About Screen Actors

Who Are We?

At Screen Actors we have been training people of all ages to act for the screen for the last 25 years. We have helped thousands of people develop their creativity and confidence and kick off their acting journey. Many have gone on to work in the industry, in feature films, drama series, commercials and educational programs.

As well as our weekly classes for adults. teens and kids we run a range of specialist workshops focussing on subjects such as Auditioning Skills and American dialects and producing showreel material and photographic portfolios.

Each year we take a group of actors for an intensive at the world renowned Stella Adler School of Acting in the heart of Hollywood. For many this is absolute highlight of their training, introducing them to advanced acting techniques and giving them an insight into the possibilities of this world and the pathways to get there.

Our Philosophy

At Screen Actors we believe everybody who has the passion, no matter their age or background, can learn to act for the Screen. We believe that acting is best taught by “doing” That’s why we work on a different scene every week.

When a scene is workshopped at Screen Actors, aspiring actors are guided through the process of creating convincing and dramatically involving performances. They learn what habits to build on and what mistakes to avoid.

There is no other activity that can get more economically to the core of what actors most need to practice and learn
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Sue RossDirector

Background

Sue has a broad background in the Film and TV Industries.

Originally trained in Production at the NSW Institute of Technology and the Australian Film, TV and Radio School Sue went on to form a production Company and work as a director/editor in Australia and the US.

In 1992 Sue began the Screen Actors Agency which launched the careers of countless actors, who’s paths would often start with extras work Commercials and small roles and for some would progress to lead roles.Sue also leads the Hollywood Intensive.

Having lived for many years in the US and with a long relationship with Stella Adler School of Acting, Sue has taken over 100 actors to Hollywood to develop their technique and get an understanding of the global industry.

Background

John developed the training program at Screen Actors 25 years ago and since then has been constantly working on developing and refining it.

Trained as an actor and with a background in TV Directing and Producing both in Australia and the US John has the perfect mix of skills and experience to train new and developing actors.

John has coached many of the actors you see on your screens today, Craig Stott (East of Eden, Holding the Man) Jordy Lucas (Neighbours, Orange is the New Black) and many others.

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John McglynnTeacher
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Louise Lee MeiTeacher

Background

Louise Lee Mei is a multi-disciplined creative with two decades of experience in the film and TV industry. In 2009, she underwent a five-year training in The Meisner Technique in Sydney under the guidance of David O’Connor and Luke Ford. Following her training, Louise became an instructor of the technique at the Byron Bay Film & Television School and Film & Television Studio International Brisbane.

In 2016, after dedicating three years to lecturing full-time in The Meisner Technique at the New York Film Academy, she assumed the role of Department Chair of Acting. In this capacity, Louise managed the curriculum for the Diploma and Advanced Diploma, and oversaw the production management of film shoots and live staged shows.

In 2018, Louise transitioned into her first producing role as the Scripted Development Manager at Beyond Entertainment. Tasked with sourcing both new and established stories, she successfully built a diverse and captivating scripted development slate for television production.

Currently, Louise serves as a Post Producer at Endemol Shine, contributing to the story production of episodes for shows such as Big Brother, The Summit, Stranded on Honeymoon Island, and Married at First Sight. Simultaneously, she continues her freelance work as an on set acting coach, and wellness coordinator. 

As a highly passionate storyteller, Louise draws upon her lived experiences, academic education, and extensive professional background to craft narratives that are unique, different, and relatable to diverse audiences. She holds a Bachelor of Media Communications and a Graduate Diploma of Creative Practice.

Background

Maria is a working actress, award-winning writer, and specialised acting coach who has worked internationally in Vancouver, Canada, and nation-wide across Australia. 

Her primary focus as a coach and mentor is to build her student’s confidence, critical thinking and imaginations, preparing them for work in the entertainment industry.

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Edith Cowan University was Maria’s stomping ground for three years whilst completing her Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with a double major in Contemporary Performance and Theatre Studies. Maria has performed in both theatrical and screen based productions for almost 20 years, and started her journey in writing and directing for screen in the last three.

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Maria VelletriTeacher
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Courtney MillerTeacher

Background

Courtney has over 10 years’ experience in actor training as well as a degree in both Psychology and Counselling. 

Courtney was a series regular on Channel 7’s, ‘Home and Away’, between 2018 – 2022. During this time, Courtney was nominated for the ‘Most Popular New Talent’ Award at the 2019 Logies. 

Courtney’s teaching’s draw on the great teachers such as Stanford Meisner, Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler and many more. Courtney’s teachings encompass the wisdom she has gained from her own teachers over the last 10 years, as well as from her own experience working in psychology, the art world, and the TV industry.

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