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The life of an actor is always tough. Building sustainable careers, even tougher.

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS is a competition designed specifically for actors, which we hope might assist you in some way.

Open to Shooting People members with an actor profile. Entry is free.

We are currently offering half price on all new membership options.

SUBMIT

Submissions are currently closed

What do you get?

’Showcase Showreel Scene’ (valued at £500) from Actors Apparel - 1x original cinematic scene crafted to your specific needs as an actor, showcasing the best of you and your performance abilities.
A £250 Actors Grant (career related funding to assist with voice training workshops, courses, travel etc.)
A Zoom H4N Pro Handy Recorder
Final Draft Screenwriting Software
Promotion across the SP community
A year's membership to MUBI
A year's additional membership to Shooting People

Who can enter?

SP members with an actor's profile can enter by answering the three questions below. Nine actors will then be shortlisted.

We know actors are constantly judged, critiqued, scrutinised: having talked to the community, we’ve decided to randomly select the final winner from this shortlist. No judging. Just a final winner, selected at random.

There are two rounds of the competition each year and you can enter each round.

Entries open 1- 30 September 2020

All shortlisted actors will receive a year’s free Shooting People membership and will benefit from the promotion across the SP community.

The winner from each NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS Competition (currently open twice a year) will receive:

  • ’Showcase Showreel Scene’ (value at £500) from Actors Apparel - 1x original cinematic scene crafted to your specific needs as an actor, showcasing the best of you and your performance abilities.
  • A £250 Actors Grant (career related funding to assist with voice training workshops, courses, travel etc.)
  • A Zoom H4N Pro Handy Recorder
  • Final Draft Screenwriting Software
  • Promotion across the SP community
  • A year's membership to MUBI
  • A year's additional membership to Shooting People
  • Who can enter?
  • To enter the competition, you must be a Shooting People member with an actor’s profile on our site.
  • You can enter the competition every time it opens (currently this is twice a year).
  • How do I enter?
  • Just answer the qns and press SUBMIT. No uploads, no links, that’s it!
  • What is the selection process?
  • We will shortlist our top nine favourite submissions.
  • The final winner will be randomly selected from the shortlisted nine.
  • Each of our nine shortlisted members will receive their next year of SP membership for free.
  • Can I change my submission once it’s been submitted?
  • Sorry, no. But the competition will re-open every 6 months featuring different questions each time. So you can enter again during the next round.
  • Can I enter more than once?
  • You can only enter the competition with one submission each time. But you can enter the competition every time it opens (currently twice a year).
  • Where will you announce the shortlist and winner?
  • As soon as the shortlist has been selected, we will announce the shortlist in the Casting Bulletins.
  • The final winner will be announced at the next New Shoots event at RichMix.
  • All shortlisted winners will also be contacted directly.
  • When is the competition open?
  • New Shoots: Actors runs twice a year.
  • Check the casting bulletin for announcements.
  • What is the Actors Grant?
  • We hope it will help you with career-related expenses like actor training, making showreels, voice training, travel, theatre/film tickets, festival attendance...
  • How you spend it is up to you!

Ruby Richardson "New Shoots Actors gives incredible support in the way of grant funding, headshots, equipment, and free subscriptions that keep you connected, creating and networking with other creatives on the platform. A hugely beneficial boost for actors in the industry."

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