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

Script Analysis And Scene Shaping With Nicholas Hope

03 Apr 2016
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 23 Feb 2016 09:00:00 to 02 Apr 2016 22:00:00

Event description:

Do you yearn for a class situation where you simply get to practice the craft, with peer feedback? Join award winning actor and director, Nicholas Hope in a day long scene study class which will concentrate on revisiting and using script analysis to give a scene shape and help make inspired choices. This skill is particularly useful for film and TV audition/work where choices often have to be made quickly.

Bio of host:

Nicholas has been acting professionally since 1989. He has worked in film, television and theatre in Australia, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Spain. His first feature film role as the lead in Rolf De Heer’s acclaimed Bad Boy Bubby won him the Australian Film Industry Award for Best Actor, and he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the Norwegian Amanda Awards for his part in Bent Hamer’s Water Easy Reach. He recently played the recurring role of Braithwaite in Channel Nine’s Gallipoli, and the crucial role of hand-writing analyst Marcel Matley in James Vanderbilt’s debut Truth. He played in Channel Ten’s Mary, The Making of a Princess, recently completed work on ShowTime’s popular legal series Janet King, and is currently working on the ABC comedy series Soul Mates. Nicholas has taught master-classes in acting and directing around the world, from the Helsinki School of Arts to the Babel Project, Los Unidos Artistas (Portugal), to The Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney. He regularly teaches Performance Direction at the Academy of Film Theatre and Television in Surry Hills. Nicholas was awarded a PhD in Performance Studies in 201



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