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.

Masterclasses
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.
Workshops
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 Director Lynn Hegarty

25 Sep 2017
18:30:00 -  21:30:00

Event description:

Director Lynn Hegarty (A Place to Call Home, Packed to the Rafters, Winter) will give you an insider’s perspective on what the director and casting director are looking for when casting, how to prepare for the role once you have it and how to work with the director on set.

Bio of host:
Director Lynn Hegarty credits include the award-winning series Police Rescue produced by Southern Star Xanadu for the ABC, Heartbreak High produced by Gannon Television for the ABC/BBC, Wildside for the ABC, the Halifax FP telemovies, Twisted Tales, Stingers and Water Rats for the Nine Network followed by White Collar Blue for Channel Ten. In recent times she has directed All Saints and numerous episodes over 6 seasons of the highly successful comedy/drama Packed to the Rafters for the Seven Network and Me and My Monsters for the BBC and Channel 10. Also Crownies for the ABC and Tricky Business for the Nine Network both with Screentime Productions. Her recent writing includes the feature screenplay Life, Sex, Death with Sarah Walker and she also co-developed the TV series Winners and Losers with Bevan Lee and Sarah Walker for the Seven Network. Currently she is producing a new crime drama series, Fatal. Her latest directing credits include multiple seasons of A Place To Call Home for Channel Seven/Foxtel and Winter, a six-part murder mystery for the Seven Network. She is also consults at the International Film School Sydney.

The Equity Foundation thanks the Victorian College of the Arts for their support of this event.

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