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Our greatest role is helping you find yours

Spotlight on Ireland

With increasingly more auditions and productions taking place here in Ireland, there’s never been a better time to join Spotlight – the gateway to the biggest roles matching your talent. Spotlight connects you to the best jobs in film, TV, theatre, commercials, voice over, animation and much more.

How does it work?

If you’re an actor based in Ireland, just add your location to your Spotlight Profile and you’ll appear when casting professionals search for local performers, actors of Irish heritage or Irish language/accents and dialects.

When roles are sent for Irish projects, you’ll also see them in your Jobs Feed which you can filter. You can now also pro-actively search for jobs in your area to the nearest town. If it’s international work you’re looking for, then rest assured, you can access all job advertisements sent to performers globally.

Representation

If you have an agent, they can manage your submissions for you, or you can ask them to give you ‘nudge access’ so you can alert them about jobs you’re interested in, or ‘full access’ so you can apply yourself.

If you’re self-represented, you will manage all your submissions and we will keep you updated on all the latest jobs matching your profile. Casting Directors and job hirers will contact you directly from our platform.

Looking for an agent? Spotlight has just launched Talent Scout – our latest feature connecting agents with self-represented talent.

Hiring Actors

If you are a casting professional or a job hirer looking for actors, you’ll find hundreds of Irish performers based here in Ireland, or actors of Irish heritage working right across the globe.

When you send a casting breakdown directly to agents and actors, you’ll receive suggestions for your role within minutes. You can shortlist your favourites, request self-tapes and send video presentations to your clients.

Learn more about casting through Spotlight here.

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Features to boost your acting career

Mobile app feature.
Mobile App

Our iOS app gives performers the chance to submit for roles on the go, configure their job filters, upload new headshots, with more to come! Download here.

Talent Scout feature.
Talent Scout

If you’re looking for representation, we have tools that enable you to find, and be found by agents.

Find the right performer feature.
Ethnicity or Heritage

Select from over 800 ethnicities and help Casting Directors find you for very specific roles.

Join Spotlight today

Spotlight now has flexible monthly payment options in Euro with no fixed contract. That means you can try Spotlight for as little as €19.50 today.

Spotlight Membership

€213 (inc. VAT)
per year

 

€19.50 (inc. VAT) per month

Join Spotlight to connect with casting professionals and the best roles available in Ireland, the UK, Europe and beyond.
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* Membership discounts are available to deaf, disabled and neurodivergent performers. You can choose the option to apply for this during your application. Deaf and disabled performers are also invited to join www.profileperformers.com – a free video database service (both for actors and industry users) hosted by Spotlight and the National Theatre, designed to champion and showcase Deaf and disabled talent.

Spotlight Features
Classic
Spotlight public profile
Access to industry contacts
Development and events
Industry FAQs
Talent Scout
Ethnicity and heritage
Industry Support
Classic
Group career advice
Resources
Classic
Discounts

Our Membership Criteria

Membership Criteria - Qualifications
1
Experience

You have at least one featured role with an Equity or equivalent union contract or two professional performance credits or have completed at least a year of full-time professional performance training equivalent to an RQF level 5 or two years of part-time training

Actor writing notes in a script
2
Qualifications

You have completed at least a year of full-time professional performance training equivalent to an RQF level 5 or two years of part-time training.

Membership Criteria - Recommendation
3
Recommendations

Or have been recommended by a Spotlight registered agent or a party that’s a member of one of the following professional organisations: Casting Directors’ Guild, Casting Society of America, Casting Directors Association

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Succession
I cast so many actors who do not reside in the states, I use Spotlight for all projects we work on. It's the easiest and most effective way to find talent abroad. It is great, easy and wonderfully effective.
Avy Kaufman, CSA, ICDA
In My Skin, Feel Good and Big Boys
Spotlight is the go-to and it’s really important for actors to have showreels on their Spotlight page.
Rachel Sheridan, CDG Casting Director
The Old Oak, All of Us Strangers and The Woman in the Wall
We use Spotlight as a searchable tool - we go through things like base, skills, languages - languages we’re doing a lot of that at the moment. We use it to just absorb information.
Kahleen Crawford, Casting Director