• Screen Acting One day Workshop Friday 5th October

    Screen Acting One day Workshop  Friday 5th October Byron Bay Film and Television School @ $150 with Director Mark Piper Shoot a Scene, Audition training, Assistance with Actors CV, Introduction to an Agent phone 0414 888 884 to book

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  • Foundation Meisner/Stanislavski Begins Sundays 21st October 2018

    Meisner/Stanislavski returns Sundays 10am to 2 30pm 21st October 2018 for 10 weeks 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…

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  • Youth 3 Day Workshop “Headshots, Actors CV, A Scene, and Intro to an Agent”

    October Kids/Teens 3 Day Workshop "Headshots, Actors CV, A Scene, and Intro to an Agent" Commences Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th October 2018  @ $350  OUTCOMES Headshots Actors CV Scene footage Introduction to Actors Agent Pre-Requisites: None Outline: Mark Piper presents a unique intensive  workshop, "An Actor Prepares" which is a rare opportunity to learn from…

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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.