Spotlight Career Advice

Book a free career advice session with a Spotlight expert

Whether you’re just starting out or feel the need for a "refresher chat", Spotlight career advice sessions are your opportunity to have a 20-minute appointment with either Emma Dyson or Justin McDonald to discuss your career.

Anything is up for discussion, including photos, CVs, showreels, casting directors and agents (however, it is not possible for us to recommend agents).

This is a free service, inclusive within Spotlight membership and available only to members. Your session can be in person at Spotlight HQ in London, at Elevator Recording Studios in Liverpool, over the phone or on Skype.

To book in to one of the latest sessions, head to the events page

About Emma Dyson

Emma Dyson trained at the Guildford School of Acting. After working in other areas of the arts, she became an agent and developed a broad understanding of the relationship between the performer, management and casting process. Her six years’ experience as an agent gives her an invaluable perspective on portfolio photography, CVs and presentation. She is well placed to offer general advice and guidance to the working actor.

About Justin McDonald

Justin McDonald is an actor, writer and voice over artist originally from Tyneside in the north east of England. He won a scholarship to train at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, where he gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Acting. Completing his studies early to play a leading role in a prime time television drama, Justin has continued to work consistently in film, television and theatre. With over ten years' experience of working in the industry, he has gained a valuable insight into many of the issues faced by actors today, including working effectively with agents, casting directors, headshots, CVs, showreels, self tapes, LA pilot season, managers, visas, tax, audition prep, drama school, branding, self promotion and voice overs.