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


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Casting Director Roundtables

26 Oct 2014 09:30:00 - 27 Oct 2014 16:30:00
Free Event

Casting Day with Nikki Barrett

09 Jul 2017 10:00:00 - 17:00:00
Cooper Screen Academy, 131 Macquarie St , Hobart, Tasmania (AU)
Free Event

Casting Day with Annie Murtagh-Monks

15 Oct 2017 10:00:00 - 17:00:00
West Stirling Neighbourhood Centre, 228 Hancock St Doubleview, WA 6018 ()
Free Event

Casting Day with Amanda Rees

25 Nov 2017 10:00:00 - 17:00:00
The Actors Program, 145 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland (NZ)
Free Event

US Accents for Pilot Season with Anna McCrossin-Owen

10 Jan 2018 18:00:00 - 21:00:00
TLC Building , 2nd Floor, 16 Peel St, Brisbane 4101 (AU)
Free Event

Auditioning with Les Chantery

24 Feb 2018 10:00:00 - 17:00:00
Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne (AU)
Free Event |

US Accent with Jennifer Innes

24 Feb 2018 10:00:00 - 12:00:00
SA Equity Office, 241 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000 (AU)
Free Event |

Sydney Self-Test Studio Induction

26 Feb 2018 11:00:00 - 12:00:00
NSW MEAA Office, 245 Chalmers St, Redfern 2016 (AU)
Free Event |

Casting Hothouse Australia

16 Nov 2012 09:00:00 - 18 Nov 2012 01:30:00
Free Event

US Accent Workshop: Tasmania

04 Jul 2016 18:00:00 - 20:00:00
Free Event


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