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  • TUESDAY I 5 Weeks I 6:00pm - 10:00pm I Commencing November 24, 2020
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  • THURSDAY I 5 Weeks I 6:00pm - 10:00pm I Commencing November 26, 2020
  • SATURDAY I 5 Weeks I 1:00pm - 5:00pm I Commencing November 28, 2020
  • SUNDAY I 5 Weeks I 6:00pm - 10:00pm I Commencing November 29, 2020

Text to Screen-Test has been facilitated by some of Australia's most celebrated actors and directors over the years.  Term 4, 2020 is no exception.  We welcome back to the studio Gold Logie Nominee Eve Morey.  A sublime actor, best known for her outstanding work as Sonya Rebecchi on NEIGHBOURS, Eve is also an onset coach on the show, assisting actors not only with their scene/character work, but with their understanding of how they live and work as artists within the community. We are incredibly excited to officially welcome her to Film & Television Studio International as one of our ongoing trainers/coaches.  Due to popular demand, the gorgeous Katrina Milosevic and Kym Valentine are back for Term 4.  There are very few Australian actors of Kyms generation that can boast a whopping 20 years dedicated to one Aussie drama. Of course we are talking about Libby Kennedy, a role that Kym made famous whilst starring on NEIGHBOURS. These days, in between auditioning for new roles, Kyms main focus is mentoring the next generation of performers breaking into one of the most demanding and competitive industries in the world. Kym is one of our most recognisable Australian actors; a true Aussie icon of the small screen.  Katrina needs no introduction!  We have loved watching her star as Boomer in WENTWORTH for the entire 8 seasons.  An incredibly talented actress of both the stage and screen, we are thrilled to welcome her back to the studio.

Television veteran, NEIGHBOURS Director & long-time trainer and Patron of Film & Television Studio International Simone Buchanan is also back for another fantastic term ahead.  Text to Screen-Test has been meticulously shaped to guide and encourage students to work on their specific areas requiring development, whilst bringing forth their strengths when screen-testing for prime-time drama.  Katrina, Eve, Kym and Simone will work with actors both individually and as a company, assisting students to POP from moment one of an audition. Scenes are assigned to students throughout the term block, along with prep work for each session. For actors who participated in previous terms, they have another opportunity to work in this ongoing manner with our outstanding trainers & special guests. Continuing across the terms ensures stability in training & rehearsal, and consistency in terms of the guidance & feedback offered, with scenes selected to target specific areas of weakness and strength. The studio also welcomes actors to the program who have not participated in previous terms as they can begin this process, leading to a stronger understanding of the requirements of screen testing.

On the last week of term, students will be able to put their hard work into practice during their screen-testing session with Craig McMahon, Artistic Director of Film & Television Studio International and CEO of top tier theatrical agency McMahon McMahon, together with NEIGHBOURS Executive Producer Jason Herbison.  Jason is a master of fast-turnaround television, and we are so incredibly lucky to welcome him back to the studio as our very special guest in Term 4.  It has been exactly 2 years since Jason was last in our studio, soon after which our very own Zima Anderson was cast in the show as the irrepressible Roxy.  This is an incredible opportunity for our actors to recieve direction and personal feedback on their work.  With so many students going on to work as series regulars and guest cast on the show, Jason has expressed that he is very much looking forward to seeing the exceptional talent we have at Film & Television Studio International.


Behind the scenes, Jason Herbison is the heartbeat of Neighbours.  His creative role as Executive Producer means that he is responsible for the show going into production for the majority of the year, ensuring that filming is completed on time, within budget, and to artistic and technical standards. As the show runner, he is also often the head writer.  Jasons writing credits include Neighbours (1998-2020); Home & Away (1995-2012); Shortland Street (1992-2010); Out of the Blue; Always Greener; Above The Law; Breakers; Pacific Drive; Echo Point and Paradise Beach.  

Neighbours Spin-Off Series E-High was also developed by Jason Herbison. Degrassi meets Pretty Little Liars, E-High is a five-part series filmed at Fremantle’s Melbourne studio and centres around the lives of Ramsay Street’s youths, starring our very own students Lachie Millar and Nikolai Egel.  

Most recently, UK broadcaster Channel 5 and Network Ten have co-commissioned Jasons latest brainchild, drama thriller Breathless. Created, written and Executive Produced by Jason, the four-part series is produced by Fremantlemedia and will start filming in Melbourne in 2021. It will be directed by Neighbours and Playing for Keeps director (and ongoing trainer af Film & Television Studio International) Scott Major.

Jason is a huge supporter of emerging performing artists, and appreciates and celebrates popular culture as much as we do!  He was instrumental in getting Neighbours back up and running in the midst of COVID-19.  It was the first English speaking show in the world to resume filming during these unprecedented times.  We are very excited to have Jason kickstart a new era of Film & Television Studio International in our new Albert Park studio.

EVE MOREY // THURSDAYS // 6:00PM - 10:00PM

EVE MOREY is known for her guest appearances on PIGS BREAKFAST, HOME AND AWAY, and ALL SAINTS.  She then went on to spend a decade on Australian TV soap NEIGHBOURS as series regular Sonya Rebecchi before her characters exit in 2019.  Eve was part of the series for more than 900 episodes. During the series renewal talks, it was revealed that Eve would leave, and she pitched the story on how her character would exit. Her heartbreaking final scenes on the show earned her a Silver Logie Nomination for Best Actress and a Gold Logie Nomination. After her exit from NEIGHBOURS, Eve stayed on behind the scenes as an acting coach and mentor to actors coming on to the show. We are so excited to have Eve join our outstanding team of coaches.


Katrina is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has an illustrious career in all genres of theatre, film and television. In theatre, Katrina starred opposite Cate Blanchet in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Gross Und Klein, which went on to tour internationally to great acclaim.  Her other theatre credits include Secret Bridesmaid’s Business for Kay and McLean Productions, Fat Pig for the Sydney Theatre Company for which she was nominated for a Glug Award (2006), the world premiere of Operator written by David Williamson for the Ensemble Theatre, Macbeth for Sydney Theatre Company, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra both for Bell Shakespeare and Alive at Williamstown Pier for Griffin Theatre Company. For her performance in The Distance for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Katrina was a 2016 Helpmann Award Nominee for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Katrina currently plays “Boomer” in the award winning and internationally acclaimed series; “Wentworth”. As well as being main cast, Katrina has contributed significantly to scripting and story arc for her beloved character. Katrina was nominated for a TV Week Logie for Best New Talent in 2004 for her ongoing role in the TV police series Stingers. Her most recent credits includes Seachange, True Story with Hamish & Andy and Glitch. Other on-screen roles include Seven Types of Ambiguity, Offspring, Winners & Losers, Twenty Something, Mr. & Mrs. Murder, Laid, Rush, Neighbours, Blue Heelers, and The Games.   Her film roles include the Australian romance comedy I Love You Too written by Peter Helliar and starring Brendan Cowell and 2014 Tropfest Finalist Shotgun Wedding.


After playing Debbie Kelly for many years in Australia's most successful and longest running sitcom HEY DAD, Simone went on to star alongside Deborah Lee Furness in internationally acclaimed feature film SHAME.  Simone has also starred in many television dramas including NEIGHBOURS; McLEOD'S DAUGHTERS; BLUE HEELERS; WATER RATS; ALL SAINTS; PACIFIC DRIVE; A COUNTRY PRACTICE; SONS AND DAUGHTERS, and many more.  In addition to SHAME, her film credits include: FORCED ENTRY; PUSH; THE MAN FROM THE HIGH COUNTRY; DOCTORS AND NURSES, and MY BRILLIANT CAREER.  Most recently, Simone starred alongside Rachel Griffiths in feature film PATRICK, and UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN for the ABC.  Her film BOAR, in which she stars alongside Ernie Dingo, Hugh Sheridan and John Jarratt, was recently released in cinemas, nationally.  In 2018 Simone completed her Directors attachment on Australia's longest running serial drama, NEIGHBOURS, and is now one of the regular Directors on the show.  There is no end to her talents as an actor, director and trainer, and we are incredibly proud to have her as our Patron.


KYM VALENTINE has been working as an actor on Australian Television since she was 4 years old. With over 1000 episodes of NEIGHBOURS under her belt (across 20 years as Ramsay Street’s beloved Libby Kennedy), when it comes to fast turn around TV, Kym is an undeniable wealth of knowledge and industry know-how that any Australian emerging actor would be privileged to learn from.


To enrol in any of our programs, simply book via our website.  It will automatically be sent to enquiries@filmtv.com.au. We will then process your application. If you send your application form and all placements have been filled we will be in touch to notify you.  If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to contact us directly on 1800 FILMTV (1800 345 688).

*All applications are processed on a first in first served basis.  Once your placement has been confirmed, you will recieve a full week by week breakdown on what to expect from your program, together with further course materials which are sent to you via email.

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NB: Previous industry guests for Text to Screen-Test include but are not limited to: Jo Porter (Fremantlemedia Australia Head of Drama), Imogen Banks (creator, writer and producer of Multi-Award Winning Television Series Offspring; Puberty Blues; Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, and Tangle, and Producer of mini-series Gallipoli; Party Tricks; Dangerous andThe Beautiful Lie), Jason Herbison (Executive Producer, Neighbours), Amanda Crittenden (Series Producer,Wentworth - Series 1, 2 and 3), Foxtel's Head of Drama, Penny Win (The Kettering Incident, Devil’s Playgroundand Deadline Gallipoli), and Show Creator/Producer/Director and writer Andrew Prowse (INXS-Never Tear Us Apart; Underbelly Squizzy; Fat Tony; Rush; Farscape; Wildside; The Doctor Blake Mysteries; Heartbreak High; All Saints; McLeod’s Daughters; Ultraman and Monarch Cove); Television Producer Ian Collie (ABC TV Rake,starring Richard Roxburg and US Version of Rake, starring Greg Kinnear; Jack Irish, starring Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, Don Hany and Diana Glenn; The Principal, starring Alex Dimitriades, Aden Young and Mirrah Foulkes; 2013 feature Saving Mr Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson); and Australian film director and producer Tony Rogers, best known for directing the Tropfest and AFI award winning comedy Wilfred (starring Damian Walshe-Howling and Angus Sampson); producers Kristen Souvlis (Lightening Point, H20: Just Add Water) and Todd Fellman (Mental, Bait 3D, A few Best Men); Producer Tracey Robertson (Secrets & Lies, The Stange Calls, SLIDE) and Director Jovita O'Shaughnessy (Neighbours, Wonderland); Television Producer Natalie Lynch (Neighbours); Tony Ayres (Multi award-winning Show Creator/ Show Runner/ Executive Producer/ Writer/ Director and a founding member of Matchbox Pictures), Executive Producer Leigh McGrath (Hoodlum Entertainment); Senior Casting Director of Mullinars Casting, Nathan Lloyd; Jo Martino (Award-winning Prime Time Show Creator and Television Producer); Casting Director Amanda Mitchell (Mitchell Casting, Sydney); and Prime Time Show Creator / Television Producer Judi McCrossin (The Wrong Girl; The Secret Life of Us; The Time of our Lives; The Surgeon; Beaconsfield; Tangle; and Ship to Shore).