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					Artswork PerformanceLab
    Masterclass Series
   Tuesday 14 October 2008
David Schaal – The Working Actor
                  David is the definition of a
                  'working actor' working
                  across theatre, TV, Film,
                  commercials and
                  associated industries
                  such as Role Playing &
                  corporate training. He will
                  talk about the reality of a
                  'successful' professional
      Tuesday 14 October 2008
Film/TV Make up with Sue Kneebone
                  Film/TV Make-Up Artist,
                  Sue Kneebone,
                  (Casualty, Torchwood,
                  Larkrise To Candleford,
                  Being Human) will talk to
                  the PLARM students
                  about her experience of
                  working with actors and
                  give an introduction to
                  basic tricks of her trade.
Wednesday 22 October 2008
 Film/TV Costume Designer
         Jo Derrick

              Jo Derrick will talk to the
              PLARM students about
              her experience of working
              with actors and give an
              introduction to basic tricks
              of her trade.
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Chris Murray & Steve Coombes
               Steve Coombes is one of the UK‟s most successful
               TV screenwriters. In the 80‟s Steve toured as part of
               a comedy double-act with Dave Robinson They
               then moved into TV writing via episodes of sitcom
               Birds Of A Feather for Witzend/BBC and then
               comedy drama in the form of episodes of Frank
               Stubbs Promotes: for Noel Gay/ITV, Roughnecks
               for the BBC and 5 episodes of Lovejoy for
               After Dave Robinson left showbiz and became a
               Maths teacher (!?), Steve continued as a lone writer
               penning amongst others Hustle, for Kudos / BBC
               and several episodes of New Tricks: for Wall to
               However, the majority of Steve‟s creative energy
               now goes into developing his own original TV ideas
               and to date he has had 2 original series produced
               by UK terrestrial broadcasters; Sold: a six part
               comedy drama for Touchpaper/ITV set in the dog-
               eat-dog world of estate agents (2007). And
               Outlaws, a black comedy series starring Phil
               Daniels set in the world of duty solicitors for
               He is currently developing, Carson, a pilot for an
               original legal series in development with BBC
               Scotland (One script written). And PC World, for
               World Productions/BBC (Two scripts written).
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Chris Murray & Steve Coombes
               Chris Murray started as a screenwriter in episodic
               TV on Series I/II/III of ITV soap London Bridge
               where he was Storyliner and Lead Writer. He
               moved on to Peak Practice, Eastenders, Casualty,
               Doctors, City Central & A & E before devising
               Mersey Beat in 2000.
               Along the way he also managed to write his own
               original projects, The Bite, BBC TV creator & writer.
               No Win No Fee, creator & storylines 6 X 50”and
               pilot script for BBC Northern Ireland. First Sign Of
               Madness a 30” Monologue „Romford Rob‟ for
               In 2005 he wrote Sea Of Souls III, 1 x 60‟ Producer
               Stephen Garwood and Someone To Watch Over
               Me (Aka Vital Signs), Original Series. 6 x 60‟
               development Sony/Gifted Duck.
               He is currently developing, Seven Wives, an
               Original Series In development
               RosenObst(CBS)/Gifted Duck. Vital Signs, an
               original 1 X 90‟ movie of the week in development
               with HargroveLeider/Showtime LA, Payback &
               Villain, In Development for Touch Films, Across The
               Sea, Showrunner/BBC and Liberty Law
               Development for Sony Television.
               On the radio Chris has written on „Weekending‟ for
               Radio 4, „Two From the Fringe‟ for Radio 2 and the
               „National Comedy Network‟ and „Buzzword‟ for
               Radio 1.
Friday 13 February 2009
 TV producer Nick Pitt
             Nick Pitt began his TV producing
             career as a Script Editor at BBC
             Pebble Mill in the mid 90‟s. He was
             script editor on Dangerfield and Dalziel
             & Pascoe. He went on to become
             Assistant Producer on Dalziel &
             Pascoe before taking over as producer
             in 1999. He then moved on to become
             the initiating producer of Monarch Of
             The Glen for BBC Scotland and
             Macready & Daughter for ITV.
             He then took over the reigns as Series
             Producer of Silent Witness producing 2
             series for the BBC. He was then the
             initiating producer of The Brief for ITV
             before producing Robin Hood back at
             the BBC.
             He is currently in pre-production on Bo
             And The Spirit World, a new TV series
             for broadcast in 2009/10.
    Tuesday 17 February 2009
Actors Showcase with Jason Morell
                  Jason Morell read English Literature at Oxford and
                  subsequently trained at the Central School of
                  Speech and Drama from 1985-88. Since 1988 he
                  has worked extensively as an actor in film,
                  television and theatre. His film appearances include
                  Mrs Brown, Wilde and Damage among many
                  others. Hs most recent appearance on television
                  was in the Andrew Davies adaptation of “Affinity” for
                  ITV in December 2008. In theatre he has originated
                  much new work as a leading actor for writers such
                  as Howard Barker, Peter Barnes Stephen Berkoff,
                  Ranjit Bolt and Gregory Motton, as well many first
                  showings of European work by Peter Handke, Per
                  Olov Endquist and Georg Kaiser among others. As
                  well as many regional appearances London
                  performances include work with many companies
                  including Cheek by Jowl, The Wrestling School and
                  Headlong, in a wide range of theatres including The
                  Young Vic, The Lyric, Hammersmith, Hampstead
                  Theatre, Riverside Studios, Wilton‟s Music Hall, the
                  National Theatre Studio, the Gate Theatre and the
                  As a writer he has developed a new musical (book
                  and lyrics) with the Royal Opera House which will
                  start at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre in the 2009/10
                  season. He has been commissioned to write the
                  inaugural production to open a new venue on the
                  Strand, the Old Anatomy School in 2009. He is a
                  regular director of the “Read not Dead” seasons for
                  Shakespeare‟s Globe Theatre. He is a contributor to
                  the Literary Review and The Theatre magazine.
Wednesday 18 February 2009
TV Director Laurence Moody
              One of the UK‟s most established drama
              directors, Laurence Moody started as a trainee
              director at Granada where his acclaimed work
              included TV dramas Spoils Of War, Knife Edge
              And Travelling Man. He left Granada in 1980,
              joining the BBC to direct Shoestring (with
              Trevor Eve) followed by the first 3 series of the
              hugely successful detective series Bergerac,
              and The Chinese Detective. He also directed
              the one off dramas Alexa – A Love Story, and
              It Could Happen To Anyone.
              In the 80‟s, he was the initiating director on
              Taggart, Boon, Saracen and Truckers. In the
              90‟s he directed the pilot and subsequent
              series of the highly acclaimed Chancer and
              Soldier, Soldier.
              Since 1999 Laurence has worked with Brian
              Parks‟ Shed Productions in originating and
              directing Bad Girls, Footballers Wives And
              Waterloo Road.
              His other TV work includes series of Love
              Hurts, Runaway Bay, Harry, Big Deal and King
              And Castle – as well as a feature length Bill
              He is a regular guest lecturer at the National
              Film and Television School, and also holds
              master classes in “Acting for the Camera” at
              the Actors Centre in London.
      Tuesday 24 February 2009
Audition Techniques Hannah Chissick
                   Hannah Chissick, was one of the youngest
                   artistic directors (Harrogate Theatre 2002-5) in
                   the country and one of only three women
                   running a regional theatre. Not only has she
                   brought some of the most exciting acting talent
                   in the country to Harrogate, she has delivered
                   some stunning productions. She has been truly
                   inspirational amongst the staff and many will
                   look back at her time here as a defining moment
                   in the history of Harrogate Theatre.”
                   Prior to working at Harrogate, Chissick worked
                   at the King‟s Head Theatre in London and later
                   at the Derby Playhouse, as part of the Regional
                   Theatre Young Directors Scheme. During her
                   time at Harrogate, she had success with shows
                   such as Art - her first production at the theatre,
                   which attracted an average house of 96% - and
                   revivals of Teechers, Bouncers and House and
                   Most recently, Hannah has directed Side by
                   Side by Sondheim (West End), Boeing Boeing
                   (West End, and Melbourne Australia), the
                   National Tour of Grumpy Old Women, and Britt
                   Eckland‟s One Woman show „Brit on Brit‟ which
                   sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2008. Hannah
                   has just returned from Singapore where she
                   opened a production of „Teechers‟
24 February, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March, 18 March, 28 April, 29 April 2009

Ben Caplan : One to One showcase
 development work Actor/Director
                                     Ben Caplan trained as an actor at Central. Theatre
                                     includes: Seven Jewish Children (Royal Court),The
                                     Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), Three
                                     sisters on Hope street (Hampstead, Liverpool
                                     Everyman), Two Thousand Years (Mike Leigh-National
                                     Theatre and tour), Hamlet (Nuffield Theatre); The
                                     Dwarfs (Tricycle Theatre); Romeo & Juliet, As You Like
                                     It, Sweat (National tour),Hedda Gabler, The Man of the
                                     future is Dead (Edinburgh), Rose and the Ring; Guys &
                                     Dolls, Les Grandes Meaulnes, Judging Billy Jones
                                     (Young Vic.)
                                     Television includes: Trinity (ITV), The Passion
                                     (HBO/BBC), Maxwell (international emmy), The
                                     Candidate, Judge John Deed, Dwarfs, Band of
                                     Brothers(HBO/BBC-winner of Golden Globe and
                                     Emmy), A Touch of Frost, Soldier, Soldier, Inspector
                                     Morse, The Perfect Blue, Where The Heart Is. Film:
                                     Guy Ritchie's Rocknrolla.
                                     Directing credits include: The Collector (Underbelly
                                     Edinburgh and Arcola London), Park Life, Hope, Intern
                                     (short films),Orphans, King Lear and As you Like it
                                     (Mountview 2nd year Shakespeare Project.)
                                     Founded Aslan Productions in 2002 and co-produced
                                     "Everything is Illuminated" (Hampstead Theatre).
                                     Ben will be working one-to-one with year three
                                     Performing Arts students, directing their graduation
                                     showcase pieces.
 28 February – 1 March 2009
Shin Somatics with Karen Smith
                 Shin Somatics ®
                 bridges intrinsic
                 dance with integrative
                 bodywork and
                 somatic yoga. It
                 utilizes principles from
                 somatic movement
                 education and
                 includes the healing
                 potentials of
                 Japanese Butoh.
     Monday 2 March 2009
The Working Actor Samantha Bond
               A regular member of the Royal Shakespeare and
               National theatre Companies, Samantha Bond has
               an all-too-fitting surname for her onscreen career.
               She is perhaps best known for her repeat
               performance as Miss Moneypenny, to Pierce
               Brosnan's James Bond.
               Her first appearance was in GoldenEye 1995, and
               she repeated the role for Tomorrow Never Dies,
               The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.
               She is the fourth actress to play the small yet
               established super-secretary role, most notably
               played by Lois Maxwell.
               Samantha trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre
               School and her theatre acting credits range from
               touring companies to Broadway to London's West
               End. She has shared the stage and screen with
               veterans like Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, and
               David Suchet, and has gained a high-profile in her
               highly successful television career appearing most
               notably in; Emma, Mansfield Park, Rumpole Of
               The Bailey, Inspector Morse, Poirot, Thief Takers,
               Midsomer Murders, The Inspector Lynley Murders,
               Distant Shores, Outnumbered, Fanny Hill and The
               Sarah Jane Adventures amongst many, many
               She gained a starring role as Detective Sergeant
               Maureen Picasso for the BBC series NCS:
               Manhunt and appeared opposite Dame Judi Dench
               in David Hare‟s award-winning play Amy's View.
      Tuesday 3 March 2009
Equity South West with Chris Ryde
                 Equity is the only Trade Union to represent artists
                 from across the entire spectrum of arts and
                 entertainment. Formed in 1930 by a group of West
                 End of London performers, Equity quickly spread
                 to encompass the whole range of professional
                 entertainment so our membership includes actors,
                 singers, dancers, choreographers, stage
                 managers, theatre directors and designers, variety
                 and circus artists, television and radio presenters,
                 walk-on and supporting artists, stunt performers
                 and directors and theatre fight directors.
                 The main function of Equity is to negotiate
                 minimum terms and conditions of employment
                 throughout the entire world of entertainment and to
                 endeavour to ensure these take account of social
                 and economic changes. We look to the future as
                 well, negotiating agreements to embrace the new
                 and emerging technologies which affect
                 performers so satellite, digital television, new
                 media and so on are all covered, as are the more
                 traditional areas. We also work at national level by
                 lobbying government and other bodies on issues of
                 paramount importance to the membership. In
                 addition we operate at an international level
                 through the Federation of International Artists
                 which Equity helped to establish, the International
                 Committee for Artistic Freedom and through
                 agreements with sister unions overseas.
   Wednesday 4 March 2009
Film/TV Publicist Cathie Davey

                 Cathie Davey worked
                 in Publicity on TV
                 shows such as The
                 Lost Prince, Messiah,
                 and Five Days
      4 March Introduction, 17 March
    Casting, 18 March Casting, 25 March
    Feedback and viewing of screen tests
    The TV Casting Process – with Lesley Ann Morgan
    Over the course of these 4 sessions, year 3 PA students will enter into an authentic casting
    process with TV director Lesley Laidlaw. The process with span:
•   Applying for the role with CV, Photo and covering letter
•   Casting session and camera test
•   Results of casting and feedback
    Lesley Ann Morgan joined HTV West as a trainee PA and was promoted through the ranks of
    researcher, assistant producer to producer over a 16 year period, specialising in drama and music
    shows. During this time she worked on all types of programming including dramas like “Robin of
    Sherwood” and “Wycliffe”
    During the 90‟s she worked as Casting Director to Bryan Izzard, Head of Drama and Light
    entertainment for many years on his productions for Channel 4.
    In 1995 she joined the newly formed Available Light Productions run by David Parker where she
    started directing and producing historical drama-documentaries for ITV
    “ In Defence of the Chocolate Soldier and Mere Marriage “ and a drama feature called “The
    Levels”, based on Peter Benson‟s award winning „rites of passage‟ novel.
    She produced several dramas for HTV West, including “The Day Granddad Went Blind”, the
    directorial debut for Chris Smith, now directing major feature films in Hollywood and “A Child in the
    Forest”, based on the best selling novel by Winifred Foley. She has produced a number of dramas
    with new writer/directors including “Mother Me Daughter” with Ann Marie McCormack and
    “Bhangra Heads” with Dilesh Korya.
    She is currently developing an adaption of a classic novel for TV series.
     Tuesday 10 March 2009
Louise Alexander BAM Associates
                 Agent Louise Alexander
                 from BAM(Bristol Actors
                 Management) will lead a
                 session on Actors
                 representation, getting
                 through the door, and
                 how to market and
                 present yourself as an
                 actor, in addition to
                 aspects of the actor/agent
                 relationship. BAM is
                 Bristol's leading actors'
                 agency supplying trained
                 professional actors for
                 work throughout the UK.
   Tuesday 12 March 2009
Acting Agent Peter MacFarlane
                Peter MacFarlane founded the
                literary & talent agency
                MacFarlane Chard in 1994.
                The company has recently
                expanded opening a Dublin
                office and a Factual
                department representing
                Presenters and Experts as well
                as a Book and Media Rights
                division. Peter founded Gifted
                Duck Limited a Television
                development company with
                Chris Murray in 2002.
       16-18 March 2009
Lesley Laidlaw TV director/writer
  Wednesday 18 March 2009
Commercials Producer Nick Redman
 Tuesday 31 March 2009
Sinead McManus Project Arts
Wednesday 1 April 2009
 Radio Producer/Director
       Dirk Maggs
           Dirk Maggs writes and directs across all media. He has
           won international awards and particular distinction in
           cutting edge audio production. He introduced BBC Radio
           to the use of Dolby Surround, was among the first
           nominees for the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding
           Achievement, and has been elected an Honorary Fellow
           of the University of Winchester for his contribution to the
           Dramatic Arts.
           Dirk covers many disciplines and genres; on television
           The Animated Mr Bean and Bob The Builder, in cinemas
           The Magic Roundabout Movie, in games voices for two of
           the award-winning Broken Sword series and back on
           radio The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (its author
           Douglas Adams specifically asked Dirk to adapt, direct
           and produce the saga conclusion in its original medium).
           Dirk has been privileged to direct many outstanding
           artists, including Leslie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Rowan
           Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Jonathan Pryce, Hugh Laurie,
           Juliet Stevenson, Jim Broadbent, Maureen Lipman,
           Johnny Vegas, Patricia Hodge, Harry Enfield, Paul
           Whitehouse, Jim Carter, Steve Coogan, Bill Bailey, Tim
           Spall, Jasper Carrott, Alison Steadman, Billy Boyd,
           Simon Jones, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan.
           Dirk's current projects in sound and vision include a
           feature animation with Darkside Animation through Baker
           Street International, television animation through Hit
           Entertainment and audio drama and comedy through
           Perfectly Normal Productions.
 Wednesday 27 May 2009
Voiceover Agent Yakety Yak