Do you want to train with top Los Angeles Casting Directors, TV/Film Directors, Producers, Managers, Agents and more…WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOUSE??

Sydney Actors Collective has made this possible with the SAC ONLINE LOS ANGELES EXPERIENCE. Most actors will spend $1000’s of dollars going to LA to do workshops, but why waste that much money when you can do it from the comfort of your own house.

How does this unique course work?

The course runs for 5 weeks. Each week you will receive a scene from either a Casting Director, TV Director, Producer or Manager/Agent. You will then put the scene down as a self tape. The tape will then be sent to the practitioner taking that week. You will receive notes from them about your work. Your notes will include:

  • Strengths of the scene
  • Weaknesses of the scene
  • Adjustments and ideas to improve the scene
  • Their advice and ideas on what makes a scene.

Plus more from their years of experience in Hollywood and around the world. There are no classes to attend or times to logon. All you need to be able to commit to is recording and uploading a self tape, each week for 5 weeks. All scenes, instructions and notes will be emailed to you. There maybe some video blogs that will be sent to you, that the practitioners may want to address you with. This course has been designed so that it doesn’t conflict with your working/life schedule. As long as you can put down a tape and upload it, then you’re good to go!

Each student will also get a chance to ask 1 question of each practitioner. (Note: As a thank you for your support, each SAC enrolled students gets to ask two questions). Your question/s will be answered at the end of your notes.

Who are the Practitioners involved in the course?


Cristina Benavente casts at Emmy Nominated BARDEN SCHNEE. Barden Schnee has cast Oscar winning films and is one of the top Casting houses in the US with offices in NY and LA. Christina has been involved in casting projects like Pitch Perfect, Netflix’s new champion show Girl Boss and many more. She has cast many Australians in her projects and is one to look out for!


Comedy Director JAFFAR MAHMOOD is on the up and up. His film SHADES OF RAY which he wrote and directed successfully did the festival circuit and was produced by NEW GIRL Alumni Jake Kasdan. Jaffar was one of the directors for the ABC actors showcase and is now an in demand TV comedy director ,who is booked out from August to December this year shooting back to back TV shows. 


Producer from Sparkhouse Media KARINA MILLER. Karins’a first film THE BIG ASK starring Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love, Girls) went to on to win numerous awards at festivals such as Phoneix FF and Oxford FF. Karina’s latest film TO THE BONE (Starring Keanu Reaves and Lilly Collins) opened Sundance to fantastic reviews and recently sold to Netflix. She is in pre-production on her next film Semper Fi to be directed by Oscar Nominee Henry-Alex Rubin.


Nicholas Bogner has vast experience in all areas of features, television and talent management. He has been a senior executive for major feature companies, including Michael Douglas and Tom Cruise at Cruise/Wagner, as well as a television network executive at TNT where he shepherded over a dozen movies and mini-series including Steven Spielberg;s “Into The West.” He also has two produced credits as a screenwriter, The Little Death and No Strings Attached and produced Soccer Mom starring Emily Osment (Hannah Montana) and Missi Pyle (The Artist, Dodgeball) for Starz, Anchor Bay and Entertainment One Television. He currently he is a Manager at Affirmative Entertainment. They produce “Californication” and rep artists such as ((David Duchovny, Paul Betany, Millie Bobby Brown) and have set up shows at networks such as CW, NBC, USA and E!

To keep the quality of the course high we have limited the class size to a small 8 to 10 actors.

This is a unique course with nothing like it in the world. (We like to think big!!). All the professionals from LA that have committed to this course are very excited to be involved and to work with overseas actors actors.

COST is $595 CAD for Canadians and $595 AUS for Australians.

We have already had two sold out courses prior and they have been EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL! Lots of great acting, feedback, growth and even a few opportunities! (though this is not the primary purpose of this course). We re now opening a third course, giving more actors a chance to participate in this experience. 

To travel to LA and be involved in a course similar to this, it will usually cost you 1000’s of dollars, flights, car hire, accommodation and general living for 5 weeks. You have to ask yourself, is the money worth the experience?

With the SAC LA Experience course that stress and financial burden is taken away. The course cost is only $595 for 5 weeks. (That is cheaper than some local 5 week courses in Sydney). The course will begin around the end of September.

REQUIREMENTS: YOU MUST BE A NON BEGINNER ACTOR TO DO THIS COURSE. A resume and showreel (if you have one) will need to be submitted to be considered for the course. Admission to the course will be based on level of experience and in some cases SAC may conduct a phone interview to further clarify levels of experience.

EMAIL CHUM@SYDNEYACTORSCOLLECTIVE.COM to register. Please email a bio/resume and a link to your reel (if you have one).

P.S. This course is no guarantee that you will be offered a working relationship with any of the practitioners. This is purely a training course conducted by Los Angeles industry working professionals.