Tag: agents

  • Finding Acting Work Overseas

    Finding Acting Work Overseas

    Tips on finding an agent and acting work abroad from ‘Happy Valley’ star Amit Shah. We know the nature of being an actor requires you to be ambitious. The industry insists on your pursuit and perseverance in finding and attending auditions; you have to carry that energy into acting jobs once you get them. As…

  • Getting Started in Voice Acting for Animation

    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…

  • How to Apply for Jobs Through Spotlight

    How to Apply for Jobs Through Spotlight

    Spotlight’s guide to submitting yourself for jobs, how this changes when you have an agent, and how to view your submissions. There are many benefits to having a Spotlight membership, but the most important one is the access it gives you to apply for exclusive acting jobs – over 500 roles ar available to our…

  • Finding and Signing with an Agent

    Finding and Signing with an Agent

    How to find an agent that’s right for you, and what to consider along the way Finding and signing with an agent can be key to your acting career. Not every performer needs an agent, although if you want to join Spotlight as a young performer member you must be represented by a Spotlight registered…

  • How to Get an Agent as a Graduate

    How to Get an Agent as a Graduate

    Advice for drama school graduates about how to find and approach agents, and why an agent is beneficial for your acting career When talking to graduates, I’m often asked if it’s possible to survive in this industry without an agent. In short, yes, I believe it’s possible to survive without an agent, but life can be made…

  • How to Discuss Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with Your Agent

    How to Discuss Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with Your Agent

    Tips for getting support to maintain your mental and emotional health and communicating your needs with your agent Acting can be a challenging industry when it comes to mental health. You may experience rejection, frustration, and moments when your next job feels like it’ll never come. That’s why it’s essential to have a relationship with your…

  • How Do I Market my Acting Career?

    How Do I Market my Acting Career?

    Casting directors and agents share their advice for how to promote yourself as an actor and why Spotlight is an important tool for this When it comes to the performing arts industry, you – the actor – are the product. And as with any product, marketing yourself well will increase the chances of the right…

  • Actors’ Tips for Building a Great Working Relationship with Your Agent

    Actors’ Tips for Building a Great Working Relationship with Your Agent

    Three actors give their advice on how to build and maintain a successful working relationship with your agent Your working relationship with your agent is built on trust and loyalty and, if managed correctly, can be very fruitful. After all, your agent will help find you work and ‘sell’ you and your skills as a…

  • What Young Performer Agents Want You to Know

    What Young Performer Agents Want You to Know

    Spotlighter and former young performer agent, Mel Brown, answers your questions about how to use Spotlight for young performers and how best to interact with your child’s agent My child has just joined Spotlight as a young performer. How does the casting process work? Spotlight is the UK’s leading casting platform used by casting directors…

  • I Didn’t Get Into Drama School: What Next?

    I Didn’t Get Into Drama School: What Next?

    Not getting into drama school may feel like the end of the world, but it isn’t. Here, we share tips for actors on what to do next if you didn’t get a placement at drama school September signals the start of the term for drama schools across the country. This is an exciting period for…