Want to work with one of Hollywood's top TV comedy Directors and Producing Director of YOUNG SHELDON?

Here is your chance to work with the amazing JAFFAR MAHMOOD in this half day SAC Comedy Workshop.

Jaffar Mahmood is one of Hollywoods most in demand TV comedy Directors and he is coming to SAC

Contact us to Signup

Jaffar Mahmood is one of Hollywood’s hottest Comedy TV directors. 

He has directed Hollywood stars such as DREW BARRYMORE, MINNIE DRIVER, ANDY SAMBERG, JIM PARSONS, SOFIA VERGARA, AMERICA FERRAR to name but a few. He has directed Emmy award winning shows such as MODERN FAMILY and has been hired by Producers such as TINA FEY and WILL FERREL. Currently Jaffar holds the enviable job of being the Producing Director of USA’s number 1 comedy at the moment, YOUNG SHELDON for CBS, the spin off of the hugely successful BIG BANG THEORY



Jaffar will be in Sydney for one week and SAC has secured him exclusively to hold a comedy workshop in Australia. If you are a non beginner actor and want to work with one of the world’s premier comedy directors then this is your only chance. He is not conducting any other workshops except through SAC. In this half day workshop, each actor will be given a scene from a show that Jaffar has directed. Jaffar will then work with each actor to further explore the scene and try out different takes. It will be a very hands on workshop as you get directed by Jaffar. 

Details – Half day Workshop.

DATE: Saturday 30th June.

TIME: 1pm to 5pm

VENUE: SAC STUDIOS – 299 Enmore Rd Marrickville 2042

COST: $220 for current SAC enrolled students. $280 for non SAC enrolled students.

All footage will be recorded and given to each actor at the end of the class.

Please note: As this is a non beginner workshop SAC will be asking for bios and possibly demo reels as evidence of experience. At minimum all actors are expected to have agent representation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the most in demand TV comedy directors in Hollywood. 

Jaffar is a super hands on director who loves working with actors. He is excited to work with Australian actors through SAC knowing that we as a school train great actors. So if you want to work with the real deal and now Producing Director of the number one comedy in America…then this is your chance.

To submit an application for a place please email eden@sydneyactorscollective.com with your details, a bio and link to your reel. Submission does not guarantee entry. SAC staff will view your material and get in touch about whether you have been offered a place.

We are very excited to have one of the worlds best TV comedy directors for this exclusive workshop. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!



“The guys at SAC are full of knowledge and will help any actor achieve their goals”

-James Tobin (Channel 7 Sunrise presenter)

“Acting with Chum on The Straits was great. This man knows acting!”

-Firass-Dirani (Logi winning actor: House Husbands, The Straits, Underbelly)

“I have worked with Chum as an actor and director. As a director he knew how to bring out the best performance in me. He cares!”

-Andy-Whitfield (Actor: Sparticus Starz TV USA)

"They will take your acting magic to the next level."

-Nash Edgerton (Film Director)