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

Comedy Acting With Robyn Butler And Wayne Hope

14 Nov 2015
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

A comedy acting masterclass with Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. This class will focus on approaching a comic script with truth in order to find the funny in it - and in you. (Please note: This is for experienced actors - who have completed a three year acting degree or who have worked full time as an actor for at least three years.)   

Bio of Hosts:

Robyn Butler is an actor, writer and producer who runs the highly successful Australian Production Company, Gristmill, with her husband, Wayne Hope. A prolific content creator, Robyn co-created and produced three seasons of the multi award-nominated and winning The Librarians for ABC TV, in which she also starred; she also co-wrote and produced the much loved and lauded comedy, Very Small Business. She co-created and produced two seasons of the critically acclaimed and hit comedy, Upper Middle Bogan, for ABC TV, and written and produced the feature film, Now Add Honey, in which she also stars. Most recently she has co-created, written and produced, Little Lunch, a mockumentary series starring children, for ABC3.

Wayne Hope is an actor, writer, director and producer at Gristmill, the acclaimed Production Company he founded with his wife, Robyn Butler. As an actor, Wayne has appeared in iconic comedies, The Castle, The Micallef Program, and Very Small Business, which Wayne also co-wrote and produced. Wayne also co-created, produced and directed the celebrated and award winning comedies, The Librarians and Upper Middle Bogan for ABC TV.  One of Australia’s most accomplished and prolific comedy directors, Wayne has just directed and produced Gristmill's first feature film, Now Add Honey and Little Lunch, a mockumentary series for ABC3, which he also co-created and produced.



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