A question and answer discussion with the Agent/Instructor
The basic, sound fundamentals of acting are the same for both professional theatre and film, but are performed in a different manner for each medium. The easiest way to describe the difference that affects how the material is performed and what areas are focused on more, for each, is to imagine a theatre audience brought to within a few feet of the actor, even closer and at eye level for many film-style close-ups, and with amplified sound. The translation of this difference of performance, specifically for the mediums of film and television, is the focus of GWCT training.
No. Great West Canadian Talent has never required actors to take its training or classes to qualify for representation. And it never will. That would contradict the Agent’s Code of Ethics, which GWCT adheres to with pride.