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by pg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Realistically is it possible to combine auditioning and modelling after graduation?
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Re: Realistically is it possible to combine auditioning and modelling after graduation?

You may well find that a decent *performance* agency will provide quite a few commercial modelling opportunities. I think it depends what you mean by "modelling". Commercial photoshoots are often dealt with by theatrical agencies as well as modelling agencies. Some people also have one agent for mod...
by pg
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: LAMDA exams
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: LAMDA exams

It definitely depends what you're looking for, I agree. It depends very much on the teacher how useful it will be in my opinion. It could be interesting work and a useful focus - but it won't make a difference to CDs or the chances of getting professional work, except that it's more on your feet "pr...
by pg
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: any news?
Replies: 8
Views: 4283

Re: any news?

DS is going back to the RSC - starts rehearsals next month for Imperium - Parts 1 and 2 - Swan Theatre, RSC from November to February. :)
by pg
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The New GCSE spec - any comments
Replies: 12
Views: 4340

Re: The New GCSE spec - any comments

It's a pity if there's not much practical content - but I wouldn't be concerned in terms of drama school entry (unless it's the only drama a student has access to). Amateur drama, youth drama, drama clubs - I think all these are far more useful. DS went to RADA- and the drama at his school at that t...
by pg
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Losing an accent?! HELP!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3116

Re: Losing an accent?! HELP!!

I'd ask for more information from the agent. I find the advice odd. It's impossible to know which accents are going to be in demand - and one's "native" accent, whatever it is, could be one if the things that gets you seen for a job. No harm in *learning* another accent - but changing one's own seem...
by pg
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!
Replies: 16
Views: 6882

Re: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!

Hello everyone. If you would like some feedback on self-tapes or audition tapes or showreel material etc - then please send me an email on helen{at}helengrady.com. (This email address should obviously have the @ sign where {at} is typed - but I'm trying to reduce the spam possibilities from bots!) P...
by pg
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Elephant in the room
Replies: 34
Views: 11156

Re: Elephant in the room

I have never been aware of self study time at either OSD or RADA - not through absence of tutors in any case. I don't know about other schools. Tutor absence has been covered. Contact hours *definitely* aren't fudged at these two schools. Students are on site, in a "classroom" (or the theatre) prett...
by pg
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!
Replies: 16
Views: 6882

Re: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!

Great. I'll get on to this in the next ten days (maximum) and ask for some tapes to be uploaded and will give feedback.

Watch this space!
by pg
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!
Replies: 16
Views: 6882

Re: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!

Thanks for your feedback everyone. Some real food for thought. I hope to make some progress on offering some kind of service over the next two weeks and will report back. I may be asking for some "guinea pigs" :lol: - as part of the market research, so if anyone is interested in getting feedback and...
by pg
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Elephant in the room
Replies: 34
Views: 11156

Re: Elephant in the room

"Contact hours" at drama schools were not fudged in any way on accredited courses. Students were in classes, being given direct, practical (mostly on your feet) lessons from around 9.30am to around 5.30pm - usually five days a week. Exact times would vary. During rehearsals for shows there might be ...
by pg
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Elephant in the room
Replies: 34
Views: 11156

Re: Elephant in the room

I would recommend that, if in doubt about Spotlight eligibility for a particular course, you contact Spotlight directly and ask them . Spotlight entry is very important for actors, without a doubt. I don't know enough about how dancers and singers get jobs to comment on whether Spotlight is a high p...
by pg
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: How does spotlight work when you on spotlight adults?
Replies: 2
Views: 2219

Re: How does spotlight work when you on spotlight adults?

Have a chat with your agent about how you should approach this. Some agents are happy for their clients to prompt them to apply (there's even a "nudge" button which some agents are happy for their clients to use - though if you can't see it, it probably means your agent doesn't want this). I general...
by pg
Wed May 31, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!
Replies: 16
Views: 6882

Re: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!

Thanks the Mumster - useful food for thought.
by pg
Mon May 29, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!
Replies: 16
Views: 6882

Re: Self tapes and monologues - a bit of market research!

Thank you! That is very helpful.
by pg
Sun May 28, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Spotlight
Replies: 8
Views: 3764

Re: Spotlight

I agree with Augustaray . :)