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

In Conversation With Agents Natasha Harrison And Tracey Silvester

07 Nov 2016
18:00:00 -  20:00:00
The registration period is from 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 to 01 Nov 2016 22:00:00

Event description:

A chance to meet agents Natasha Harrison, United Management and Tracey Silvester, IMC. This is an opportunity to talk about the actor - agent process, how decisions are made and the things you need to know to further your career, with plenty of time for questions.

Bio of hosts

Tracey Silvester: Tracey began her career at ICM London, assisting agents Jane Epstein and Harriet Robinson, working with artists such as Kate Beckinsale, Gerard Butler and Daniel Craig. She returned to Sydney in 1999, taking up a position with Faith Martin Casting where over the next 8 years she served as casting assistant and then associate on film and television productions such as PJ Hogans’ Peter Pan and Bryan Browns’ Two Twisted. She then returned to Agency work in 2007 joining RGM Artists and in 2014 she formed IMC with Paul Dainty and Theresa Huska, focussing on talent ranging from developmental through to establish international talent.

Natasha Harrison: United Management specialises in the professional representation of actors at all stages of their careers, representing emerging actors and managing the careers of our more experienced high profile actors. Our agency is owned and operated by agents Natasha Harrison, Lee-Anne Higgins, Trish McAskill and finance and business manager Catherine Handley. With backgrounds in casting and film and television production we bring to our roles as agents extensive knowledge and understanding of the industry which has also allowed us to establish strong and long standing relationships with Australia’s leading producers and directors. On an international level we work closely with leading agencies and casting directors in the U.S. and the U.K, introducing them to our younger emerging actors while also working closely as part of the international team for our more established internationally successful actors.



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