Category: TIPS

Self taping is an increasingly popular audition tool that benefits both casting directors and actors. If you have the chance to self tape, take it! While we can’t teach you how to make the perfect self tape in this article, we can give you our top tips for making the most of the opportunity and making sure your tape makes the right impression!

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If you already have a showreel, great! However, don’t rest on your laurels for too long; the acting industry is a fickle place. Make sure your showreel is up to date and follows our advice!

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Once you’re on Spotlight (and congratulations on that) and until you become a household name, the “home of casting” is likely to be the site from which you secure the most work. Check out our top tips to make sure your Spotlight profile is the best tool it can be.

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Your headshot is your calling card. The first thing casting directors, agents and directors see, making that all important first impression and forming the basis of that split second decision of whether you could be right for the role. Make sure this essential tool is up to scratch with our top tips for headshots.

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Whether you’ve got a big audition coming up or are still dreaming of getting that call, take a look at YAFTA’s top tips for auditions:

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In these tips on Agent Etiquette we’ll be looking at existing actor-agent relationships. A future tips post will focus on how to approach agents when seeking new or first time representation. Ready to improve your relationship with your agent? Read YAFTA’s top tips.

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Casting directors are always on the look out for new talent but there are a number of things to keep in mind to ensure your contact is welcome, relevant and useful for all concerned. Follow YAFTA’s top tips to make sure you get off on the right foot with casting directors.

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Here at YAFTA we feel that getting sides for an audition at the last minute or facing a big script for a new role doesn’t have to be daunting. Here are our top YAFTA tips for tackling those lines:

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