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

US Accent Class With Natasha McNamara

29 Oct 2012
06:00:00 -  08:00:00
The registration period is from 01 Oct 2012 09:00:00 to 23 Oct 2012 22:00:00

Event description:

This is an opportunity to learn or refresh your US accent. Free of charge for financial Equity members.

Bio of Host: Natasha McNamara

Natasha is a graduate of WAAPA Performing  Arts and NIDA Voice Studies.  She has worked with vocal gurus Cicely Berry and Barbara Houseman and forum theatre legend, Augusto Boal whose techniques she utilises in a lot of her teachings. She is regularly sought after as a vocal coach for theatre and film, most recently for the feature film Tomorrow When The War Began. Her clients range from celebrities to zoo keepers to politicians, business men and women and up and coming young soap stars... Natasha is a regular NIDA Open Program tutor and NIDA corporate trainer. Natasha is currently Voice tutor for the full-time NIDA acting course and with Bell Shakespeare.



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