Tag: acting

  • Choosing a Part-Time Acting Class

    Choosing a Part-Time Acting Class

      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…

  • SAG-AFTRA Agrees Deal to End the Hollywood Actors’ Strike

    SAG-AFTRA Agrees Deal to End the Hollywood Actors’ Strike

    SAG-AFTRA reach an initial agreement with studios to end the four-month walkout Published: 10 November 2023 Actors will be overjoyed to hear the strike is over as of 9 November 2023, following a provisional deal being agreed between Hollywood studios and the Screen Actors Guild.  Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and…

  • Spotlight Launches New Performers App

    Spotlight Launches New Performers App

    Applying for roles has never been easier with members now able to submit themselves from their phone Published: 27 October 2023 You might have noticed we’ve been making some changes recently at Spotlight. As part of this, we’re delighted to announce the launch of something very exciting for our members: the brand new Spotlight Performers…

  • Understudying Jodie Comer in ‘Prima Facie’

    Understudying Jodie Comer in ‘Prima Facie’

    Dani Arlington shares her experience understudying the part of ‘Tessa’ in Prima Facie both in the West End and on Broadway An understudy is an actor cast in a production to stand in for another actor if they are unable to attend a performance or to take over a role if a performer is unable to continue. It can…

  • Getting Started with Accents

    Getting Started with Accents

    Voice coach Laura Carroll shares her top tips on how to learn an accent There’s no quick way to learn an accent. Like any skill, it’s developed through training, practice and feedback, but once perfected, it will open up a whole new world for your voice work. Commercials, video games, audiobooks, narration – all of…

  • Tips for Delivering a Natural Read

    Tips for Delivering a Natural Read

    Founder of the VoiceOver Network, Rachael Naylor shares her advice for voice over artists, including how to deliver a natural read Sounding natural when you deliver your lines is a vital skill for every aspiring voice over artist. Not only does it showcase your abilities as an artist, but it’s also a desirable skill that every casting…

  • The 12 Best Podcasts for Actors

    The 12 Best Podcasts for Actors

    12 of our favourite podcasts for actors to get acting tips, industry news or practical performing advice Listening to podcasts has fast become a popular pastime. They’re engaging, informative, and there are plenty to choose from. It’s estimated that there are now around 5 million podcasts worldwide, with 70 million episodes between them. A good way…

  • The Winner and Finalists for the ‘Into the Spotlight’ Musical Theatre Monologue Competition

    The Winner and Finalists for the ‘Into the Spotlight’ Musical Theatre Monologue Competition

    We’re excited to announce the winner and finalists for the latest ‘Into The Spotlight’ monologue competition! After the amazing response we had to our last Into the Spotlight monologue competition, we couldn’t wait to see what our talented members would send in – and you didn’t disappoint! This time around, we shone the spotlight on musical theatre,…

  • Privilege in the Performing Arts

    Privilege in the Performing Arts

    Why privilege plays a big, and sometimes unexpected, role in the background of people we see on stage and screen When we talk about privilege in the entertainment industry, we often see discussions centred around wealth, education, class, gender, race, and the whole nepotism debate. I think, however, there’s a lot more nuance to how…

  • Creating Compelling Characters

    Creating Compelling Characters

    Actor and drama school teacher Des Fleming shares his advice and practical exercises to help you create compelling characters. Des Fleming hosted a brilliant workshop at our recent Open House event where he explained that bringing characters to life requires a process of exploration and investigation. Here, we summarise some of the valuable insights he…