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Learn the art of self-testing from some of the best casting directors in the world


The courageous cast out stereotyping

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Wesley Enoch continues to break new ground with his production of a Bertolt Brecht play with an entirely Indigenous cast, writes Karol Foyle

Ursula Yovich and Wesley Enoch rehearse QTC's Mother Courage and Her Children


The Casting Confidential: Live from LA

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You can watch today's special Equity event here.

Join the conversation: Twitter @ausactorsequity #lacastconf Facebook

The LA Casting Confidential is proudly supported by Australians in Film, AusFilm, Film New Zealand, New Zealand Consulate General – Los Angeles, the New Zealand Film Commission and the SAG Foundation.

Actors Equity is the union and professional association for performers in Australia and New Zealand. Nine good reasons to belong to Equity? Click here.

3rd Equity Ensemble Awards - Winners announced!

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The actors who starred in a powerful, contemporary drama series about Indigenous Australians living in Redfern, a quirky comedy that follows a dysfunctional family gathering for Christmas and a miniseries that recounts the devastating effect of the James Hardie asbestos saga have won the 3rd annual Equity Ensemble Awards.

The cast members of Redfern Now, A Moody Christmas and Devil’s Dust were voted – by members of Actors Equity Australia – the winners of the 3rd Equity Ensemble Awards.


The Equity Ensemble Awards are proudly supported by FOXTEL and ABC TV.

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

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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

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