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Actors & performers yearbook 2018

Actors & performers yearbook 2018

Trott, Lloyd (Dramaturg), editor

This is a comprehensive reference guide to television, film and theatre. It lists contact names and addresses for all sections of the acting world, together with essays and commentaries on acting. Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts

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Published London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Lloyd Trott
ISBN: 1350030198, 9781350030190
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 492 pages
Subject: Directories; Theatre management; Performing arts Great Britain Directories.; Media, entertainment, information & communication industries; Acting techniques; Theatre studies; Films, cinema; Performing Arts.; Acting Vocational guidance Great Britain Periodicals.; Performing arts; United Kingdom, Great Britain
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781350030206


  1. Foreword - by Christina Payne, Equity
  2. Introduction
  3. Training
  4. Introduction
  5. Training for the under-18s
  6. Drama schools
  7. Checklist of drama school deadlines, audition requirements, audition fees and funding systems - Lloyd Trott
  8. What are drama schools looking for? - Geoffrey Colman
  9. Starting later in life - Hugh Osborne
  10. Short-term and part-time courses
  11. Private tutors and coaches
  12. A professional mindset: some pointers - Lee Ravitz
  13. An actor's toolkit - Simon Dunmore
  14. Agents and casting directors
  15. Agents
  16. Being an agent - Howard Roberts
  17. CPMA: the Co-operative Personal Management Association
  18. Voice-over agents
  19. Presenters' agents
  20. Casting directors
  21. Casting for the stage - Anne McNulty
  22. Casting for musical theatre - David Grindrod
  23. Theatre
  24. Introduction
  25. Producing theatre in the regions - Gemma Bodinetz
  26. Dramaturgy at HOME - Petra Jane Tauscher
  27. Marketing yourself: a producer's viewpoint - Ian Liston
  28. Producing theatres
  29. Effective audition speeches - Simon Dunmore
  30. Cattle calls and how to survive them - Jennifer Reischel
  31. Understudying - Andrew Piper
  32. Independent managements/theatre producers
  33. Middle and smaller-scale companies
  34. Starting your own theatre company - Pilar Orti'
  35. Finding funding for projects - Sinead Mac Manus
  36. Pantomime
  37. The art and craft of pantomime - Iain Lauchlan
  38. English-language European theatre companies
  39. A touring actor's survival guide - Maev Alexander
  40. 'Vanning it': the golden rules - Andrew Piper
  41. Fringe theatres
  42. To fringe, or not to fringe - Simon Dunmore
  43. Edinburgh or bust: is it worth it? - Shane Dempsey
  44. Open Book: fairer finances for fringe theatre - Piers Beckley
  45. Children's, young people's and theatre in education - Paul Harman
  46. Casting calendar
  47. Festivals
  48. Role-play companies
  49. Professional role-playing - Robbie Swales
  50. Media
  51. Introduction
  52. Countdown to 'Action!' - Edward Hicks
  53. Television companies
  54. Casting for television - Janie Frazer
  55. Auditioning for camera - Nancy Bishop
  56. Self-taping auditions - Ros Hubbard
  57. Are you ready for Pilot Season? - Brendan Thomas
  58. Independent film, video and TV production companies
  59. Film schools
  60. The essentials of screen acting - Mel Churcher
  61. Fringe film: low-budget shorts, student films and web-based work - Edward Hicks
  62. Radio and audio book companies
  63. Acting for radio - Gordon House
  64. Media festivals
  65. Actors and video games - Mark Estdale
  66. Disabled actors
  67. Introduction
  68. Training
  69. Sources of work
  70. Arts organisations
  71. Rights, advice and support
  72. Opportunities for disabled actors - Jamie Beddard
  73. Resources
  74. Introduction
  75. Equity
  76. Spotlight, casting directories and information services
  77. 'Point me in the right direction': navigating the casting services - Isabelle Farah
  78. Marketing and the Internet: maintaining your online presence - Nancy Bishop
  79. Photographers and repro companies
  80. Getting the most from your photographs - Angus Deuchar
  81. Making money from your voice - Marina Caldarone
  82. Showreel, voicereel and website services
  83. Effective and affordable digital marketing - Benjamin Warren
  84. Digital wellbeing for actors - Sinead Mac Manus
  85. Performers careers advice service - Beverley Hills
  86. The five steps to successful networking - Shaun Prendergast
  87. Accountants
  88. Tax and National Insurance for actors - Philippe Carden
  89. Between engagements - Andrew Piper
  90. Physical and mental fitness for actors - Alex Caan
  91. Routes into comedy - Lloyd Trott
  92. Creating your own work: The four major hurdles and how to overcome them - Shaun Prendergast
  93. Funding bodies
  94. Publications, libraries, references and booksellers
  95. Organisations, associations and societies
  96. Bibliography
  97. Webography
  98. Index