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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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  • Foundation Course

    Meisner/Stanislavski Commences Saturdays 9th November 10am to 1pm 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 due to its effectiveness for…

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  • Kids/Teens Screen Acting

    Ongoing through School holidays NEW TIMES SATURDAY 1pm to 3pm and MONDAY 4 30pm TO 6 30pm Mark Piper presents a unique intensive 6 week Screen Acting workshop , which is a rare opportunity to learn from award winning Producer and Director, Mark Piper, and industry guests. These are ongoing classes join anytime You will participate…

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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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 Mentoring

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.