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Are you feeling lost in your acting career? At auditions do you make the short list but don’t land the role? Are you wondering why? Would you like to work in the UK but need some advice and guidance on how to get started? How about getting some honest and constructive advice from a respected industry professional?

Filmbase is delighted to announce the first in a series of one-to-one Actors’ Career Advice days starting on Friday, 29th September. In private, actors will receive career advice in a one-to-one session that is focused on the actors unique needs and goals.

The session will look at where you are now and where you want to be. In taking part in our private one-to-one sessions you will be able to recognise where you are in your career which will help you to address specific areas that need more attention or have slipped under the radar.

Knowing where you want to be and playing to your strengths is very important. Have you really sat down and thought about where that is and how you’ll achieve it? Our one-to-one career advice sessions will help you get clear about you goals and objectives.

These half-hour sessions offer a relaxed and supportive environment in which to get some honest answers. Topics include, but are not limited to, CVs and headshots, agents, showreels, voicereels, letter writing, marketing strategy and getting work in the UK.

Coaching Tutor: Carl Proctor

Carl Proctor is not only a busy Casting Director and a member of The Casting Directors Guild, he is also one of London’s most in demand headshot photographers.

Carl is currently working on two films and a pilot for a sit-com. Commercials and one off TV projects are ongoing.

Carl recently cast 80 British actors in a ten part dramatisation THE BIBLE which was a huge success on American TV and has already become the biggest selling TV series on DVD in the last 5 years and the biggest miniseries of all time on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD in its first week of release.

Other credits include…

FEATURE FILMS – 23 to date including: BLOOD CREEK (dir: Joel Schumacher), THE WEDDING DATE with Amy Adams and Deborah Messing (dir: Clare Kilner), SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, which received 2 Oscar nominations (dir: Elias Merhige) TWELFTH NIGHT with an all star cast (dir: Trevor Nunn), ONE MO KISS with Gerrad Butler (dir: Vadim Jean), BIGGA THAN BEN with Ben Barnes (dir: Susie Halewood), CLOCKWORK MICE (dir: Vadim Jean) and MRS PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT with Joan Plowright and Rupert Friend (dir: Dan Ireland)

TELEVISION – over 70 individual programs plus several series to date including: THE IMPRESSIONISTS (dir: Tim Dunn & Mary Downes/3 part BBC Series), THE RISE AND FALL OF ROME (various directors/BBC TV series), GENIE IN THE HOUSE (2 series for Nikelodeon), RENFORD REJECTS (4 series for Nikelodeon), THE SECRETARY WHO STOLE 4 MILLION (dir: Colin Barr/BBC), CANOE MAN, BOLTON FORGER, THE THIEVING HEADMISTRESS (dir: Norman Hull. Dragonfly Production/BBC), BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (dir: Andrew William/BBC Series), NUCLEAR RACE (dir: Toby Sculthorp/BBC TV), SUPERVOLCANO (dir: Tony Mitchell/BBC TV), DESPERADOS (dir: David Jackson & Paul Wroblewski/BBC Series), THE SOMME (dir: Detlef Siebert/BBC TV), A SERPENT IN EDEN (dir: Matthew Wortman/Lion TV for Channel 4), GEORGE CARMEN (dir: Colin Barr/BBC)

Dates:Thursday 12th October 2017

  • Thursday 12th October, 30 minute session

SESSION ONE> 10.30 – 11.00 (BOOKED)
SESSION TWO> 11.00 – 11.30 (BOOKED)
SESSION THREE> 11.30 – 12.00(BOOKED)


SESSION FOUR> 12.15 – 12.45 (BOOKED)
SESSION FIVE> 12.45 – 13.15 (BOOKED)


SESSION SIX> 14.15 – 14.45 (BOOKED)
SESSION SEVEN> 14.45 – 15.15(BOOKED)
SESSION EIGHT> 15.15 – 15.45(BOOKED)


SESSION NINE> 16.00 – 16.30(BOOKED)
SESSION TEN> 16.30 – 17.00(BOOKED)
SESSION TWELVE> 17.30 – 18.00 (BOOKED)

Class times:

  • 30 Minute Sessions


    • €30 Filmbase members / €35 Non-Members
    • €25 Filmbase Close Up Alumni Students


    • Must be paid in full to book a time. Session times are first come first served.



  • Actors MUST provide a copy of their CV, headshots and showreel (if you have one) prior to the session.
  • Carl will have looked at CV’s, show-reels, voice-reels in advance of the session, in order to make sure Actors get the full benefit from the half hour session. Therefore Actors will have plenty of time to discuss everything they would like to look at.
  • No places are guaranteed until actors have paid in full with Filmbase reception in advance.

Please email: with the above support material after you have booked your place with Filmbase reception.


  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street

To book your place on this course, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information on this course, email our Training Department at Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.