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The Dont’s and Do’s of Making Bold Choices

By Loren E. Chadima  When actor Michael Dorn went to audition for the role of Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation, he walked straight to the back of the room and stood there, ramrod straight and... more

Get Scouted by Mark Jermin Management at WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo

Just when you thought the line-up for WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo couldn’t get more exciting, it does! Mark Jermin Management, one of the UK’s leading and largest talent agencies, is attending the event... more

5 Qualities Directors Want in Actors

Every role has its own special demands. For instance, playing the leads in “Creed” and “Ex Machina” called for extraordinary physical skills, while those in “Son of Saul” and “Beasts of No... more

Meals 4 Monologues: Tips from Top Casting Directors

Actors Expo is just around the corner with a jam-packed schedule, including Meals 4 Monologues, an opportunity for actors to perform for CSA casting directors and Agents. Meals for Monologues is... more

Did You Know WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo Tickets Are Tax Deductible?

Julie Rose Smith The 31st January is looming – meaning it will soon be ‘a wrap’ on your tax return! (Sigh of relief?) Or…maybe you’re a tax ninja and the curtain came down on it months ago – in... more

Networking: It doesn’t have to feel like “work”!

Attending WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo Global 2023? AMAZING! Acknowledge yourself because you are one of the few who take action towards their dreams vs the masses who only dream. You’ve got the passion to... more

Charging For Entry

This year entry to WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo is £10, and here is why… First as Surviving Actors and now as WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo, our focus for the last 13 years has always been to minimise the... more

Self-Taping Tips for Young Performers

For parents/guardians of Young Performers and all our members who are feeling a bit new to the art of self-taping, this article is for you! Written by our very own Nicholas Peel, who has mountains of... more

30 seconds with Casting Director Jo Hawes

Recipient of the Special Recognition Olivier Award 2020, Jo is the leading children’s casting director and administrator in the UK, who has worked on many large-scale West End and touring shows including... more

Come join us at Young Talent Expo 2022!

Come join us at Young Talent Expo 2022! Want to learn first-hand from some of the industry’s most prestigious actors, creatives, agents and casting directors? Then take a look at our amazing seminars... more


By Kimberly Jentzen Uncertainty is something we all live with, especially actors, like when you aren’t sure how well you performed or wonder if you will “make it” as an actor. There is a crazy,... more

Self-Tape Strategy for Levelling up Your Career

“When a director holds an audition, they are asking a question—can anyone fulfil what I need?” What is self-tape strategy? Is there such a thing? Can you actually have a strategy for your self... more

Finding your acting class – An Actor’s Checklist

Training is essential for an actor. As quoted by Val Kilmer on Breaking into Acting, “Never, ever, ever, ever, take a day off... Become a world class athlete.” I often get asked about what... more

Take Control of Your Career; The Actor’s Mindset

I’m sure most of us can agree that when we decided to take our first steps on the acting path, it was hard to imagine the whirlwind that would come our way. Who knew that the hardest thing to achieve as... more

How to get the best headshots and choose the best photographer – for you

There seems to be a current surge of less than stellar headshots making their presence in the industry, with the expected winces, groans and eye-rolls. Don’t let this happen to you! What’s the first... more

How To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Online Acting Classes

Now more than ever we’re turning to online acting classes. This might have you wondering how you can evaluate if your online acting class, or other online class like voice or dance, is effective. The... more

What is the Most Important Aspect of an Audition?

By Loren E. Chadima Creator/Teacher Intentional Acting Vlog version: Keeping the Casting Director’s attention! It’s a delicate thing.  It only takes a shift of... more

10 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Spotlight's Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager, Bea Grist, shares tips for actors managing stress and anxiety.  Things like work, COVID, family situations etc. can all contribute to feelings of stress... more

Questions, questions, questions!

WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo Global – 2022 We are a small team, so we’ve put together a list of FAQs, which will hopefully help you! Simply scroll through, and hopefully the answer to your question is... more

Mastering Self-Tapes and Virtual Auditions and Finding Your Next Role

We at The Mandy Network continue to work tirelessly to ensure our talented community is motivated and supported during this current climate. Employers post thousands of jobs each week on Mandy for our... more

Trinity Fox for safe firearm handling at WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo 2022

TrinityFox is excited to be exhibiting at the WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo 2022!! Please come and see us we’ll have cookies!! TrinityFox is a company formed of ex UK Metropolitan Police, Special Forces... more

As an actor you have 6/9 skills needed to be a voiceover

There is plenty of voiceover work available to actors. And with 6 out of the 9 skills needed to make it as a voiceover, actors are well placed to add voice acting as another income stream. Let’s take... more

8 pro tips take the hassle out of your hustle in 2022

Between the castings, side hustles your personal life, lies the scary world of creator admin and finances. This is what you may call the boring side of being a pro creative, but by getting on top of this... more

Advice for Actors Living in a Post-Covid World

Valorie Hubbard This has been an exciting year for me. Ten years into my business, I’ve built a new studio and revamped my programs. My clients are booking big projects, like the new James Bond movie,... more

How an Acting Conservatory Can Help You Achieve Emotional Resilience

In any training, or in any career, most of us go through the “is this right for me?” phase. We think things like, “This is harder than I thought it would be!” “This is way more personal and more... more

You’re an Actor – Where’s Your Website?

So, you’ve got your acting resume, headshots, demo reels, social media accounts and a page on IMDB. That means you’re done promoting yourself, right? Wrong. You should also have an actor website.... more

How to Up Your Chances of Getting Cast on StarNow

StarNow wants to help you make 2022 your best year yet, and if you’re reading this, chances are one of your goals this year is to get cast for your dream role. Here are three simple things you can do... more

Grab those oars and steer into 2022

So we’ve all had our fair share of Zoom quizzes, living room workouts, baking banana bread, fakeaways, Netflix and attempting numerous TikTok dance trends. Are you ready to mingle with other creatives... more

How the heck do you get cast in a lockdown?

There’s no doubt about it, it’s the most challenging time most of us can remember in the acting industry. Thanks to Covid-19, getting cast is now less likely to be about catching a train to an in-person... more

How to Stand Out in an Audition: Make Great Choices that Get You Noticed!

Show business is tough. There are thousands of actors vying for every role. Literally - thousands!  Stewart Stone Casting said that there are over 2000 actors being submitted for each role! And that was... more

Best Practices for a Virtual Event

When attending a virtual event it’s easy to find yourself distracted or lose focus from what’s happening in the virtual room you’ve joined. Although live and virtual events differ etiquette should remain... more

Peak Practice

Here’s one for you. Take a moment to think about how you feel after an embarrassingly bad audition/rehearsal/take. I’m sure it won’t be long before your imaginings set off a series of physical... more

Quarantine: An Actor’s Guide

This year, has forced actors to reimagine our industry and what it means to create. We had to build virtual spaces for a new way of doing things and as always, actors and creators rose to the occasion with... more

How To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Online Acting Classes

Now more than ever we’re turning to online acting classes. This might have you wondering how you can evaluate if your online acting class, or other online class like voice or dance, is actually... more

Showing Up Is Half The Battle

In this interview Actress Michelle Lukiman shares her experience on attending WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo and how making connections at the event served her well and even helped book her a role! 1.... more

Independent Drama

Independent Drama caters for all levels of ability from complete beginner to experienced fight performer. Courses are run by certified stage combat teachers who are working industry professionals and many lead... more

LinkedIn for your ACTING Career

THE CEO ACTOR As an Actor you are an entrepreneur a business owner, the CEO of your own company. LinkedIn is a business platform, not a social media platform so it only makes sense that actors learn how... more


As an actor, director, and acting coach, I’ve developed an approach to auditions using an equation I call "The Space Between." The Space Between stretches the arc, journey, relationship, and intention of a... more

5 Tips for Attending WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo Virtual

1. Plan Your Schedule Take some time to dive deep into all of the sessions being offered as part of the event! There will be multiple seminars running at once, so plan out your schedule ahead of time and... more

The Simon Studio – what’s new!

CONNECT - GROW - TRAIN - DEVELOP > SHOWCASE Our philosophy is simple: We feel the experience of continuing to learn should be joyous! Studio training and performance go hand in hand. At The Simon... more

Acting in Isolation: A Quick Start Guide To Setting up Your Home Studio

Nobody quite knows what's going on at the moment, including those who really should, some things have emerged as definites: in the new normal, we all need to work out how to act - and more importantly earn... more

I am a self-employed actor that has lost all income due to Covid-19 – what should I do?

Actors, performers and directors are some of the biggest hit professions by Covid-19. Popular productions, such as the BBC’s Eastenders and Holby city, have either been paused or scaled down. The filming... more

7 Steps to Cope During a Crisis like…a Pandemic

By Gwyn Gilliss 1 - ACTIVATE Don't be frightened or sit around in anger, fear, doubt. That's just shooting yourself in the foot. By moving your physical body you change your emotional state. Get outside,... more

FLOW…the Secret to WINNING !

By Gwyn Gilliss Ever watch teenagers skateboard or snowboard? Or children in a sandbox pretending to be princesses and dragons…or anything from a fairytale. They’re having FUN and they’re playing!... more

How to Master your Monologue

The Mandy Network has just launched its Monologue Competition! This is a great chance to showcase your acting talents to a panel of influential judges and be in the chance to win career-boosting prizes... more


One of the weekly ACTORVIST videos from the Independent centre for Actor Training. Thoughts and insights on the job from those who do this for a... more

Accessibility Information

WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo are working hard to ensure it’s accessible for all the actors wanting to enjoy the day! Here are some helpful tips: Is the venue accessible? Yes, here is a handy link... more

Stage Combat – What is it, why do I need it and how much do I really need to do?

By Ronin Traynor – Director of Independent Drama and BASSC Master Teacher What is stage combat? Think of stage combat as a broader term for staged combat. It has applications across theatre, film... more

Stop asking Casting Directors THIS question!

By Charlotte Thornton, Career mentor for Actors Casting director workshops are a great place to improve your skills and make a contact, and there are plenty to choose from at Surviving Actor his year. I... more

Benjamin Louis – Director / Executive Producer – Streetwalkers

Give us an overview on what ‘Streetwalkers’ is about? Three students filming a horror movie stumble upon something much worse, and their only hope for survival are the two detectives who find the... more