Australian actors Rose Byrne and Ben Mendelsohn, the director Gregor Jordan and the American actor, writer and producer Vince Vaughn have been named as judges for the annual Heath Ledger Scholarship.
They will be joined by producer Adam Schroeder, Australian director Kieran Darcy-Smith, US casting director Laray Mayfield and Australian casting legend Ann Fay on the panel of judges this year.
The scholarship, which is given out annually by the LA-based industry body Australians in Film, is intended to assist an emerging talent gain a foothold in the US market.
The scholarship was established in 2008 in honour of Heath Ledger, who died the same year, aged only 28.
The prize includes $US10,000 ($13,000) in cash, flights to Los Angeles, a two-year scholarship at the Stella Adler Academy, $US5000 in visa and immigration assistance and the mentorship of a number of industry professionals.
Previous recipients of the scholarship include Anna McGahan (Anzac Girls), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Ryan Corr (The Water Diviner), Oliver Ackland (Party Tricks), Cody Fern (The Last Time I Saw Richard) and James Mackay (The Tomorrow People).
Applications for the scholarship close on April 21. The winner will be announced in June.
8 April 2015 admin Comment News