As a parent it can be become increasingly overwhelming when researching the field of acting and sifting through the abundance of information that is readily available. The Film & Television industry is an amazing industry to work in and be involved with. However, it comes with a number of uncertainties and open questions that need to be considered. This blog post aims to provide some clarity and present key benefits that Screenwise offers parents when registering their child for acting classes.
Screenwise offers Teen Acting Classes that are designed for young adults (12-16 years old) who are wishing to gain a foothold in the industry or simply wanting to explore acting for the first time. Students will learn how to break down a scene, build a character, master audition and screen tests through to script reading, improvisation, presenting and devising scenes – all in a supportive and fun learning environment that is shared with like-minded people.
Learn more about why you should register your child with Screenwise below.
1. Screenteens has a proven track record for kick-starting acting careers in Australia and across the globe
Ashleigh Cummings is one of our very accomplished Screenteens Graduates who is now pursuing a career in Hollywood most recently starring in the book adaptation The Goldfinch alongside Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort. She is also appearing in the supernatural TV series NOS4A2 on popular American TV channel AMC. Screenteens Graduates have also moved on to star in Australia’s leading Film & Television series such as Puberty Blues, Home and Away, All Saints and Blue Water High.
2. Screenteens is participating in the NSW government initiative “Creative Kids”
Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year that goes towards the cost of any Screenteens Class (Term Classes or Holiday Workshops). The NSW Government is helping your cost of living with more than 40 rebates and savings including “Creative Kids”, which is all about making it easier for school-aged kids (4.5 to 18 years old) to get involved in creative and cultural activities.
For more information on how to apply for your Creative Kids voucher for an upcoming Screenteens class please click here.
3. Screenwise can assist your child in scoring a film & television audition during their studies
If your child is currently attending acting classes and is not yet represented by an agent, Screenwise will keep their headshots on file and may submit it to casting consultants for audition consideration whenever there is a suitable Film or Television series being cast. Many of our students are now represented by some of Sydney’s top acting agencies thanks to referrals by Screenwise.
4. Screenteens Acting Classes offer your child flexibility with regards to their school holidays
Teens can choose either our School Holiday Workshop, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday for three days, or our Teen Acting Classes, which take place on Saturdays over a period of 8 weeks. Our Holiday Workshop provides a great introduction to screen acting and is perfect for those wanting to boost their confidence and explore acting in front of the camera for the first time. Our Term Classes dive deeper into the professional screen acting techniques that are essential for a successful move into the Film & TV industry.
5. Screenwise is renowned for its Award-Winning Teaching
Screenwise continues to employ the crème-de-la-crème of industry professionals – award-winning actors, directors & casting consultants that adopt an articulate and inspirational approach to their teaching.
Kate Gorman oversees our upcoming School Holiday Workshop and Term Two classes. Kate is an Award-Winning Australian Film & TV actress who has starred in a variety of Australian Film & TV shows including the longstanding Australian television favourite Neighbours where she has reprised her role for over 25 years.
Our Screenteens Holiday Workshop returns 16th April 2019 and our Term Two classes commence 11th May 2019. No audition is required for these particular classes so we advise parents to register their child as soon as possible as places are strictly limited and expected to fill quickly.