TEXT TO SCREEN-TEST: PRIME TIME SERIAL DRAMA with Actor Kym Valentine and Australia’s Leading Prime-Time Television Director Nathan Lloyd (NLC).
8 Week Program
Thursdays I 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Commencing August 11, 2022
Due to popular demand, the gorgeous Kym Valentine is back for Term 3. Kym has been working as an actor on Australian Television since she was 4 years old. There are very few Australian actors of Kyms generation that can boast a whopping 20 years (over 1000 episodes) dedicated to one Aussie drama. Of course we are talking about Libby Kennedy, a role that Kym made famous whilst starring on NEIGHBOURS.These days, in between auditioning for new roles, Kyms main focus is mentoring the next generation of performers breaking into one of the most demanding and competitive industries in the world. Kym is one of our most recognisable Australian actors; a true Aussie icon of the small screen, and when it comes to fast turn around Television, she is an undeniable wealth of knowledge and industry know-how that any Australian emerging actor would be privileged to learn from.
Kym will be joined by Australia’s Leading Prime-Time Television Casting Directors Nathan Lloyd. Nathan is one of the busiest Casting Directors in the country. His recent shows The Newsreader and Love Me dominated the Australian Award Ceremonies this year, taking out several awards including Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Most Outstanding Supporting Actress. Nathan himself was also awarded Best Casting in a Television Drama for The Newsreader by the Casting Guild of Australia. The critically acclaimed, multi award-winning drama will be back for another season. Love Me (cast by NLC) is the latest Australian TV show to have a second season confirmed. The next series of everyone’s favourite romantic-drama is officially underway. Nathans other series Surviving Summer, filmed in Victoria, is a Netflix hit. Having been released not long ago, the response to this show has been HUGE and there is much excitement about the possibility of a Season 2. Other exciting projects Nathan is currently working on is Queen of Oz for the BBC; Safe Home for SBS and Summer Love for the ABC.
As one of Australia’s leading casting directors, Nathan Lloyd has cemented a reputation for discovering new talent and creating memorable and original ensemble casts. His innate ability to introduce new faces to the screen and bring together diverse talent has earned rave reviews and led to multiple award-winning performances and career-defining roles. With almost two decades in the industry, some of his most acclaimed ensemble casts include Australia’s favourite eccentric family, The Proudmans, on Network Ten’s smash-hit show Offspring; the original cast for Nine Network’s multi-award winning Underbelly series and the unforgettable heart-wrenching women on Foxtel’s Wentworth – a global phenomenon having screened in over 150 territories, Nathan has cast 100 episodes from its launch in 2013. Nathan has also recently completed work on the latest season of Nine Network’s HALIFAX Retribution; series three of Network Ten’s Five Bedrooms; MaveriX and All My Friends are Racist for the ABC, as well as Tim Minchin’s highly acclaimed series Upright. He has many projects slated for 2022/2023.
Nathan has served on the Executive Committee of the Casting Guild of Australia since 2018, has been a member of the Casting Society of America since 2013 and holds a strong association with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Text to Screen-Test has been meticulously shaped to guide and encourage students to work on their specific areas of weakness when Screen-Testing for Prime Time Drama. Rosie will work with actors both individually and as a company, assisting students to POP from moment one of the audition. Scenes are assigned to students each week along with an outline on the course content and prep work for each session. Your work will also be viewed by Craig McMahon & Dominique McMahon, Directors and Founders of Film & Television Studio International and McMahon Management.
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Term Dates: Thursday Program
Week 1: Thursday August 11, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Week 2: Thursday August 18, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Week 3: Thursday August 25, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Week 4: Thursday September 1, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Week 5: Thursday September 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Week 6: Thursday September 15, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Week 7: Friday September 16, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
*Showcase with Australia’s Leading Prime-Time Television Casting Director Nathan Lloyd (Nathan Lloyd Casting)
*Please note that this class with Kym will run over a 7 week duration (rather than 8) but the contact hours remain the same as our other Text to Screen-Test Programs. The difference is that Wks 1 & 2 with Kym are 3 hour classes and not 2 hour.
Instalment Plan: $55.00 x 10 weekly payments
Paid in Full: $550.00 (GST Inclusive)
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