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

Acting Masterclass With Samantha Lang

07 Mar 2015
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 04 Feb 2015 09:00:00 to 23 Feb 2015 22:00:00

Event description:

An opportunity to spend a day with feature film and television director, Samantha Lang. Samantha will work on different texts and all actors will have the opportunity to workshop their scenes. Successful attendees will be sent the scenes and will need to learn prior to the day.  
*Please note this masterclass is for more experienced actors who have completed an accredited 2 or 3 year acting course or have had at least three years' professional experience as an actor.     

Bio of Host
Samantha Lang graduated with a BA in Directing from the Australian Film and Television School. In 1997 Sam’s debut feature film, The Well was accepted into Official Competition at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Palme d’Or. It was also nominated for eleven Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards and went on to screen at over 30 festivals worldwide.  
In 2000, her next feature The Monkey’s Mask screened at Toronto Film Festival, and was followed by a third feature, L’Idole (2003), which she co-wrote with Roman Polanski collaborator Gerard Brach. The French language picture was released internationally in 2003, opening Locarno Film Festival and also screening at Toronto Film Festival.   In the realm of Television Sam has worked on series such as on the award winning children’s My Place 1 & 2 for Matchbox Pictures as well as All Saints, Twisted Tales and Packed to the Rafters for Channel Seven.  Most recently she has completed work on the multiple  AACTA winning Carlotta for the ABC and The Killing Field  for Network Seven.  She continues to develop feature film and television projects
Samantha has worked intermittently as a screenplay assessor and mentor for Screen NSW, the Australian Film Commission and Screen Australia. She was Head of Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (2010 -2013).



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