Canada - Vancouver: Accents in Film, Theatre and TV

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017 - Wednesday 24 May 2017
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Registration: 10.00am-10.30am
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Presented by: Anne-Marie Speed – Certified Master Teacher and Course Instructor (with Service Distinction & Advanced Testing Privileges)
Fees: CAD$150
Venue: Green Thumb Theatre
5522 McKinnon St
BC V5R 0B6
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada


The ability to produce a range of authentic accents is an essential skill for all actors working in the full range of broadcast media, including film, theatre and TV as well as voiceovers for audio books, animation and increasingly in gaming.

This increase in demand therefore makes it an area of technical skill that is of high priority to serious actors.

While there are many resources available offering recordings of genuine accents, many actors find that this alone does not provide them with enough help in becoming performance ready so that the successful integration of accent and character is both actable and authentic.

This day will present an approach to the successful acquisition and preparation of an accent for performance. Developed by Anne-Marie Speed and taught to hundreds of actors and singers throughout her 25 years of working as one of the UK’s leading voice, singing and accent coaches, this day will focus on two accents; General American and Received Pronunciation.

The day will include:

·      Deciding which accent to learn

·      Identifying defining features

·      How to practise

·      Preparing a role for performance, film vs theatre

·      How ‘real’ should you be? Authentic versus accurate

·      Resources

·      Q&As

·      Short masterclass

Suitable for: Actors and singers of all levels looking for new approaches to accent preparation for roles in film, theatre, musical theatre or TV.

Standard rateCAD$150 (Early Bird fee of CAD$130 applies if paid and booked before 15/03/2017)BOOK NOW

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