The Equity Professional Program

The Equity Foundation hosts more than 100 events a year throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation's masterclasses are designed to address our members’ need for ongoing professional development and provide rare opportunities to work with leading directors, coaches and casting agents.
Our workshop series is an opportunity to work on specifics, such as acting for the camera, comedy, dancing, voiceovers and accents. Up to 10 members work over a two-hour period with an expert in their field.
In Conversation
As part of the foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading international actors and directors. Sir Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant, Sam Neill, and Cate Blanchett are among those who have participated in the In Conversation events.
Casting Hothouse 
Each year the Equity Foundation hosts a Casting Hothouse, which gives performers a unique opportunity to work with international casting agents, such as CBS TV Studios’ vice president of casting Matt Skrobalak and US feature film casting director Margery Simkin.
Student Days
We know how difficult it can be getting a toehold in the entertainment industry, so each year the Equity Foundation holds an industry day designed to provide graduates with important information and tools to help them on their way to a successful performance career.

Events Program

Casting Day With Allison Meadows

17 Aug 2013
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 24 Jul 2013 09:00:00 to 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00

Event description:

A terrific opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading casting Allison Meadows, Senior Casting Director, Mullinars (Sydney)  for a full day -day working on  your casting skills.   20 Equity financial members will work intensively with Allison.  Each attendee will have a quick read through, then record a take and then review the footage and discuss the performance. All participants will be able to observe this process.   The delegates will be asked to bring their own audition piece to work on with the casting director. Everyone is asked to bring a scene from television or film rather than theatre.  If you don’t have a script handy there are many websites that have tv/film scripts that you can access…A few of them include:

Bio of host:  Allison is a Senior Casting Director with Mullinars Casting Consultants. After graduating from Theatre Nepean she spent several years working as a drama teacher and theatrical agent then moved into casting in 1993. In her position as Casting Director at George Patterson Bates Advertising, she worked with many of Australia's leading commercial directors. In 2002 Allison joined the award winning team at Mullinars where she now casts a wide range of feature and short films, television projects and local and international commercials.



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