Sunday, Aug. 9th | 9am-5pm | Zoom Session
*Note: This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate.
$50 WFG Members, ACTRA Members, self-identifying Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ2SI+, female-identifying and people with disabilities | $100 General
COVID has changed how actors work. From the audition process to the on set experience, everything has changed. In our changing world, there is also a tremendous opportunity for diverse actors to claim roles in the wealth of film and television productions that are emerging through the pandemic.
Back by popular demand, award-winning director/producer/writer/actor Rebecca Gibson brings her workshop to the Winnipeg Film Group to help people book roles. As a former casting director, Rebecca has seen all aspects of the casting process, and has participated in thousands of auditions. The one thing that often holds actors back in their goals is weak film and television acting technique. As a highly sought after acting coach (including for the series Burden of Truth), Rebecca helps actors prepare for any situation. As a director who works across the country, Rebecca has brought out the best in highly seasoned actors, and people who had never before set foot on a set. Rebecca is up-to-date on the latest COVID protocols, and will share not only how to get work, but how to work safely.
This class will bring you into the audition process, from prep through callbacks and negotiating your deal, to the on-set experience. It is ideal for directors, producers, and anyone who wants to accelerate their acting career, and their understanding of the film and television industry and working in the new COVID world.
Rebecca Gibson: A working writer, director, actor, producer, and former casting director, Rebecca Gibson has supported the careers of many actors and filmmakers who work locally and internationally, with a focus on supporting diverse talent. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Rebecca’a award-winning acting work includes The Murdoch Mysteries, The Pinkertons (Netflix), and she is currently a series regular on the hit series Burden of Truth for CBC, the CW, and Hulu. She was an Associate Producer and one of the stars of the award-winning feature film Lovesick (nominated for three ACTRA Awards). Her award-winning short film Hard Way Girl (nominated for an ACTRA Award, and winner of two Joey Awards) has played festivals around the world. She is regularly engaged as an acting and host coach for film and television. Rebecca is the Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Head Writer, and an international award-winning episode writer and director for the series Taken for CBC and APTN. An alumna of Women in the Director’s Chair, Rebecca was the director mentor for their inaugural ShortWorks Award initiative. Rebecca is producer and co-writer of the feature film H&G that can be seen on Amazon Prime around the world. A leading advocate for mental health, Rebecca was honoured nationally as a CAMH Difference Maker and is ACTRA Manitoba’s 2018 Woman of the Year. As a director, Rebecca works with experienced performers, and those who are brand new to acting. Rebecca believes that solid technique is the key to success in an audition, and on set. For more information about Rebecca, please visit rebeccagibson.ca, eaglevision.ca, and imdb.
Notice Given: Eligible for:
At least 7 days prior to start date Full refund
7 days to 48 hours prior to start date Full refund less 20% administration fee
Less than 48 hours prior to start date No refund
The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.