WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Our workshop facilitators will infuse, cultivate talent and help participants develop the real key skills needed to venture on a career into Theatre & Media.
Creative industries attract a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals and for creativity to flourish our workshops will provide an environment that supports respect, compassion for others and embraces diversity.

  • We have delivered Film & Theatre masterclasses, acting workshops and set bespoke live briefs for BTEC & BA level students.

  • Facilitated Acting & Media workshops in partnership with The University of Essex

  • NTT can create bespoke workshops to meet curriculum requirements

  • 2023 we will be running a series of Drama workshops in conjunction with the Towngate Theatre, Basildon.
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THE ACTORS
SURVIVAL GUIDE

2 hour workshop

“What does it takes to be an actor today?”

So you have learnt about different acting techniques, you have mastered improvisation; you may have even finally got the idea of what Stanislavski was going on about! You are now ready to take the acting world by storm. But how do you get that first job? How do you survive when you are resting?

This workshop offers participant’s considering or about to venture on a career as an actor, a unique opportunity to get the inside information from Professional Actors working in the Entertainment Business. It will provide an invaluable guide and give a head start to any aspiring Actor.

With the use of visual aids, role play and case studies, the workshop will look at:

Publicity shots – Showreels – Getting an agent
Self Tapes – Casting directors – Spotlight
Equity – Working – Resting – Self-employed Tax – Q&A

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THE CASTING – COMMERCIALS

2 hour workshop

After a couple of months resting, you finally get the call from your agent “I have a commercial casting for you”. This is music to your ears as you had begun to wonder if your agent had forgotten who you are!

The pressure is on. Now you have a chance to show what you can do and get that first job under your belt, earn some much-needed cash and self – respect.

But what awaits you? How do you prepare? This workshop from the offset will be structured like a professional commercial casting. Each participant will be put through the casting process with Professional Actors playing the part of the Casting Director and Director. This experience will help shed light on the Mysterious world of castings and prepare participants for what’s to come.

By simulating a commercial casting, role-play and case studies, the workshop will encompass:

Preparation – Self Tapes – Casting sheet filling – Taking of direction – Improvisation – Recalls – Case studies – Q&A

Further Casting workshops include;

TV & Film Casting
As part of this workshop the participants auditions will be filmed and watched back for real time analysis.

Theatre Auditions
Monologues, impro & script

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LIVE PROJECTS

New Town Talent will work with you to create a bespoke package to meet your school or College’s requirements. Past briefs undertaken include;

  • Making a commercial
  • Making a promo
  • Making a trailer / teaser
  • Devising a Theatre in Education play
To find out more

SEMINARS

SEMINARS

REEL 1 – INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION
(2-3 HOURS)

REEL 1 – INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION
(2-3 HOURS)

Seminar covers;

  • Logistical requirements of shooting
  • Production roles and responsibilities
  • Screening of short film Simple Minds (New Town Films debut short film)
  • Screening of Visual Pitch for New Town Original
  • Trailer of New Town Original (New Town Films Debut Feature film)
  • Handout containing a step-by-step Guide of how to create a Film production
  • Q&A
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REEL 2 –
THE FIRST FEATURE
(2-3 HOURS)

REEL 2 –THE FIRST FEATURE
(2-3 HOURS)

Seminar covers;

  • Screening of excerpts from New Town Original (New Town Films Debut Feature film)
  • The Business side of the film Industry – The Market, Finance, Sales & Distribution
  • Handout containing overview of seminar and useful pointers.
  • Q&A
To find out more

Barry Wilson Teacher of Media Seevic College

New Town delivered a live brief to a group of media students at Seevic College. The students thoroughly enjoyed the project, which was to create a film trailer for New Town. The students learnt a lot from the guys at New Town and they gave the students excellent feedback and valuable industry experience. Their professionalism and enthusiasm for the world of film came across to the students and was very inspiring for them.

 

Joanne Stringer – Course Leader: bnd Fashion & Clothing – Fashion Promotion

“I would like to thank you once again for your involvement in this project and believing in the original concept enough to support it and make it successful as it ultimately has been. It is equally as a result of your commitment that we were short listed for the prestigious Beacon Award.”

Mark Soye – Curriculum leader media and performing arts- SEC

“This is first hand industry experience that is vital to the students.”

Jodie Wick

Dear Terry, Thank you so much for your talk yesterday! It was great to meet you and refreshing to hear about your practical experiences. The feedback has been excellent and those that were there seemed to get a lot out of the session. It would be great to get you back to do some further sessions…

Norwich University College of the Arts

FDMX Co-ordinator/ Animation Research and Development Officer Film and Digital Media Exchange (FDMX)