Meet The Team

The Experience Goes Far Beyond The Highest of All Expectations. Award winning actors, writers, to programme makers, veteran celebrities of Television Presenting, Hollywood film directors and new up and coming stars of tomorrow. Meet the tutors with passion and zest who contribute their valuable time and experience with years of knowledge to help you as an individual to nurture greatness, reach your goals and harness your ambitions.

Adrian Thurston
Adrian ThurstonTheatrical Director
Adrian Thurston is probably better known in West London for founding several Pub theatres including The Chair Theatre & The Alma Cafe Theatre, as well as being involved in the founding of many others including the Barons Court Theatre, The Gate Theatre and the Finborough Theatres. Adrian was the was the last Director of the drama school, Studio 68 of Theatre Arts (London), famous for producing many well known actors such Sir Sean Connery, Helena Bonham-Carter, Simon McCorkindale and many others.

He has written over 25 film and television scripts, of which the best known is Detor, later to emerge as, “In Defence of the Realm” for Producer David Puttnam. Adrian has written product for all media including radio, theatre, TV and 6 movie screenplays of which the most exciting is probably George Washington (A Votary of Love).

Has written historical drama, suspense thriller, crime thriller, film noir and science fiction. Was Assistant Director on several internationally known feature films including, The Company of Wolves, Nineteen Eighty Four and the original Highlander I movie. Has directed the award winning information video “One Day” (for its contribution to the International Year of the Disabled Child Exhibition) and a series of 7 NACAB videos still used by the BBC for training personnel officers. Worked for Eureka Film Location Management Services from 1980-1984, for Debra Bolling Productions in New York City between 1989-90 and directed some early MTV music videos for Yo-MTV Raps.

Adrian has worked with Sync Films between 1999-2012 directing and producing drama, fashion videos, music videos and infomercials during that time whilst also working as a tutor at the London Academy of Media Film & TV, the latter time spent as a Board Director. Currently Adrian works as an Expert Guest TV Presenter for Press TV and is the author of the latest translation of Aristotle ON POETICS (2nd Edition), currently being distributed worldwide in hard-back.
Peter Irving
Peter IrvingActor
Peter recently played the lead role of murdering farmer Robert Wilson in an episode of the popular series '999 Killer on the Line?' for the Crime and Investigation Channel.

Acting Coach since 2000 (Stanislavsky group classes and one to one; inspired by the work of Uta Hagen and Doreen Cannon) Workshop Leader, Role Play Training in Businesses and Charities: (Age UK, Hendon Police College, GFK NOP Market Research, Leeds College). Improvisation, Narration, Moderating and Presenting; Radio
Steve Blacknell
Steve BlacknellTelevision Presenter
Started in promotions and A&R working for the likes of ABC, Decca and Chrysalis promoting acts such as The Moody Blues, Leo Sayer, Jethro Tull and Steely Dan. In 1980 he joined Jive Records and signed A Flock Of Seagulls, and was also instrumental in the success of bands such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

In 1982 he made the heady leap into TV- hosting the BBC's pop/fashion flagship show "Riverside", became a regular music correspondent on BBC Breakfast Time and was Europe's inaugural Video Jockey. He was a regular at Radio 1 hosting "In Concert" and also hosted “The Old Grey Whistle Test” on a number of occasions.

In 1984 as host/co-creator he won a coveted "Ace Award" in the USA for best music show with his MTV USA show "London Calling" and a year later took a pivotal role in "Live Aid", interviewing Phil Collins on his historic transatlantic Concorde flight between London and Philadelphia. He continued his TV career through the 90’s and in 2000 started Good PR and now specialises in PR and brand development.

Steve researched and co-wrote '50 years of Top of The Pops' a BBC bumper book full of music history and the people who made it happen.
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