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

Live Stream With Casting Director Nikki Barrett

17 Jul 2019
16:30:00 -  17:30:00
The registration period is from 10 Jul 2019 09:00:00 to 15 Jul 2019 22:00:00

Event description:

The Equity Foundation is launching a national pilot program of Live Streaming and casting director Nikki Barrett is our first guest. Nikki will talk to a national group of Equity members online for one hour. It will be a chance for a selected number of members from all over Australia to listen and talk to Nikki about the casting process. Selection is by ballot and successful participants will be sent details about how to tune it.

Bio of host:
Nikki Barrett has been casting Australian and international film and television for over 20 years. Her work includes acclaimed features such as Fury Road, Hackshaw Ridge, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, The Nightingale, I Am Mother, The Babadook, The Great Gatsby, The Water Diviner, Slow West, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Sapphires, Somersault, Oranges and Sunshine, The Proposition, Candy and The Railway Man plus Simon Baker's first feature Breath as well as HBO’s The Leftovers and TV series Picnic at Hanging Rock. Recent work includes Ride Like A Girl, Justin Kurzel’s feature adaptation of The True History of the Kelly Gang, as well as BBC series The Luminaries and Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man.

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