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 …

Pareidolia Theatre: Ensuring inclusivity for disabled artists

Pareidolia Theatre: Ensuring Inclusivity for Disabled Artists

This week, the outstanding Grace Lyons Hudson of Pareidolia Theatre shared her experience as a disabled artist. Pop in to learn how to support disabled artists and ensure that they and their creativity are not defined by their requirements. Pareidolia, created by Grace Lyons Hudson and Owain Talbot, emerged out of firsthand experience of the …

Still Point Space: Guided Meditation for Actors

Still Point Space: Guided Meditation for Actors

Today I got to chat about guided meditation for actors with the illustrious flame-haired lady, Meriel Rosenkranz of Still Point Space. Where have she left Guildenstern, you ask? Yup, she has heard that one before. Like Ariel? Yeah sort of, but Disney screwed that one up…long story. Aaany way, Hello. I am an actress/massage therapist/meditation teacher/event …

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 …

Taking a punt with David William Bryan

David William Bryan: Lessons from The Fringe

Did you know the discount deadline for registering for the Edinburgh Fringe is March 13th? It sure is. To get you inspired, David William Bryan, the prolific one-man show machine, sat down with us to share how he prepared for his Fringe run in 2018. In Loyal Company is your second self-produced solo show. What …

Knives and Nurses: Brendan McNamara talks Casting Etiquette

Knives and Nurses: Brendan McNamara Talks Casting Etiquette

Brendan McNamara of Beach Casting and author of It’s the Audition, Stupid! sat down with us this week to talk about knives at auditions, his love of the Beatles and winning a CDA award for ‘The Fitzroy’. If you want to know all about casting etiquette, Brendan is your man! Who is Beach Casting and what kind …