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  • Top 7 Easter Eggs to Look Out for in Films

    Top 7 Easter Eggs to Look Out for in Films

    From Pixar and Marvel to ‘Barbie’ and ‘Star Trek’, here are our favourite hidden references to find in films. As April nears, a lot of people will hear the phrase ‘Easter egg’ and think of an oval chocolate shell wrapped in colourful foil. However, in the context of the entertainment industry, an Easter egg means…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Meet the Casting Directors – Film & TV Casting for Young Performers

    Meet the Casting Directors – Film & TV Casting for Young Performers

    Casting directors Lauren Evans, Anna Dawson and Emma Stafford share their best advice for both parents and young performers on self-taping, the casting process, and how to be found through Spotlight. Spotlight’s latest Summer Session saw casting directors from across the UK answering your burning questions about film and TV casting, including Lauren Evans (London),…

  • 10 Quick Fixes for Your Credit Section

    10 Quick Fixes for Your Credit Section

    10 quick and easy things you can do to make your credits more searchable and appealing to casting professionals. You may not realise, but all the information you enter in your credits section on Spotlight is searchable. Casting professionals can choose to search by role, production, production company, director and year, so it’s important to…

  • Self-Motivating Through Difficult Times with Ricardo P. Lloyd

    Self-Motivating Through Difficult Times with Ricardo P. Lloyd

    Actor and one of The Voice 2020’s ‘ones to watch’ Ricardo P. Lloyd speaks to us about his acting journey, tips for self-motivation, and overcoming setbacks. ‘If you have a camera, and you have people around you, it shouldn’t stop you from creating. Some of the best art was done in crisis.’ Ricardo P. Lloyd…

  • Casting Around the World

    Casting Around the World

    International casting directors share their processes and tips for getting cast in different countries around the world. We hosted a webinar which gave attendees the chance to understand how the casting process varies in the UK, US and Europe. Whether you’re a British actor with your sights set overseas or an international actor looking to…

  • How to Negotiate

    How to Negotiate

    Scotwork director and senior consultant Richard Savage shares his secrets to make us all better negotiators. Negotiation is an art, not a science. Richard Savage Negotiating is a key part of any agent’s role and not something you as a performer should be clueless about either. We can often feel powerless in the industry when…

  • The Journey of a Young Performer and His Mum

    The Journey of a Young Performer and His Mum

    We chat with Regan Garcia and his mum, Sharon, about balancing acting with school and playing Nigel in ‘The Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾’ in the West End. Before the show starts… I do this thing where I put my arms up, I tense a lot, pull my trousers up and put my shirt down, and…

  • Telling Stories through Puppetry with Richard Hay

    Telling Stories through Puppetry with Richard Hay

    Spotlight talks with Richard Hay, puppeteer and co-creator of Sharklegs Theatre Company, about puppetry, going viral, and taking Sharklegs’ new, Amazon-exposing show, Fulfilment, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Hi Richard! How did you first get into puppetry? I graduated from drama school a long, long time ago, and I did a course at East 15 [where]…