Author: Spotlight Team

  • Getting Started with Showreels and Voice Clips

    Getting Started with Showreels and Voice Clips

    Performer Success Manager Mel Brown’s advice on creating a showreel without professional footage and ideas for your ‘Audio’ section. As a Spotlight member, you have space on your profile for at least 20 minutes of video and 20 minutes of audio. That’s 20 minutes for various clips and reels – all of which can showcase…

  • Into the Spotlight: Dance Competition Finalists

    Into the Spotlight: Dance Competition Finalists

    We’re thrilled to announce the 20 finalists for the first ever ‘Into the Spotlight’ Dance Competition. We’ve seen an incredible response to our monologue competitions over the years, so this time we wanted to showcase a new skill: dancing! The first ever Into the Spotlight: Dance Competition was exclusive to our Spotlight Graduate members, but…

  • ​​An Actors’ Survival Guide to Side Jobs

    ​​An Actors’ Survival Guide to Side Jobs

    Potential side jobs for actors that can help you make a living while acting. ​​​When you ​​​​choose​​​ to pursue acting as a career​, there are many uncertainties in your path ahead. Financial instability is perhaps the biggest concern for many aspiring actors​​ and it’s common for creatives to have a hand in many different fields​…

  • Top 7 Easter Eggs to Look Out for in Films

    Top 7 Easter Eggs to Look Out for in Films

    From Pixar and Marvel to ‘Barbie’ and ‘Star Trek’, here are our favourite hidden references to find in films. As April nears, a lot of people will hear the phrase ‘Easter egg’ and think of an oval chocolate shell wrapped in colourful foil. However, in the context of the entertainment industry, an Easter egg means…

  • BAFTA TV Awards 2024 – Nominations Revealed

    BAFTA TV Awards 2024 – Nominations Revealed

    ‘The Crown’ and ‘Black Mirror: Demon 79’ lead nominees for the BAFTA TV Awards 2024. The nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards have now been announced. The awards, which celebrate the best in the TV of 2023, see Netflix’s series The Crown and Black Mirror episode…

  • Spotlight Launches Extra Cover Pack

    Spotlight Launches Extra Cover Pack

    Safeguard your performance business with our new add-on bundle. As a dedicated performer navigating the undulating landscape of the performing arts, you know that talent alone isn’t always enough to ensure success. Your career is more than your art – it’s your business. That’s why we’ve crafted the Extra Cover Pack: an exclusive bundle designed…

  • Artios Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    Artios Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    ‘Barbie’, ‘The Bear’ and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ among winners at Artios Awards 2024. The winners of the 39th Artios Awards have now been announced. The awards, which are presented by Spotlight and the Casting Society of America (CSA), saw a range of casting directors celebrated for their work in film, television, theatre and…

  • 10 Films to Watch on International Women’s Day

    10 Films to Watch on International Women’s Day

    10 British films from female filmmakers to watch this International Women’s Day. From comedies to real-life dramas and biopics of world-famous musicians, we’ve compiled a list of 10 British films directed by women to mark International Women’s Day 2024: 1. ‘How to Have Sex’ (2023) Nominated for three BAFTA awards this year, Molly Manning Walker’s…

  • Spotlight and Filmmakers Announce New Partnership

    Spotlight and Filmmakers Announce New Partnership

    The Agreement Will Provide New Opportunities for Members Across Europe In a landmark initiative to connect the performing arts across Europe, Spotlight and Filmmakers Europe, the pre-eminent casting platform in the EU, have announced an official partnership. A new cross-platform integration will enable actors to gain a wider visibility amongst the leading casting professionals across…

  • Filmmakers Trial Terms

    Filmmakers (https://www.filmmakers.eu/) is a Casting website based in Germany. By accepting the trial offer you agree to: Spotlight’s Terms and Conditions (https://www.spotlight.com/the-small-print/terms-conditions/) and Filmmakers Terms of Service (https://www.filmmakers.eu/en/terms_of_service)  Trial is only available to members who have not previously participated in this trial. Trial is not available to current members of Filmmakers.  By accepting the trial…