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

Casting Day With Andrea Kelland

19 Sep 2015
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 26 Aug 2015 09:00:00 to 09 Sep 2015 22:00:00

Event description:

An opportunity for Financial Equity NZ members to work with Andrea Kelland, casting director of Shortland Street, on your casting technique.  You will learn a scene for the morning session with feedback, direction and a viewing of your scene with cold reads and round ups in the afternoon.

Bio of host:

Anrea Kelland has been actng since Theatre Corporate was found in 1973.  She attended Le Coq Mime School in Paris and has worked in Australia, London and NZ.  15 years ago she began working as a Casting Director with Central Casting in Auckland. Her casting credits include many TVC’s, Hercules the movie an I Love Lucy as Extras Casting Co-Ordinator and Jackson’s Wharf series 2 for South Pacific Pictures.  She has been Casting Director for Shortland St for six years.



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