Unitec introduces a brand new short course for actors/practitioners specialising on screen.??

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2013

Industry professionals and actors are encouraged to take part in this new Screen Acting Short Course, facilitated by Vicky Yiannoutsos. This course develops beyond the work undertaken during the Jeremiah Comey Film Acting workshop held at Unitec in February 2013.?This course combines an advanced practical and theoretical study for actors, writers and directors wishing to gain deeper knowledge of the art of screen performance. It is open to practitioners working in the industry.

Vicky Yiannoutsos has worked for over 30 years in the film industry as an editor, director, actor and acting coach. She trained at the Jeremiah Comey Acting Studios in Los Angeles as an actor and director, and has coached some of our finest film actors and directors over the last 25 years. ??In February 2013, Unitec brought out Jeremiah Comey, with whom Vicky co-facilitated a series of intensive industry and Unitec workshops with actors, writers, and directors.

Apply online on the Unitec website www.unitec.ac.nz. Here is the direct link: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/creative-industries-business/performing-screen-arts/short-courses/short-courses-acting.cfm

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Making Super City II

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2013

Script to Screen Event: Tuesday 24 September 2013, Auckland

Drinks 7pm, talk 7:30-8:30pm,

The Classic, 321 Queen Street,

$5 koha appreciated.

Pushing the boundaries of comedy in all directions, the characters of Super City's second season are at once more relatable and more outrageous.

In an era when more and more actors branch into writing and directing their own work, we look closely at this collaboration between some of NZs best acting/writing talent. What is the relationship between acting and writing? And how does the writing process change when you are creating characters for yourself to play?

Join us to hear Madeleine Sami and Tom Sainsbury talk to chair Leanne Saunders about the relationship between acting and writing, co-writing and developing the new characters for season two.

Auckland-based comedy TV series Super City currently airs its second season after a successful first season in 2012. The show is a collaboration between some of NZ's best talents; actor/writer Madeleine Sami, actor/writer Tom Sainsbury and writer/director Oscar Kightley.

Stay afterwards for a slice of pizza on us and a drink.