The winners take it all at the Screamin´ OSCARS 2014

Movers and shakers from the worlds of Television, Film and Theatre descended on Blackpool last Thursday evening, as the kids from Scream Theatre Schools’ North West branches presented their annual acting showcase and awards ceremony at the resort town’s Odeon Cinema.

Now in its ninth year, the event - titled the Screamin’ Oscars, referencing its similarity to its American counterpart - attracted high-powered executives from across MediaCityUK and beyond, eager to catch a glimpse of the talented youngsters at work.

“Scream has a reputation for training kids to a high professional standard, and working with our sister company Scream Management at the Greenhouse, we seek professional opportunities for them across TV, film and on stage,” explains Tom Morris, principal of the school. “We are known as the first port of call in the North for talented kids, which explains why it is a featured date in the diary of all of these industry professionals.”

The school’s talented alumni features Emmerdale’s Joe-Warren Plant, Coronation Street’s Ella-Grace Gregoire, Waterloo Road’s Mark Beswick and 4 O’Clock Club’s Tom Rolinson, to name but a few; all of whom turned up on the red carpet at Blackpool’s Odeon on Thursday, to show their support for the next generation of talented Scream kids.

“The students devise, create, write and direct their own pieces, and these are put through a rigorous selection process, culminating in inviting the very best to perform at the Odeon,” explains Tom, himself a professional Musical Theatre and Film actor, who joined the Theatre School in January. “We invite casting professionals to judge the pieces, and they award Best Actor, Best Piece, etc. But that’s secondary to the prime directive of the event - to showcase our kids to the industry, to provide opportunities for them, and to showcase the best that Blackpool has to offer.”

Amongst the industry attendees were Roy Mitchell (creator, BBC1’s New Tricks), CBBC Casting Director Jane Anderson,Warner Brothers’ UK Casting Director Isabella Odoffin, and a host of producers from Lime Pictures (Hollyoaks), ITV (Coronation Street) and many more.

Scream are always on the lookout for new talented kids.  Please call the office on 01253 309060 for more details of the training on offer at its ‘centres of excellence’ in Blackpool, Futureskills@MediaCityUK and Chorley, and to book your place for the new term.





Best Drama PieceHappy Families - Daniel, Kelly, Garrett


Best DuologueScream Breakdown Service - Bobby & William McDonald


Best DirectionHoly Salesman - Owen Salthouse


Best WrittenScream Breakdown Service - Bobby & William McDonald


Best Group PieceFirst Words - Georgia, Amelia, Shelby, Courtney


Best Comedy Piece             The BBQ - Mitchell Nordwind


Best Comedy Actor/Actress  Owen Salthouse & Amy Blyth


Best Solo Lake Stewart-Burgess


Best Supporting Actor U11         Matthew Preston


Best Supporting Actor 12+Ryan Wilkinson


Best Supporting Actress U12Leonie Beswick


Best Supporting Actress 12+Amelia Smith


Best Actress 12+Shelby Lloyd


Best Actor 12+Daniel Rogers


Best Actor U11Fenton Kelly


Best Actress U11Olivia McGivern


Industry Potential AwardWill Andrews


Scream Management AwardAmy Blyth



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