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Process & Character Development: Individual Coaching Sessions with Jim Heber

January 22, 2015 - February 1, 2015


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Consultation Session: Thursday, Jan. 22nd

Screen Work Session: Saturday, Jan. 31st / Sunday, Feb. 1st

Location TBD (for both sessions)



Application Deadline  Thursday, January 15th , at 4 pm 

*To apply, please email electronic copies of your headshot and résumé to: info@filmtraining.mb.caThe instructor will be making the participant selections. Chosen participants will be notified by 4 pm on Jan. 16th and will be asked to make payment upon notification.

**This workshop is for those who did not previously attend the session in November 2014. If you previously applied but did not attend, there is no need to re-apply. Your previous submission will automatically be considered for this workshop.


This workshop is comprised of two components: Consultation and Screen Work.


On Jan. 22nd, individual meetings (no less than 20 minutes) with each participant will be scheduled.

Participants will be offered an opportunity to review past auditions and get feedback about their previous work.

This meeting will also allow the instructor to consult with participants about the character they wish to use for their on-camera scene work (to be scheduled on Jan. 31st or Feb. 1st). Sides and a character breakdown that address each participant’s creative goals will then be e-mailed to them by the instructor no later than Jan. 24th.

NOTE: If a participant cannot attend this consultation in person on Jan. 22nd, a phone consultation will be offered on Jan. 21st or 23rd (with no provision for reviewing past auditions).


A one-on-one, 40-minute, on-camera coaching session will be scheduled with each participant on either Jan. 31st or Feb 1st.


About the Instructor

Over the past fifteen years, Jim Heber has cast over eighty feature-length projects and television series.  His body of work comprises four seasons of the critically acclaimed comedy series Less Than Kind, along with numerous MOWs and feature films that reflect a diverse range of themes in the Canadian and American cinema. Credits include Capote (Oscar winner 2006)The Stone AngelYou Kill MeThe Haunting in Connecticut, Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg and most recently Heaven Is For Real.  In 2013 Jim Heber won a Canada Screen Award for his work on the hit series Todd & The Book of Pure Evil.




Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Enrollment is limited. The instructor will be making the participant selections.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours. We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.


Course Registration

Registration can be done in one of two ways:

In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

By Phone – VISA and MasterCard only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.


Cancellation Policy 

  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.


January 22, 2015
February 1, 2015


Film Training Manitoba