The Scarlet Pimpernel with Emile Clarke, Dan Wheeler, Phillipa Hogg, Laura Matthews and Dominic Allen.

Emile Clarke: A comment on representation in the arts

Emile Clarke is a writer, actor  and dreamer of riotous dreams; the one who makes us laugh, click, cry, breathless and sigh. From screen ‘Two A.M.’ to stage to print, Emile is now preparing for this summer’s Shakespeare Undone!, as well as Love the Life You Live…Live the Life You Love. A magic realist staging exploring race, class, gender, identity, and …

Leanne Flinn winner of CDA Casting Awards 2018: Best Casting of an International Commercial for Berlei 'Womankind' and Best Street Casting of a Commercial for Sport England 'This Girl Can, Phenomenal Women'.

Talent v Followers: Leanne Flinn Casting and the Power of Social Media

Do you worry that you don’t have enough followers to be called for auditions, let alone get a second glance? This week, the award-winning casting director and CDA member, Leanne Flinn sat down to talk the currency of social media in casting and how you can buy followers but you can’t buy talent. Who is Leanne …

Mothers Who Make: The Real Sombre Enemy of Good Art

Mothers Who Make: The Real Sombre Enemy of Good Art

This week’s guest post is by Matilda Leyser from Mothers Who Make, a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists, professional and/or passionate, writers, painters, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers. Where every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother. Come on in and find out who or what the enemy is… By now …

Nasty women: thoughts by Vera Chok

Nasty Women: Thoughts by Vera Chok

Nasty woman, Vera Chok sat down with me to chat about the Paper Man and the power of performance. Whose stories do we get to tell and who gets to the tell them? If you are looking for food for thought, you have come to the right place. Four women struggling for *power* in a …

KostaMUA: Catwoman’s Nightmare Before Christmas

KostaMUA: Catwoman’s Nightmare Before Christmas

Back by popular demand, KostaMUA is here tell us all about his favourite look, a character mashup of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman from Batman Returns and Sally from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Meow! What is your favourite look? I have a weird relationship with my ‘Catwoman/Sally Mashup’ post. It was a lot of firsts. My …

Madeline Gould on social media: the battle between imposter and feminist champion

Madeline Gould on the battle between imposter and feminist champion

Writer, Madeline Gould is living on a knife’s edge, somewhere between feeling like a fraud and a feminist champion. Writing will do that to you. How does she slay those demons in order to keep creating and winning the internet? Come on in and find out. Last Summer, following a couple of weeks in the …

KostaMUA: Girrrl Shekosta Lott!

Guess who’s back?! KostaMUA and this time he is all about DRAG and finding his alter ego Shekosta Lott. I love me some drag so let’s jump right in! Who are your influences? My influences?! I don’t know really. I think I’m a little too new to the makeup industry to have mentors just yet…but …

The Art of Influence: Do Actors Need to be on Social Media?

With casting directors looking for digital influencers, and social media quotas to fill, more often actors are being expected to walk into the room with built-in viewership. Do you increasingly feel like you need to include your number of followers with your credits? This week we’re exploring the world of social media for actors – …

KOSTAMUA: Living art as both master and muse

KostaMUA: Living art as both master and muse

This stunning Nutcracker recently popped up on my feed. My jaw dropped. Who did this? I HAD to make contact…Well, KostaMUA is his name and guess what?! Kosta makes living art and is both master AND muse. He painted himself! Yes, he is THAT good and I am living for him. Let me introduce you… …