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With a burgeoning film industry in Timmins, ON, more productions are looking at the city as a potential film location. Producers are also looking to hire local actors who understand the expectations of auditioning and working on a professional film set. 


In 2015, Melissa A. Smith cast Two Lovers & A Bear in Timmins. Over 17 local performers were cast in speaking roles and various extras had an opportunity to work on the set. After getting their start on Two Lovers & A Bear, many of the performers have gone on to book roles in other Northern Ontario filmed series & feature films.


Melissa A. Smith (CDC) is a Toronto-based Casting Director and was named Playback Magazine's Top 5 To Watch for 2016. Melissa's credits include Letterkenny (CraveTV), What Would Sal Do (HBO Canada), Indian Horse (Screen Siren Films/Steve Campenelli), Cardinal Seasons 1-3 (CTV), Away From Everywhere (Quiet Revolution Pictures/Morag Loves Company/Justin Simms), His Master's Voice (Quiet Revolution Pictures) and more. Melissa has been hiring Northern actors for film & television for the past 5 years.


This workshop will provide participants with valuable insight into the industry & audition process in Northern Ontario, with specific feedback from Melissa. Actors will gain useful auditioning techniques and learn how to overcome nerves and impress casting directors with confidence, preparation & technique. The business aspect will also be discussed in details, including headshots, resumes, demo reels, agents, crew positions, on set etiquette and more.


We will be holding a workshop on the following days: 

Timmins, ON

March 4, 2018

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Documentation and video footage included.


FEE: $180.00/person















There are a limited number of spots for this exclusive workshop. If interested, please email a recent photo and resume to Please also be sure to include which date you would like to be considered for. We will let you know if there is a spot available and provide further details at that time. 


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