Casting Hothouse 2017

Casting Hothouse 2017

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Diving in with both feet

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With more bravado than experience, actor Myles Pollard embarked on an ambitious multi-million-dollar project to produce his first feature film. Myles wrote about the experience for The Equity Magazine

Myles Pollard Drift
Sam Worthington and Myles Pollard on the set of Drift in WA

Equity Ensemble Awards - Finalists announced!

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Equity is thrilled to announce the finalists in the 3rd Annual Equity Awards, as voted by you.

View the finalists and vote for the winners here. Voting closes in less than two weeks!

Equity Awards 2011 85Cast members of Rake and with producer Peter Duncan at the Equity Awards, Ivy Penthouse

The Equity Awards are the only awards in the country nominated and selected only by actors.

Top tips from US casting directors

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In November, the Equity Foundation hosted 2½-day casting hothouses in Sydney and Auckland, giving actors the chance to participate in workshops with some of most well-regarded casting directors in the business

Feature-film casting director Margery Simkin and CBS Television Studios’ Matt Skobalak were flown in from LA to host workshops. Here, Lizzie Franks asks them for some inside tips

casting hothouseL-R: Equity director Sue McCreadie, Casting directors Matt Skrobalak, Christine King, Margery Simkin, Nikki Barrett

Equity congratulates AACTA nominees

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Actors Equity congratulates all the nominees announced by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts for the 2nd annual AACTA Awards.

The Sapphires
The Sapphires
leads the field with nominations in 12 categories

Performer Ron Haddrick honoured

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Tonight Ron Haddrick will receive the 2012 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Foxtel at the Sydney Theatre Company, where he has performed in more than 35 productions over the course of his career .

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