This is a press release from Auckland Actors - the interesting part (along with the actual seminar is the bolded part I've highlighted - They will be joined by a guest actors, fresh from shooting Top of the Lake in Queenstown at the seminar. Not sure if Lucy will be there (Auckland Actors are her reps in New Zealand) and she is also attached to the Top of the Lake mini-series

For more about Lucy's role on Top Of The Lake - Visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Top of the Lake Subsite

Seeing more of NZ Actors on Screen

Film NZ and NZ Film Commission are sponsoring this seminar series which is free to professional actors and industry professionals.

It's a chance to hear from directors and casting directors about what they want from actors in auditions, and on set. During the first session casting director Tina Cleary (Boy, Home By Christmas, Emperor and Jane Campion's current series Top of the Lake) and acting coach Miranda Harcourt (Bright Star, The Lovely Bones, Soul Surfer) will use direct on-screen examples from American and NZ auditions. They will be joined by a guest actors, fresh from shooting Top of the Lake in Queenstown.

The following week there's the chance to upgrade your American accent free - with renowned accent coach Jacque Drew (Bridge to Terabithia, Emperor).

In response to questions and comments from actors, directors, casting directors and producers Tina and Miranda will explore how we can advance local actors' audition technique and 'castability'.

NZ is increasingly attracting international productions such as Top of the Lake and Emperor. NZ actors and agents eager to make sure that local talent scores great roles, and Film NZ and the NZFC are keen to support local talent on screen.

Do you have a question you would like answered at the seminar? Email to mirandaharcourt@actrix.co.nz

We will research your question and bring responses to the forum.


AUCKLAND SEMINARS

Sunday 26 February
10AM - 1PM
Tina and Miranda's free workshop seminar

Sunday 4 March
10AM - 12PM
Jacque Drew's free US accent uprade workshop

WHERE - TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs

Tea, coffee and a snack provided.


WELLINGTON SEMINARS

Sunday 4 March
10AM - 1PM
Tina and Miranda's free workshop seminar

Sunday 11 March
10AM - 12PM
Jacque Drew's free US accent uprade workshop

WHERE - Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School, 11 Hutchinson St, Newton

Tea, coffee and a snack provided.

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