Tag: usa

  • Signing with an Agent in the US

    Signing with an Agent in the US

    ​​​​How to get an agent in the US and the difference between an agent and a personal manager.  ​​Actors are inspired daily by the television, film, and ​theatre​​ they see. With many of these productions being made in the US, America can be seen to ​offer a wide range of opportunities for British ​actors​​. Actors…

  • 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…

  • Oscars 2024 Winners Announced

    Oscars 2024 Winners Announced

    Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ leads the pack with seven wins at the 96th annual Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The winners of the Oscars 2024 have now been announced at a spectacular ceremony in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre. Jimmy Kimmel was invited back for the 4th time to present the Academy Awards and opened…

  • Artios Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    Artios Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    ‘Barbie’, ‘The Bear’ and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ among winners at Artios Awards 2024. The winners of the 39th Artios Awards have now been announced. The awards, which are presented by Spotlight and the Casting Society of America (CSA), saw a range of casting directors celebrated for their work in film, television, theatre and…

  • SAG-AFTRA Agrees Deal to End the Hollywood Actors’ Strike

    SAG-AFTRA Agrees Deal to End the Hollywood Actors’ Strike

    SAG-AFTRA reach an initial agreement with studios to end the four-month walkout Published: 10 November 2023 Actors will be overjoyed to hear the strike is over as of 9 November 2023, following a provisional deal being agreed between Hollywood studios and the Screen Actors Guild.  Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and…

  • Behind the Scenes of ‘Saw X’ with Cinematographer Nicholas Matthews

    Behind the Scenes of ‘Saw X’ with Cinematographer Nicholas Matthews

    Cinematographer Nicholas Matthews on working on ‘Saw X’, getting into cinematography, and how lighting and colours enhance the horror of film scenes Nicholas Matthews is a highly skilled cinematographer based in Los Angeles, with an impressive portfolio under his belt. He has lent his artistic vision to a number of films and music videos, and…

  • Casting Director Destiny Lilly on Her Emmy Nomination for ‘Only Murders in the Building’

    Casting Director Destiny Lilly on Her Emmy Nomination for ‘Only Murders in the Building’

    Casting Director Destiny Lilly shares her experience of being nominated for an Emmy for ‘Only Murders in the Building’ and tips on how to get work as an actor in the USA Destiny Lilly is a US casting director and President of the Casting Society (CSA). Her career has spanned theatre, film, television and one…

  • What the End of the Hollywood Writers’ Strike Means for the Industry

    What the End of the Hollywood Writers’ Strike Means for the Industry

    The Writers Guild of America said its members will be returning to work after three year contract agreed Published: 29th September 2023 The writers’ strike officially ended in the United States on Wednesday 27 September 2023 following a deal made between the writers’ union and producers.  The Writers Guild of America (WGA) have been in…

  • Casting Society Announces New Board of Directors for 2023/2024

    Casting Society Announces New Board of Directors for 2023/2024

    The organisation welcomes four new CSA members to the Board and announces members of the European Chapter Board of Governors 15th September 2023 Spotlight congratulates the Casting Society (CSA) on the announcement of its newly elected Board of Directors for 2023/2024, with Destiny Lilly serving her second term as President, Steven Tylor O’Connor serving a…

  • Understudying Jodie Comer in ‘Prima Facie’

    Understudying Jodie Comer in ‘Prima Facie’

    Dani Arlington shares her experience understudying the part of ‘Tessa’ in Prima Facie both in the West End and on Broadway An understudy is an actor cast in a production to stand in for another actor if they are unable to attend a performance or to take over a role if a performer is unable to continue. It can…