Winnipeg Training



Acting for beginners

* Have you just decided you want to give acting a try?

* Not sure if it’s for you but it looks like fun?

* You always wanted to in school but somehow you never did?

* You’ve retired and thought this might be a fun thing to get into?

* You’ve just finished high school and thought this would be a life option for you?

* You think acting might be a fun hobby?

If you have asked yourself any one of these questions or fit into any one of these categories then this 8-week class is just right for you!

 We answer ALL of your questions regarding the craft and the business.

 We teach you the concept and basics of acting and how to navigate the business of film/TV and theatre.

 We introduce you to acting technique in a fun, easy way.

 We help you discover if acting is what you really want.

 We help get you started on the journey that is right for you.

When: Saturday mornings from 10 am to Noon beginning October 3, 2018

Cost: $395.00 plus GST

Instructor: Jeff Skinner

(This class has currently been incorporated into the on-going Acting Essentials class.)

Acting Essentials

Our Centerpiece for Actors: Acting Essentials

Acting Essentials is an on-going entry level class which means you are welcome to join at anytime! It is designed to provide you with all of your essential tools to get started on your career in acting. Whether you’ve never acted in your life, or want to brush up on your technique, this is the class for you!  You’ll learn all the basics of acting, through focusing on the root forms of acting. i.e. emotional connection, listening skills, voice development, physical awareness, script interpretation, and by developing basic auditioning and cold reading skills.

More importantly, you’ll learn to relax in front of the camera and in front of other people.  You’ll learn about the movie set and the stage, working with other actors, learning scenes and what you can do on your own to become a better actor, lessening your performance anxiety through introspective strengthening.

The class is fun, inspiring and motivational.

To know whether or not this class is right for you and vice versa, you are welcome to audit one class free-of-charge before you commit to attending.
Wednesdays, 7pm – 10pm 
Price: $225.00/month plus GST
Instructor: Jeff Skinner

Special: 25 % discount on the first month of classes to all ACTRA, On Screen Manitoba, ACI and  Winnipeg Film Group members.


Scene Study Intensive Boot Camp

If you are looking to truly work your acting muscle then this is the class for you! This class will not only prepare you to do all of the necessary work in preparing a specific role but it will train you to do it efficiently and thoroughly. This two-month intensive class is for those actors who have a minimum of two years of performance experience or equivalent. Each week you will receive a different scene that you will research, prepare, memorize, block, shoot and review. This class is limited to six students and requires an interview to attend.


Next Boot Camp begins Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 and runs until February 6th.

Tuesday evenings 7pm to 10pm

Price: $249.00/month plus GST X 2 months

Instructor: Jeff Skinner


Voice Acting – Level 1

Voice Acting Generic

Voice Acting – Level I

The Actors’ Training Centre of Manitoba is launching another session of the Voice Acting Level I FEBRUARY OF 2019.

ATCMB and da Capo Productions have been working closely to provide a comprehensive training path for you and your voice. Along with the current 12-week Voice Acting Level I, ATCMB added an 8-week Voice Acting Level II course that has been designed to integrate with da Capo’s 6-week on-mic in-studio Voice Practicum.
The Level I course runs 12 weeks and includes 3 in-studio sessions – session 1 is a tour of da Capo, studio etiquette and recording a base-line commercial demo, session 2 is getting practice doing VO character voicing for animation and session 3 is completing your commercial demo and narration piece. The remainder of the time is in the classroom working behind the mic on all of the necessary technique required for a career in Voice Acting. You also learn how to set up your home studio at minimal cost and how to launch your career on the internet.

The course will run twelve consecutive weeks, every Thursday evening from 7 to 10 PM.

The cost of the 12-week Voice Acting Level I course is $775.00 plus GST.

Next session begins FEBRUARY 2019 (Start date TBD).

There is a 10% discount if paid in full prior to the first class! There is also a 3-instalment payment plan designed to make life a little easier for some of you.
A minimum $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.

This is a very comprehensive course! It fills up quickly so don’t miss out on it!

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“The classes at the Actor’s Training Centre of Manitoba gave me further insight and knowledge into the field of voice acting. The classes taught by Jeff Skinner really prepared me to go into a studio situation while recording voice over for a documentary, and have helped tremendously in my career as an audio book narrator. When the time is right, I will enroll again in one of their classes to continue my voice training. I highly recommend that any actor, whether new or seasoned, should take a class at the Centre.”
Kellie Kamryn – Award-Winning Author

Thanks for this Jeff, and thanks for everything. This was one of the best
courses – in anything – I’ve ever taken.

Liz Janzen – Writer (Manitoba Film Industry)


Voice Acting – Level 2



Hi Jeff,

After receiving notice of your posting on Friday, I took advantage of the opportunity to get a headshot done today (great to be receiving this kind of information now, BTW, after discovering my Facebook notifications for certain groups had been set to off…)

I went in to this headshot session with some trepidation, given that this was another first for me, and was pleasantly surprised at what a positive experience it turned out to be. It was really great to meet and work with John, Lori and Trish.

And as for your course on voice acting:

The understated course description I came across at the website came nowhere near capturing what I ultimately received from your classes. You made the classes an adventure of self-discovery for me by “setting the stage” with a positive, encouraging, challenging and fun atmosphere. As a shy student new to this industry, it was very impressive to me that you were able to draw so much more from me than what I thought possible. This made it a joy to learn about voice technique and expression, and left me wanting more after the course drew to a close.
Ruth Bond – Voice Actor (Winnipeg



5 Lines and Under

We’re getting rave reviews on our latest …


– How do you create character with just one line?

– Is your character important to the project if you have just one line?

– How do you make your one or two lines “pop” in an audition

Most local actors land roles in the “actor” category. That is 5 lines or less.
As many of you know – there is much more to even one line than those few words!

This workshop will teach you how to prepare a nuanced and layered character for your audition even though you are delivering only a few lines.

We will work in a comfortable, supportive environment – allowing you to grow and see changes by putting what you learn into action right there in classroom!

Never underestimate the power of only a few lines – Oscars have been won on these performances!

Workshop date :  TBA

The first six workshops were a huge success!

Sides will be mailed out to actors 48 hours in advance. Don’t wait till the last minute to register!

Avoid disappointment, sing-up by emailing:

Corporate Training

ATCMB currently offers both group and one-on-one coaching in Public Speaking for individuals who, through their job description, now find themselves in a position to convey information and/or provide team building within the work environment.

We deal with ;

  1. How to remove nerves from the equation
  2. How to create a one-on-one relationship in a group environment
  3. How to command a room with ease
  4. How to be authentic and interesting
  5. How to put everyone at ease including yourself

PLUS much more!

Rate for One-on-One coaching is $80.00 per hour plus GST

Group Training quoted on a per booking basis

Focusing Your Charisma for a More Dynamic Stage Presence!

CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK for details on our up-coming intensive workshop (date TBD) titled Focusing Your Charisma for a More Dynamic Stage Presence!”