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.

Masterclasses
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.
Workshops
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

Voiceover With Bill Young

06 Jul 2015
18:00:00 -  20:00:00

Event description:

In this two hour workshop, Bill will give advice about the voiceover industry in Sydney, the do's and don'ts of the game and how you might break in. Then you’ll share scripts to work on and Bill will listen and assist with your technique.

Bio of host:
Bill became an Equity member in 1975 and this year celebrates 40 years in the business. He is one of Australia’s most recognisable character actors with over twenty feature films under his belt, a wealth of television experience, extensive theatre credits, as well as being one of Australia’s premier voiceover artists.

Bill started his voice over career in the early 1980s and has voiced countless radio and TV commercials, as well as narrations, radio plays, and is a regular voice on Media Watch. Feature film work has included Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Superman Returns, Japanese Story, Chopper, The Matrix, You Can’t Stop The Murders, The Nugget, and The Road to Nhill, together with the award winning short Two Laps. Television work includes ABC TV’s Devils Dust, A Model Daughter, The Cut, The Hollowmen and The Prime Minister is Missing, the Spielberg/Hanks mini-series The Pacific, as well as the Logie award winning dramatised doco The Bridge playing the role of Jack Lang. Theatre credits include Neighbourhood Watch at the Ensemble Theatre, The Nargun and the Stars for the Sydney Festival, Don’s Party, Spinning Into Butter, C*nt Pi and Broadway Bound. He was also the founder/producer/director of the Kirribilli Pub Theatre. He also directs - film, theatre and television. His feature film The Roly Poly Man (1994) picked up a number of international film festival awards, most notably the Vincent Price Award at XVth Fantafestival (Italy). His Documentary A Very Short War has screened on the History Channel, the ABC, NRK Norway and numerous airlines. Bill has been a member of the MEAA (Actors Equity) since 1975 and is a Committee Member and Treasurer of the Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW.

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