2018 Career Revamp: A Roundup of Our Best Advice

Make this year your best yet with advice to cover all your bases as a professional actor

Shake off 2017 (that’s way in the past now!) and gear up for a big 2018! Sure, it’s dark and grey out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t inject new sparkle into your career this year. Get started today with some of the best advice on offer from Spotlight. Time to dust yourself off and start up fresh!

An Actor’s Guide to Fulfilling Your Potential

2018 is the year: make those steps and get closer to your goals! Katie Redford talks about fulfilling your potential - whatever stage you’re at in your career. It’s all about potential; Katie has some great tips for making the most of yours.

How to Get Voice Over Work

Looking into getting voice over work? This lucrative and ever-growing part of the industry is a great avenue to explore further in 2018. VoiceOver Network founder Rachael Naylor gave us the lowdown on how you can start getting work as a voice actor. Spotlight now accept voice over credits if you’re looking to join us, so it’s the perfect time to shimmy on over and find out more!

Everything You Need to Know: Audiobooks

Speaking of voice work, one of the biggest emerging niches of voice over is the Audiobook. Get stuck in with our guide to everything you need to know to get audiobook work. Hint: it’s a little bit different to other kinds of voice work...!

Everything You Need to Know About Auditioning

The audition might still seem a little mysterious but never fear: here’s our video guide to everything you need to know, from some of the industry’s biggest names in casting! Find out what they’re looking for, and start 2018 with a bang.

An Actor's Guide to Good Etiquette

Get started the right way with the best possible first impression! Katie Redford unpacks the things you need to know to make your mark positively as a professional.

The Casting Society of America on Self-Taping

Self-taping is getting more and more popular with casting directors, so if you’re not sure what you need to do or what they’re looking for, here’s the place to start! The Casting Society of America gave us their views on what makes a self-tape stand out.

A Guide to Your First Headshot Session

Experienced headshot photographer Sheila Burnett gave us the step by step experience of having your headshot taken, to help you get the most of your session. Your headshot is the first thing a casting director sees - make it a good one!

How to Approach a Small Theatre Company

If you’ve got your eye on a theatre company you’d like to work with this year, it’s time to reach out! Here’s our guide to approaching a small theatre company and securing yourself a spot on the stage.

Everything You Need to Know About Showreels

Refresh your showreel and make sure your profile is as strong as possible - before you start submitting for roles. Here’s everything you need to know the make the most of those precious first few seconds when a casting director looks at your showreel.

More great advice to come this year, so keep an eye out right here on Spotlight's News & Advice! For any specific questions you might have, tweet us