Category: The Industry

  • Actors Talk About Their Favourite Roles

    Actors Talk About Their Favourite Roles

    Actors from ‘Wonka’, ‘Happy Valley’ and ‘Harlots’ tell us about their favourite roles from their acting careers. As actors, there are many factors that contribute to your overall professional experience when working on a production. While landing a role and having your talent acknowledged will always be considered a success, it’s the external elements that…

  • 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…

  • Your Memorable Theatre Audition Stories

    Your Memorable Theatre Audition Stories

    Our favourite audition stories submitted by Spotlight members for World Theatre Day Every 27 March, the performing arts community celebrates World Theatre Day, a time to commemorate the art of theatre. Initiated by the International Theatre Institute back in 1961, World Theatre Day commemorates its importance to the arts, not just to performers, but people…

  • 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…

  • Olivier Awards 2024 – Nominees Revealed

    Olivier Awards 2024 – Nominees Revealed

    ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘Dear England’ lead nominations at the Olivier Awards 2024. The nominees for the Olivier Awards 2024 have now been revealed, with the Savoy Theatre’s Sunset Boulevard leading the pack with an amazing 11 nominations. The National Theatre’s Dear England and the Bridge Theatre’s Guys & Dolls also have an…

  • Oscars 2024 Winners Announced

    Oscars 2024 Winners Announced

    Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ leads the pack with seven wins at the 96th annual Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The winners of the Oscars 2024 have now been announced at a spectacular ceremony in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre. Jimmy Kimmel was invited back for the 4th time to present the Academy Awards and opened…

  • 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…

  • 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards – Winners Announced

    2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards – Winners Announced

    Christopher Nolan’s historical epic ‘Oppenheimer’ picks up three major awards, while ‘The Bear’ and ‘Succession’ share big TV wins. After a challenging year of strikes, the Screen Actors Guild gathered in Hollywood on Saturday, 24th February, to celebrate the outstanding performances from the last 12 months. For the first time ever this year, the SAG…

  • The CDG Awards 2024 Winners

    The CDG Awards 2024 Winners

    Louise Kiely for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and Kharmel Cochrane for ‘Rye Lane’ among the prizes at the ceremony. The Casting Directors’ Guild is delighted to announce the 2024 CDG Casting Awards winners. Now in its sixth year, the CDG Casting Awards celebrate the incredible work achieved by casting teams across film, television, theatre, commercials…

  • 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…