Livestream with Lisa Robertson


  • 24 January 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Equity's Live Stream Program continues with Australian LA-based acting coach Lisa Robertson as our guest.  Lisa will talk to a group of Australian and NZ Equity members online about her approach to coaching  transformative and award-winning performances in film and television, as well as her career as an acting coach in LA.  It’s a great opportunity to get a greater understanding of the industry in LA. Please note: 12.00 pm is Australian Eastern Day Light Savings Time. Selection is by ballot and successful participants will be sent details about how to tune it.


  • Lisa Robertson

    Lisa Robertson:  Acting Coach | Director As an acting coach, Lisa Robertson has built a premier reputation working with a slate of cutting-edge performances in film and television. Her most current coaching credits include: Alexis Bledel for her Emmy Award winning role in THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu); Logan Browning’s NAACP Best Actress nominated series lead in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix) and also THE PERFECTION opposite Alison Williams; Ashleigh Cummings opposite Ansel Elgort in THE GOLDFINCH and her leading roles in NOS4A2 (AMC) opposite Zachary Quinto and WESTSIDE (NZ).  Lisa also coaches lead and supporting roles in PEN15 (Hulu – Emmy nominated); THE L WORD: GENERATION Q (SHOWTIME); GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS); AMERICAN PRINCESS (Lifetime); Ron Howard/Brian Grazer’s, MARS (NatGeo); WARRIOR (Cinemax); and MORTAL ENGINES. A protégé of acclaimed acting coach, Larry Moss, other favorite coaching credits include: MUNICH (Steven Spielberg); RENDITION, (Chopard Award for Breakout Performance at Cannes); Eddie Izzard’s series lead in THE RICHES (on-set), OCEAN’S THIRTEEN (on-set), VALKYRIE; and the Russell Crowe feature, TENDERNESS (on-set). Also, THE TWILIGHT SAGA; THE PACIFIC; THE STONING OF SORAYA M (title role, Mozhan Marno); BOSS; BROTHERHOOD; THE OC (numerous roles); THE SHIELD; THE SOPRANOS; POST GRAD (Alexis Bledel). She was James L. Brooks casting coach for SPANGLISH. Her full list of credits runs to the hundreds. Lisa enjoys longtime working relationships with acting alum of her Studio including Leonardo Nam, WESTWORLD (HBO); Michele Weaver, LOVE IS_ (OWN); Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears in BRITNEY EVER AFTER and Coen Bros’ HAIL, CAESAR!; Ana Ortiz (UGLY BETTY; DEVIOUS MAIDS); John Ross Bowie (BIG BANG THEORY; SPEECHLESS); Dawn Lyen-Gardner (QUEEN SUGAR); Anne Dudek (MAD MEN; HOUSE);  Scott MacArthur, THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES; EL CAMINO|BREAKING BAD; Mojean Aria (SEE for Apple TV+ opp. Jason Momoa) and Dakota Shapiro (Lead: upcoming LOST BOYS) to name a few currently populating screens. Increasingly, she works with actors in her native Australia, most recently on the reboot, SEA CHANGE; the football dramedy, PLAYING FOR KEEPS; and with young breakthrough actor, Orlando Schwerdt as Ned in TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. As a writer/director Lisa was selected for the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Her short film, COMMERCE, won numerous festivals, qualified for Academy Award consideration, and is a top 50 All-Time Bestselling Drama Short on iTunes. Lisa trained as an actor in London, San Francisco (American Conservatory Theater), and for five years in Los Angeles with Larry Moss.