The Feed’s Jan Fran to head Comedy Night Judging Panel

By | Events and Community, imPACt

Jan Fran will head the judging lineup at Youth Week Comedy Night 2018 at Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Thursday 31 May. The journalist, doco maker, social commentator and co-host of SBS’s The Feed (who will have just returned from Eurovision 2018 in Portugal) will be joined on the panel by actor Bjorn Stewart (Black Comedy, Cope Street Collective) and Superwog’s Sasha Sutton. “It is an absolute honour to have these judges come on board,” says Parramatta Actors Centre co-founder and event organiser Nisrine Amine. “As artists who use their own versions of comedy to open up social discourse, their presence will be…

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An Examination of Actor Showreels by Industry Professionals to Determine What Makes a Good One – PART 1

By | Castings and Auditions, Film and Television

And so the experiment begins… Title: The Examination of Actor Showreels by Industry Professionals to Determine What Makes a Good One. Aim: To investigate what makes an effective acting showreel. Hypothesis: If industry professionals such as Casting Directors and Talent Agents reviewed Actor Showreels and provided feedback on what they watched, then actors thinking of organising their own showreels would learn of the best ways to make an effective one. Method: We took three Actors at varying stages of their careers and asked for their showreels. We then asked three of Sydney’s top Industry Professionals to review each showreel and…

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How To Make An Acting Showreel

By | Castings and Auditions, Film and Television

What is a showreel? It is a consolidated video clip of your acting work. It a collection of your best acting bits. It is a showcase of your acting style and range. What kinds of scenes are included in acting showreels? Essentially, showreels are made up of two kinds of scenes – monologues (acting solo in a scene) and two-handers (where you are acting opposite another actor in the scene). These scenes can come from film, television, or commercial work. How long should a showreel be? Average of 3 minutes. Why do I need a showreel? Casting Directors want to…

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Top 8 Actor Showreel Companies in Sydney

By | Castings and Auditions, Film and Television

We are excited to share with you this list of some of Sydney’s Top Actor Showreel Companies.  This list is a resource to help you get started on your research journey. Enjoy! The Top 8 Actor Showreel Companies in Sydney (in no particular order) Before you get started on this list, READ OUR FAQ’S HERE ABOUT ACTOR SHOWREELS 1. Showreels Australia | Sydney NSW “Our research tells us that (Casting Directors) want to find talent they can cast. Simple as that. Talent that they can cast. If they can’t see you (because the clip is too dark); can’t hear your natural…

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Top 12 Sydney Headshot Photographers

By | Castings and Auditions

Although your smartphones can take some pretty shmick pics these days, there’s nothing like a professional photographer – one with years of experience working with lights and faces – to take that new headshot of yours. We are excited to share with you this list of some of Sydney’s top headshot photographers. Of course, there are others that are not featured in this list. This list is merely a resource to help you get started on your headshot photographer research. Enjoy! Before you approach these photographers, make sure to… 1. KNOW THY REASON Why are you getting the headshots in…

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PAC heads Youth Comedy Night at Riverside

By | Events and Community, imPACt

PAC will be teaming up with City of Parramatta Council and Sydney Story Factory to hold a Youth Comedy Night at Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Tuesday 24 April 2018. The event – taking place as part of National Youth Week 2018 – will see 10 young comics aged 16-15 from Western Sydney performing a comedic act based on the theme Discrimination is No Joke! The night will be hosted by stand-up comedian Makedonka Stoilova and will award a lucky winner and runner ups up to $250 in prizes. PAC’s co-founder and Creative Director, Nisrine Amine, as well as Matt Roden…

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