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

Actor Entrepreneurship With Oliver Wenn

01 May 2017
18:00:00 -  21:00:00

Event description:

The Cavalry Isn’t Coming: Why Actor Entrepreneurship Is Essential For A Modern Career

For most actors our passion guides us, however our inability to activate it can destroy us. Join actor and The HubStudio founder, Oliver Wenn in a creative workshop and discussion forum on the tools that give the power back and help actors find success on their own terms. The workshop will cover these six main areas:

Section One: Introduction
Section Two: Thats not a knife. The Australian industry, and where its headed.
Section Three: Authenticity & finding your mojo - mindset & skill set.
Section Four: Its all about me - process not perfection.
Section Five: What’s my project / what’s my plan?
Section Six: You tell me. Lets make next steps.

Bio of host:
Oliver is a 2005 NIDA Acting Graduate, he is both an actor and producer having worked on various shows over the years including the stage musical of The Sapphires. Oliver has a range of experience running various enterprises, from production to development of new work as well as his day to day commitments as creator and Director of The HubStudio. Currently Oliver is running the corporate training arm of the studio as well as completing the first major film project for the Hub and heading up a new Video On Demand Platform HaView, for which he is also a Director of the company. Oliver has appeared in many TV shows and commercial work as well as stage and screen. Oliver has also worked with such companies as Suncorp / Quantcast / EY / Sydney Water / CSR / Qantas and many others.

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