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by TalyaB
Mon May 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: NYT
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: NYT

I sent you a reply, Humph, but it says it's in my Outbox - no idea why. Have you seen it? Is your Inbox full?
by TalyaB
Fri May 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: NYT
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: NYT

My son did the Intake course four years ago - he was 14, so I was a bit alarmed that he was going to be living in uni-type accommodation with four other boys, and they were responsible for their own food etc. but he had an absolute ball and said the course itself was the most challenging and interes...
by TalyaB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Performing children and SATs
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: Performing children and SATs

DS was in Matilda during SATS - it was the only time allowed off from the show.
by TalyaB
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: We have new headshots - how do we choose?
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: We have new headshots - how do we choose?

I often felt DS was the very worst person to choose his headshots, followed closely by me in second place. Can someone who doesn't know her help you to narrow down the selection? Or the photographer or her agent?
by TalyaB
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Child licensing question
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Re: Child licensing question

Does the dress rehearsal count as a day worked for licensing purposes?
by TalyaB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dd is giving up!
Replies: 18
Views: 6079

Re: Dd is giving up!

DS also has decided he doesn't want to perform. After a couple of good years (in WE Matilda, lead in NYMT, Michael in WE Billy Elliot, and NYT), his voice broke. He tried to get screen work for a couple of years, had several recalls but never got the part and became frustrated - less with the reject...
by TalyaB
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: National youth theatre
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: National youth theatre

My DS did the NYT three years ago, when he was 14, which I think is the youngest they can apply. The first year they get in (whether they're 14 or 24) they do what's called an 'Intake' course - two weeks, 14-18 or 18+ - where the focus is on the work, not on a show, though we did get to see a 10-min...
by TalyaB
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Emmerdale
Replies: 9
Views: 4035

Re: Emmerdale

showbiz wrote:Yeah we’re just wandering when we'll hear more info on it! She’s 15 x
You don't normally hear back at all for screen castings unless it's a yes. It's frustrating, I know, but the only way to keep your sanity is to move on after each one and assume that's the end of it.
by TalyaB
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Matilda Tour London Callback
Replies: 100
Views: 26582

Re: Matilda Tour London Callback

Yes they did say that you're right, but realistically would she want to live away full time for that long? Possibly with just a few other children and probably very limited home visits in that time :-(. Week on and week off for the tour would be different - hard work for parents getting the chn the...
by TalyaB
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Matilda Tour London Callback
Replies: 100
Views: 26582

Re: Matilda Tour London Callback

lowe74 wrote:have any girls had a yes yet for the tour?
People go very quiet when it's a yes - there are very strict rules about sharing the information before it's announced in the press.
by TalyaB
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Passing the time
Replies: 11
Views: 3773

Re: Passing the time

I used to sit and read or work (or doze off) in the basement at the Curzon cinema on Shaftestbury Avenue, with its very comfy sofas - it's busy early on, but never seems to be later on. I saw a lot of films at the Prince Charles, as it's cheap, especially if you become a member, which only cost £10/...
by TalyaB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Medical insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 4348

Re: Medical insurance

I have Aviva healthcare (through work, so I don't know how it compares cost-wise etc. or what the benefits are like compared to other providers) but for anything joint or muscular-skeletal, they have a direct 'Back to Better' service where you call up and can see a physio without going via your GP.
by TalyaB
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Expectations from Agencies
Replies: 9
Views: 3493

Re: Expectations from Agencies

If your agent hears, I'm sure they'd pass that on, but even a that is unusual, unfortunately. And if it's annoying for kids, consider how much more frustrating it is for adults, who are trying to make a living, pay bills. There's a movement called Give Us A No, who are campaigning to address this - ...
by TalyaB
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: RKA
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Re: RKA

Mixture of feature films, TV, theatre - no adverts.
by TalyaB
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Agencies
Topic: RKA
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Re: RKA

DS was with them for a while. He had a slow but steady stream of castings, not loads, but the ones he had seemed appropriate and they were always lovely to deal with. For self-tapes, they were also happy for him to go in and they'd do them if there was time, which was helpful. DS never actually got ...