Author: Spotlight Team

  • Financial Guidance for Actors

    Financial Guidance for Actors

    Advice from industry professionals on agent fees, invoicing and tax for actors. As a performing artist, it’s your responsibility to manage your business. Sharpening your script analysis and attending auditions is one thing, but developing your financial understanding is equally essential for your career. Things like accounting, filling out self-employed tax forms and negotiating agent…

  • Top Tips for Approaching Your Voice Reel

    Top Tips for Approaching Your Voice Reel

    Advice from ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ voice over artist Tracy Ifeachor on how to make your voice reel stand out and why vocal training is necessary. In the world of voice acting, voice reels are your way of catching the attention of casting professionals. Your voice reel is your chance to showcase your range of…

  • How to Use Talent Scout on Spotlight

    How to Use Talent Scout on Spotlight

    More information about Spotlight’s Talent Scout, how to opt into using this feature, and what to do if an agent reaches out to you through it. Spotlight has added a number of new features over the years. From discounts on services like gym memberships and theatre tickets to our recent Extra Cover Pack, each of these…

  • Acting with Multiple Sclerosis

    Acting with Multiple Sclerosis

    ‘Silent Witness’ and ‘Luther’ actress Maria Miles shares her experience of acting with Multiple Sclerosis. When I was 16, I knew I wanted to be an actress, but achieving my dream wasn’t so simple. I was 18 when my Multiple Sclerosis (MS) began. Mountview Drama School wanted me, so that’s where I studied for three…

  • Into the Spotlight: Dance Competition Winner

    Into the Spotlight: Dance Competition Winner

    We’re excited to announce the winner of 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 we’ll…

  • 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…

  • ​​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…