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Training
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Choosing a Part-Time Acting Course

What to consider when looking for a part-time acting course and how to choose one that’s right for you Whether you’d like to get a taste for acting, train to be a professional, or upskill while working as a professional actor, part-time acting courses have much to offer. They can help you secure a place […]

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The Essentials
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How to Start Your Acting Career in London

How to become an actor in London, including where to find auditions, drama schools and the cost of living in the capital. London is the centre of the UK’s entertainment industry, making it a popular base for performers. Often referred to as the ‘theatre capital of the world’, it has around 40 theatres in and […]

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casting directors
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What to Put in Your ‘About Me’ on Spotlight

Spotlight experts share their top tips for what casting directors want to see in your ‘About Me’ and ‘Training’ sections and the most useful information to include. The ‘About Me’ section is a small area on your profile, but it can be mighty when used correctly. If your Spotlight profile is your acting CV, consider […]

casting directors
spotlight experts
spotlight profile
The Essentials
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Everything You Need to Know About Voice Reels

Tips and advice for creating a voice reel, including how to make one, why it’s needed and what you should include in yours. Voice over is becoming more and more of an accessible and exciting platform, with a huge wealth of work available that gives performers another way to build a successful, fulfilling and varied […]

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The Essentials
Getting Started in Voice Acting for Animation

Voice actor Dian Perry shares her tips for becoming an animation voice artist and doing voice over for cartoons. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a professional actor with a Spotlight membership. Maybe you’ve already secured your dream job and, if so, that’s terrific! But perhaps there’s another acting genre that you’ve always been […]

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Spotlight
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Updating Your Spotlight Details

Why it’s important to keep your Spotlight ‘Details’ section up-to-date, and the benefit of adding this information to your Spotlight profile. When it comes to your Spotlight profile, it’s easy to forget the little things. We’re mainly focused on ensuring we have our most recent credits, headshots and showreels uploaded, and while these things are […]

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