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

Producing Like A Pro With Laura Milke-Garner

01 Apr 2017
10:00:00 -  13:00:00
The registration period is from 01 Mar 2017 09:00:00 to 02 Apr 2017 22:00:00

Event description:

Have you got a show coming up? Do you get overwhelmed with the producing side? Looking for better more productive ways to produce your next show like a pro? In this workshop Laura will show you how to do that and give you the basics in what you need to be more organised and professional in producing your festival season by getting on top of things sooner rather than later. We’ll look at the building blocks of producing within in a festival context, getting you excited about budgeting – oh yes it can be done - looking at marketing strategies for 2016 and how to master getting more bums on seats. This workshop is for self-producers, independent producers and artists.

Bio of host:

Laura Milke Garner (MILKE) has been working as Producer for 20 years. In 2008, she established her own company MILKE Performance Industry Services to help artists produce their work and also provide mentorship for artists looking to take that next step in their artistic career.MILKE has creatively developed and produced major work for Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Power House, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Moosehead Awards, Melbourne Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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