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

Self Testing With Alexandra Nell

06 Sep 2018
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 21 Aug 2018 09:00:00 to 06 Sep 2018 23:00:00

Event description:

Given the importance of self testing now (not just for pilot season) what can you do to ensure you have info/skills to do a good self test. Topics examined include:
-How to do it via phone, ipad or camera
-How to edit; what platform to send, what lighting do you need?
-What practical skills are needed?
-How to keep track of what's happening in the industry and the importance of maintaining skills

Bio of host:
Alexandra Nell is a South African born, Australian based Actor. Graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2015, Alexandra was recognised as the first person in history to take out three prestigious awards, including; Hazel Treweek Excellence in Shakespeare Award, Keith Bain Excellence in Movement Award, and the Leslie Walford Scholarship for Creative achievement. Post graduating, Alexandra starred in the the short film 'We Were Here' directed by David Vincent Smith, winning the Jaguar Award for 'Best Performance by an Actress' at the 28th annual Western Australian Screen Awards in 2016. She currently co-leads the 6-part Screenwest funded web-series, 'Single Ladies', and the short sci-fi drama, 'Abduction'; both of which will premiere early 2019. Alexandra recently attended the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018 to present 'We Were Here' as part of Festival Antipodes, and represent WIFT Australia.

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