• Sunday Scene Classes begin 25th March 2018

    BYRON BAY Screen Acting workshop Commences Sunday 25th March 2018 10am to 1pm Outcomes: Prepare your Acting Profile, Rehearse and Shoot scenes, Footage on hard drive, headshots half price Complimentary footage: All students will have access to their scenes and can copy to hard drive or memory stick through out the course. Scenes are filmed using Canon 7D…

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  • Foundation Meisner Sundays April 22nd 2018

    Meisner returns Sundays 10am to 2 30pm 22nd April 2018 Spaces are limited Meisner The Meisner Technique is a highly regarded training system for actors that combines truthful emotional responses with enhanced imagination techniques to produce performances that are emotionally authentic. Widely considered the technique that modernised acting the west, this approach has become especially popular…

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  • An Actor Prepares

    5 Week Screen Acting workshop New term begins Tuesday 20th March 2018 - 6 to 9pm, OR Wednesday 21st March 2018 - 7 to 10pm Prepare your Acting Profile, Rehearse and Shoot 2 scenes minimum over 5 weeks, Footage on hard drive, Headshots half price. Complimentary footage: All students will have access to their scenes and can copy…

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Personal Development

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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, 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 and Ivana Chubbuck, 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.