Actors and PR: How To Do A Great Interview With Elissa Blake


  • 24 May 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Applications Open 16 April 2024 8:00 am
Applications Close 24 May 2024 10:00 am
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If you are acting in a theatre, film or TV production that is likely to get media attention are you ready for the publicity requirements that will be involved? Do you know how to do a great interview, promote yourself and your production succinctly and tell interesting and relevant stories whilst keeping your private life private?  Even if you’ve done hundreds of interviews you may not necessarily have been doing them in a way that satisfies both journalists and your show’s producers and publicists. How much of what you say is being edited out or not run at all?  Get the insider’s take on what a journalist wants and doesn’t want from you. If you’re playing the long game with your career locally and internationally, this workshop is essential. Please note: This livestream will take place at 12pm Australian Eastern Standard Time and 2pm NZ Time. You will be sent a Zoom link after registering.  


  • Elissa Blake

    Elissa Blake is an arts journalist with over 20 years experience with Fairfax (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age) and more recently with Guardian Australia. She was the editor of Rolling Stone Australia for five years and is now the co-editor of new arts platform Elissa is a career interview journalist. She has extensive interview experience with high profile actors including Cate Blanchett, Ben Mendelsohn, Leah Purcell, Marta Dusseldorp as well as emerging actors being interviewed for the first time. She has also interviewed artistic directors, festival directors, playwrights, dancers, choreographers, opera singers, conductors and many creatives working behind-the-scenes.


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