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The Spotlight Podcast
Spotlight produces a series of regular podcasts to provide our members with useful career advice and tips in easy to digest bite-size podcasts.
Each episode is under 15 minutes long and explores one particular subject or question.
As well as covering general career advice we interview industry professionals for their top tips and advice for performers.
The latest and most popular podcasts are below. We've split up our podcasts into separate pages for advice from casting directors, agents, actors and Spotlight staff, so you can browse at your leisure.
- Sooki McShane's essential casting advice for actors
Sooki McShane (CDG) discusses the casting process for stage productions and gives advice to actors preparing their showcases
- John Summerfield's advice for actors
What are the key things an actor needs to know about finding an agent? If you're a performer looking for representation or a final year drama school student, then learn from one of the best in the business - John Summerfield from Waring & McKenna
- How to find an agent
Spotlight's Emma Dyson talks you through every aspect of finding an agent, from researching potential agents, to making contact with the agent, to a typical contract between agent and performer
- Debbie McWilliams' advice for film castings
Skyfall's casting director Debbie McWilliams shares advice on how to impress in film auditions, what actors need to be aware of when self-taping and her top do's and don'ts for screen castings.
- Making the most of your Spotlight membership
Spotlight's Pippa Harrison talks you through ways to ensure your CV and Spotlight profile is selling yourself to casting directors - and the added extras you may be missing out on.
- Top tips for screen castings and auditions
Casting directors Victor Jenkins and Kelly Valentine Hendry give us their tips for actors auditioning for film and television on everything from showreels to self-taping and more.
- Top tips for a career as a TV presenter
Presenter and journalist Martyn Andrews talks us through the essential skills any TV presenter needs and how to gain experience, as well as advice on pitching to television.
- Amanda Redman's training tips
Amanda Redman (New Tricks, At Home With The Braithwaites) discusses continuing your training after drama school and how to keep your skills sharp.
- Agent Daphne Waring's advice for actors
Daphne Waring, director of leading agency Waring & McKenna, gives her advice on how graduates and performers seeking representation can catch the eye of an agent.