Level 1, 135 Fitzroy Street Grand Boulevard St Kilda, VIC 3182

Ted Brunetti

An award-winning actor, producer, director & coach, working with leading professionals in Television, Film & Theatre.

“This seminar will transform the way you approach any casting or indeed conduct your career, forever… Ted’s unique and eloquent information means you will never audition the same way again. Guaranteed… I believe there are only a few opportunities in one’s career where industry information such as this becomes a game-changer: this is one of those moments. Don’t miss out.” – Dean Carey, Founder, Director of Actors’ Centre of Australia (Graduate and Patron Hugh Jackman)

Ted Brunetti

Acting/ Audition/ Self-Taping Intensives

Children: ages 8-13
2 x days
Two Part

Acting/ Audition/ Self-Taping Intensives

Teenagers: 14-19
2 x days
4:00pm – 6:30pm

Acting/ Audition/ Self-Taping Intensives

Adults: for ages 21 plus
2 x days
7:00pm – 10:00pm

The First and Only In-Person - Self-Tape Festival

Industry Panel

Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Book your Spot

Industry Panel

Fee: $20.00
MEAA Member: $10.00
Saturday 15 July 2023

Industry Panel: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Reception: 6:00pm -7:00pm

Please join Ted Brunetti at the Alex Theatre as he leads a PANEL OF SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S TOP ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS as they openly and honestly share information and insight, discussing real and practical issues for today’s actors and artists.

This is a very rare in-person opportunity to gain informed and invaluable knowledge on the current state of the entertainment industry, and how you can navigate the changes and approach your work as professionally and effectively as possible.

Q & A will follow when members of the audience may ask specific questions of the panel of AUSTRALIA’S RESPECTED, DILIGENT, ENGAGED & WORKING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS!

Please know the fees are only to help offset the costs associated with creating this event.

It is our wish to be of service to the entertainment community. We welcome actors, writers, directors, producers, agents, casting directors, designers and all creative artists in the entertainment industry for this rare opportunity.

Panel Members to be announced. 

You are welcome to invite your colleagues and friends.

Ted’s last Entertainment Industry Panel was over capacity.

Register now to guarantee your seat.

Uta Hagen

Uta Hagen Workshop

Work Shop Fee: $400.00
Sunday 16 July 2023

All Day Actors WorkShop

10:00am until 5:00pm

Ted Brunetti, with over 20 years of association with Uta Hagen, has become a respected authority in sharing and demystifying Uta’s technique. He has conducted workshops and sessions throughout the United States and internationally for teachers and programs that utilize her technique.

During the event, participants can expect a comprehensive exploration of Uta’s technique, including review exercises, the rehearsal and performance process, and engaging scene work featuring selections from UTA HAGEN’S ACTING CLASS and her influential books. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask specific questions, gaining insights into the application of the technique to the realms of film and television.

Did you know that Ted Brunetti was Uta’s protégé?

He played a pivotal role in working alongside her to refine and revise her teachings, which ultimately culminated in the publication of her renowned book, A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR. Moreover, Ted was instrumental in facilitating the filming of portions of Uta Hagen’s Acting Class in Los Angeles, where he even demonstrated Exercise 9 in the film.

Uta Hagen personally chose Ted Brunetti as the torchbearer of her teachings, recognizing his deep understanding and dedication to the craft.

Ted Brunetti

Never Auditon Workshop

Work Shop Fee: FREE
Monday 17 July 2023

Book Now

7:00PM – 10:00pm

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity that will forever transform your approach to acting. Join us for NEVER AUDITION (“Prepare to WORK, not audition”) and gain access to clear, simple, and powerful tools that will revolutionise your craft.

This highly acclaimed seminar, updated in June 2023, has received widespread acclaim in the USA and internationally. And the best part?  It’s absolutely FREE.

Calling all Actors, as well as Directors, Writers, Producers, Casting Directors, Agents, and Designers! This is your chance to meet Ted Brunetti and experience his unique style and approach firsthand, reigniting your passion for the industry.

Throughout the seminar, Ted will share invaluable insights garnered from over 30 years of hands-on experience in acting, casting, directing, producing, coaching, and teaching. Gain practical and accessible knowledge on the most effective approaches and mindset for your work.

Master the art of preparation, from the initial audition call to callbacks and performances. Learn to work quickly, efficiently, and stay focused on the crucial aspects. Effectively break down scripts for film, television, stage, and new media.

The seminar includes a comprehensive Question & Answer session following the engaging Power Point presentation. It caters to actors of ALL LEVELS, offering valuable lessons for beginners and seasoned professionals alike, propelling your work to new heights.

Acting/Audition/Self-Taping Intensives

Note there are 3 x age category

These intensives are offered in two parts. Each section is designed to address the specific needs of each actor, no matter their age or stage in their career.

We are very excited to be offering this intensive to children, teens, adults and to those who are ‘jumping back in’ to the industry after a hiatus.

There are four (4) different intensives, each with two parts:

Children, Teens, Adults & *Jumping Back In

Tuesday 18 July (Part 1) AND Thursday 20 July (Part 2)

Children: for ages 8-13
4:00pm – 6:30pm

Tuesday 18 July (Part 1) AND Thursday 20 July (Part 2)

Adults: for ages 21 and older
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Wednesday 19 July (Part 1) AND Friday 21 July (Part 2)

Teens:   for ages 14-19
4:00pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday 19 July (Part 1) AND Friday 21 July (Part 2)

*Jumping Back In: Ages 21 and Older
7:00pm – 10:00pm

*for actors who stepped away from their careers for various reasons (to raise children, care for a loved one, to explore an alternative career choice, etc., and now wish to step back into acting.) This class is designed especially for you.


What is involved?

Part 1

Ted guides you through a step-by-step process of what to do from the moment you receive the appointment to the final execution of your work.

How to prepare: we walk through the best use of your time, talent, and resources to take your work to the next level (for actors of ALL levels). Focus is on priority of questions and most effective way to own the role.

You will also be given a scene IN CLASS—no prepared work in advance.

Part 2

Each actor will be taped for the role given/prepared in Part 1. Ted guides you step-by-step on the creative and technical elements to create a top-level professional audition, applicable to in-person and self-tape auditions. The takeaway? You will immediately be able to apply the lessons from Part 1 in Part 2 in an actual audition taping.

Each actor’s journey is unique, and you will be given specific tools to take your personal work to the next level from where you currently are.

Be Actor and Casting Director

Ted will lead actors through the casting process in a safe & constructive environment.

Self-Tape Festival Order of Events:

  • Actors given a role to submit a self-tape in advance of screenings
  • Screen submissions in person & selects who receives a callback
  • Screen call backs & make final casting decisions
  • Ted shares his choices for callbacks and final casting & why

Each actor’s submission will be viewed again receiving specific notes from Ted on both acting & technical elements of your self-tape:

what worked, & what will raise the level of your work.

Talking about Ted...


“Ted is the greatest gift to actors here in Hollywood. I was so happy to see him perform in NYC.

#ABronxTale was AMAZING!"
Jordan Borges
"Ted's passion for the craft of acting is infectious. His insights into auditioning and self-taping have been invaluable to my career. I am forever grateful for his mentorship."
[Actor Name]
"Ted Brunetti's class was a game-changer for me. His expertise and guidance have given me the confidence to tackle any role. I can't thank him enough for his impactful teachings."
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Ted Brunetti is an accomplished and versatile figure in the entertainment industry. As a producer, director, acting coach, and actor, Ted’s expertise spans across various mediums and locations, including Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta. Currently, he graces the Broadway stage as “Frankie Coffeecake” in A BRONX TALE, co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, with a book by Chazz Palminteri and music by Alan Menken.

With nearly 20 years of association with Uta Hagen, Ted is recognized as her protégé and an invited guest member of the renowned ACTORS’ STUDIO in Los Angeles. He is also the creator and executive producer of a half-hour comedy pilot for FOX Broadcasting Network, with several ongoing projects in development.

Ted’s impact as a coach and teacher extends to esteemed institutions and programs, including the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, the American Film Institute, and the Actors’ Center Australia, where he is an ongoing guest artist. His directorial work includes Ovation Award-nominated productions and collaborations with notable actors such as George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini, and Valarie Pettiford.

As an actor, Ted has worked alongside luminaries such as Uta Hagen, Jerry Zaks, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Whoopi Goldberg, showcasing his talent in diverse projects on stage and screen.

Ted’s vast experience and dedication to the craft have garnered him recognition, including a National Endowment for the Arts’ Achievement in the Arts Award. He has also been a finalist and runner-up in multiple Backstage Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.

With a forthcoming book based on his seminar, Ted continues to inspire and guide actors, emphasizing the importance of preparation and work in the audition process.