TV Presenter Auditions for a Pilot
The Rehearsal Room is working towards shooting a pilot for a half
hour magazine style show “The Missing
Manual”. The aim is to produce a short pilot (about one
third of the actual programme duration) to pitch to the networks.
We believe that visual content will speak more clearly and positively
about the programmes potential than a written document will.
are to be held on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April
- more details are on the Victorian
Audition Bulletin Board. Those with TV Presenting skills and/or
experience as teachers, parents and/or health care professionals (particularly
those who specialize in child health) are invited to audition.
Pilot is unfunded and will be produced by Cathy Liparota and Richard
This workshop is one of The Rehearsal Room’s
most recent exciting innovations. It is a one-day workshop that can
completely change an actor’s view of how to approach a monologue.
Actor’s who attended the previous Monologue Workshop found there
was an immediate improvement in their technique that produced positive
responses from Casting Directors and agents.
class size has now been reduced to a maximum of 6 actors – this
is the last time this invaluable workshop will be available for $120.
Enrol now and SAVE.
on Sunday 6th May 2007.
The next TV Presenters Workshop commences on Sunday
11 featuring MYRON LYSENKO and his song "Some People
Quest for Quality
most popular entry of Forrest’s
New Beginning video blogs thus far has been “Forrest
Sacked!!!!” with 125 viewings but there has also been
a very positive response to “Psyched Out!!!” This
is the entry in which the busker (MYRON LYSENKO) sings his crazy
but charming song.
Video Blog started off as an acting exercise but as it has become
plain that there is story to be told here, more work is now
going into the scripting of each segment.
As a result Blog No 12 has been re-written and will be re-shot
on Tuesday 10th April. This delay has prevented ‘Lip Balm
Kissing’ (Blog No 13) from being uploaded to MySpace even
though it was shot a few weeks ago. Everyone had great fun shooting
the Lip Balm Kissing episode and its release is waited with
DAVENPORT provided valuable assistance in the re-write of the
blog 12 entry. Thanks, Pete.
13 "Lip Balm Kissing" IS YET TO BE UPLOADED.
Word of mouth has always been The Rehearsal Room’s strongest
publicity tool. And more and more actors are talking about the change
that has taken place in their performance skill as a result of Rehearsal
Room process. As a result, more actors are enrolling in workshops.
A number of workshops have waiting lists for this term – THINK
AHEAD AND BOOK EARLY. Actors are
already making bookings for the Sunday classes in May!
There will be a small increase in fees to accommodate increased Rehearsal
Room expenses for the third term classes. The cost of a term will
be increasing by $20 to $495. The Rehearsal Room continues to include
the cost of the GST in the overall price and has not included this
extra 10% of costs in any of the course fees.
The German feature, “The Lives of Others” has won actor
ULRICH MUEHE many awards. The film also received the Oscar for Best
Foreign Film. Its review is posted in THE
Chapel off Chapel
EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT FORUMS
Chapel Off Chapel is presenting a Sunday Series of forums for Emerging
Playwrights, commencing in May of this year. This program offers writers,
whose work is yet to be shown, an opportunity for rehearsed readings
their work and invaluable audience feedback on the plays. After
the reading there are nibblies and a lazy Sunday drink in the Chapel
Swirl of Madness by Shannon
Performed by Petra Kalive and Roderick Cairns
Sunday 6th May 2007 @ 1:00pm
Murdoch holds a first class honours degree in Theatre and a Master
of Philosophy in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland.
play The Lovely was a finalist in the International Emerging Writers
Act Competition and was produced in 2004 and published in 2005.
to this event is free and registration is not essential.
Enquiries: (03) 8290 7000
Chapel Off Chapel
12 Little Chapel St
are still accepting script submissions for future sessions.
Details are as follows:
Plays of any length and genre.
Plays must not have previously been performed or workshopped in a
further information please call Eleanor Howlett on (03) 8290 7001
Australian Screen Tests
AIPA is organising an event it describes as - the biggest 'go-see'
the industry has ever seen - to look for the next round of new faces
The aims of the event are:
* To link the US and Australian industries
* To provide a venue and event for unrepresented talent to be seen
by agents and casting agents
* To provide an opportunity for represented talent to be seen or re-introduced
to the casting community.
* To provide participants and families with information about the
industry through numerous seminars run by people from Showcast, MEAA,
office of the Kid's Guardian, Glynis Arban a fashion/modelling photographer
based in NYC, Aaron Marcus a commercial model from the US with over
400 professional credits and many more.
are eight categories,
broken then into seven age groups at the request of the casting agents
involved from the US. A few of the international guests include Lesley
Collis - Casting director of Mattel worldwide, Paul Weber casting
director of MGM TV Worldwide, Mari Lyn Henry ex-casting director of
Days of our Lives and author of best seller "How to be a working
actor" as well as another dozen or so. Pippa Hall of Pippa Hall
Casting London (Narnia, Billy Elliot, Nanny McPhee etc...) will also
be there unless something comes up last minute.
focuses its programmes on training children but this event is for
more information - www.australianscreentests.com.au