Silver Screen Casting Director to Host Workshop for Wannabe Actors

YAFTA Students

Heather Basten, a leading film and TV casting director is to host an event for those looking to launch themselves into the acting world.

Having being part of casting teams for productions in both the UK and Stateside, including action thriller, ‘SALT’ and Bafta award winning drama, ‘Ellen’, Heather brings a wealth of experience that will help attendees find out how to impress in their next audition.

Heather will be hosting the event at the Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA), on Saturday 26th October with a morning session suitable for beginners and an afternoon workshop for more experienced actors.

Charlotte Armitage, Managing Director of YAFTA said: “With the ever increasing rise of quality, British made productions from the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Sky, the creative media boom taking place in the Leeds City Region and the Channel 4 move, there is so much potential for people looking to make a career within the film and TV industry. We are delighted YAFTA is once again able to host a top industry casting director who can share their invaluable experience and industry insights for aspiring actors to take advantage of. It’s an exciting time for Northern based actors.”

Heather adds: “Meeting young, budding actors is one my favourite things to do in casting. I cast many films that involve young actors, so workshopping a big hub such as YAFTA is really exciting. I am looking forward to spotting different types of potential in the actors and hoping that the workshop will give them a real insight into my casting process. They will leave the workshop even more confident, knowledgeable and ready for their next casting or self-tape; whether they are a seasoned actor already, or totally new to the industry.”

The event is open to those aged 14+ and tickets can be booked on the YAFTA website.