Workshop: Acting for the Camera with Brenda Bazinet, Brenda Bazinet

Weekend Intensive
Acting for the Camera with Brenda Bazinet
Friday, January 17 – 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Over the weekend, the actors will work on four to five scenes from film and TV scripts. The actors will learn how to relax in front of the camera, how to stop acting and start listening, and how to be specific and simple yet full of emotion.  This course is not for beginner actors but would be appropriate for actors making the transition from stage to film/television, or experienced on camera working actors looking for a workout or refresher. A great time to tune-up pre Pilot Season!

Brenda Bazinet is a Gemini Award-winning actor, four-time Dora Nominee, a sought-after acting instructor across the country and a critically-acclaimed theatre director, with over 30 years experience in the business. She has appeared in over 100 TV and film productions. Credits include: Saving Hope, Haven, Flashpoint, Burn Up, Custody, Sins of the Father, This is Wonderland, Rabbittown and A Grief Shared (Gemini Award). Theatre credits include:  Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Death of a Salesman, The Goat, Equus (Citadel Theatre); Harvest (Persephone Theatre); Hamlet (Resurgence Theatre); Ring Round the Moon, The Wild Duck (Soulpepper); End of Civilization (Factory Theatre); Leaving Home (Blyth Festival).

Brenda has taught for the acclaimed Citadel/Banff Academy, George Brown Theatre School, Ryerson University (Act II), Fanshawe College, Equity Showcase, Actraworks, Actors Workshop, Armstrong Acting Studio, Theatre Ontario and Humber College (Acting for Film and Television Program) and was the Actor Mentor for the Women in the Director’s Chair Program at the Banff Centre.

Some favourite directing credits include the critically acclaimed production of The Penelopiad (Citadel Theatre); Munsched!! (George Brown Theatre School); Of The Fields Lately (Sudbury Theatre Centre); The Sea (Actors Repertory Company); Three Sisters, Problem Child, Splendor in the Grass (Fanshawe College).

  • LOCATION:  Milestone Casting Studio, 401 Logan Ave., Ste. #216, Toronto
  • COST:  ACTRA/CAEA $282.50 (inc HST); Non-union $339.00 (inc HST)
  • CLASS SIZE:  10  participants
  • WHEN:  Friday, Jan.17 – 6:30 – 10:00; Saturday/Sunday, Jan.18/19 – 10:00 am – 6 pm

TO APPLY: Send CV & Headshot  to Brenda Bazinet –

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, December 23, 2013