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The Spotlight Podcast
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The Spotlight Podcast: Championing Diversity with the Diverse Squad
Why diversity is important in the entertainment industry, and more information about M·A·C Cosmetics’ collaboration with Spotlight and the Diverse Squad. In this episode of The Spotlight Podcast, we speak to agents Mildred Yuan and Sara Sehdev (Core MGMT), who are also members of the Diverse Squad, about the work the Diverse Squad is doing […]
diversity/inclusivity
podcast
spotlight profile
Spotlight
Actor Lucas Albion performing a monologue on-stage at the Spotlight Prize 2023
The Finalists for the ‘Into the Spotlight’ Identity Competition

It’s time to reveal the finalists for the latest ‘Into the Spotlight’ competition! This time, the theme for our ‘Into the Spotlight’ competition was ‘Identity’, and we couldn’t wait to see how you interpreted this through your entries. The Spotlight team received and watched all of your entries, and after many tough decisions, we’ve now […]

acting
monologues
news
The Industry
Fabien Frankel as 'Ser Criston Cole' in 'House of the Dragon' sitting in firelight
How Fabien Frankel Fired Up for ‘House of the Dragon’

Ahead of season 2, Actor Fabien Frankel looks back on how he got the role of ‘Ser Criston Cole’ in ‘House of the Dragon’. Like its predecessor, HBO’s House of the Dragon has been a wildly popular series, bringing back the political and familial scheming, epic battles, and fire-breathing dragons that made Game of Thrones […]

auditions
interview
self-taping
Spotlight
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Announcing Spotlight’s New M·A·C Complexion Shade Profile Feature

More details about the new features launched by Spotlight as part of our partnership with M·A·C and the PMA Diverse Squad. Published: 13 June 2024 On 6 October 2023, Spotlight entered into a partnership with M·A·C Cosmetics, the world’s leading professional make-up brand, and the Personal Managers’ Association (PMA) Diverse Squad to launch the Inclusive […]

diversity/inclusivity
news
spotlight profile
The Essentials
Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan sitting on a wall overlooking the sea in 'The Banshees of Inisherin'
How to Start Your Acting Career in Ireland

A guide for aspiring performers about how to get into the acting industry in Ireland, the acting courses available and where to look for acting jobs. Ireland is renowned for its music and literature and is home to many gifted storytellers – it’s no surprise a long line of talented actors hail from here. Liam […]

auditions
casting directors
drama school
The Industry
Maurice the cat sitting on a table looking startled next to Keith from 'The Amazing Maurice'
Giving Voice to Animation with Robert Chandler

The producer of ‘The Amazing Maurice’ provides an insight into making animated films and what he looks for during voiceover auditions. Of all the ways to tell a story, perhaps none allows you more freedom and creativity than animation. Unlike live-action productions, your characters can be larger than life, you’re not restrained to real-world locations […]

casting directors
film
interview
The Essentials
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5 Ways to Learn Your Lines

Five methods actors use to learn lines and tips for learning lines quickly from our Spotlight Prize 2023 winners and finalists. It’s always essential for actors to know their lines – whether it’s for an upcoming role or preparation for an audition. The sooner you have your lines memorised, the sooner you can focus on […]

acting advice
graduates
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