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Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Denny Lawrence

Denny Lawrence
Associate Professor
Executive Director of Television & Acting and Directing Studies, Kanbar UGFTV,Tisch School of the Arts

Phone: 212 988 1737

Office: 721 Broadway, Room 918
Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 3-6PM


Performance Strategies
Directing the Actor
Developing the Screenplay
Sight & Sound Studio
Rehearsal Techniques
Int Studio TV
Adv TV Writing
Adv TV Prod


Diploma of Arts, Film and Television (AFTRS)
B.A. Film and Television (AFTRS)
B.D.A National Inst of Dramatic Art


An award-winning producer, director, screenwriter, script editor, actor and teacher, Denny Lawrence has experience in a wide variety of capacities in theater, film, and television in Australia, Canada, U.K. as well as U.S.A. He studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and the Australian Film Television and Radio School and with Stella Adler.  His feature film credits include Afraid to Dance, Coca-Cola Kid, Emoh Ruo, Goodbye Paradise and Warm Nights on a Slow-Moving Train. In addition, he has many credits in television: television movies, miniseries, and series. He has worked with many of Australia’s leading performers, including Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Essie Davis, Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush and Naomi Watts. Teaching experience includes the Actor’s Center, London; the Australian Film Television and Radio School; Boston University; the Canadian Film Center; the National Institute of Dramatic Art; Victoria College of the Arts. He won two Writers’ Guild Awards and two AFI Awards, as well as having numerous other awards and nominations.

He is Executive Director of Television and Acting & Directing Studies, Kanbar UGFTV,Tisch School of the Arts.