03 Oct 2018

6 Reasons To Acquire Your American Accent at Screenwise – Screenwise Tips

As an actor who wants to make it in Hollywood, you must have an authentic American Accent. If your resume lacks this skill, you will most likely find it difficult to secure an audition for a Hollywood production.

An American Accent isn’t something you should ever lie about in your resume, as every casting director will easily pick up on the extent of your skills during your audition. You should invest a considerable amount of time in developing your American Accent if you want to optimise your chances in the audition room. Obtaining your American Accent with Screenwise can offer you a unique learning experience over other acting schools, some of which we have outlined below.

1. Chris Hemsworth obtained his American Accent with Screenwise

Celebrated by audiences all around the world for his portrayal of Thor in The Avengers, Chris Hemsworth acquired his American Accent at Screenwise before moving on to star in major Hollywood blockbusters.

Chris is just one of the many successful actors that have studied at Screenwise over the years. Other critically-acclaimed Screenwise alumni include the likes of Todd Lasance (Spartacus), Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries), Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues), Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games) and Isabel Lucas (Transformers). Check out our Alumni section on our website.

2. Work with world-renowned voice coach Natasha McNamara

Natasha McNamara has over ten years of experience as a vocal coach and has been dubbed by Hugh Jackman as “one of the best voice coaches in the business”. Her teaching style is versatile and incorporates elements based on the teachings of vocal gurus Cicely Berry and Barbara Houseman. Natasha’s training also incorporates yoga and the principles of Arthur Lesic. She has collaborated with esteemed theatre companies including the Bell Shakespeare Production (for Julius Caesar) and has provided vocal coaching for a long list of films including Tomorrow When the War Began and The Water Diviner.

3. Study in the heart of Sydney’s vibrate CBD

Located just a stone’s throw away from Sydney’s Central Station, Screenwise provides state-of-the-art studio and teaching facilities and cutting-edge technical equipment that will let you make the most of your studies. Breaks can be enjoyed in Screenwise’s Green Room or the surrounding streets of Surry Hills which offer trendy cafes, shops, boutiques and restaurants.

4. Benefit from intense but manageable class times

An accent takes considerable time, commitment and muscle memory to learn. Many working actors that work in part-time or full-time jobs may have their time limited for training. Screenwise’s American Accent workshop takes place each week for two hours over a period of six consecutive weeks. This allows actors with plenty of time and flexibility to balance their personal, work and training time.

5. Unique course structure that inspires and delivers results

We will teach you how to make your American accent stand up to audition nerves and in stressful environments. We will even teach you how to deliver those highly charged emotional scenes, while making sure your American accent is authentic. We give you these tools and more. Our curriculum includes:

  • Phonetics
  • Acting and reacting
  • Scene work
  • Monologues

6. Boutique learning environment

American Accent at Screenwise offers a personalised and boutique learning experience for students. Classes are strictly limited so that each student can receive specialised attention and guidance so they get the most out of their training from Natasha McNamara.

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