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So you want to be an actor in the Southern Interior?

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KELOWNA - If you’ve dreamed of being an actor in the Southern Interior, the setting of dozens of films every year, a workshop in West Kelowna this weekend may help you find the confidence to go after your dream.

A workshop aimed at actors will help those with an eye on film learn about body acting, auditioning and the differences between different genres of filming.

Actor, producer and director Philip Granger will lead the free workshop at the Okanagan Film Fundamentals symposium this weekend in West Kelowna. The event takes place at the Cove Lakeside on Saturday, March 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Granger will lead participants through body acting exercises, audition and casting office behaviour, the difference in different types of auditions and what to expect when hired. A question and answer period will follow.

“You will find your truly confident self, and that is a rewarding thing,” Granger says in a release.

Those interested in the workshop are asked to RSVP to to reserve a spot.

Registration is also still open for the symposium, which runs from March 3 to 6.

“Over the four days, participants will learn many facets of the industry, including film and television production, financing, script writing, directing, budgeting, distribution, pitching story ideas and entertainment law,” Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland says in the release.

To register for the full weekend Okanagan Film Fundamentals symposium, visit, or contact Summerland at 250-717-0087, or

To contact a reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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