Spotlight Grad Open House London
Grad Open house is back! With a fantastic mix of workshops, one-to-ones and panel discussions. This programme of events is your opportunity to continue to develop your skills, expand your network and progress your career.
All events are free for current Spotlight members. Please book onto a max of 2 events to allow for as many Spotlight members to participate in these events.
Whether you're looking to be cast in local productions or looking for opportunities in London, Europe or in America, brand new to the industry or looking to take the next step in your acting career, this session will be useful for you. Spotlight's industry expert Emma Dyson will talk you through how best to use your Spotlight profile, and how you can make sure you're winning as much work as possible. Bring your enthusiasm and questions!
More and more casting directors request self-tape auditions, but how can you stand out and give yourself the best chance of securing the role? Join Spotlight's Nicholas Peel, our resident camera expert, to learn how you can create the perfect self-tape.
These 15 minute one to one sessions are aimed at those without current representation. Please only book on if you are currently unrepresented.
During the session, you will have the chance to ask key questions to Bill Petrie about seeking the right representation for you. Sessions are short so please come prepared with questions.
The transition from student to a professional actor can present a number of practical and psychological challenges for young actors in terms of wellbeing. This session will explore strategies to help negotiate this transition as smoothly as possible. Topics such as time management, managing the down times, a sense of self as an actor and where to go for support will be discussed in addition to ways in which stress can be successfully managed.
Prior to the event, attendees will be invited to submit questions or topics (anonymously) that they would like to be covered in the session.
During these 15 minute sessions, you will have the chance to ask key questions to Emma Sylvester about your Spotlight profile, showreels, audition do's and don'ts and how to approach casting directors about showcases. Sessions are short so please come prepared with questions.
Join Equity's Amy Dawson for this session around being a working actor. Amy will advise and discuss with you the following areas;
- Get organised – plan your work and manage your time.
- Get motivated – set your goals and don’t let setbacks stop you.
- Know your worth – tackling low and no pay.
- Know your limit – overtime, holiday pay and breaks.
During this panel discussion, we will look at the relationship between performer, agent and casting director. The discussion will focus on the dos and don'ts for auditions, how to make the most of your time in the audition room and give you the chance to ask any burning questions you may have.
During these 15 minute sessions, you will have the chance to ask key questions to a well-established casting director about your Spotlight profile, showreels, audition do's and don'ts and how to approach casting directors about showcases. Sessions are short so please come prepared with questions.
Sessions will run one-to-one with Bea Grist and will last 45 minutes each. These can take place in person, over the phone or via skype/zoom.