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Screenwise Extends Multi-Year Funding for the Heath Ledger Scholarship

Screenwise Australia’s Leading Film & TV School for Actors extends Multi-Year Funding for the Heath Ledger Scholarship

Screenwise, Australia’s Leading Film and TV School for Actors, and long-running sponsor of the Heath Ledger Scholarship, is continuing it’s commitment as one of the Presenting Partners and financial contributors of Australia’s most prestigious acting scholarship.

Denise Roberts, Principal Director and CEO of Screenwise, said “The Heath Ledger Scholarship is so dear to so many peoples’ hearts and really is an incredible, potentially life-changing opportunity for a young Australian actor.

“AiF has grown dramatically over the past two years and it’s wonderful to see the evolution. I visited the AiF creative workspace at Raleigh Studios the last time I was in Los Angeles and it has such an inspiring energy about it. Screenwise is excited to support AiF’s continued growth as it helps young and emerging Australian actors achieve their goals.” Denise said.

Kate Marks, AiF President, said: “Screenwise, led by the incredible Denise Roberts, has been a wonderful and generous partner of the Heath Ledger Scholarship over the years and we are thrilled she has signed this new multi-year commitment. “This partnership provides AiF the necessary funds to provide opportunities for recipients of the Scholarship to further their skills as an actor. On behalf of the AiF Board, we sincerely thank Denise and Screenwise,” Kate said.

Applications for the Heath Ledger Scholarship have just closed, with the ten finalists announced in May 2017. The winner of the scholarship will be announced in front of members of the Ledger family in Los Angeles on June 1st 2017.

Screenwise was established with the purpose of providing specialist, career-focused training in acting for film & television. Overseen by multi-award winning actress Denise Roberts (Schapelle, The Moodys, Cliffy, Mrs Biggs, Packed To The Rafters, Blood Brothers, Razzle Dazzle, Always Greener, GP) the school is inspired by the tenacious, dedicated and professional nature of the ‘Roberts Method’ upon which it is based.

The school employs the crème de la crème of industry professionals – award-winning actors, directors and casting consultants – providing students with the rare opportunity to network and train closely with accomplished and experienced filmmakers who define what it means to have a practical and rewarding career in the film and television Industry.

Screenwise attracts students from around Australia and the globe, including current Heath Ledger Scholarship recipient Ashleigh Cummings and high profile actors including Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Yvonne Strahovski.

Further information about Australians in Film and the 2017 Heath Ledger Scholarship can be found at: www.australiansinfilm.org/heathledgerscholarship

Original article published by Australians in Film on Thursday 20th April 2017.