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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How Can Zipcar Help Filmmakers? In Lots of Ways. We Find out How.

Posted Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

“Having a strict budget and short notice period is something many filmmakers face, so our account managers are prepared to find the best solutions within budget and time restraints.”  A really valuable sponsor to us for this year’s inaugural SHORT CUTS Film Competition has been Zipcar. They were a company we were really keen to work with because their focus of using technology to solve a problem (decrease congestion in big cities by increasing car sharing) really spoke to us

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Should You Get Insurance for Your Low-Budget Indie Film? We Chat to Performance Film & Media Insurance to Find Out More

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018

One of our sponsors for this year’s SHORT CUTS Film Competition is Performance Film & Media Insurance. We were keen to partner with them for our inaugural career-development scheme because they work a lot with filmmakers. From putting together bespoke insurance packages, to providing their simple online system, they’ve made it easy for filmmakers working on a tight budget to get the cover they need, when they need it. We thought it would be nice idea (and useful for Shooters) for

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God’s Own Country Producer, Manon Ardisson, Answers Shooter Questions

Posted Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

At our SHORT CUTS Launch Party last month, we were lucky enough to be joined by Producer and SP member Manon Ardisson who has seen huge success with the break-out hit of last year, God’s Own Country. The feature, directed by Francis Lee, premiered at Sundance 2017, winning the Special Jury Award for Directing in the World Dramatic competition. The film went on to win awards at international festivals, notably Best British Film in Edinburgh, Best International First Feature in

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Guest Blog: Screenwriting with Michael Lengsfield

Posted Monday, February 29th, 2016

Michael Lengsfield is a Screenwriter, and Scriptwriting Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. We spoke briefly with him about teaching the craft, developing your writing process and the (free) online course he is launching with FutureLearn.

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