Announcements


Help a StarNow member take their film to Cannes and support undiscovered talent!

29 Apr 2011

StarNow member Laura Juzenaite's short film 'Schizophrenia and Me and Me' produced by I AM AN ACTOR has been accepted to the Cannes Short Film Corner.

I AM AN ACTOR is exclusively dedicated to helping undiscovered professional actors promote their careers in the company of influential industry professionals.

At StarNow we think this is pretty cool!

Check out the trailer for their film and if you have a bit of spare cash then donate to their project and help them get to Cannes.

Official website: www.iamanactor.co.uk


Open Forum for Sydney Actors

12 Apr 2011

NAFA presents APRIL CHOC TOPS
Topic: Open Forum for Sydney Actors: ‘What's Old, What's New?’

Date: Mon 18 April 2011
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Venue: The Clock Hotel, 470 Crown St, Surry Hills, Sydney

More info see: www.nafa.net.au/next-choctops

NOTE: At this meeting, we will also acknowledge our major sponsors and prizes for Show-Fest International 2011

Admission: $10 / Free for NAFA Members

All welcome.

See you there.


Submit now to Show-Fest International 2011

11 Apr 2011

Submit now to Show-Fest International 2011. With prizes over $9,500 in value, finalist films will be seen by 20+ industry judges. At our legendary “Show & Tell”, you’ll discuss your film’s making with your peers. Held at the 800 seat theatre in Randwick’s Ritz Cinema, films will be screened in HD and 35mm. So it all adds up to Show-Fest International being an essential festival to submit your short film. Call for entries now open.

www.nafa.net.au/festivals


Top headshot tips of the week from our friends on Facebook

8 Feb 2011

- Be confident with yourself and the character you are portraying, consider the character motives and insecurities/securities and use them to your advantage when you perform!

- Before an audition, take a deep breath and remember you're not doing brain surgery - nerves are a massive performance killer!

- Listen actively, you should give the impression that what your character is hearing is purely of that moment. Resist the temptation to be quick with your lines, just to prove you know them, it is a conversation after all.

- Follow the 4 P's ~
Promotion - don't just wait for the phone to ring. Make yourself known to those in the industry. (showreels, website, general auditions, etc)
Preparation - put in the ground work before an audition to ensure every chance for success.
Perseverance - you need a thick skin in this industry! Never take a knock back personally and never give up!
Practice – always fine tune your craft by attending workshops.

- Listen to your director. Listen to the crew. Listen to your fellow actors as they deliver...


Tropfest Finalists announced plus your chance to vote for one more film!

2 Feb 2011

Here are this year's Movie Extra Tropfest Finalists:

THE APPLICANT Tim Dean, WA
ANIMAL BEATBOX Damon Gameau, NSW
DEN SISTA GALAXONAUT Alexander George & Tyrone Lindqvist, NSW
A DESPERATE DEED Matt Bird, NSW
A FAMILY AFFAIR Craig Anderson, Melinda Cklamovska & Stevo Petkovic, NSW
FLIGHT Nicholas Verso, VIC
FOCUS Ari Kruger, South Africa
THE MAESTRO Adam Anthony, NSW
MISSING HER Michael Wiesler, VIC
MONKEYS Joel Edgerton, NSW
SILENCER Doug Bayne & David Collins, NSW
THINGS TO DO Dan Jameison & Ana Maria Belo, NSW
TRANSPARENCY Melissa Cowan, NSW
THE UNSPOKEN Jason van Genderen, NSW
Y2GAY Dan Illic & James Pender, NSW

THIS YEAR YOU GET TO PICK ONE OF THE FINALIST FILMS - CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND VOTE FOR ONE MORE FILM.


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