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News and Events 2017


Jennifer Brown and Amelia Henry who are featured in the latest AMP tv commercial .

Director Stephen Lance- Screen Acting workshop- April

Stephen Lance is the director of MY MISTRESS, a new Australian feature film starringinternational screen legend Emmanuelle Béart (8 Women, Mission Impossible) and local talentsHarrison Gilbertson (Beneath Hill 60, Accidents Happen) andRachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Lantana).Stephen is also the writer of the acclaimed animation DOG WITH ELECTRIC COLLAR, fundedby the Australian Film Commission, and winner of the AFI for Best Animation in 2009. DOGopened the 2008 Sydney and Brisbane International Film Festivals.


John Copley, Hazel Mepham and Anthony Miller who will feature in a Qld Health training video- 2016


Stephen Hall who is featured in the latest Careers Australia national tv commercial -2016.


This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for Jane Trotter (Casting Director - Miss Jane Casting) to work alongside Children & Teens who are new to the industry or for those who wish to gain extra experience in front of the camera whilst learning the best way to present themselves during a TV Commercial audition. 

This informative workshop is not only a great learning experience but also lots of fun! We encourage a positive casting experience so children feel confident about returning for an actual TV Commercial audition. Parents view their child's work at the end of the class and we answer any questions about the TV Commercial Industry. 

All Children that attend receive a Certificate of Participation to take home. 

Cost $80.00 payable on the day. Bookings-


Johny Norris who is featured in the latest HitFM natioanl tv commercial -


Daniel Brown who is featured in the latest Qld health alc awarness campaign. 

Auditioning for Drama School with Gareth Harris- Oct

Training from a fellow actor and teacher who has experience with the audition process and the level of work, practice and commitment required for auditioning for these levels of tertiary study. In only two attempts (2009, 2010) Gareth assisted five students to get into national and international drama schools. Matthew Pearce into NIDA, Steff Barney into Mountview Acadamy of Peforming Arts (London) Bill Thompson and David Ouch into WAAPA and Johann Silva into QUT.

Gareth has run classes at Metro Arts for 2.5 years and in that time 12 students have accepted offers from all the Major acting schools in Australia and 2 have accepted offers from London schools. But these classes are not only for aspiring actors. Many students are from the world of commerce, people simply wishing to learn how actors work and people who wish to improve their confidence and communication skills. All that is needed is a desire to learn.

These classes are held from October each year, one night per week and are filled on a ‘first- in, first-dressed’ basis. More details available closer to the date. Bookings or for more info please contact -


Ric Carlsson who is 100% speaking mate  and Sabrina Sanguigno who is featured as the daughter in the current national BCF tv commercial-


Breanna Williamson who has landed a bit part role in a current feature film shooting in Qld with an all star cast.


Josh McInnes who is featured as the Skipper in the latest XXXX GOLD national tv commercial-


Jordan Boyd who was the "Hulk" Stand-in  on the feature film Thor: Ragnarok


Rhys Williamson who is featured as the Tech guy in the UBET National TVC.

Improvisation Essentials- March

Louise has been a professional improviser for more than twenty years and has twice represented Queensland in the National Theatresports Championships. She has used her improvisational skills to work for such companies as Theatresports QLD, Troupe Du Jour (Melbourne), Edge Improv, Sit Down Comedy Club, IZIT Entertainment among others. She has worked on the Youth Theatresports Festival for many years as a tutor/coach & MC at the shows. Louise has trained under a wide variety of teachers in clowning and has worked as a Clown Doctor at The Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane/The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital since 2001, where staff & families know her as “Dr Wobble”. She is a highly experienced artist/facilitator, having taught workshops for over two decades to students ranging from prep right through to tertiary levels. Louise regularly teaches for Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland University of Technology and The Warehouse Studio, as well as workshops in schools for Theatresports QLD. Other companies Louise has worked for include Backbone Youth Arts, La Boîte Theatre, NIDA Open to name a few

New class dates 6th March 6pm – 9pm @ $275 per month Bookings:


Kate O'Rourke and Helen Ross who are currently performing in the Brisbane Arts Theatre production - Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Acting workshop with KRISTINA SEXTON - USA COACH

This workshop is aimed at actors who would like to take their skills to another level, Kristina will share her knowledge and experience with comedy/drama pilots.
Outlining how to identify which tool to use in comedy/drama, by recognising the differences in the way a pilot script has been written... The differences between, multi-cam, single-cam and hybrid-cam will also be addressed.  Saturday the  10TH OF JUNE 2017 10.30am - 2.30pm  Venue: THE GOLD COAST - TBC Cost: $150*For booking details please email


Anthony Miller, Ben Carey, Shannon Roberts and Peter Campbell who are featured in the new national QSuper TV Commercial.


Michael Zarate who is currently performing in Queensland Musical Theatre production MIss Saigon.


Jess Mitchell who is featured in a current THIS IS QLD commercial.


The Actors Studio are thrilled to announce Casting Director Mel Mackintosh coming to our Studio.

(Owner and CD of leading Melbourne casting company, Mackintosh Casting).

She will run a 4 hour screen test workshop for actors including a 30 minute Q&A session with industry advice and tips for your career.

DATE: Saturday 17 June  TIMES: 1pm-5pm  LOCATION: Werribee. ENQUIRIES:


Monday, 7pm - 10pm, 17th of July – 4th of September, 2017 - 8 weeks - $500.00. Tuesday, 7pm - 10pm, 18th of July – 5th of September, 2017 - 8 weeks - $500.00. Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm, 19th of July – 6th of September, 2017 - 8 weeks - $500.00

Classes are held at the Griffith University Film – South Bank Campus. I offer a safe and inspiring environment to grow your craft.

As a casting director, I'm committed to helping you create work that will directors and producers love.

Every actor has their own flavour. My training is about helping you tap into what is 'you' and putting your best self into your work.           Email me on to express your interest.


Ric Carlsson and Sabrina Sanguigno who are featured in an ongoing BCF stills campaign.


Casting Associate/Actor Joey Vieira is holding a specialised weekly workshop for actors wanting to continue developing their acting skills with a strong focus on booking the job. This personalised workshop is designed for actors of all levels seeking weekly on-camera training.


Jennifer Brown and Amelia Henry who are featured in the national AMP commercial.


Ida Conte who is 100% speaking in the current national commercial for Alinta Energy as the Italian Nonna.


This class will explore every aspect of self taping, helping actors to embrace the opportunity to take control of their audition. This is about the artist being the 'Producer' for their audition, and how approaching it as a producer will benefit the outcome. Sat 23rd OR Sun 24th September.             $165 2-6pm 


Katherine Morgan and Edana Anderson who are featured in a current stills campaign for Tatts Lotto.


Ida Conte who has landed a guest role in a current tv series shooting in Queensland.


Jennifer Brown who is the featured girlfriend in a current Australian Government substance abuse campaign.

Online Self Taping School Greg Apps– 16th October

Our last 'Mentoring and Self Taping School' of the year starts soon!

For a limited time only we are offering a weekly installment plan, but be quick as places are limited!

Click on the link below:


Claire Helen who is featured in a current national commercial for Newscorp.

Faith Martin Casting Workshop
A unique opportunity coming up in October to workshop with Faith Martin, who brings unique information to her classes, developed through her years as an Agent and Casting Director in film and television, both locally and internationally.   DATE: Sunday 22nd October 10am – 6pm @ Ben Parkinson Casting, Brisbane. Participants’ investment is $450
Strictly limited to only 12 participants - email to secure your place -


Ashley Rae Little who is performing in 1984 by 4. Stage Productions.  Oct 19th-23rd @ Schonell Theatre.


Josh Fisk who is featured in the latest Great Northern Beer national commercial-


Joanna Brizuela who is the featured vet in the upcoming national UNE commercial.


Casting Director Ben Parkinson C.G.A & C.S.A member is holding a specialised Workshop to
introduce the casting process to those who are new to the industry.
We have had great success over many years casting real people for many commercial campaigns.
This personalised workshop is designed for actors seeking specialised training on the casting
process and what to expect in the room. Please contact


Ric Carlsson and Sabrina Sanguigno who are featured in the current BCF national Christmas commercial-

2018 ACTING CLASSES- Peter Rasmussen

Monday, 7pm - 10pm, 12th of February – 2nd of April 2018 - 8 weeks - $500.00

Tuesday, 7pm - 10pm, 13th of February – 3rd of April 2018 - 8 weeks - $500.00

Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm, 14th of February – 4th of April 2018 - 8 weeks - $500.00

Classes are held at the Griffith University Film – South Bank Campus.

As a casting director, I'm committed to helping you create work that will directors and producers love.

Email me at to express your interest or for more information.

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