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Two Week Course with Showreel | Pinewood Studios | Monday 9th – Friday 20th September 2019

Showreel Directed by Tim Kent

Designed for Actors,

Written by Directors.

This two week course is an opportunity to put your performance skills into practice for Film, with the guidance of professional directors and casting directors. Whether you’re a Drama School graduate or an actor just getting started, this course is setup to arm actors of any level with the very best skills and marketing tools to land their next professional contract.

Meet Your Tutors

Tim Kent


Tim is a former Talent Agent who represented many household names from the world of entertainment. In 2004, he founded the successful actor training company, Actors Studio where he’s created a host of popular actor training courses and has a huge wealth of experience in coaching and directing actors. Now working as an Award-Winning Director, Tim’s credits include The Prowler starring Dominic Rowan and Linette Beaumont Winner of The 2016 Best British Film award at the Portsmouth International Film Festival. Tim has also produced training films in Screen Acting that are distributed by The National Theatre book shop and Samuel French.


Sarah Hannah


Sarah Hannah is a regular at the BBC working both in-front of the camera and within the casting department for the likes of Holby City and Casualty. Bringing her experience of working on stage and on screen, in addition to working closely with Casting Website Spotlight and the popular Monologue Slam, Sarah will focus on enhancing your presence as an actor ensuring that you are marketing yourself correctly and that your CV stands out as professional in this saturated market.


Without hesitation, Sarah will expose weaknesses in your audition practice and construct ways to improve going forward. As an experienced coach working with actors of all levels, Sarah has an impressive 100% Success Rate for Drama School Auditions and continues to support emerging talent through whichever path they take.

Ben Cogan


Ben Cogan is a British-Based casting Director with over 15 years of experience working with the BBC casting programmes such as Eastenders and Casualty. The role of the casting director places them into the heart of a dramatic creation, through working with writers and producers, they’re equipped to join forces with directors and introduce actors new characters.


‘My workshops consist of a in depth discussion about the casting process in relation to the actor, how to prepare & perform in an audition and some honest advice about how to design your CVs, approaching casting directors and help guide you through all areas of the casting process. I also will assign you scenes on the day to work with another – and work with you … giving direction, praise and constructive criticism. I’m then happy to answer any questions you may have.’

Taz Ayoub

Director and Producer, Taz Ayoub launched his professional career after graduating from Exeter University with a BA (Hons) Film Studies.  Taz has worked continuously throughout his career and has extensive experience in Television and Film production with over 40 projects under his belt so far. Actors Studio is very excited to offer actors the opportunity to work with Taz – one of the Industry’s most up and coming new Directors.

Popular Tutor Credits



Tim Kent


Director, 1st AD

Tim Kent, Taz Ayoub


Finance Adviser 

Tim Kent


Casting Director

Ben Cogan


BBC Casting Dept

Ben Cogan


Director, Producer

Tim Kent, Taz Ayoub

Course Overview

Week 1 

Acting Beyond the Camera

During week one, Tim will provide you with a practical experience, covering shot sizes, eye lines, and personal continuity. You will work with UK-Leading Casting Director Ben Cogan, who will expose you to secrets of the industry to boost your career in addition to exploring your casting types. Additionally Sarah Hannah will deconstruct your CV exposing weaknesses in your profile encouraging any amendments that will maximise your chances of being seen. Throughout the week you will film and review scenes, supported by Director’s comments, giving you optimal on-screen time.

  • Technical Elements of Screen Acting
  • Build Confidence in-front of the Camera
  • Work on Scripts for TV/Film
  • Watch Playback & Evaluate Performance
  • Acting Techniques using Life Experiences
  • Advanced Camera Skills
  • Tear-down assessement of your CV and an online profile review
  • Q&A Seminar with Casting Director Ben Cogan
  • Maximise Your Chances of Getting Acting Work
  • Breaking down the character in a script
  • Explore the Importance of Mental Imagery
  • Tell a story without words
  • Recap Skills Learned & Evaluate Progress
  • Film Short Scenes
  • Reviewing scenes with Director

Week 2 

Shoot a Showreel

This final week of the course is focused on filming two professional scenes for your acting showreel, while giving you the chance to work alongside a professional film crew to experience what it takes to work both sides of the camera. Scenes will then be professionally edited for you to use as a showreel to market yourself on platforms like Spotlight, Social Media and


  • Authentic On-Set Experience
  • Professional Showreel Production
  • Final Summary of your Course


You will walk away from this course with the skills to perform on camera, and a professional showreel filmed in cinema-style
with our crew at Pinewood Studios. Your scenes will be edited and colour graded for use across digital platforms.

Checkout Our Showreels

Is This for You?


This course is suitable for actors with previous experience, whether from theatre or screen.


Ideal for those who want to film a high-end bespoke showreel, while polishing their screen-craft and chances of getting work before filming.



This course is held at the heart of the British Film Industry at Pinewood Studios, London. We’re a short shuttle-bus ride away from Uxbridge Tube Station, a free service offered by Pinewood!


Students typically make use of Airbnb’s & Hotels in Uxbridge, Gerrards Cross & Slough.

Book Now


Join Tim Kent, Taz Ayoub, Ben Cogan & Sarah Hannah for this intensive two week course and walk away with a cinematic-showreel guaranteed to draw the attention of casting directors.


Payment Plans Available: Call 01753 650951

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£1,250.00 –  Two Week Course  –  Held at Pinewood Studios 

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