September 25, 2021


New Zealand performer Emily Campbell tragically passed away last year before taking up her Equity Foundation Scholarship at the Atlantic Acting School in New York. Emily was chosen by an industry judging panel from hundreds of applicants, who praised Emily’s empathy and emotional connection to her work. With permission from the Campbell family, the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), together with private donors, will award the Emily Campbell Scholarship (valued at $13,250) to an acting student to attend The Actors’ Program (TAP) in 2022.

The Actors’ Program is a one-year, intensive, industry-related course. Tutors are all professional practitioners and potential employers currently working in the New Zealand stage and screen industry. The course runs Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm, 38 weeks of the year. There are no essays, written assignments, or points-based assessments; everything actors do works towards performance. There are only 18 places on the program each year, so training is highly personal and individual. [More]

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