Tag: headshots

  • How to Get a Good Headshot

    How to Get a Good Headshot

    Spotlight’s guide on how to book a photo shoot and get the perfect headshot for your profile Headshots are the very first thing a prospective casting director will see of you on Spotlight, so it’s important to get every aspect of the image right. Creating the right impression with the perfect headshot will help you…

  • Frank Advice from the Casting Director of ‘Vikings’ on Auditions and Self-tapes

    Frank Advice from the Casting Director of ‘Vikings’ on Auditions and Self-tapes

    Frank Moiselle’s top tips for how to audition well, how to make a self-tape, and what a good showreel looks like Casting director Frank Moiselle has worked on exciting projects, such as TV shows Penny Dreadful, Vikings, The Tudors and The Borgias. We spoke to Frank and asked him what advice he has for actors looking to get work through…

  • Young Performer Support Hub

    Young Performer Support Hub

    Welcome to Spotlight! This page is designed to support you on your Spotlight journey and give you and your child all the guidance you may need along the way. From refining their Spotlight profile to learning how to self-tape – everything you need is here. I’ve included some of my favourite articles and top tips from our expert industry…

  • 10 Reasons to Delete a Photo From Your Spotlight Profile

    10 Reasons to Delete a Photo From Your Spotlight Profile

    Why you should remove bad photos from your Spotlight profile… It’s never been easier for actors to take and upload photos to their Spotlight profile. A lot has changed since the days when Spotlight was a book – now members can upload new photos whenever they wish, and the improved quality of camera phones means…

  • Bonnie and Betty’s Tips for Parents of Young Performers

    Bonnie and Betty’s Tips for Parents of Young Performers

    Children’s agent Bonnie & Betty share their advice for young actors and their parents/guardians about how to make the most of your Spotlight profile and improve your casting chances Bonnie & Betty is an agency that represents babies, children and teens for various photographic, commercial, TV, film and stage work. We spoke to founder Bonnie Lia…

  • Headshot Tips for Young Performers

    Headshot Tips for Young Performers

    Headshot photographer Robin Savage shares his advice for finding the right photographer and getting the most out of your headshot session Robin Savage has been a professional photographer for 15 years, photographing around 1,000 young performers per year. Like many headshot photographers, Robin also used to be a performer, and so has a brilliant understanding of…

  • 10 Top Tips for Your Headshot Session from YellowBelly Photo

    10 Top Tips for Your Headshot Session from YellowBelly Photo

    Jackson Bews, Ross McLaren and the photographers at YellowBelly Photo share their top tips for your headshot photoshoot Gone are the days of monochromatic, black-and-white headshots, now it’s all about timeless, vibrant and forward-facing portraiture. But what can you do at your headshot photoshoot to help get a picture that truly represents you? Founded nearly five years…

  • 7 Headshot Tips from Casting Directors

    7 Headshot Tips from Casting Directors

    Casting directors explain what makes for a good headshot and what they look for in a photo As a professional performer, your headshots are vitally important. They’re how you’re represented on Spotlight and are the first thing a casting director sees when selecting performers to audition so it’s essential that your photo looks like you and truly…

  • What to Do Between Acting Jobs

    What to Do Between Acting Jobs

    Four ways to stay active as an actor between roles. For years, I’ve been struck by how actors grapple with the period between acting jobs. When we’re looking for our next job, we can be plagued by self-doubt, loss of confidence and sometimes all-out depression. More than a few actors start to feel so low that…

  • Advice for Young Performers from the Industry

    Advice for Young Performers from the Industry

    We asked some of our friends in the industry (and our in-house experts) for their words of wisdom for Young Performers based on their years of industry experience. We hope these are useful when you come to do your next audition or self-tape. It’s important to note that every agent can tend to work slightly…