Screenwise, the Sydney Film & TV Acting School that trained Isabel Lucas, Todd Lasance and BAFTA nominee Chris Hemsworth, is now auditioning for the July 2012 intake of its Showreel Acting Course. During the four ten week terms, students on this part-time course will cover all facets of film and television drama, comedy, presenting, auditions, characterisation, american dialect, screen script analysis, voice and theatre presentation.
Unlike other showreel courses on offer, this course not only provides a top professional showreel, shot on location by professional directors, which is then passed on to the major Casting Agencies on completion - the tuition and support provided by the school and its current industry working professional actors, directors and casting consultants for the duration of the course is second to none. Thanks to these rare networking opportunities a few Screenwise students have won roles in television dramas like Rescue, Crownies, Packed To The Rafters and countless TV Commercials while still studying at Screenwise.
The twelve month Showreel Acting Course has two intakes each year in July and January. Costs for this very popular program which runs two acting classes per week over four terms include all tuition, showreel shoot and post production costs.
Screenwise is designed to suit students wishing to participate in long term acting courses (such as the government accredited Diploma of Screen Acting), and short courses (such as Screenteens, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced). Screenwise students gain more immediate access to award winning Actors, Directors and Casting Consultants who teach at the Sydney film & TV acting school.
In July Screenwise will welcome a brand new set of students to its Showreel Course, which was created to provide intense short term training in the unique acting skills and techniques required to meet the demands of today's Film and TV industry.
The increased popularity in courses at Screenwise is clearly derived from the current industry sphere; the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) statistics show that 85% of an actor's career-long income will be derived from television. As there is little work available in the Australian Theatre industry, for most actors the medium of screen will be their bread and butter. The rise in quality Australian television productions, such as The Slap and the Underbelly Series, is making it easier for new actors to be recognised nationally and internationally and opens up a larger number of doors into the industry.
In industry related news, past Screenwise students Todd Lasance and Chris Hemsworth continue to make waves in the TV and Film industries. Aside from Hemsworth's highly anticipated role as The Huntsman, opposite Twilight star Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman, he has been nominated for a BAFTA award in 2012, while Todd Lasance recently fulfilled a request to present an award at the 2012 inaugural AACTA awards and is currently playing Julius Caesar in Spartacus.