This intensive workshop is aimed at empowering early career actors to gain clarity in their acting careers, by identifying what is within their control and employing actionable strategies to maximise career growth.
This workshop will cover:
-Building and maintaining marketing materials (headshot, CV, reels, websites etc)
-Identifying essential skills actors may not have learnt in acting class (self-tapes, auditioning, accents, working at pace etc)
-Time, energy and MONEY management strategies
-Industry information and where to find it (and those often unanswered questions actors wish to ask)
-Connecting with the industry and building networks
-Managing the actor’s personal reputation in the industry (including social media, branding and career choices)
-Physical, mental and emotional health and wellness
-Identifying new avenues for career growth
Life as an actor is unpredictable. Building yourself as a ‘creative small business’ will help you take ownership of your career, gain confidence and develop yourself as a professional working actor. This workshop will help you identify opportunities and maximise them for successful outcomes.
Bio of host:
Pip Edwards is a professional actor, filmmaker, acting/career coach, casting assistant and entrepreneur. She teaches extensively throughout Australia, including at many of Sydney’s leading drama institutions. Pip runs a private coaching studio, where she coaches and mentors actors for auditions, screen-tests, business/career/mindset coaching, industry advancement (including getting agents), detailed screen-acting, as well as shooting (and booking) actors’ self-tapes. As a coach Pip is passionate, detailed, practical, and approachable. She is up-to-date with industry trends and demands, and understands the highs and lows of the craft. Pip helps actors break through barriers and achieve their best- as performers, creators and in business. As an actor, Pip’s credits include Dr Anna Griffin on "Home & Away”, Janet, in soon-to-be-released comedy feature “A Few Less Men". Past television credits include “Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries”, “ANZAC Girls”, “Wonderland” and “Forever Young”, as well as feature films “Little Black Dress” and “Who's That Boy”. Her stage credits include "Ghosts" with The Melbourne Theatre Company, and with theatre companies Sisters Grimm and Little Ones Theatre. Pip studied a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at NIDA, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Filmmaking/Arts Management/Law) at Melbourne University, Training and Assessment (teaching) and Running a Creative Small Business at TAFE. She is committed to ongoing training in acting, auditing, business skills and holistic wellness in both Australia and the US.