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

Casting Day With Anousha Zarkesh

06 Jul 2013
10:00:00 -  05:00:00

Event description:

This is a terrific opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading casting directors, Anousha Zarkesh, (Rake 2, Rake 1, Redfern Now, Mabo, Wild Boys, Laid) and spend a full-day working on  your casting skills. Twenty Victorian Equity members will work intensively with Anousha. Each attendee will have a quick read through, then record a take and then review the footage and discuss the performance.  All participants will be able to observe this process. Once the attendees have been finalised, scenes will be sent to learn for the day.   

Bio of host: 
Anousha Zarkesh has over 20 years of experience in the Australian Film, TV & Advertising industries. Based in Sydney her casting credits include:  Rake 2, Rake 1, Redfern Now, Mabo, Wild Boys, Laid, Tomorrow When the War Began, Beautiful Kate and many more.

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