Backstage Casting Workshops

Scottish Drama Training Network in Partnership with

Backstage & Hannah Williams, Casting Director

Film Students: Morning Seminar on Professional Casting + Casting Workshop

Acting Students: Casting Workshop + Afternoon Info Session with Q&A

Casting platform, Backstage and Casting Director, Hannah Marie Williams, in partnership with Scottish Drama Training Network  would like to invite Film, TV and Acting students to a practical and informative session about the world of casting. Hannah speaks at film and drama schools across the UK, giving film career starters workshops and advice about how to cast projects professionally, efficiently and with the right talent. She also workshops actors, giving industry insights to prepare performers for auditions, meeting with agents and making the most of their talent after training

Workshops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee are FULLY BOOKED. We hope to run more casting workshops in future so please follow us on twitter @SDTNtweets and Instagram @SDTNofficial to be kept informed of our upcoming opportunities.

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE for our INVERNESS Casting Workshop which is open to Acting, Film & TV students/graduates based in Highlands, Islands and Moray. There is a Travel Bursary available.

Institutions have been allocated a date & venue based on the geography of their campus. Places on this workshop have been fairly distributed between the institutions who applied for the opportunity. If you didn’t know about this opportunity but have students who would have been interested please email

  • GLASGOW: Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Scottish Youth Theatre

Glasgow Clyde College, City of Glasgow College, Kelvin College, New College Lanarkshire, West College Scotland, Ayrshire College, University West of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, SAE

  • EDINBURGH: Wednesday 4th  March 2020 Old Dr Bells Baths

Napier University, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh College, Edinburgh College of Art and Forth Valley College

  • DUNDEE: Thursday 5th March 2020 Dundee & Angus College

Dundee & Angus College, Fife College, Perth College, Stirling University, North East Scotland College

  • INVERNESS: Friday 6th March 2020 Eden Court Theatre

Moray College, Inverness College, North Highland College, Orkney College, Shetland College

About Backstage

Backstage is a casting platform and actor publication, started in NYC in 1960. Since then, Backstage has grown to an international hub for all things casting with 1000s of projects being cast from the talent database each month and the best actor targeted editorial, with advice and industry news.

Backstage are offering all students completely free use of their website to allow performers to find castings to apply to and film students to post their casting calls and find the right talent.

About Hannah Marie Williams

Hannah is a Casting Director with almost 10 years experience across all corners of the industry. She has worked on films including Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, War Machine, Pride and The Legend of Tarzan. Since starting her own casting company, Hannah’s films have been nominated and selected for prestigious film festivals including the BFI London Film Festival, Encounters, Aesthetica & Underwire. Her casting style works well with the talks she gives at organisations around the UK as she likes to cast from a pool of undiscovered and natural raw talent.

We are delighted to be able to facilitate this opportunity for so many students across Scotland. We felt that it was important to help network the students who would be graduating as actors and filmmakers in the hope that this will inspire future collaborations. We hope that this workshop helps to de-mystify the world of casting and make it feel more accessible.

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