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

Howard Fine Special Offcer: 20 Spots Available To Audit Howard Fine Masterclass

29 Jun 2013
09:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 23 Jun 2013 09:00:00 to 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00

Event description:

The Howard Fine Studio Australia is offering 20 complimentary passes to financial Equity members to attend and "audit" ie observe the upcoming Howard Fine Masterclass. You can choose to apply for either the 29 June or 2 July 2013 classes.

The first 20 people who apply will be the successful applicants and they will be emailed with information on how to access the free day pass:

Our very great thanks to the Howard Fine Studio Australia for this terrific opportunity.


Please find below background information supplied by the Howard Fine Acting Studio.

The Howard Fine Acting Studio is a well established and critically acclaimed acting studio based in LA which in 2011 opened an Australian studio in Melbourne. Howard Fine and a number of their top acting teachers regularly travel to Australia to teach and as part of his studio based program Howard will be hosting more of his famous Master Classes in Sydney and Melbourne. The Howard Fine Acting Studio is home to arguably the best acting-school faculty in the world with each individual tutor being personally and genuinely endorsed by such industry luminaries as; Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Connelly, Juliette Binoche, Sir Ian McKellen, Josh Brolin and Leonardo DiCaprio as well as a host of well-known Australian actors:

“Howard has ignited the artistic, playful child in me...forever in his debt!!!”

Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, (Bikie Wars, City Homicide, Underbelly, Sea Patrol)

If you should have any queries regarding Howard or the Studio please don’t hesitate to contact the Howard Fine Acting Studio at or (03) 9038 8053.

Bio of host: As the Artistic Director at the head of an outstanding acting school faculty, Howard Fine is considered by many to be the best acting teacher alive today - having been voted the ‘Best Acting Teacher in LA’ by leading US publication and trusted industry heavyweight ‘Back Stage’ magazine. He is employed by the FBI to train their undercover agents and has been publicly thanked by the head of the Screen Actors Guild for his ongoing commitment to support actors in their work. Howard Fine's reputation as an acting coach came to prominence after he worked closely with Brad Pitt on the set of 'Interview With A Vampire'. He has personally helped many actors overcome obstacles in their technique and careers and for years has had an extensive list of private students that have included Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine, Jared Leto, Carla Gugino, Jennifer Connelly, Simon Baker, Salma Hayek, Garry Shandling, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith and Gerard Butler, amongst many, many others. As Michael Chiklis so expertly outlines in the introduction to his book (quoted above), Howard Fine does not work from a place of selfish aggrandizement, his dedication to the craft has enabled him to steadfastly build, without fanfare or ego, his studio and a lasting legacy in the heart of Hollywood.



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