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

Screentesting For Pilot Season: Two Day Masterclass With Joshua Bitton

12 Jan 2018 -  13 Jan 2018
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 22 Nov 2017 10:00:00 to 30 Dec 2017 21:00:00

Event description:

“I’ve been lucky to work with a lot of brilliant Aussie actors. The biggest issue they face seems to be the graduated pace of LA auditions, and the near complete lack of process in the rooms.”

Pilot season is a quick person's game. Auditions come quickly, and audition rooms move at a breakneck pace. One to two takes if an actor is lucky. Come learn to break scripts down, bring them to life, and make choices that embrace your authenticity. Josh will help prepare you for the pace of LA. Learn to use the page not as a crutch, but as a road map for your auditions. Embrace the idea that you are enough, and allow that to come into he rooms with you.

Please note:
*This is for actors who have been or are intending to be part of Pilot Season. This can include recent graduates and those who have been to LA and want to improve their screentesting skills.
*This masterclass is a TWO DAY commitment so please don't apply unless you can attend BOTH days.

Bio of host:
Joshua Bitton is an actor, teacher and coach. Most notably he was Eminem’s acting coach on the set of 8 Mile. He has worked with Nicole Da Silva, Hamish Michael, Josh Helman, Ashley Zukerman, Cal Mickey, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Omar Benson Miller, and many more. As as actor he has appeared on over three dozen tv shows and many films. He teaches classes in NYC and LA.

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