This Zoom course will offer ways to tap into your confident, powerful self; preparation for filming challenging self-tapes; new thoughts on screen work. Resist the idea of typecasting! You can play the roles you find difficult, or have never had the chance to work on. You can surprise yourself; find the joy of stepping into an unfamiliar self. Let’s open the gates and explore the deep or wild unknown – in a positive way. This course offers guidance, tips and exercises to enable your unique charisma to shine through in any role you play. Suitable both emerging talent and working professionals looking to improve.

Meet Your Tutor

Mel Churcher

A-List Acting Coach

Mel Churcher stands as one of the world’s foremost Acting and Dialogue Coaches in the realm of Film and TV, boasting an illustrious career spanning decades. Her expertise has been sought by acclaimed actors such as Daisy Edgar-Jones (“War of the Worlds”), Michelle Yeoh (“The Lady”), Daniel Craig and Angelina Jolie (“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”), Jet Li (“Unleashed”), Keira Knightley (“The Hole,” “King Arthur”), Henry Cavill (“The Count of Monte Cristo”), and Sam Riley (“Control”). Mel’s influence extends beyond individual coaching sessions; she has also made significant contributions to esteemed institutions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (where she served as Head of Voice and Text for twelve years), Shakespeare’s Globe, The Young Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre in London. Furthermore, Mel’s global impact is evident through her internationally acclaimed books on screen acting, which have served as indispensable resources for actors and industry professionals worldwide.

Mel's Work

Course Outline

This course will increase your confidence with all aspects of screen work and with self-taping scenes for auditions. We’ll also work on a monologue that you film yourself during the course. 

This course will offer guidance, tips and exercises to enable your charisma to shine through in any role you play.

All sessions are recorded and students expected to watch any filming done of themselves each evening. Also, during the course, to self-film a monologue, and work on a scene to self tape and submit to Mel at conclusion of the course.


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Designed For

All Levels of Ability


10.30am to 5.15/30pm UK Time


Reinvigorate or Launch Your Screen Presence

Casting professionals choose Spotlight to cast their projects because performers on Spotlight are recognised as the industry’s best. 

To be eligible to apply for Spotlight Membership, you have to successfully earn 400 Points from Actors Studio Training.

Spotlight Eligibility

Each course is worth a certain amount of points. Courses can be repeated to earn points. See below how many points you can earn from successfully completing this course.

Booking Options

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Additional Information


  • Live Online Course via Zoom
  • Suitable if you are (17 yrs+)
  • Attracts a varied age range from 17 yrs+. International Students Welcome
  • The course is taught in English, so it is important that you have proficient English language skills
  • Small Class Size
  • A strong internet connection is required to join our live online courses and workshops. Please test your internet connection before booking as we cannot refund due to technical issues. Please familarise yourself with Zoom before attending your workshop. Your camera will be required to be switched on during the workshop
  • Students will receive a Zoom link via email to join the workshop. Please log on at least 10 mins before the workshop begins
  • Learning Outcomes

  • Increase your chances of getting work
  • Add real life experiences to your acting performance
  • Experience of working with an A-Lister Acting Coach
  • Course Location

    Held online via Zoom

    Payment Options

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