For many acting is a dream job. Some people are born into it, some are led into it and others have to hunt it down for themselves. However an actor arrives in the industry, all paths have one thing in common; the actor must have learnt the tools of the trade to experience continued success.
Renowned in the USA as “the technique that works”, the Meisner acting technique is used by many of the world’s biggest stars. To name just a few, actors such as, James Franco, Jim Carey, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jeff Goldblum, Naomi Watts, Diane Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Grace Kelly, all studied Meisner and there are so many more.
Sydney’s The Actor’s Pulse is Australia’s leader in Meisner Acting Technique Training for Film, TV and Theatre.
Bringing the Meisner technique into the modern day while still honouring its New York roots, The Director of The Actor’s Pulse, Billy Milionis, continues Sanford’s passion. Billy studied with Sanford Meisner for 5 years and has now been teaching and inspiring actors for more than 20 years. His coaching and the success his students have enjoyed have taken him onto some of the biggest film sets in the world.
Growing up near Wollongong and travelling halfway across the world to learn the acting skills that he now instils in all he teaches, Billy Milionis knows firsthand that anyone that wants to be successful at anything must find the teacher that will give what they need.
Billy’s students have earned major roles in The Hobbit, The Mummy, Black Balloon, Home and Away, Under Belly 3, Days of Our Lives and so many other Australian and International film and TV productions, as well as Logi and AFI nominations and awards for their work.
Recognising the advantage of starting this training off at a young age, Billy has this year opened the doors of his acting school to teenagers aged 11 – 15 years old, to help nourish the next generation of Australian actors. On top of that he is now offering the chance for young Actors to start their training off with a bit of help.
“Pursuing an art like acting in the teenage years gives young people a great springboard into; and enhances opportunities within, the industry”, says Billy. “Having that kind of experience early in their lives can make all the difference in an actor’s career”.
Applications are currently open for teenagers to win a scholarship into The Actor’s Pulse New York Style Teen Class.
To nominate for the scholarship, aspiring actors aged 11-15 years old must visit www.theactorspulse.com.au/nystc_contact.html and tell us in 25 words or less what inspires them about being an actor/actress.
Entries will be judged on the 19th of July 2012.
For further information on Acting classes, the Meisner Technique and The Actors Pulse, please visit our website at www.theactorspulse.com.au