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The Screen Acting Academy Our Guest Speakers

At The Screen Acting Academy, current industry professionals attend & speak at all our classes every year! Award winning Producers, directors, Writers & actors are invited for a one hour seminar! They share their hands on experiences, knowledge, tips, and give insightful advice!

Below are some of our previous guests!


Jim Donovan is an award winning director and filmmaker. He most Recent award was for The Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction in A dramatic Series (Flashpoint) .
Mike has cast for Jim numerous times And they have become good friends over the years.


Tim Rozon is an award winning Canadian actor. His last award was A Canadian Screen Award For Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series in “Befriend & Betray”. Mike coached Tim for his 1st big break into stardom For his Lead role on “Instant Star”.

Martin Doepner

Rouge Sang is Martin’s latest film seated as director. He Co-wrote this feature, and it has won awards for Best feature film and received critically acclaimed Reviews on the festival circuit. He also has been an assistant director on over 50 media Projects! Mike has worked with Martin every since Mike Began his career in 2001.

Alex Luca

Alex Luca is a successful producer and assistant Director. He is an Associate producer at Tele-Action Production company in Montreal. His amazing tenacity Brings creative ideas to the big screen. On set, he is always The “go to” man no matter the position.


Max is an Ottawa born & raised filmmaker, And is an incredible storyteller! He wrote and directed the feature film “Foreverland” . It is Always an honor to have Max share his insights as both an accomplished Writer and director.

Charles-Olivier Michaud

Mike co-cast Charles directorial debut Snow & Ashes. Charles is an outstanding & unique filmmaker. He is amongst The Quebecois Canadian filmmakers making award winning Films in both English & French; films with Hollywood stars. His Film One Square Mile stars Oscar winner Kim Basinger & Oscar Nominee Richard Jenkins. Charles Olivier Michaud works With the best because that is where he fits.


Robert carries a wealth of knowledge. He is an accomplished Producer and assistant director. He is the most resourceful Man on a set. Mike cast “A Fish Story”, an award winning Feature film that Robert produced with excellence. He is a master At delegations and is always pleasant to deal with in this fast past, High pressure industry. There is nothing he cannot fix or do.