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by Katymac
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere

Oh yes I'm pleased with how she is doing - I was more horrified at how much upaid work there was out there
by Katymac
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere

Yes but 6 months work 6 days a week for less than £25 a day is pretty horrific I think No-one got an agent as far as I am aware - DD just got a commercials agent and she is doing some extra work She has done 10 paid jobs and has 2 lined up (ranging from a few hours to 2 weeks work) she has been very...
by Katymac
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Subjects of Debate
Topic: Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Low pay/no pay vs you have to start somewhere

DD keeps seeing jobs - £50 for 8 hrs/full day for exposure/really good experience/for your showreel Now despite 4 yrs at college she doesn't have an acting showreel so If she doesn't have paying work or a solid audition or a Doctors appt she's decided to have a go at that. But for dance/choreo she i...
by Katymac
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: DD just got invited to do a summer school
Replies: 0
Views: 213

DD just got invited to do a summer school

Which she would have loved to do if she hadn't just graduated and needed to find paid work!

What a shame it wasn't last year or the year before

Anyone else had opportubities that happened at the wrong time?
by Katymac
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Accommodation performers college...getting desperate!
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Accommodation performers college...getting desperate!

There are a couple of whole houses on spare rooms today - not sure where they are in corringham but.....
by Katymac
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Hints & tips for creating a portfolio career in Dance
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Hints & tips for creating a portfolio career in Dance

Aw thank you Beanie

She has had a long holiday and is now knuckling down to job applications
by Katymac
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Hints & tips for creating a portfolio career in Dance
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Hints & tips for creating a portfolio career in Dance

The biggest issue seems to be commiting to one job prevents you from auditioning for another on the days you are working - so it has to be a good enough job that you don't mind missing out on others..... We have already decided unpaid work needs looking at long & hard to decide if the exposure ...
by Katymac
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Dance section
Topic: Hints & tips for creating a portfolio career in Dance
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Hints & tips for creating a portfolio career in Dance

I have been shocked by how many no pay/low pay/profit sharing adverts I see

Modelling just for photos
Acting/dancing just for footage for your showreel
Rehearsals that are unpaid and just a video of the dance to learn
Expenses that are unrealistic in the extreme
by Katymac
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Can anyone look at DD's spotlight and tell me if I've done it right?
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Can anyone look at DD's spotlight and tell me if I've done it right?

There were suggestions for adding/deleteing/changing the order of photos adding in additional skills and hobbies adding in student productions (which I haven't done yet - but I am thinking about) They were really valuable opinions and very targetted to DD and I am very grateful I was surprised how s...
by Katymac
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Can anyone look at DD's spotlight and tell me if I've done it right?
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Can anyone look at DD's spotlight and tell me if I've done it right?

Thanks for everyone's help :)

Much appreciated
by Katymac
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Can anyone look at DD's spotlight and tell me if I've done it right?
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Can anyone look at DD's spotlight and tell me if I've done it right?

Please

I don't know if you need special access to look at it or if anyone can

Message me & I'll send her pin
by Katymac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: How far is it feasible/possible for me to act as DD's agent?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: How far is it feasible/possible for me to act as DD's agent?

Just search on casting & auditions etc - DD is 20 & mixed race - i imagine you need different castings and auditions to us?
by Katymac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: How far is it feasible/possible for me to act as DD's agent?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: How far is it feasible/possible for me to act as DD's agent?

DD just graduated so all I need to do is send anything interesting to her (atm)
by Katymac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: How far is it feasible/possible for me to act as DD's agent?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: How far is it feasible/possible for me to act as DD's agent?

There are tonnes of fb pages/groups and websites

Keeping up with them all can be tricky - I have them all bookmarked
by Katymac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Agencies
Topic: How far is it feasible/possible for me to act as DD's agent?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

How far is it feasible/possible for me to act as DD's agent?

I've been searching for jobs for her - plenty of auditions and 4 jobs in 6 weeks And the last job I had to do a bit of emailing to establish pay/contract/arrangements Can I act as her 'agent' until she gets one? Why shouldn't I if not? I mean what sort of things could go wrong? Or could I do badly o...

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