Casting Hothouse 2017

Casting Hothouse 2017

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The Equity Foundation is thrilled to be collaborating with the Atlantic Acting School and the New Zealand Film Commission to once again offer a New Zealand performer the opportunity to hone their craft in New York .

The Spring Comprehensive scholarship (valued at $US2,500) will take place in New York City from May 22 – June 30, 2017.

We are delighted that once again the New Zealand Film Commission are joining us to contribute a cash prize of $NZ5,000 to assist with flights and accommodation.

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In Conversation with the Artistic Directors

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Join Kip Williams (Sydney Theatre Company), Lee Lewis (Griffin) and Eamon Flack (Belvoir) - with actor and director, Helen Dallimore in the interview chair - to get a rare behind-the-scenes insight into the journey of bringing exciting works and artists to the Australian stage. The directors will discuss their past and current projects, the challenges and highlights of their careers, what they have learnt along the way and their plans for the future. 

Monday January 30. Belvoir Street Theatre, Surry Hills.
Doors open from 6pm and bar open from 6.30 pm. Please note we will start promptly at 7pm.
RSVP essential. Please email with "In Convo" in Subject line.
This is a free event open to all members of the industry - Equity members and non-members.

The Equity Foundation sincerely thanks the Belvoir Street Theatre for their generous support of this In Conversation.


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Who should be the recipient of the 2016 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Foxtel?

Lifetime 2015 712015 recipient Grant Page enjoys his Lifetime Achievement award ceremony surrounded by friends and family. 

This unique award was launched in 2009 to honour the achievements of a leading Australian performer who has had a distinguished career and been an inspiration to other Australian performers.

Elizabeth McRae honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Equity New Zealand is thrilled to announce that Elizabeth McRae is the recipient of the 2016 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Ryman Healthcare.

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Elizabeth McRae started her acting career in the 70s with a string of TV and film credits including "Terry and the Gunrunners", "Go Girls", "A Death in the Family" and "Rest for the Wicked". She is best known however for her role of receptionist Marjorie in the hit TV series "Shortland Street".

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