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

Special Offer: Personalisation, Howard Fine Acting Studio

16 Oct 2014 -  13 Nov 2014
18:30:00 -  22:30:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:


Personalisation with Marilyn McIntyre

20% reduced fee for Equity members

Course Dates: October 16 - November 13, Thursdays 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Accessing real emotion and living truthfully in an imaginary set of circumstances is often a challenge for actors. At the Howard Fine Acting Studio, Marilyn McIntyre has designed and delivered a series of progressive exercises that seek to address these issues. These exercises outline specific techniques which facilitate genuine emotional responses to specific source material. The exercises require the actor to explore their connection to emotional stimuli including music, images, news stories and prose - thereby learning tools to bring genuine emotional responses to their work and performance. The work is undertaken individually and as a group, during class and is supported by homework assignments.

For further information, please click on the link below
To activate this offer please enter the code ‘EQAUG20’ when making your booking

Bio of host:
The Howard Fine Acting Studio is proud to be able to support the Equity Foundation and offer its members a 20% discount on a range of its upcoming, award-winning actor training courses. The Howard Fine Acting Studio has been pioneering technique-driven training in the heart of LA for over 25 years and in 2012 it opened a sister studio in Melbourne which has rapidly become an important fixture in the performance landscape of the city. The Studio (as it has come to be known) is a dedicated supporter of Equity and MEAA and urges all actors to continue supporting the union in the vital work it undertakes.




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