About our scholarship

Acting in Hollywood differs from other acting pursuits and from other countries; it has its own peculiarities of performance and marketing. Actors are often taken aback with the demands in Hollywood and must understand the differences in order to further their careers on that international level. Adjusting to the cultural shift is a huge transition for most people. The “need to knows” can only be learned by living and working in the entertainment capital.

Acting in Hollywood extends individuals beyond their previous training and understanding. It is the Olympics for the industry. Understanding what life in Los Angeles is like, as well as what is expected of yourself as a screen actor in both performance, self-promotion and business, really gives every actor a better platform for their career including but not limited to development of screen acting skills, understanding of the business of Hollywood, and the career development, promotional, and life skills required to make a living as an actor in films, television, commercials, and new media.

CDS is looking for actors who are brave, strong, and determined. We appreciate the hard work and tenacity that is involved with the Entertainment Business and we want the chance to build your career with incredible opportunities and support.


CDS wants to find incredible talent (at any age) and help provide you the platform to excel internationally regardless of experience or profile. CDS supports inclusion and diversity in all areas and encourages actors to be apart of this heartfelt, honest and passionate scholarship. 

Actors will not only learn through the process but will be treated as individuals during their journeys as artists.

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Applications Open October 1st, 2019 and will close on January 1st 2020.

Stage 2 - Call Backs will be held in Sydney 24th & 25th January and  Melbourne 31st January & 1st February.  

Winners will be notified in late March early April. Publicly announced in May 2020.

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