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Manuel Puro

Manuel has over 20 years casting experience working across feature films, television, computer games, commercials and shorts.

Projects include MOON and MUTE directed by Duncan Jones, SHAUN THE SHEEP: FARMAGEDDON for Aardman Animation and PLANET OF THE APES: THE LAST FRONTIER, the first in-house video game from Andy Serkis’ The Imaginarium.

Manuel regularly hosts mentoring sessions with organizations such as the National Film and Television School, iFeatures and the Directors Guild of Great Britain, and has held casting workshops all over the world.

He was the winner of’s inaugural Casting Director of the Year Award – voted by actors for the CD they felt most comfortable with and who they thought got the best out of them.

In 2017 Manuel created The Acting Habit, an innovative online platform where actors from all over the world can share their work, receive and give feedback, experiment creatively and learn new technical skills.

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About this course


Membership of Acting Habit Plus gives you access to advanced self-tape courses that are intended for experienced actors who are already comfortable with the basics of self-taping. Participants of the 21-Day Self-Tape Challenge or The Self-Tape Class receive free membership for their first year.

Available courses include Five-Day Feedback workshops hosted by an array of top international casting professionals. These are a great way to interact with leading experts, learn what they are looking for in a self-tape, and show them what you can do by performing five pieces over five consecutive days. At the end of each workshop you can attend a live Q&A webinar with your host.

We also run a Write Your Own Monologue course, Accent Practice workshops and we're working on many more.

Acting Habit Plus runs as an annual membership which auto-enrols each year -  to join click on the Register Now link!

We follow Casting Society of America workshop guidelines:

 “These workshops are a learning experience. They are not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshops are over, the casting director/associates hosting the workshops will not be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials”