Category: Young Performers

  • 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…

  • Casting Young Performers in ‘Matilda the Musical’

    Casting Young Performers in ‘Matilda the Musical’

    Tips from casting directors Lucy Bevan and Emily Brockmann on self-taping and their experience casting young performers in the ‘Matilda the Musical’ film. In the fantastical world of film, it’s the casting director’s job to find the right actors to bring stories to life on the big screen. This task is especially important when the…

  • Succeeding as a Young Performer

    Succeeding as a Young Performer

    Young actor Kyrelle Lammy on dealing with nerves, learning lines, and winning twice at the Black British Theatre Awards. At the Black British Theatre Awards 2023, we had the chance to talk to young performer Kyrelle Lammy, who took home the Disability Champion Award (sponsored by Spotlight) and the Best Supporting Male Actor Award for…

  • What Young Performer Agents Want You to Know

    What Young Performer Agents Want You to Know

    Spotlighter and former young performer agent, Mel Brown, answers your questions about how to use Spotlight for young performers and how best to interact with your child’s agent My child has just joined Spotlight as a young performer. How does the casting process work? Spotlight is the UK’s leading casting platform used by casting directors…

  • Young Performer Support Hub

    Young Performer Support Hub

    Welcome to Spotlight! This page is designed to support you on your Spotlight journey and give you and your child all the guidance you may need along the way. From refining their Spotlight profile to learning how to self-tape – everything you need is here. I’ve included some of my favourite articles and top tips from our expert industry…

  • 7 Reasons to Join a Youth Theatre

    7 Reasons to Join a Youth Theatre

    Why youth theatre is important for young actors and how you can get involved Youth theatre is a lifeline for many young people. It’s a safe place where in-person connections thrive, creativity is celebrated, and individuals are accepted. For some, youth theatre can even become a home and a family. Here are seven reasons why…

  • What Young Actors Need to Know About Working with Intimacy Coordinators

    What Young Actors Need to Know About Working with Intimacy Coordinators

    How intimacy coordinators look after you during production and what they do to ensure your wellbeing during intimate scenes The role of an intimacy coordinator is still relatively new to the industry – only beginning to increase in popularity in 2017. But intimacy coordinators aren’t for show: they’re an important ally for performers to have…

  • What Parents Need to Know About Working with Their Child’s Agent

    What Parents Need to Know About Working with Their Child’s Agent

    The AYPA’s guide to best practice for young performer agents, and what parents and guardians need to be aware of in the industry It’s extremely important, as the parent or guardian of a young actor that you do your research when looking for an agent for your child. Unfortunately there are some dubious organisations out…

  • Bonnie and Betty’s Tips for Parents of Young Performers

    Bonnie and Betty’s Tips for Parents of Young Performers

    Children’s agent Bonnie & Betty share their advice for young actors and their parents/guardians about how to make the most of your Spotlight profile and improve your casting chances Bonnie & Betty is an agency that represents babies, children and teens for various photographic, commercial, TV, film and stage work. We spoke to founder Bonnie Lia…

  • Tips for Making Positive Friendships as a Young Actor

    Tips for Making Positive Friendships as a Young Actor

    How to create lasting bonds and friendships with other actors as a young performer It’s a big leap from performing as a hobby to becoming a professional performer. Young actors work alongside adults in a very technical environment, and drama school is very different from school or university – with full-time contact hours and mostly…