[NOTE: For a listing of FTM’s upcoming workshop training, please visit our Workshop Calendar.]Film Training Manitoba is committed to providing professional training and preparation for actors to perform on set for film and television. We offer skill development workshops that range from entry-level to advanced. Courses/workshops occur in a variety of ways. Some are general courses that cover the basics of a specific topic, like the apprentice program. Others are intensives, with participants acting for the camera. Some are competitive, with the instructor selecting participants based on their submitted material or their experience. Due to limited registration, actors are required to submit their resumes for all acting courses and will take part in a selection process. The instructor will review your resume to determine eligibility for the course. The Business of Acting is a two-part online course offered by Film Training Manitoba year round. For full details please visit our Online Course Page.
If you want to be an actor in Manitoba, you should know that:
- There are many local opportunities for individuals interested in learning to act – through private instructors, the universities, the Winnipeg Film Group, Prairie Theatre Exchange or Manitoba Theatre for Young People.
- Commercial films in Manitoba, including off-short and indigenous productions, use union actors.
- The Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artist (or ACTRA www.actramanitoba.ca) represents actors in Manitoba. ACTRA is a national organization of Canadian performers working in the English-language recorded media: film, television, digital and all other recorded media.
- Membership in ACTRA is open to any performer who has enrolled in the Apprentice Program and has attained three (3) professional engagements under ACTRA jurisdiction, or has membership in a sister organization such as Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. (For full details, please see: www.actra.ca/main/members)