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Actors: how to care for them in 5 easy steps

Wed 27 Mar 2024



Free (No booking required)



Actors: how to care for them in 5 easy steps

Actors: how to care for them in 5 easy steps.

Directors and producers need actors; actors need directors and producers. It can be the perfect working relationship, but often it isn’t. Experienced actors Claire Calverley and David Warren give their top tips, anecdotes and industry best practice about caring for your actors from casting to audition to being on-set. This will be a useful session for producers and directors who’d like to support their actors give their best performance.

About David:

David Warren started acting by accident when he got involved in a project for the unemployed at a youth theatre in South East London. He eventually ended up in Nottingham studying performance and visual art which lead to his involvement in a theatre group and a commission for a short film The Last Dream Of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. He’s lived in Brighton, South Carolina and in Devon working as a lighting and sound engineer/ technician mostly in theatre whilst acting in many stage plays and appearing in the odd film. You can see him In features, Misrule, The Ghosts of Borley Rectory and a number of shorts including Can you here the Choir. David also plays with cameras.

About Claire:

Claire Calverley has worked as a professional actor since 2010 and has been lucky enough to work on a huge range of screen, stage and voiceover projects. Credits include Doc Martin (ITV1); Buba (Netflix); Rutherford Cancer Centres (ITV TyneTees); Direct Action (film currently in post); various corporate films for Cube, Sponge, NHS, Royal Mail & Novo Nordisk; BBC Radio 4 (Xanadu & Poetry Please); Microsoft Government films; Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust content; Riot of the Freelance Mind, The Hinterland & GoldCrest (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); appearances at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals; theatre tours across Britain and France; Elearning content for companies such as Network Rail, Manchester Met Police & Baxter Storey; plus a great many audiobooks for Audible and Bolinda; commercials for radio stations and radio plays. Claire also ran her own theatre company for seven years with the support of Arts Council England, developing projects with youth and community centres in Devon and Cornwall. Instagram @clcalverley

About the workshops 

This series of workshops are open to all regardless of experience and free to attend. Whether you’ve never been involved in any kind of filmmaking or a seasoned professional, everyone is welcome. Session will cover a variety of topics with the aim to share, teach and to encourage new and existing filmmakers. The local filmmakers have a wealth of knowledge and experience that we are hoping to share for the benefit of everyone in the community. 

Please join us and have a chance to meet and network with other filmmakers in the area.  

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please come and find us in the community Facebook group: 

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