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 Hothouse Australia

16 Nov 2012 -  18 Nov 2012
09:00:00 -  01:30:00
The registration period is from 11 Oct 2012 09:00:00 to 22 Oct 2012 22:00:00

Event description:

There are only 60 places are available. It will be open to financial members of Equity. Attendees are selected by random ballot.  

This is a big investment from Equity with major support from Showcast and Media Super so only participants who are able to fully commit to the two and a half days should apply. The agenda of the two and a half days has been carefully designed to ensure 60 members get maximum exposure to all opportunities so attending for only part of the time is not possible.   

When you apply you will need to submit your CV and photo as one pdf document. If you are a member of Showcast please upload your Showcast bio and photo as one pdf document. If you wish to use your Showcast cv/photo for your Casting Hothouse application then go to  your Showcast profile page, click the print option under actions, and that creates a PDF file which you can save to your computer and then attach). If you are not a member of Showcast then please upload a biography including headshot in one complete document – in pdf format-maximum two pages please. The bios/photos need to be formatted for easy viewing by each of the casting directors in order to allocate specific scenes.   You can join Showcast by clicking on

The deadline for this application is close of business Friday October 22, 2012




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