Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Screenwise is excited to announce that Peter Andrikidis will shortly bring his wealth of experience to the Sydney acting school. Peter is Australia's most awarded drama director with 9 AFI Awards including Best Direction for 'Underbelly' Season 1 and 'East West 101'. In March 2013, Peter made the Sydney Morning Herald's Top 50 influential people in TV and radio list. He has worked with many of Australia's greatest acting talents including Sam Neill, Cate Blanchett, Guy Pearce, Simon Baker, Colin Friels and Rhada Mitchell.

Having just returned from setting up the Singapore TV Series Sernangoon Road, Peter is back in Sydney to direct the ABC's new Crownies spin off, Janet King. Over the years, Peter Andrikidis has held a number of Master Intensives at Screenwise in Sydney. The Saturday 20 April session is set to be one of his most popular actor training sessions yet. It will offer actors the chance to work intimately with Andrikidis as he shares his coveted feedback and direction in the one-day session at Screenwise acting school.

Screenwise CEO and Australian actress, Denise Roberts, says that "as a director, Peter Andrikidis is one of Australia's best assets. The Master Intensive is an incredibly special opportunity for actors to fine tune their craft."

His directing credits include Brothers in Arms, The Straits, Blood Brothers, Killing Time, East West 101, Kings of Mykonos, Underbelly I & II, Emerald Falls, Mary Bryant, Jessica, Black Jack, My Husband My Killer and much more.

His awards include: 5 AFI's for Best Direction, 4 AFI's for Best Drama, NYF Gold 'Mary Bryant' Best Mini-Series, 2 Silver Hugo's, Chicago International Television Festival Best Achievement in Direction, Australian Director's Guild Michael Carson Award for Excellence, Australian Director's Guild Best Direction in a Television Series and the Centenary Medal Awarded for Outstanding Services to Australian Society & Film Production.

Master Intensive details:
(Places are strictly limited and open to experienced actors only)
Tutor:  Peter Andrikidis
When: Saturday 20 April
Time: 10am till 5pm
Cost: $395 (inc GST)
Where: Screenwise Studios, 84 - 86 Mary Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW.
Payment:  Please do not pay online until you have been selected. Applicants please forward their headshot, CV and showreel for consideration to [email protected]

For those who miss out on the Peter Andrikidis Master Intensive, Screenwise has several other short courses including:

Audition and Screen Test Workshop with Rhondda Findleton
Everything you need to know to conquer your next Screen Test. Starts Tuesday 21 May. One three hour evening class for six weeks. Costs $605 (Early Bird $499 if paid in full before May 7, 2013)

Screen Acting for Beginners with Philip Holder
Covers all the Screen Acting Basics including improvisation, actions, objectives, motivation, interpretation and scene analysis. Courses commence 9 and 11 May 2013. One three hour class (Thursday evening or Saturday morning) for six weeks. Cost: $605( $499 early bird rate if paid before 25 April 2013).

Screen Acting for Intermediate with Alan Flower
This intermediate course focuses on methods that will help you present in auditions and on set as the unique you in a relaxed, focused, and charismatic way.  Course commences 7 May. One three hour evening class for six weeks. Cost: $605 (Early Bird $499 if paid in full before April 23, 2013)

Screen Acting for Advanced with Kristian Schmid
Students explore scene work with the technical requirements for acting on screen. Course commences 11 June. One three hour evening class for six weeks. Cost: 605 (Early Bird $499 if paid in full before April 23, 2013)


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