All of the benefits of joining Spotlight and why a Spotlight membership is worth it

Your Spotlight membership is more than just an online profile with access to exclusive breakdowns. It’s your gateway into the world of casting, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Here are all the ways in which your Spotlight membership can give you value as a performer:

Spotlight Members Get Discounts

Spotlight offers discounts in various categories: health and wellbeing, motoring, shopping, travel, business, insurance, advice and more.

You can find discounts for everyday services, from theatre tickets to mobile phones, car leasing, interview coaching, and eye care.

Some of our favourite discounts include:

  • TOTUM Pro – Get a discount on a membership that gives you even more discounts for over 350 brands.
  • Cinema Society – Save money on tickets to over 500 cinemas.
  • Gym discounts – If you’re a regular gym-goer, taking advantage of these discounts has the potential to save you the same amount as you pay for your monthly Spotlight membership.
  • Apple – Get money off your next Apple purchase using this discount.
  • Virgin Experience Days – Enjoy a discount on an enjoyable experience, with over 3,000 experiences to choose from.

To access your discounts, simply sign into your Spotlight profile, and then click on ‘Discounts’, which can be found at the bottom of the ‘Quick Links’ section, and also towards the bottom of the left-hand pop-up menu.

Your Professional and Searchable Acting Profile

Your Spotlight profile includes several key things that every actor requires:

  • Your information
  • Your best headshots
  • All of your credits

Almost all of the information you add to your Spotlight profile is searchable for casting directors. Over 100,000 searches are carried out by casting professionals every month, and we want to ensure that you appear in as many relevant search results as possible.

Take a look at our tips for creating your best Spotlight profile for more information.

Whether you’re after advice for an upcoming headshot session with your photographer, want to know how to network as an actor, or if you’re just curious to know what casting professionals look for in showreels, we have plenty of articles and videos to help you.

We also list recommendations of what photos you shouldn’t upload to your Spotlight profile and have our own technical standards to ensure that every photo displayed is of reasonable quality and makes you look good.

You can read our Spotlight profile tips in our dedicated news and advice area.

Showreel and Self-Tape Advice

Likewise, we have content to assist you with creating your showreel and how to edit your self-tapes and showreels, including hilarious and informative videos that breaks the process down into easy-to-follow steps.

Industry Contacts

Our Spotlight Contacts listings are a database of everything you may need for a career in entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a set designer for an upcoming stage production, a voice over coach, a headshot photographer or something else industry-related, Spotlight Contacts is the place to start. You can also display all the relevant listings in order of proximity to your location.

If you have an entertainment-related business alongside your acting career (such as drama coaching or website design), you can create your own Contacts listing for free!

Spotlight’s Free Events and Workshops

Spotlight runs various events throughout the year which are free for our members to attend. We host Open House, which gives you the chance to ask questions and interact with our carefully selected panels. We also run summer school workshops for our young performers.

You’ll also find our lovely team at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Kilkenny Subtitle Film Festival each year.

Supporting our Members’ Mental Health and Wellbeing

We have a range of content to support our members’ mental health and wellbeing, including tips for getting enough sleep, practical self-care tips for your mental health, and our Powerful Pause meditations.

We know an acting career can be challenging, and so it’s Spotlight’s greatest hope that the benefits we offer to support our members can help make it less so. Be sure to take advantage of everything available – it’s all there for you!

Ready to become a Spotlight member?