Screenwise Film & TV Acting School Announces Forthcoming Sydney Courses With Acclaimed Teachers

/ As new Diploma of Screen Acting students settle in at Screenwise, the Film & TV Acting School announces a formidable cast of creatives, who will lead upcoming Masterclasses and Advanced tutelage at the Sydney Acting School.

In February 2012 a cluster of burgeoning talent burst into Studio 5 at Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors. Among the students selected for Australia's only 2 year government accredited Diploma of Screen Acting after a rigorous audition process were young actors from all over Australia and indeed the world.

"The Diploma of Screen Acting was created to provide intense training in the unique acting skills and techniques required to meet the demands of today's Film & TV industry and we're delighted to welcome these students to Screenwise" states founding CEO and Australian actress Denise Roberts (Underbelly Razor, Packed To The Rafters, Blood Brothers, Always Greener)

At Screenwise headquarters in Surry Hills, Sydney, these new students will join a long list of successful alumni which includes Isabel Lucas (The Immortals, Transformers), Todd Lasance (Crownies) and BAFTA nominee Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman).

"It is the incredible teachers here at Screenwise that sets us apart from other acting schools," states Denise Roberts. Indeed, in a rare opportunity for students at the Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors to gain experience working in front of the camera with industry heavyweights, the Sydney Acting School has secured the talents of some of the best directors in the business for upcoming courses.

Screenwise is currently running a 5 week intensive master class for experienced actors with director Geoff Bennett (The Great Mint Swindle, COPS LAC, Water Rats, Love My Way, Rush, Hating Alison Ashley). Bennett will equip students with skills in bringing believable characters to the screen through interpretation of script and on-set direction, aided by his own professional Film and TV directing experience, which spans a career of over 25 years.

Additionally, multi AFI Award winning director Peter Andrikidis is set to return to Screenwise for a special one-off Masterclass for experienced actors on the 14th of April. The Masterclass with Andrikidis, whose professional credits include Brothers in Arms, The Straits, East West 101, Underbelly, Kings of Mykonos, Jessica, Black Jack and Mary Bryant, is rare a chance for serious actors to work intimately with the in-demand director.

Further advanced training can be found with the Screenwise Screen Acting Advanced course, the Sydney Film & TV Acting School having secured the talents of Actor/Director Ben Matthews, recent Optus 180 Project finalist, to take the next advanced acting course commencing May 5th (and concluding June 9th). Screenwise is currently accepting actors CVs as they apply for the 6 week advanced course through

In industry related news, past Screenwise students Meegan Warner and Todd Lasance have landed fantastic roles in the international TV & Film industry. Meegan has landed the opportunity of a lifetime - cast in US pilot Beauty and the Beast, while fellow Screenwise graduate Todd Lasance has gained the role of Julius Caesar in the hit series Spartacus.

About Screenwise:

Screenwise is Australia's leading Film and Television School for Actors, run by founding CEO and Australian actress Denise Roberts (Underbelly Razor, Packed To The Rafters, Blood Brothers, Always Greener, GP). Screenwise also offers a wide range of short and long-term acting courses tailored to suit beginners to advanced actors.

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