Screenwise Film and Television Acting School is introducing its first Graduate Diploma students to the industry with live, and screen, presentations at Sydney's historical Carriageworks this October.
Directors include Di Smith (Puberty Blues), Stephen Wallace (Blood Oath) and Aarne Neeme (Home and Away) and rehearsals are in full swing. "This is going to be an exceptional show of talent that will benchmark newcomers into the industry" says Principal Director and CEO Denise Roberts.
The Screenwise 2 Year Full-Time Diploma of Screen Acting is the first of its kind in Australia. The Government accredited course was established in 2011 after Denise Roberts, CEO of Screenwise and renowned Australian actress (Underbelly Razor, Packed To The Rafters, Cliffy, Mrs Biggs, Always Greener, GP) recognised the need for a Screen Acting specific full-time Diploma course.
The Diploma focuses on the particular skills and knowledge required for acting on screen, which includes post-production. It provides acting students with intense training and mentorship from some of Australia's best actors, directors and casting consultants. All tutors are current industry working professionals.
On Graduation, the Diploma offers the students a major industry showcase comprising of a live stage performance and a screen performance presented to invited industry professionals including Casting Directors, Agents, Producers and Directors who are personally introduced to the graduates afterwards. The Graduates showreel, which is shot on location with a professional director, is presented to Agents and Casting Directors at the showcase.
With the decline of theatre work for actors in Australia and the increase of quality local film and television productions, acting for screen is a vital skill that all actors should develop. The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) statistics show that 85% of an actor's career-long income will be derived from television, which is why Screenwise chose to dedicate their services to providing actors with the specialised skills to not only meet the demands of today's Film and Television industry but also the opportunity to succeed as a reputable actor both nationally and internationally.
Applications for the 2013 intake for the Diploma opened on the 31st of August 2012 and close on November 15th 2012. Call back auditions will take place early December 2012. Late applications will be accepted subject to availability and a $20 administration fee.
Highly regarded actors that have walked through the Screenwise doors include Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers), Isabel Lucas (Transformers, Knight Of Cups), Todd Lasance (Spartacus, Cloud Street, Crownies, Underbelly), Ed Kavalee (Thank God You're Here), Christian Clark (Home & Away), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter), Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Tomorrow When The World Began), Andy Whitfield (Spartacus) and Tabrett Bethell (Legend Of The Seeker).
For further information on entry requirements, how to apply and fee structure, please contact the Screenwise office.
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