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

Self Testing 101 With Emily Joy

28 May 2018
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 09 May 2018 09:00:00 to 21 May 2018 23:00:00

Event description:

During this 3-hour introduction to Self Testing, Emily Joy will focus on the basics of camera operation, lighting, sound and sending for actors who are NEW to self testing. This is the an opportunity for members to take advantage of the Equity Self Test Studio. Please note: This workshop is focused on people who are NEW to the process of self-testing.

Bio of host:
Emily Joy is the owner of Joy Studio – a boutique acting studio in Melbourne. Her actors have secured countless roles for major film and television projects including Picnic At Hanging Rock, Jack Irish Season 2, Stan’s Romper Stomper, Hamish and Andy’s True Story, Kim Farrant’s Angel of Mine, BBC’s The Cry, and Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade and more. Emily has taught at the University of Canberra and Dan Hamill Performance Coaching as well as worked as a casting assistant for Greg Apps. Emily studied at NIDA Young Actors Studio and has an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts from Southbank Institute of Technology (Now University of Canberra). As an actor, she is best known for Red Billabong and will be seenin the upcoming feature Occupation.

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