Author: Spotlight Admin

  • How to Help Casting Directors Find You on Spotlight

    How to Help Casting Directors Find You on Spotlight

    Practical tips to improve your chances of being found by casting directors via Spotlight search. As well as using the Spotlight Link to send breakdowns to performers and agents, casting professionals also use Spotlight to search for performers. There are 5,000-10,000 searches carried out every day, and with specific attributes, accents, skills or credits all…

  • Tips to Improve Your Self-Tape

    Tips to Improve Your Self-Tape

    Our troubleshooting tips and fixes for common self-taping issues, including what the best colour backdrop is, and the ideal camera setting. In all our years of providing industry advice and helping performers improve their Spotlight profiles, we’ve seen a lot of self-tapes, and we’ve noticed a few recurring issues actors are having while filming.  From…

  • Getting Started in Voice Acting for Animation

    Getting Started in Voice Acting for Animation

    Voice actor Dian Perry shares her tips for becoming an animation voice artist and doing voice over for cartoons. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a professional actor with a Spotlight membership. Maybe you’ve already secured your dream job and, if so, that’s terrific! But perhaps there’s another acting genre that you’ve always been…

  • How to Deal with Nerves

    How to Deal with Nerves

    Advice from performers on how to overcome your nerves when acting on stage or during an audition. Being nervous is a part of every performer’s life. Whether it’s in our new studios waiting for your audition, on stage, or the moment before a director yells, “Action!” we’ve all experienced it – from award-winning, experienced actors…

  • Spotlight’s Christmas Opening Hours 2023

    Spotlight’s Christmas Opening Hours 2023

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again! We’d love to wish a Happy Holidays and New Year to all of Spotlight’s members and friends in the industry, and to also let you know our opening hours over the festive period. Spotlight will be closed on the following dates: Saturday 23 December Sunday…

  • 8 Tips to Prepare You for an Audition

    8 Tips to Prepare You for an Audition

    Top tips from casting director Kate Rhodes James on how to prepare for an audition. Kate Rhodes James has had a long and varied career as a casting director. Her past projects include House of Gucci, Catherine the Great, A Discovery of Witches, The Good Karma Hospital, Line of Duty, Sherlock, and many more. Most…

  • How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    All of the benefits of joining Spotlight and why a Spotlight membership is worth it. Your Spotlight membership is more than just an online profile with access to exclusive breakdowns. It’s your gateway into the world of casting, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Here are all the ways in…

  • Understanding Trans and Non-Binary Casting with Gendered Intelligence

    Understanding Trans and Non-Binary Casting with Gendered Intelligence

    Gendered Intelligence shares their insight into trans performer rights and what language is appropriate to use in breakdowns and the casting room Trans people and the creative arts are natural allies. As such, Spotlight has been working with Gendered Intelligence to improve their understanding of diverse gender expressions within the arts. It was important for…

  • Rooms & Studios Terms and Conditions

    Rooms & Studios Terms and Conditions

    This Site and related Services are provided by “Spotlight”, a trading name of Talent Systems Europe Limited, whose trading address and registered office is 16 Garrick Street, London, WC2E 9BA. VAT number 200134486. Registered in England and Wales, Company Number 07664065. For details of how to contact us click here. Use of Spotlight By agreeing to these…

  • Into the Spotlight: Young Performer Monologue Competition

    Into the Spotlight: Young Performer Monologue Competition

    Win a year’s Spotlight membership, £100 worth of camera equipment, a career advice session, a Spotlight goody bag and more! Our Into the Spotlight competition is back with a special Young Performer edition! We’re shining the spotlight on young talent and we want to see your brilliant performances. Whether it’s your favourite poem, a monologue or a…