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

Acting Masterclass With Miranda Harcourt

18 Jun 2017
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 30 May 2017 09:00:00 to 15 Jun 2017 22:00:00

Event description:

*Please note: This masterclass is for EXPERIENCED actors only. The criteria for experienced actors is either full time actors for over three years or have completed a full time acting course*

Miranda will present material and exercises around her Five Tools: Connection, White Space, Internal landscape Vista/Objects and Journey. You will work with partners, play connecting games and work on mini-scripts. Miranda will show images and footage to illustrate the actors' journey and ways in which actors can heighten and intensify relationships, text analysis and behaviour. She draws on elements as disparate as Deaf sign language and her work in prisons to illuminate the acting process.

Bio of host:
Miranda has most recently worked as a coach with Garth Davis on his films LION (Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman) and MARY MAGDALENE (Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix). She is currently in post-production on her first feature as a co-director THE CHANGEOVER. She has worked with actors and directors on films such as THE LOVELY BONES, BRIGHT STAR, SOUL SURFER and BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. She was head of the acting department at Toi Whakaari - NZ Drama School for seven years and now works on skype and around the world as a coach on set and in schools such as AFTRS, the London Film School and The Actors' Centre.

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