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

Practical Voicoever Workshop

10 Oct 2016
18:00:00 -  20:00:00
The registration period is from 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 to 04 Oct 2016 22:00:00

Event description:

This voiceover workshop will take place at Take 2 Studio in McMahon’s Point. Up to 20 Equity members will have an opportunity to actually practice your voiceover work in studio conditions and receive feedback and advice from voiceover specialistsTaylor Owynns and Jamie Oxenbould, engineer/producer Greg Crittenden (Take 2 Creative Audio) and engineer Geoff McGarvey (Sound Engine).

This is geared towards the actor who wants to be introduced to the voiceover industry. Scripts will be provided on the night to work on.

Please note: Successful applicants will be notified if they are successful and only the successful applicants will be able to take part.

The Equity Foundation sincerely thanks Taylor Owynns, Jamie Oxenbould, Greg Crittenden and Geoff McGarvey for their support of the Equity Foundation.

Bio of hosts:

Taylor Owynns has been a proud member of MEAA since 1978. She studied acting in New York with renowned actor, author and teacher Uta Hagen. Aside from her theatre and television work she also enjoyed 10 years playing the role of Lulu in the ABC TV’s ‘Bananas in Pajamas’.Taylor has a highly successful and varied voice-over career spanning some 30 years and is a member of the prestigious voice-over agency, RMK Management. She worked for 17 years as the first female voice for television Promos on ABC T.V. and some may recognise her voice on the NSW rail network as ‘the voice of NSW Transport’. In November this year she co-stars with Elaine Hudson and Ann Tenney at The Depot Theatre, Marrickville in Rivka Hartman’s ‘Let’s Talk About You’.

Greg Crittenden: Engineer/Director, Take 2 Creative Audio. Greg is a recording engineer, sound designer and voice director with more than 20 years experience. He trained at the ABC, worked at Channel 7 in Sydney, & has operated his own production company for many years. Greg’s core skill involves working with actors & voiceover artists (yes, there is a difference) to communicate the written word as spoken word.

Geoff McGarvey: Engineer, Sound Engine. Geoff began his career in the days of analogue TV production as a cameraman on light entertainment, drama and comedy shows among many others. But composing music and the world of audio post production called and this has led to award winning children’s albums, TV show themes, producing hundreds of audio books plus a huge credit list of audio post for television series, advertising and corporate. He even made a board game!

Jamie Oxenbould has been an actor and MEAA member for over 25 years and worked for most of the major theatre companies in Sydney including, Bell, Griffin, STC and Ensemble Theatre - as well as many television appearances including the ABC series My Place and as a presenter on Playschool. He has worked consistently in the voice-over industry voicing many commercials as well as characters for many animation series including the lead roles in Tabaluga, Skippy, I Got A Rocket and Gasp. He has written and directed several short films which have screened at Flickerfest, St Kilda Film Festival, Tropfest, BOFA, Adelaide Film Festival and LA Shorts Festival.

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