2023 NZ Casting Hothouse weekend #1 (Sunday group)


  • 19 March 2023
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samoa House
Samoa House, 283 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Applications Open 11 February 2023 6:00 am
Applications Close 26 February 2023 11:55 pm
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This is a unique opportunity to work on your audition, self-test, accent and acting techniques in a one day in-person intensive workshop with two leading LA casting directors, Christy Faison and Jami Rudofsky.  The Casting Hothouse is designed to give Equity New Zealand members every opportunity to succeed in the local and international market.   APPLICATIONS When applying you will be required to provide a web link to your cv and photo, hosted on a website such as Showcast. You must be an Equity New Zealand member to apply. Applications will open on Saturday February 11th and close at midnight Sunday 26th February. Successful applicants will be informed during the week of Monday 27th February. Scene selections will be allocated and further details about the program layout will be communicated in that week.    

The Equity Foundation thanks the New Zealand Film Commission for their support of this event.



  • Christy Faison

    Christy Faison began her casting career over 20 years ago. She has cast film and television pilots. Most notably, "The Newsroom," Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups," "Ash vs Evil Dead" and "Boss" for Starz and the "Seal Team" pilot currently airing on Paramount+. Several of the independent films she cast have gone on to win awards at various film festivals. Christy partnered Jami Rudofsky in 2016 to form Faison/Rudofsky Casting. They are currently casting independent features that begin shooting 2022.
  • Jami Rudovsky

    Jami Rudofsky has been casting television, film and theatre in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Casting Credits include the original Gilmore Girls/CW and Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life/NETFLIX, Masters of Sex/SHOWTIME, EMMY nominated Conversations in LA/AMAZON, and Stargate Origins/MGM.


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