Set Orientation for Actors & Background Performers (In Partnership with ACTRA MB)

Date: July 27, 2024 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Location: FTM Training Space (204-245 McDermot Ave.)
Registration Fee: $60.00 for members and apprentices

Set Orientation for Actors and Background Performers –$60.00 for members and apprentices


About the workshop:

ACTRA MB and Film Training Manitoba are partnering to deliver this unique training partnership exclusively for members and apprentices of ACTRA MB. Participants of this course will receive a certificate upon completion of a test at the end of the course.

Course topics:

  • How to be productive in your first days and weeks on a film set
  • Understanding the hierarchy and protocol
  • Dealing with the deal memo                                                                    
  • Understanding that Workplace Safety is everyone’s responsibility
  • Learning the employers and employees responsibilities
  • Reporting safety concerns
  • Health & safety in the workplace to prevent injury, illness, disease & death
  • Increasing understanding of discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace
  • Learning the employers and employees responsibilities
  • What is your part in creating a respectful workplace

About the instructors:

Reed Makayev began his career in the film & television industry in 2004 as many do, by being in the right place at the right time. Wanting to round out the on-the-job training he received working on set, he attended the Film Production program at Confederation College (Thunder Bay, ON.).

Upon graduating in 2007, Reed returned to Winnipeg with a more complete understanding of the filmmaking process and a hunger to continue learning. Since 2009 he has been a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, rising through the Assistant Director department and now working as a 1st Assistant Director.

As an active member of the film community, he has held the position of Vice President of the DGC’s Manitoba District Council since 2016 and during the same time has also increased his participation as an instructor through DGC as well as Film Training Manitoba.

John B. Lowe is an actor, director and filmmaker and has been working in theatre, film and television for over 35 years.  He has appeared in many feature films and TV movies with a long list of appearances on American and Canadian TV shows as a regular, recurring or guest performer.

John B. has produced, written and directed several award-winning short films and is developing new film and video projects for his company, Broccolo Creative.  John B. is also an accomplished theatre actor and director. He has appeared on numerous stages across Canada and has produced and directed many independent theatre projects.

John B. has been teaching emerging and established professional actors since 1989. He teaches Screen Acting at the University of Winnipeg, he was the School Director at Prairie Theatre Exchange for ten years and was the artistic director of St. Albert Children’s Theatre. He has taught acting, theatre and film for many organizations including The University of Manitoba, the University of Alberta, The Citadel Theatre, Sunshine Theatre, Western Canada Theatre Centre, The Okanagan School of The Arts, CATO and others.  John B. continues to train and coach professional actors for Broccolo Creative, specializing in Acting for The Camera.

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.

FTM is a non-for-profit charity and member of the Province of Manitoba’s Sector Council program funded through the Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates and partners with members of the film industry to identify training needs to support workforce development.