BBC launches nationwide search, training and showcase opportunity for disabled actors

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The BBC is launching a pioneering new training programme for disabled actors that will shine a light on experienced actors already working in the industry, as well as discover and develop the potential of up and coming talent.


The development programme, called ‘Class Act: a nationwide search and skill factory’, comes as part of the BBC’s ambition to support and raise the profile of disabled actors. 


Participants will be tutored in audition and camera technique, acting and business skills, script and character work, as well as working with directors on scenes for their showreels.


Disabled actors are invited to apply for the intensive three day workshop, which will be followed by the opportunity to build their contacts and showcase their talents to professionals across the industry. The showcase event is designed to encourage all who work with the BBC to draw on the…

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