davis. More recently he directed internationally acclaimed actors Chris Hemsworth, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Isabel Lucas, Kylie Minogue, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Baker, Isla Fisher, to name a few. Mark has directed over 400 hours of drama nationally and internationally.

The philosophy and influences of the school is focused on Character development and Script Analysis, using imagination & understanding emotional recall/memory techniques: introducing Stanislavsky, Sanford Meisner, and Stella Adler techniques, and modern teachers methods such as Larry Moss, with Theatre & Performance studies. Music and Voice, and the business of being an Actor are an important part of this course.

Max 12 Students per class.