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

Screen Craft - A Masterclass With Kathy McRae

11 Jul 2015
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 16 Jun 2015 09:00:00 to 08 Jul 2015 22:00:00

Event description:

A masterclass that focuses on the connection between actors and how they work together to create the scene. This masterclass will offer an invigorating day to focus on screen-craft without the pressure of auditions and production schedules.

Bio of host:

Kathy McRae has been directing drama for television full-time for the last seven years, working on "Nothing Trivial", "Go Girls 5" and "Shortland Street". Before that she directed award-winning theatre in Wellington including Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" and the premieres of Ken Duncum's "Trick of the Light" and "Cherish". This year she and her family have moved back home to Wellington from Auckland. She loves working with actors and exploring the mysterious dynamics of drama!




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