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

The Working Actors Prepares With Grae Burton

06 Oct 2012
10:00:00 -  14:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

An opportunity to refresh auditioning for camera skills and expose and overcome the obstacles we create in making the best of our auditions...

Covered in forum session-

•                Accents and presenting characters from a different countries

•                Your body, your look and being comfortable with physicality

•                Playing your age range and beyond

•                Practical discussion about maximising your chances of success

•                Staying positive in the face of adversity

•                Feeling valued in your craft

Covered in practical exercise-

•                Miming and presenting imagined reality

•                Centring self and vocal prep

•                Where you and the character converge/diverge 

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