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

Screen Techniques With Daina Reid

28 Oct 2013
18:30:00 -  21:30:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

This is an opportunity to work on your camera and performance skills with the director of Paper Giants and HOWZAT.  Daina will work with you on practical exercises including: on camera scene work; performance and presentation; physical blocking of scenes and the psychological effect it attains; static dialogue and dialogue in action. All followed by feedback and discussion.

Bio of host:

Daina’s directing credits include Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo for Southern Star and the ABC, Howzat: Kerry Packer's War and the feature film I Love You Too.  Other directing credits include: Nowhere Boys for Matchbox Productions and Very Small Business for Gristmill Productions. She is in post production on Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS for Shine Australia.  Her acting credits include Full Frontal, Kath & Kim, The Micallef Program, Very Small Business, Newstopia, Welcher & Welcher and SeaChange.



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