How to produce the winning showreel by Actors Apparel

Posted Monday, July 20th, 2020

With over 50,000 professional actors in the U.K alone, it really is of the upmost importance as an acting professional to showcase your talents, highlight yourself in the best light and to stand out from the already bustling crowd. But in what is undoubtedly a tough and competitive industry, how do you get yourself seen?  As great philosophers say ‘know thyself!’ The great thing to remember, in the entertainment world or in any world for that matter, is that there is

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London Headshots

Posted Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Much has been said about first impressions. High quality self tapes and headshots are crucial in landing a casting or audition. So what makes a good headshot? John Godwin, the owner of London Headshots and internationally published advertising and advertorial photographer pins it down to appealing to the casting director on a personal level, i.e. simply looking friendly. The right lighting, individual character, presenting the range are all components of the photograph’s evocative character.  John brings out the confidence, the

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SP Member Charlotte Regan on Her New Short, Drug Runner

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Drug Runner is an exciting, unorthodox new short from SP member Charlotte Regan. A melancholy reflection of a childhood gone wrong, Drug Runner explores the world of “The Kid”, a 15-year-old living in a housing estate in East London that eventually falls into the drug world by becoming a dealer. Charlotte began shooting music videos at the young age of 14. She made over 200 of these before she made her first narrative short. She has won multiple awards, including

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How to Make A Zero Budget Web Series

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Two SP members, Rebecca Boey and Joseph Brett, of Jackdaw Films completed their webseries Jade Dragon last year completely out of their own pocket. In this blog post, they explain how they achieved it and offer tips for any aspiring filmmakers looking to do the same. Over to Rebecca and Joseph… We made our 19-episode comedy Jade Dragon, set in a Chinese takeaway, on zero budget. That’s not to say it didn’t cost us anything. Of course it did. It cost us

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Jameson First Shot: The one film competition you must enter this year

Posted Friday, October 16th, 2015

Dear Shooters and ALL writer/directors in the UK, Jameson First Shot film competition for 2016 is now officially OPEN. We’ve been saying it for years and years… this is by far the best film competition out there and we’re determined to see UK­-based filmmakers triumph. What to do?! Send in a stonking short script. Make it the very best you can. Get selected as one of three winners. Receive a phone call from Kevin Spacey! Answer that phone call, ok?

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