Regional Film - Wales
Ken Russell and International Line-up of Top Film-makers Explore Acting and Directing at Newport 's University
“Hollywood's best kept secret” will be one of the topics discussed by an internationally renowned group of film-makers, including acclaimed director Ken Russell, at a free two day event exploring how to develop skills for directing and acting in films. Organised by the University of Wales, Newport,
and supported by Skillset Screen Academy Wales,
the conference, on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th January, will appeal to anyone interested in screen acting and directing.
“Ken Russell, Professor Louis Scheeder from New York University ( NYU), and other internationally recognised professionals in the film industry will be talking about how they have worked with students on developing their skills and ideas about future trends in acting and directing,” said Nigel Orrillard, Programme Leader in MA Film at the International Film School Wales (IFSW), who is organising the event with Dr. Andy Smith, Academic Leader, Performance .
“Ken Russell, who has been Visiting Professor at IFSW since 2004, will be talking about how he passes on his skills to tomorrow's film makers. The event is invaluable for anyone studying the art of film-making, including students and teachers of acting, directing, film and performance studies as well as film and theatre practitioners and professionals. Members of the public are also welcome to come along and participate,” he added.
Anyone interested in attending the event, which is organised by IFSW and the Skillset Screen Academy Wales in association with the University's Institute of Advanced Broadcasting should complete and return the registration form found on the University website www.newport.ac.uk . To find out more about film making and all other courses at Newport School of Art, Media and Design, contact the University Information Centre on 01633 432432.