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

Actors And PR - How To Do A Great Interview With Maxim Boon

13 May 2019
18:30:00 -  20:30:00
The registration period is from 15 Apr 2019 09:00:00 to 09 May 2019 22:00:00

Event description:

Do you know how to do a great interview, promote yourself and your production succinctly and tell interesting and relevant stories whilst keeping your private life private? Even if you’ve done hundreds of interviews you may not necessarily have been doing them in a way that satisfies both journalists and your show’s producers and publicists. How much of what you say is being edited out or not run at all? Get the insider’s take on what a journalist wants and doesn’t want from you.If you’re playing the long game with your career locally and internationally, this workshop is essential.

Bio of host:
Maxim Boon is a British arts and culture writer and editor based in Melbourne. Formerly the Senior Group Editor and National Arts Editor of Street Press Australia title The Music and the Online Editor of Limelight Magazine, he is currently the Chief Classical Music Critic for The Age. He is also a contributor to Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Time Out, Broadsheet, Australian Book Review, ArtsHub and Daily Review, covering arts and culture stories over a spectrum of disciplines, including classical music, theatre, dance, stand-up comedy, and opera. Prior to becoming a full-time journalist in 2014, Boon was a publicist working with a number of major arts organisations in the UK including Akram Kham Company, DV8 Physical Theatre and Sadler's Wells Theatre.

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