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

Freeing Your Creative Genius And Living Your Creative Life With John Carter

14 Apr 2015
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

This three-hour workshop is designed to smash the walls of your (largely self-imposed) creative blocks. Your creative genius is your belief in your ability to create dynamically from your imagination. Whilst this class is designed for the actor, the exercises and principles can be applied to many of life’s pursuits. In this class you will see your past accomplishments and disappointments, your proudest moments, your greatest embarrassments - your biggest learning experiences -  in a completely fresh and liberating light.  
You’ll see where and how you limit yourself and discover ways to eliminate those limiting behaviours and actually create what you’ve only dreamed of till now.  You’ll make friends with your unexpressed ambition, your “tall poppy.” Most importantly, you’ll identify the actions you can take right now, tomorrow and in the weeks and months ahead to act more boldly as a creative artist.
Class participants will be invited to write, to speak and to “perform” as they share their insights with their colleagues.  For those who wish to continue beyond the introductory evening, a full day intensive workshop will also be offered with additional focus on building a creative regimen and support network for continued growth.

Bio of host:

John Sterling Carter, Actor (MEAA/SAG-AFTRA) Producer, Business Development Consultant. American born, Mr. Carter has been a resident of the Sunshine Coast since 2012.  Working primarily as a Film and Television Producer with two projects in development currently supported by Screen Queensland and Screen NSW.  As an actor in the U.S. he has appeared in a number of top television programs including, BONES, 24, The Practice, Without a Trace, Cold Case, Eleventh Hour and feature films including Rumor Has It, Kerosene Cowboys and The Game of Life.  Now a permanent Australian resident John became a proud MEAA member this January.  He has presented Freeing Your Creative Genius Classes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, London, Montreal, Auckland and on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. In addition to his acting and producing, John has over 35 years experience in marketing, fundraising, public relations and organizational development and management. He has represented authors and designers and commercial and not-for-profit institutions. He also served as Marketing Director and later Managing Director for a major U.S. regional theater company. Mr. Carter is a graduate of The Institute in Arts Administration at Harvard University and a past recipient of the Donner Foundation/Exxon Corp. - National Fellowship in Performing Arts Management.



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