3 Dec 2013
Acting Immersive is here! Are you ready?
You could be jetting off to LA in January to take part in the Acting Immersive Program and work with LA’s most respected industry professionals.
As part of Acting Immersive, you’ll get trained by the best coaches, network with key decision makers in the industry, create a showreel shot and directed in LA, and connect with other talent. You will also study at the famous Beverly Hills Playhouse, with alumni including George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Kate Hudson to name a few. What an opportunity!
Our judges this year include Hollywood Immersive founder Lilly Dawson, Acting Manager Bonnie Liedtke who discovered Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron, StarNow Global Markets Manager Stephanie Charles and Once Upon a Time Actress Freya Tingley.
The total prize package includes flights to LA, transfers, accommodation and entry to the Acting Immersive program.
What are you waiting for!
25 Nov 2013
Congratulations to the winner of Miss Great Britain 2013 Miss South Yorkshire Ashley Powell. The two runners-up were Miss Mansfield Chelcie Mayhew, and Miss Wolverhampton Krisina Jagpal. Ashley will now be representing England at Miss Tourism World in 2014 at an exotic venue to be decided.
Congratulations also to the winner of Miss Great Britain’s Got Talent, Hannah Higgins, ho played the piano, horse rode and included clips from her charity work out in Gambia.
18 Nov 2013
In September we held our second StarNow Global Model Search, joining forces again with three of the world’s top modelling agencies, Models1 (UK), L.A. Models (US), and Vivien’s Model Management (AUS) who have launched the careers of some of the world’s biggest models, including Bar Refaeli, Tony Ward and Kristy Hinze.
We were inundated with over 6,500 amazing entries! Thanks to all of you who entered. And so without further ado, the winners are:
Jebediah Shorten (overall winner) and Sandra Callahan (development winner.)
A huge congratulations from all of us here at StarNow! Jebediah and Sandra will be represented by Vivien’s Model Management. We will keep you all updated on their progress.
14 Nov 2013
We had an opportunity to interview HollyShorts 2013 Best Film Winner, Mitsuyo Miyazaki. Find out how she cast her short film Tsuyako, what elements she thinks helps a short film get noticed and heaps more.
Read the interview
8 Nov 2013
StarNow, in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, will be hosting a special screening of the Oscar accredited short films, Tsuyako and Ellen is Leaving. Tsuyako has screened at over 70 film festivals worldwide, winning 42 awards including Best Film at the 2013 HollyShorts Film Festival, while Ellen is Leaving recently won Best Narrative Short at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival.
The screening on Wednesday 20 November at the Film Archive will also include a Q&A with Tsuyako director Mitsuyo Miyazaki and producer Jacob Halajian all the way from the US and Ellen is Leaving director Michelle Saville.
Book your tickets here.
About the Filmmakers
Mitsuyo Miyazaki is a writer-director, whose directorial debut short film Tsuyako has screened at over 70 film festivals worldwide, winning 42 awards and 2 nominations including DGA Award for the Best Female Student Filmmaker, Best International Short Film at 2 Academy Award qualified festivals, Future Filmmaker's Award and Audience Award at Palm Springs International Short Fest, and Best Film at the 2013 HollyShorts Film Festival. Her most recent Live Action/Animated short film A Better Tomorrow was produced by The Weinstein Company and sponsored by Lexus, premiered at the 2013 Festival de Cannes.
Michelle Saville is a New Zealand director whose most recent short Ellen Is Leaving was a finalist in the 'New Zealand's Best' Short Film Programme at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival and went on to screen In-Competition at the Chicago International Film Festival. It also received the Best Narrative Short award at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival.