WHAT'S INVOLVED IN BECOMING A CHILD ACTOR?

What does it take to be a child actor? While kids are growing up, often they have favourite TV shows they love, with kids their own age in them. Over the past decade, there have been some great Australian children’s television series produced – from Little Lunch, through to Hardball, First Day, The Nowhere Boys, and further back, series like Lochie Leonard and Dance Academy. But how did all those kids get to be on TV?

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MUSICAL THEATRE: CREATIVE FOUNDATION OF OUR SOCIETY

For many of us, musical theatre has subtly and definitively woven itself into some of our most enduring memories. Given just the starting line or two of a song, most of us could launch into gusty renditions of at least some of the classics, complete with character voices and the key moments of action!

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE BEST ACTING SCHOOLS IN AUSTRALIA

What makes a great acting school? The question has different answers for different people.

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WHAT'S AN EXTRA (IN MOVIES)?

In movies and TV, an extra is a “background artist” or “background actor”. Movies and TV productions have extras on set to “fill out” the background for the main action of the scene and make scenes look more realistic. Want to know how to become one?

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