Tag: first person

  • Between Acting Jobs: Juggling the Business and Art of Acting

    Between Acting Jobs: Juggling the Business and Art of Acting

    How to balance the business and art sides of acting, and the importance of treating your career like a small business. Those of us trying to make a living as performers often find that there’s a tension between the ‘business’ and the ‘art’. These two ideas seem so much at odds – juggling both is…

  • 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…

  • New Year’s Resolutions For Actors

    New Year’s Resolutions For Actors

    Katie Elin-Salt offers up her resolutions for a happier #actorslife this year If you’ve found yourself getting sucked into a social media #actorslife vortex at 2pm only to wonder why you’re having yet another “what am I doing with my life” moment at 2:30pm, maybe now is a good time to change that behaviour and…

  • Your Dream Roles Inspired by the Black British Theatre Award Nominations

    Your Dream Roles Inspired by the Black British Theatre Award Nominations

    Our favourite dream roles from the Black British Theatre Award nominations, submitted by Spotlight members The Black British Theatre Awards were established to highlight the influence of black British actors, performers and creatives in the UK Theatre industry held at the National Theatre on Sunday 29 October 2023.  To celebrate the 5th award ceremony, Spotlight…

  • Should You Get a Side Job in a Theatre as an Actor?

    Should You Get a Side Job in a Theatre as an Actor?

    The pros and cons of working in a theatre as your acting side job, including networking opportunities and flexibility for attending auditions Whatever stage you’re at in your career, there’s no shame in having a side hustle. Taking a job waiting tables, working nine to five in an office, or making coffee is a good…

  • Your Youth Theatre Stories Inspired by the Film ‘Theater Camp’

    Your Youth Theatre Stories Inspired by the Film ‘Theater Camp’

    Our favourite youth theatre stories submitted by Spotlight members Spotlight recently partnered with Searchlight Pictures to celebrate the release of the brilliant Theater Camp, which film critics are calling a “comedy gift from god.” We gave Spotlight members the chance to win tickets to the Picturehouse Central screening of the film by sharing your best youth…

  • How to Prepare for an Audiobook Job

    How to Prepare for an Audiobook Job

    Skills needed to become an audiobook reader and 11 top tips to prepare for an audiobook narration job by Matthew Jacobs Morgan I adore working on audiobooks. It offers the opportunity to play a huge range of characters stretching far beyond your usual casting, and allows for plenty of experimentation with your voice. However, in…

  • Getting Started As A Voice Actor

    Getting Started As A Voice Actor

    Advice for voice acting and performers looking to get started in the voice over industry I’ve always been interested in voice over work. You don’t need to learn the lines, and there’s a huge variety of work out there – from commercials and audiobooks to video games and podcasts. But beyond recording a voice demo and petitioning a list of agents, I didn’t…

  • A Parent’s Guide to Mental and Physical Health for Young Performers

    A Parent’s Guide to Mental and Physical Health for Young Performers

    A parent and coach gives her guide for parents in supporting their young performers Please note: If you are in need of mental health advice and support, please seek this out from a qualified professional. This article is aimed specifically at parents of young people in the acting profession. Outlining practical tools to support their…

  • Working Without an Agent

    Working Without an Agent

    Tips for navigating the performing arts world when you’re self-represented  By Charlotte Thornton Not getting an agent is not rejection of you or a statement about your ability. It is about market conditions. Which I know sounds very dull and corporate. But acting is a business… Charlotte Thornton Not getting an agent straightaway when I…