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Writing to Casting Directors – Focus on the long term

Already Labelled has become Key Stage Contacts. To visit the new site, click here.   Perhaps when you’re writing to Casting Directors, you are applying for a specific role – this is usually the case. Our previous blog posts have indicated that you should have a ‘reason for writing.’ This is of course, true. Writing […]

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Who’s Casting What, When?

Already Labelled has become Key Stage Contacts. To visit the new site, click here.   January can be a quiet time in the industry, with not much going on. After the festive season, people have a list of New Years resolutions to fulfil and part of this, if you’re a performer can be to say […]

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How to Get Casting Directors to Watch your Showreel

You may know now from reading our previous posts that there is no exact science in writing to Agents & Casting Directors. There are however, things you can do to improve your success rate, in getting what you want from industry professionals (in this case: as a result of writing to Casting Directors they go […]

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Top advice from Casting Director Annie Rowe

Annie Rowe (Casting Director) has been kind enough to answer some of the most frequently asked questions to do with castings and has also shared some fantastic links to further resources that may be of use (more on writing to Casting Directors and the role of a Casting Director.) Annie trained as an actress herself […]

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Get out of your comfort zone – and succeed in the performing arts industry

Here’s a fresh idea for this week in terms of moving your Acting career forward. Try something completely different. A unique approach for getting in touch with Agents and Casting Directors. A friend of mine runs a successful business in schools where his team ask students to come up with a ‘ridiculous’ idea and then […]

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Be Concise, Polite & Honest when Contacting Industry Professionals

Be Concise, Polite & Honest when contacting Industry Professionals When contacting Casting Directors, or indeed any industry professionals (Theatre producers, Film producers, Agents etc) we’ve constantly talked about the way in which you should approach them. We believe we can now define your submissions into just three words: Be Concise Be Polite Be honest. Industry […]

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Ace Your Audition (For Casting Directors/Agents) Every Time

Ace your audition (for Casting Directors/Agents) every time.   Auditioning for Casting Directors, Agents and Producers is often fraught with disappointment and all of us are used to dealing with rejection in this area. Not getting the part though, does not necessarily mean you didn’t do well in the audition – on the contrary, you […]

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How to get a better response from Casting Directors

You’ve probably had some experience in sales, in one form or another. In fact, arguably, we all spend more time than we think being a salesman. The good news is, we buy something either because: 1. We want it (iPods, DVDs, Smoothie maker) 2. We need it (Mobile phone, broadband, food)   Although in the […]

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How To Get Noticed In The Performance Industry

What are the best things you can do to get noticed? There are countless writings on the subject of promoting yourself in the performance industry and there are many ways of doing so, each of them serving a slightly different purpose. A great deal of Actors will tell you that the reason for that ‘perfect […]

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