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

Voiceover Workshop With Abbe Holmes

03 Dec 2012
06:00:00 -  08:00:00

Event description:

Voiceover artist Abbe Holmes will host her final voiceover workshop for 2012.  In this two hour workshop,  Abbe will give you scripts to work on and will listen and assist with your technique together with giving advice about how to get into the voiceover industry.

Bio of host:

Abbe has worked solidly as a voiceover artist for over twenty five years, and has recorded almost everything over that time.  She is the regular voice for Spotlight Stores, Garnier and the NAB phone banking service.  She narrates corporate CD’s and DVD’s and documentaries and in 2010 narrated ‘Enlightened’ about the life of The Dalai Lama and Princess Diana’s ‘Everlasting’.

Since the 1980’s she has worked extensively in animation with Principal Cast roles in ‘The Greatest Tune on Earth’ and ‘Lil Horrors’.  She was the voice of ‘Plasmo’, and has had guest roles in ‘The Silver Brumby’, ‘Ocean Girl’ and ‘Dogstar’

Her acting work has included roles in Principal Cast for ‘Law Of The Land’ and the US TV Series ‘Ponderosa’ shot in Victoria.  Her many Guest roles include appearances in ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘Phoenix’, ‘State Coroner’, The Man From Snowy River’ and ‘Round The Twist’.  In 2010 she performed the lead in Christine Croydon’s ‘Love Your Poison’ at The Carlton Courthouse Theatre and the role of the very demented ‘Mother’ in Mark White’s vampire film, ‘The Caretaker’ and in 2011 has had guest roles in the ABC's 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' and 'Laid 11'.

She has been involved with Equity since the 1980’s, mostly in the area of voiceover where she’s worked with Equity to set rates and conditions in the voiceover industry.  She was on Branch Council in Victoria from 1999 to 2007, serving as President from 2005-2007 and is currently a member of the National Performers Committee.

Abbe also coaches voiceover technique and can be contacted through her website http://voiceovercoach.com.au or on 0419 200 969.

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