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Film Workshop – Acting for Film and Television

Acting for Film & Television is a 3 day performance workshop with Peter D. Marshall and Trilby Jeeves for any actor who wants to learn “Acting Survival Tips.” In fact, the tips revealed in this workshop will save you years of frustration on any television or feature film set and help you to become a successful working film actor.

In the last 25 years, Peter D. Marshall has Directed episodes of TV shows such as “John Woo’s Once a Thief”, “Wiseguy”, “21 Jumpstreet”, “Neon Rider”, “The Black Stallion”, “The Famous Jett Jackson”, “Scene of the Crime”, “Power Play”, “Big Wolf on Campus” and “Largo Winch”.” Peter was also the Executive Creative Consultant on all 22 one-hour episodes of the TV Series,”John Woo’s Once a Thief.”

As a 1st AD, Peter has had the opportunity to work with actors such as Peter O’Toole, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Kathy Bates, Michelle Pfiefer, Marcia Gaye Harden, Madeleine Stowe, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Adam Sandler and Goldie Hawn.

Trilby Jeeves was the first English student to be theatrically trained in her second language for 3 years at Le Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Québec City. She went on to perform in over 40 plays in both languages across Canada, eventually coming back to Vancouver.

As well as performing, Trilby worked in the film industry for 10 years as a set costumer on a variety of television series and feature films. Trilby also directed “Les Monologues du Vagin” two years running.

Trilby has taught classes in buffoonery and improvisation throughout Canadian high schools and she is currently teaching her successful Buffoonery Acting Workshops to professional actors and drama students across Canada.

“Acting for Film and Television”


  • Production categories
  • Understanding camera techniques
  • The three types of director
  • Set procedures and etiquette
  • The seven categories of actors
  • Script and scene analysis
  • The actor and director relationship
  • Subtext & mes-en-scene
  • The differences between feature films and television
  • Staging and blocking scenes
  • The shooting crew
  • The audition (casting)
  • The shooting schedule
  • Character personality traits
  • Cinematic elements and terminology
  • Character analysis and development


  • An actual casting session
  • Class blocks and shoots a scene with video camera


  • Continue class blocking and shooting a scene with video camera
  • Class watches and discusses video playback of scenes

How to contact Peter D. Marshall

If you are interested in finding out more about”Acting for Film and Television,” contact me to discuss how we can bring this workshop to your city.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Peter D. Marshall

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