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

Casting Day With Jeanie Bacharach

22 May 2018
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 04 Apr 2018 09:00:00 to 23 Apr 2018 22:00:00

Event description:

An opportunity to spend a day with Jeanie Bacharach, the US-based casting director of Nashville, Brothers and Sisters, Ally McBeal and many other hit US productions.  Successful applicants will be sent a scene to memorise and will work with Jeanie in a workshop-style environment.

Please note:
This is an event for professionally trained actors or those with at least 3 years’ acting experience.

Bio of host: 
Jeanie Bacharach is a four time Emmy nominated casting director.  She began her career working in the theatre in NYC, casting for shows at Lincoln Center and Manhattan Theatre Club.  She has been casting for television and film in Los Angeles for the past twenty-plus years, working on such shows as "Ally McBeal", "Judging Amy", "brothers & sisters", "Manhattan" and AMC's "Preacher", among many others.  She recently cast the pilot "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" for Amazon and is currently the casting director for the series "Snowfall" on F/X,, "Nashville" and the upcoming Hulu series "Castle Rock".  Having started out as an actress, albeit briefly, she very much enjoys the creative and collaborative process of casting and working with actors.  It is her personal mission on every project to make the room as conducive to actors doing their best work as possible.

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