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On Saturday, four of our members took part in our most recent Rehearsal Room in Wellington facilitated by Miranda Harcourt.

Directors Collin Hodson, Sinead Lau, Paula Jones and Jess Feast received invaluable practical advice from Miranda who was also great at helping the directors rapidly connect with their actors.

A big thanks to everyone involved – Miranda Harcourt, the directors and the actors from Actors Equity who kindly gave their time.

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If you’re a director looking for more experience working with actors, our Rehearsal Room offers the perfect fix. How often do you get the chance to workshop scenes in a supportive environment with an experienced mentor to give guidance, advice and priceless nuggets of wisdom?

You can register here for the next Auckland Rehearsal Room, which is taking place on Saturday August 8, or look ahead and register for Auckland and Wellington events scheduled for later in the year.

Check out our previous posts on the Rehearsal Room for a taste of what happens at this awesome event and learning experience.

This event is brought to you through the financial support of the New Zealand Film Commission.

 

ONE-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOP with Ian Hughes

DEGNZ invites you to apply for a one-day Directing Actors Workshop with highly experienced actor and director Ian Hughes.

Ian is a well-known actor (Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, Shortland Street, Go Girls, Xena, City Life, Lord of the Rings) who has worked with many of New Zealand’s directors and turned his hand to directing (Shortland Street, Step Dave).

Ian will employ his vast experience in this workshop to help increase director confidence and to explore a range of principles, tools and techniques that will address issues that arise in casting, rehearsal and shooting

The workshop has ten places and is aimed at directors developing projects for Fresh Shorts, Premiere Pathways, or with features in funded development.

To apply, please provide:

  • A maximum one-page letter stating why you wish to attend.
  • A CV & filmography
  • Links to examples of your work

Send your applications to admin@degnz.co.nz with ‘Directing Actors’ in the subject line. Deadline is 5PM Friday 12 June. Successful applicants will be notified by Wed. 17 June.

Decisions regarding successful applicants will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

What: One-day Directing Actors Workshop with Ian Hughes

When: 27 June 2015, 9AM – 5PM.

Where: TBC, Auckland

Deadline: 5PM Friday, 12 June.

Cost: FREE for DEGNZ members. Non-members $100.

This workshop is made possible thanks to the financial support of the New Zealand Film Commission.