Those who have always dreamed of a career on screen or interested in working behind the camera are invited to a calendar of brand new, industry led workshops being held at the Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA), based in Leeds.

Hosted by industry professionals such as Casting Directors from much loved soaps including Emmerdale and Coronation Street and even Hollywood productions; plus TV Directors and Screenwriters for major dramas on Channel 4 and ITV, these are workshops not to be missed for those who aspire to careers in the industry. The expert tutors will be sharing their invaluable insight, knowledge, tips and expertise in this set of workshops which cater for all abilities from those at beginner level right through to those at professional level.

Charlotte Armitage, Managing Director at YAFTA said: “We are delighted to attract such talented, experienced professionals to the Academy. There is such a buzz and interest around the media industry across the region, and these workshops are perfect for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the sector. What better way to immerse yourself in the world of film and TV, than learning from some of the best in the business.”

Workshop highlights include:

  • 14th September Casting workshop for Actors with Emmerdale Assistant Casting Director, Ezra Tren-Humphries
  • 21st September Casting workshop for Actors with Coronation Street Casting Associate, Joanne Moss
  • 26th October Casting Workshop for Actors with Heather Basten CDG (Neflix, Channel 4, NBC)
  • 10th November Casting Workshop for Actors with Director, Ian Bevitt (Coronation Street/Emmerdale)
  • 17th November Screenwriting Workshop for Screenwriters with Lisa Holdsworth (Ackley Bridge, Fat Friends, New Tricks)
  • 15th December Casting of Actors and Talent Workshop for those Working in Production with Joanne Moss

Places on the workshops are limited and can be booked on the YAFTA website.