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New Zealand Actors Guild presents:

Whats My Brand?
Acting to your Strengths
With Peter Feeney, Miranda Harcourt & Liz Mullane
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2011 Saturday: 9.15 am registration, 9.30 am start 5.30 pm Sunday: 9.15 am arrival, 9.30 am start 5.30 pm Toi Poneke Community Room, 61-65 Abel Smith St COST: $300 +GST for non-members / $225 +GST for members Whats My Brand? is a professional acting workshop to learn what typing and branding can do for you and to get some perspective from leading industry professionals - Peter Feeney (actor / teacher), Miranda Harcourt (actor / acting coach) and Liz Mullane (casting director/ actor). The workshop will give you a better understanding of your strengths as an actor and how best to serve your talent. Whats My Brand participants will work to discover: What kind of actor they are How they are perceived by others A better idea of their actor type The core of the work will be intensive on camera each day. On Sunday participants will work on a pre-cast scene; Saturday on a scene of their choice. Miranda Harcourt will talk about the importance of Connection in Performance Liz Mullane will conduct a Q&A session about casting, headshots, presenting yourself at auditions. Peter Feeney will work with actors on their monologue and scene, and facilitate workshop exercises on Branding, First Impressions and Whats My Type? SELECTION To book your place contact Anita at NZAG anita@nzactorsguild.org.nz, include headshot and CV Invoice on acceptance A 20% non-refundable deposit secures your place, balance payable by 1 October Workshop packs will be sent out upon receipt of deposit Numbers are strictly limited to just 20 actors

Miranda Harcourt
Miranda Harcourt's long-running career as both actor and acting teacher has seen many notable excursions into screen work - from television soaps like Gloss and tele-movie Clare to the dramatic feature For Good, which she helped bring to the screen. See full biography
http://www.nzonscreen.com/person/mirandaharcourt/biography

Liz Mullane
Liz Mullane trained as an actor in theatre and improvisation. Liz is a comedy specialist and appeared as core cast in - TV sketch comedy Issues, More Issues, and That Comedy Show. Her film roles include Heavenly Creatures and Brain Dead. Liz is also an experienced casting director with recent films such as 1&2, District 9, Avatar, and of course The Lord of the Rings trilogy to her name. See more
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0611943/

Peter Feeney
Peter Feeney has worked in TV, film and theatre in New Zealand and Australia, including at Circa, Court, Fortune and the Queensland Theatre Company. He has had lead or ongoing roles in numerous TV shows and telemovies, including for UK, US, Australian and NZ networks. Peter has taught actors since 2000 in Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and at Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School in Wellington. He has participated in workshops, theatre and Film productions with Cicely Berry (Royal Shakespeare Company, London), Robert Benedetti (Award-winning US Film producer and Broadway theatre Director), Rob Marchant (Sydney Film Director and proponent of the Mike Leigh method) and Dean Carey (Director, Actors Centre Australia). See Peters full film and TV credits http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0270356/ and find his full bio http://www.feeneymcsweeney.com

Testimonials I can thoroughly recommend Peter as a marvelous proponent of the principles and techniques he has encountered and uses himself in his acting processes. He is a gifted man with much to contribute to his profession. Dean Carey, Director, Actors Centre Australia. You are a wonderfully insightful and optimistic actor, and this allows you to draw the very best work out of everyone. Lotte St. Clair, Sydney Participant, Bell Shakespeare Co Actor