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 Kirsty McGregor

17 Aug 2016
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 to 08 Aug 2016 23:59:00

Event description:

Join on of Australia’s leading casting directors, Kirsty McGregor and spend a full-day working on your casting skills. Up to 18 financial Equity members will work intensively with Kirsty. Each attendee will have a quick read through, then record a take and then review the footage and discuss the performance. All participants will be able to observe this process. Once the attendees have been finalised, scenes will be sent to learn for the day.


Bio of host
Kirsty’s casting credits include: Secret City, The Kettering Incident, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Doctor, Lion, Down Under, The Moodys, Devil’s Playground, Top Of The Lake, Last Cab To Darwin, The Rover, Ruben Guthrie, San Andreas, Animal Kingdom.



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