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The Spotlight Podcast

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Invaluable career advice and support for professional actors, actresses, presenters and dancers from Spotlight, the UK's No.1 casting resource. Topics include auditions, castings, CVs, photographs and how to approach casting directors and agents

Invaluable career advice and support for professional actors, actresses, presenters and dancers from Spotlight, the UK's No.1 casting resource. Topics include auditions, castings, CVs, photographs and how to approach casting directors and agents
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United Kingdom

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Invaluable career advice and support for professional actors, actresses, presenters and dancers from Spotlight, the UK's No.1 casting resource. Topics include auditions, castings, CVs, photographs and how to approach casting directors and agents

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English


Episodes

Inclusivity in the Arts Part 2

5/26/2016
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We spoke to actor, producer, director and writer, Bruce Chong about his new TV show Wok. He offers his advice on how actors can make their own work, and what can be done to increase diversity in the arts.

Duration: 00:15:30


The Spotlight Podcast: Inclusivity in the Arts

5/4/2016
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In the first part of our Inclusivity in the Arts series, we spoke to Kumiko Mendl of Yellow Earth Theatre, and Heather Basten, casting assistant at Des Hamilton Casting.

Duration: 00:25:51


The Spotlight Open House Podcast

4/26/2016
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From our spring Open House week, we spoke to Kate Bone, Luke Kempner, Alison Buck, and Minnie Crowe. Minnie Crowe is company director of Triforce Promotions, and works on MonologueSlamUK, as well as being an actress. We spoke to her about how to market yourself as an actor and what you can do to take your career forward and network. Alison Buck is VP of International at L.A. based, Bohemia Talent Agency. In this podcast Alison chats about the differences between the UK and US markets for...

Duration: 00:43:41


The Spotlight Podcast: Casting Director Sophie Parrott

2/5/2016
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Casting director Sophie Parrott on how to ace an audition, approach casting directors and much more.

Duration: 00:09:17


The Spotlight Podcast: Actors Alliance

1/14/2016
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Actors Alliance is a co-operative agency formed in 1976 of professional actors who also work as each other's agents. Madeleine Bowyer spoke to Spotlight about what a co-op does and how you can apply to join.

Duration: 00:07:14


Dancers Q&A

11/13/2015
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Stuart Bishop - choreographer, agent and director of Love Rudeye Agency, and Liz Dale, Head of Education and Training at CDET, discuss dance training, how to become a choreographer, and audition tips for dancers.

Duration: 00:14:03


Ask the Agents

11/13/2015
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Gemma Lowy Hamilton of Lowy Hamilton Artists, and Niki Winterson of Wintersons, give their tips and advice after their Ask the Agents session as part of Spotlight Open House.

Duration: 00:08:42


The Spotlight Podcast: NYT Associate Director Anna Niland

10/15/2015
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Anna Niland is Associate Director of the National Youth Theatre. She’s an NYT alumna and trained as an actress at Rose Bruford College. In this podcast she explains how the NYT REP company has changed drama training, the best way for young performers to get into the industry, and her tips on auditions and tackling nerves.

Duration: 00:08:47


The Spotlight Podcast: comedy sketch duo In Cahoots

8/21/2015
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We grabbed a quick 5 minute chat with comedy sketch duo In Cahoots at the Edinburgh Fringe to get their tips on how to survive the festival, and being fearless at improv.

Duration: 00:03:39


The Spotlight Podcast: Paul Harper

8/20/2015
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We caught up with agent Paul Harper from Keddie Scott Associates at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Duration: 00:04:09


The Spotlight Podcast: Photographer Ric Bacon

5/1/2015
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After his Open House Q&A, we spoke to Ric about what makes the perfect headshot, and which photos actors should use on their Spotlight profiles.

Duration: 00:12:24


Casting Director Panel - Spring Open House

4/30/2015
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Lucinda Syson, Andy Brierley and Andy Pryor answer Spotlight members' questions at the Prince Charles Cinema.

Duration: 01:28:56


The Spotlight Podcast: Susan Ferris

1/27/2015
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An interview with manager and CEO of Bohemia Group, Susan Ferris.

Duration: 00:10:01


The Spotlight Podcast: Matilda James

1/27/2015
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Resident Casting Director at Shakespeare's Globe talks to Spotlight.

Duration: 00:10:47


Casting Director Panel: Open House Week

11/18/2014
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Spotlight's Holly and Emma host a Casting Director panel Q&A for members, with Toby Whale, Jessica Ronane, and Sam Stevenson, as part of our Open House week.

Duration: 01:21:44


The Spotlight Podcast: Agent Kevin Francis

9/25/2014
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We spoke to Kevin to demystify the business side of being an actor, how actors should best approach agents, and the advice for actors returning to the industry after a break.

Duration: 00:05:49


The Spotlight Podcast: Casting Director Alaine Alldaffer.

9/24/2014
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Spotlight's Emma Dyson spoke to Alaine in New York ahead of the Drama UK NY graduate showcase.

The Spotlight Podcast: Lisa Spirling

8/15/2014
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We caught up with director Lisa Spirling, at the Edinburgh Fringe.

An interview with Simon Pegg

8/13/2014
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We put Spotlight members' questions to Simon Pegg at The Actors' Guild Industry Unwrapped event.

Duration: 00:07:07


The Spotlight Podcast: Casting Director Amanda Tabak

5/22/2014
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As part of our Dancers' Month, we spoke to Amanda Tabak about how important a showreel is for dancers, what she looks for in the audition room, and what to do once you leave dance school.
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