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

Tax And Financial Planning For June 30 With Matt Tucker And Marcus Briggs

22 Jun 2015
18:00:00 -  20:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:


Matthew Tucker, CPA, will go through all the things you need to know for tax time with Media Super financial planner, Marcus Briggs, covering the superanuation requirements for tax time. Topics covered include: How can you get the best return and how to make it easier for your accountant: Tax concessions available to performing artists and special professionals: How does the recent federal budget affect me? Running a business?  What are the differences from an employee? Tips for record keeping: Things to consider prior to 30 June:

Bio of host:     

Matt Tucker has been with the practice (Brian Tucker Accounting) since 1999, is a qualified CPA and holds a Practicing Certificate. He has previously served on the boards of Playlab and 4ZZZ, has volunteered for Transit Lounge and spoken for YAQ, QPIX, MEAA and Griffith University Film School. Matt has a passion for music and film, having played drums in a number of bands over the years and more recently producing his first short film.  Marcus Briggs' qualifications include a Master of Financial Planning from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.




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