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All the latest news, announcements and information from the double – award winning, part – time acting school.

IDSA Alumni Letitia Wright and John Boyega | Actors on Actors.

Hollywood stars and IDSA Alumni, John Boyega and Letitia Wright, speak with Variety on their time at Identity School of Acting, the progression of their careers and what they see for their futures.

Letitia Wright: “I remember us as a group, always going to McDonald’s at the end of our training session and just talking and inspiring each other.”

John Boyega:I liked that environment, I liked being there, we had a good couple people pass through IDSA, and a good couple people be successful from that experience.”

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IDSA Artist Lounge with award – winning Director, Ryan Cooler.

IDSA’s London Artist Lounge took place at BAFTA in December. Hollywood Director, Ryan Coogler, took the stage at BAFTA to share his knowledge and story – inspiring the next generation of IDSA.

 

We are committed to continuously motivating the IDSA community with our Artist Lounge Q & A’s – an ongoing series of insightful talks from leading industry actors, directors, producers and casting directors. It is an opportunity for IDSA students to gain an insight into the industry.

We have much more in store for our students for 2023, stay updated!

CLICK HERE to take a look at some of our previous Artist Lounge Q&A guests.

‘YOU’ Netflix – IDSA Takeover

“New year, new country, new persona.”

Penn Badgely’s starting a new chapter… in London. –

The fourth season of ‘YOU’ will finally be premiering exclusively on Netflix – 9th February 2023. 

Congratulations to the following IDSA family for featuring in the highly anticipated Netflix series:

– IDSA Alumni and IAG Client, Jadesola Odunjo

– IDSA Alumni and IDSA Talent Client, Cal – I Jonel

– IDSA Talent Client, Keturah Chambers

CLICK HERE to watch the teaser trailer.

The Guardian speaks with IDSA & IAG founder, Femi Oguns (MBE).

IDSA and IAG founder (and Principal) – Femi Oguns (MBE), speaks with The Guardian, highlighting the journey of IDSA and IAG, plus the lack of representation within the industry before the birth of IDSA and its ground – breaking alumni.

“Just being a part of that journey, whereby you can help make their dreams a reality, that’s the motivating force, the only agenda was to create a landscape where actors of colour, and others could celebrate their identity through acting, and not be limited.” – Femi Oguns (MBE).

CLICK HERE to read the full article.

IDSA CASTINGS.

We recently launched IDSA Castings, a new and exciting initiative exclusively for IDSA students. This is a great opportunity for students currently training and not represented, to put themselves forward for high-profile jobs via IDSA Castings

Moving forward we will be periodically advertising casting calls for screen projects, as IDSA continues to bridge the gap between training and opportunities.

IDSA Castings has previously provided some of our students gaining roles in Netflix, BBC and Amazon Prime productions – to name just a few.

We urge students to keep an eye out on their student emails to avoid missing out on IDSA Casting opportunities.

 

IDSA Alumni and IAG client, Lilly Cooper to star in Hunger Games Prequel. 

A huge congratulations to IDSA Alumni and Identity Agency Group (IAG) Client, Lilly Cooper for landing a leading role in the Hunger Games prequel – ‘The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes’.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be released in cinemas on 17th November 2023.

Lily was spotted by IAG in the showcases, she went on to star in Netflix’s smash hit ‘The Witcher’. 

Cooper trained at Identity School of Acting in London. Her credits include the role of Murta in The Witcher series. She is represented by the Identity Agency Group.’Deadline.

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IDSA Alumna, Nicole Lekky announced as BAFTA Breakthrough 2022.

IDSA Alumna, Nicole Lecky, has recently been announced as BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brit following the success of BBC series ‘MOOD’  which is starring, written and executively produced by Nicole herself.

“I want people to feel seen and relate to it, but at the same time, there are these important themes and issues within it,” – Nicole Lekky for Stylist Magazine.

CLICK HERE to read the full article.

All episodes of ‘MOOD’ are currently available to stream on BBC IPlayer.

Nicole joins the list of BAFTA IDSA Alumni to come out of Identity school of acting, alongside John Boyega, Letitia Wright, Malachi Kirby and more! 

CLICK HERE to view IDSA’s BAFTA Alumni. 

 

 

 

IDSA partnership with Audible.

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the world’s leading provider of spoken-word entertainment, Audible in 2023.

The partnership will include sponsorship of a termly 18-hour Voice Acting Module which will cover audiobook and drama performance, voice reel surgery to offer actors advice, support and coaching and studio workshops between students and Audible staff to improve their audio skills and knowledge.

Audible will also sponsor two students per term. The sponsorship will be presented to students who require financial assistance and have a specialised interest in audio recording. Please note sponsorship submissions are now closed for this year.

Anthony Mark Barrow, Head of Acting from IDSA Los Angeles, says: “We are incredibly excited about our partnership with Audible, and this very strongly illustrates their commitment to working with diverse voices. IDSA students are an incredible mix of unique performers from all over the world, and we can’t wait to discover what we can create together. Our ethos has always been to create a space for actors from as wide a variety of backgrounds as possible, and we are delighted that Audible have chosen to help us develop the next generation of talent.”

Kevin Addley, Country Manager at Audible UK, says: Training the next generation of actors in audio entertainment is, of course, close to our heart. We are delighted to partner with Identity School of Acting as we are committed to encouraging diverse voices into the profession and we see really exciting collaborations developing from this partnership.”

As a leading producer of audio entertainment, Audible is committed to constantly innovating in the development of content and has seen a growing interest in audio content from younger audiences. Audible supports actors and actor training across the world.

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IDSA Alumnus Mark Akintimehin, wins ‘Best Performer’ for The Stage Debut Awards 2022.

A huge congratulations to IDSA Alumnus, Mark Akintimehin, who has been confirmed as winner for ‘Best Performer in a Play’ category at the The Stage Debut Awards for his role as part of an ensemble in play ‘For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets too Heavy’

CLICK HERE to take a look at some of our recent alumni wins.

 

IDSA Alumna, Jourdan Dunn, speaks ES Magazine on her acting journey.

IDSA Alumna and Identity Agency Group star as the latest cover feature for the Evening Standard magazine. 

‘Having perfected the actor’s art of talking about herself in third person, she [Jourdann] signed up for classes at Identity School of Acting, which is also an agency, and which launched the careers of John Boyega and Letitia Wright.‘ 

“Acting is something Ithat I’ve always wanted to do, since I was a kid, way before I knew anything about fashion.” Jourdan Dunn.

 

CLICK HERE to read the full article.

 

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