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

Prepare To Work Not Audition - With Ted Brunetti

17 Jun 2013
06:00:00 -  10:00:00
The registration period is from 19 May 2013 09:00:00 to 11 Jun 2013 22:00:00

Event description:

Straight from the US, Ted's famous Power Point presentation is extremely beneficial for anyone to attend who is serious about a career in the modern acting landscape. The presentation is an interactive event (hosted by Ted and his trusty laptop and projector) which deconstructs the audition scenario, provides expert advice on how to prepare yourself to do your best work in the audition room and gives attendees an unparalleled insight in to the 'business' that surrounds the casting process. Attendees will also benefit from Ted's script analysis techniques which are demonstrated live, en masse with the whole group. The event culminates with Ted working hands-on, with scripts, with a selected number of volunteers. This live section illustrates many of the principles outlined in the presentation and is a fast-paced examination of audition technique.  

Our very grateful thanks to the Howard Fine Studio Australia for being able to host this workshop.

Bio of host: Ted Brunetti

Ted Brunetti is a producer, director, acting teacher, directing coach and actor.  Ted is Creator and Executive Producer of half hour comedy for FOX, as well as several other television and film projects in development. Ted works with leading professionals in the Film, Television, and Theatre Industries; he therefore brings his vast knowledge and experience from all aspects of the industry to the work at the Studio. Ted has his own production company and highly successful On Camera Acting Studio in Los Angeles. One of Uta Hagen's final protege's (with whom he trained for over 18 years), Ted fuses a combination of techniques and skills, firmly believing "there is no single or 'right' way to do this, you must find what works for you." Ted is the creator of the highly acclaimed 'Prepare to WORK, not audition' Masterclass/Workshops held throughout the US, and 'Directing Actors: Master Class/Workshop' that is taught at the most renown film schools and institutions. Many of Ted's unique directing and producing programs feature in the sylabus of numerous highly-acclaimed institutions such as USC School of Cinematic Arts, The American Film Institute, H.B. Studios, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, SAG Conservatory, ABC Primetime Casting, The Actors' Studio, and the YouTube/Google Creator Institute Pilot Program. As an actor Ted has worked with Al Pacino, Whoopi Goldberg, Uta Hagen, Stephen Sondheim, Flaherty/Ahrens, and Paul Gemignani and has coached many actors including Jack Lemon and George C. Scott in the remake of Inherit the Wind (for which Jack Lemon won an Emmy Award), Mark Feurerstein for the lead role in the hit television show ROYAL PAINS; and James Gandolfini (SOPRANOS) role in an upcoming Brad Pitt Feature Film. Ted works with the major networks, studios, casting directors, agents and managers, preparing clients for auditions and performances on-set and on-location, with many of his clients currently in leading roles in television, film, and theatre projects.  Ted Brunetti is a recipient of an NEA Achievement in the Arts Award and was voted Runner Up Favorite Acting Coach & Favorite Acting Teacher 2008 & 2010 in the heavyweight industry insider Backstage Magazine.



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