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

Financial And Tax Planning

14 Jul 2014
18:00:00 -  20:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:


This is an opportunity to discuss your financial needs including financial planning and tax. Topics will cover how to teach (young) people how to get going, how to increase your income and how to invest their money when you start to make it. Speakers will include: Noel Whittaker, Financial planner and accountant, Brian Tucker, Principal, Brian Tucker Accounting with more speakers confirming.

Bio of hosts:     

Noel Whittaker is Australia’s Financial Wizard of Oz.
Noel is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Taxation Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.  He is a Certified Financial Planner, a member the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Liaison committee, and is currently an Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence with the Faculty of Business at the Queensland University of Technology.  He has written 20 bestselling books that have sold over two million copies around the world.  His book “Making Money Made Simple” set sales records across the country and was recently named in the top 100 of the most influential books of the last century. In 1988, Noel was named Australian Investment Planner of the Year.  In 2003, he was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in recognition of his services to the financial services industry and, in 2011 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List.
Brian Tucker
Brian Tucker established the practice in 1980, having talked himself out of a senior-ish position with a multinational corporation and consequently joining the ranks of the unemployed. A registered company auditor and CPA, he is presently Treasurer of the Arts Law Centre of Queensland, Elision, the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland, Museums Australia (Queensland), Brisbane Youth Service, Youth Arts Queensland, the Children’s Book Council and Playlab. He has also sat on the Board or Committee of the Institute of Modern Art, Viscopy, Flying Arts, the Queensland Performing Arts Trust and the Queensland Writers’ Centre.




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