Category: News & Advice

  • Spotlight Pilots New Studio Access Pack

    Spotlight Pilots New Studio Access Pack

    Announcing our new partnership with Triple ‘A’ Performer and the launch of the Studio Access Pack for Neurodivergent performers. Attending an audition can be a daunting experience for any actor, but especially for neurodivergent performers. Their access needs aren’t always thought about in the casting process. Not knowing things like the lightness of the room…

  • My Casting Story: Noah Matthews Matofsky in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

    My Casting Story: Noah Matthews Matofsky in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

    Young performer Noah Matthews Matofsky on playing ‘Slightly’ in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ and how his mum and agent have supported him on his journey. Spotlight member Noah Matthews Matofsky accomplished every young performer’s dream when he was cast in a Disney film. Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy, a live-action adaptation of the classic…

  • Into the Spotlight: Competition

    Into the Spotlight: Competition

    Win a year’s Spotlight membership, £150 worth of self-tape equipment and a career advice session. Our Into the Spotlight competition is back with a brand new theme and a brand-new award winning judge!  This time, we want to see monologues or self-taped scenes – it’s completely up to you what you enter! What’s the Theme?…

  • Making the Most of Your Spotlight Discounts

    Making the Most of Your Spotlight Discounts

    How Spotlight members can use Spotlight Discounts to save money on everyday things. Life is expensive, right? That’s why, as a Spotlight member, I always try to use Spotlight Discounts as regularly as possible to save myself money on lifestyle necessities and luxurious treats. If I need to book insurance, go out somewhere fun for…

  • BAFTA TV Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    BAFTA TV Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    ‘Happy Valley’, ‘Top Boy’ and ‘The Sixth Commandment’ among the winners at the BAFTA TV Awards 2024. The winners of the BAFTA TV Awards 2024 with P&O Cruises have now been announced. The awards, which recognise television stars and shows for their achievements over the past year, took place at the Royal Festival Hall. Comedy…

  • Finalists Announced for the Spotlight Prize 2024

    Finalists Announced for the Spotlight Prize 2024

    We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the Spotlight Prize 2024! Since its introduction in the 50s, the Spotlight Prize has given graduates the chance to establish their careers in front of industry professionals.  Over 70 drama schools and universities were invited to nominate a student from their graduating class, who then submitted a self-tape…

  • Working in the Arts as a Deaf Performer

    Working in the Arts as a Deaf Performer

    The triumphs and challenges of working as a deaf actor, and the importance of deaf representation in the performing arts. My name is Nadia Nadarajah, and I have over 16 years of acting experience in theatre, American TV series, short films and a mockumentary. I’m a fully deaf BSL user and I very rarely use…

  • How Do Casting Directors Find Performers?

    How Do Casting Directors Find Performers?

    How the casting directors of ‘Starlight Express’ and ‘Sister Boniface Mysteries’ use Spotlight to find performers and their other methods. As a performer, you only see one side of the casting process. You or your agent submits you for a role and if you’re right for the part, you’ll send a self-tape or attend an…

  • 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…