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

Special Offer: Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia - Foundation Course

13 Sep 2014 -  22 Oct 2014
09:30:00 -  22:00:00
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Event description:



Six-Week Foundation Course with Marilyn McIntyre

Course dates and times: Begins Saturday September 13 - Wednesday October 22
Saturdays and Sundays 9:30am - 6pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm - 10pm

20% reduced fee for Equity members

Foundation is a fast-paced, intensive introduction into the core acting principles of the Howard Fine Acting Studio. This course ensures actors are equipped with a set of tools enabling them to create truthful life on stage and bring themselves fully to their work. Divided into two modules, Comprehensive Technique and The Relationship between Homework and Rehearsal, Foundation gives actors a clear, comprehensive and effective technique to approach scene work, rehearsals and script analysis.


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To activate this offer please enter the code ‘EQAUG20’ when making your booking

Bio of host:
The Howard Fine Acting Studio is proud to be able to support the Equity Foundation and offer its members a 20% discount on a range of its upcoming, award-winning actor training courses. The Howard Fine Acting Studio has been pioneering technique-driven training in the heart of LA for over 25 years and in 2012 it opened a sister studio in Melbourne which has rapidly become an important fixture in the performance landscape of the city. The Studio (as it has come to be known) is a dedicated supporter of Equity and MEAA and urges all actors to continue supporting the union in the vital work it undertakes.




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