Monday, November 28th, 2011 - Screenwise

With a focus on the particular skills and knowledge required for screen acting, Screenwise is consistently producing success stories within both local and international film and TV industries.

Having already appeared in the TV adaptation of Tim Winton's Cloudstreet as well as Rescue Special Ops, Screenwise graduate Todd Lasance is gracing our screens again in ABC's salacious new series Crownies. Todd Lasance has garnered much praise for his work of late, and was nominated this year for the IF Out of the Box Award.

This year Screenwise has seen further local success in Valentino del Toro. The former student and current tutor at Screenwise has recently appeared in the acclaimed miniseries The Slap, currently airing on the ABC.

Screenwise graduates are also proving popular amongst international directors and casting agents. Our very own Isabel Lucas will grace the silver screen alongside Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and Stephen Dorff, playing the goddess Athena in the big screen blockbuster Immortals this month. Isabel Lucas has also been cast opposite Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale in master director Terrence Malick's latest project Knight of Cups.

Screenwise alumnus Chris Hemsworth has found success on the big screen this year, playing the title role in Thor. Chris Hemsworth is currently shooting Snow White and the Huntsman with co-stars Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart.

Screenwise Acting School runs a number of short and long-term acting courses that will continue throughout the remainder of the year. One exciting upcoming acting course being the Master Intensive Class with Darren Ashton (Dir: Offspring, Rush) on Saturday 3rd December at the Screenwise studios in Surry Hills. Darren Ashton is a complete industry all-rounder. Most recently, he has been busy directing Offspring and Rush. He has also directed Bed Of Roses, and written and directed his own feature films Razzle Dazzle A Journey Into Dance starring Kerry Armstrong (Lantana, Sea Change) and Thunderstruck starring Stephen Curry (The King, The Castle). Ashton is currently executive producing Not Suitable For Children starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Griff the Invisible).

Master Intensive Classes are aimed at experienced actors looking to excel or perfect a specific area. The next Master Class will focus on auditioning techniques and processes for Film & Television. This class is for experienced actors only. Please contact the Screenwise office for bookings and applications.

Screenwise is also currently auditioning for the 2 Year Full-Time Diploma of Screen Acting and the Screenwise Showreel Course. Auditions for the Diploma of Screen Acting opened on 1st September 2011 and, while first round auditions have closed, late applicants will be accepted for a February 2012 intake with an additional $20 admin fee. The 2 Year Full-Time Diploma of Screen Acting is the first of its kind in Australia. Prospect students can contact Screenwise for further information on course content and the application process.

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