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

Actors And PR - How To Do A Great Interview With Elissa Blake

13 May 2019
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 15 Apr 2019 09:00:00 to 09 May 2019 22:00:00

Event description:

If you are starring in a theatre, film or TV production that is likely to get media attention are you ready for the publicity requirements that will be involved? How much of what you say is being edited out or not run at all? Get the insider’s take on what a journalist wants and doesn’t want from you. If you’re playing the long game with your career locally and internationally, this workshop is essential.

Bio of host:
Elissa Blake is an arts journalist with over 20 years experience with Fairfax (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age). She was the editor of Rolling Stone Australia for five years (1999-2004) and is now the co-editor of new arts platform Elissa is a career interview journalist. She has extensive interview experience with high profile actors including Cate Blanchett, Ben Mendelsohn, Leah Purcell, Marta Dusseldorp as well as emerging actors being interviewed for the first time. She has also interviewed artistic directors, festival directors, playwrights, dancers, choreographers, opera singers, conductors and many creatives working behind-the-scenes.


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