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

Casting Day With Stuart Turner, Catch Casting

23 May 2016
09:30:00 -  16:30:00
The registration period is from 03 May 2016 09:00:00 to 17 May 2016 22:00:00

Event description:

A terrific opportunity to join Stuart Turner of Auckland-based Catch Casting and spend a full-day working on your casting skills. Up to 18 Equity financial members will work intensively with Stuart. Each attendee will have a quick read through, then record a take and then review the footage and discuss the performance. All participants will be able to observe this process. Once the attendees have been finalised, scenes will be sent to learn for the day. 

Bio of host:
Stuart Turner, Casting Director, Catch Casting. We cast local and international commercials, TV dramas, and films of all lengths. On our days off we cast fishing lines and thoughtful glances. We don't get days off. We've been around since 2002. Time flies. We have three studios, all located under the same roof. That roof is located in Grey Lynn, Auckland.



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