Tag: spotlight experts

  • Getting Started with Showreels and Voice Clips

    Getting Started with Showreels and Voice Clips

    Performer Success Manager Mel Brown’s advice on creating a showreel without professional footage and ideas for your ‘Audio’ section. As a Spotlight member, you have space on your profile for at least 20 minutes of video and 20 minutes of audio. That’s 20 minutes for various clips and reels – all of which can showcase…

  • How to Help Casting Directors Find You on Spotlight

    How to Help Casting Directors Find You on Spotlight

    Practical tips to improve your chances of being found by casting directors via Spotlight search. As well as using the Spotlight Link to send breakdowns to performers and agents, casting professionals also use Spotlight to search for performers. There are 5,000-10,000 searches carried out every day, and with specific attributes, accents, skills or credits all…

  • Tips to Improve Your Self-Tape

    Tips to Improve Your Self-Tape

    Our troubleshooting tips and fixes for common self-taping issues, including what the best colour backdrop is, and the ideal camera setting. In all our years of providing industry advice and helping performers improve their Spotlight profiles, we’ve seen a lot of self-tapes, and we’ve noticed a few recurring issues actors are having while filming.  From…

  • What to Put in Your ‘About Me’ on Spotlight

    What to Put in Your ‘About Me’ on Spotlight

    Spotlight experts share their top tips for what casting directors want to see in your ‘About Me’ and ‘Training’ sections and the most useful information to include. The ‘About Me’ section is a small area on your profile, but it can be mighty when used correctly. If your Spotlight profile is your acting CV, consider…

  • Updating Your Spotlight Details

    Updating Your Spotlight Details

    Why it’s important to keep your Spotlight ‘Details’ section up-to-date, and the benefit of adding this information to your Spotlight profile. When it comes to your Spotlight profile, it’s easy to forget the little things. We’re mainly focused on ensuring we have our most recent credits, headshots and showreels uploaded, and while these things are…

  • 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…

  • Understanding the Jobs Feed on Spotlight

    Understanding the Jobs Feed on Spotlight

    Everything you need to know about the Spotlight Jobs Feed and how to change your filter settings on Spotlight Access to the Jobs Feed is one of the most valuable and useful benefits of being a Spotlight member. It’s where casting professionals put their job posts (also known as breakdowns) which detail the productions and…

  • How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    All of the benefits of joining Spotlight and why a Spotlight membership is worth it. Your Spotlight membership is more than just an online profile with access to exclusive breakdowns. It’s your gateway into the world of casting, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Here are all the ways in…

  • 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 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…