Voice demos – expert advice for actors

A voicereel is an essential investment if you are an actor looking to enter the voice over market. But how do you know what to include, how long to make it and what to do with it? CastNet asked top voicereel producer Guy Michaels from Round Island for his expert advice. In the first of a

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3 rules for making a great acting CV (or how to avoid making a bad impression fast!)

If you’re serious about making and progressing your acting career then you need to be serious about making the best CV you can.  Make sure you don’t give employers the excuse to put your CV in the bin.  Too many acting CVs break these three fundamental rules… Rule 1. “Think of your acting CV as

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How to make your acting CV easy to read – and why you need to!

Casting Directors, theatre directors and industry employers have acting CVs landing on their desks every day. It is sometimes worth sending a hard copy fishing for future jobs with particular employers you’d like to work for. But only if you’re going to make a good impression! Some actors get added to shortlists; some are filed for

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Actors headshots – tips and advice from the experts!

Actors’ headshots are a big investment – there’s just no way around it. You need fresh headshots regularly and your choice of photographer is a key consideration. So we approached three top headshot photographers – Peter Simpkin, Faye Thomas and Nick Gregan  (see their biogs below)  – and asked them the questions that actors need

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Why do actors need websites? Find out here!

Why do actors need websites? Why do actors need websites?  A few years ago, the answer to this question might have been that they don’t. Your entry in online casting directories might have been enough, but the world has changed and setting up your own website nowadays can be simply done – even for the

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6 reasons acting agents stink – and what to make sure of when you sign that contract!

You’re approaching your graduation showcase, or trying to revitalise your career, and all that seems to matter is getting an agent. But so much promise can lead to so much disappointment! Here are some useful reminders of why acting agents can suck – and ways to make sure they never have all the control… 1. They have nothing

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