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by ACookie
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Best etiquette for changing agents
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Best etiquette for changing agents

Thanks for helpful reply, could I ask another question? I have contacted a few new agents, in the paperwork they want DS spotlight pin. Once they are on spotlught they can see his present agent, is that ok? If they have his name they can look him up on spotlight anyway and so will see his current a...
by ACookie
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: inviting casting directors to a play
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: inviting casting directors to a play

I would speak to his agent. If his agent thinks that it would be worthwhile casting directors coming to watch then hopefully they will be in a better position to invite them to come along. Your agent is your direct link to the professional world - I would consider if their job to be trying to promot...
by ACookie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Mad Fish, Brown and Mills or Broad International??
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Mad Fish, Brown and Mills or Broad International??

My gut reaction was Brown and Mills... However its probably not that simple. Have you had a discussion with each about what type of work they see your DD being submitted for? Have you had the opportunity to tell them what she is interested in? Do you know how many girls of a similar age and look eac...
by ACookie
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Spirit or Stagebox ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3337

Re: Spirit or Stagebox ?

I totally agree with the BYMT needing to keep all children busy and motivated if you are paying out that kind of money. There are plenty of things they could be working on I'm sure. As for the Spirit/Stagebox question I think you have to remember that first and foremost they are businesses. Whilst w...
by ACookie
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Asking for small donations after all these years.
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Asking for small donations after all these years.

Donated yesterday. Good luck with the fundraising effort. Thanks for the work on this site :D
by ACookie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Spirit or Stagebox ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3337

Re: Spirit or Stagebox ?

You'll find plenty of fans of both. They offer something very similar. However Spirit is a weekly class in London whereas the London Stagebox teams only meet in school holidays for week long workshops. So it depends which model works better for you? Stagebox have also had their auditions for next ye...
by ACookie
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mandy, backstage....etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: Mandy, backstage....etc.

Most agencies would be fine with it, but just let them know what you are applying for so the dates don't clash with submissions they are making. Worth checking with your agent first though as sometimes they may also be submitting for the same job - not all agencies would, but some of them definitely...
by ACookie
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Child living in a cast house whilst in a West End show
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Child living in a cast house whilst in a West End show

My DD lived in a cast house for SoR last year. She generally enjoyed the experience!! The house parents were all lovely, very caring and approachable and on the whole the other children were fine - but that is obviously always going to depend on who else is there! We did not pay for anything at all ...
by ACookie
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Advice needed about agency applications from a complete novice!
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Advice needed about agency applications from a complete novice!

I agree regarding MT auditions. All MT auditions for West End or national tours are open castings that do not require an agent - however at 12, your DD is absolute top end age wise for these auditions regardless of her height and development. Some shows will keep auditioning until 13 and the odd sho...
by ACookie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 5091

Re: Mary Poppins

I suspect it will be sing an age appropriate song from musical theatre acapella, and perhaps a monologue for first round. Some dance will be required but maybe not until later rounds. I am only making assumptions based on plenty of other MT auditions though! Sometimes they run more of a workshop sty...
by ACookie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 5091

Re: Mary Poppins

Think it will be rehearsals from sometime in September and then it's usually an initial 6 month performance contract, which would be from when it opens - 23rd October. But there are no specific dates yet that I've seen.
by ACookie
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Agency advice please!
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Agency advice please!

https://filmsonashoestring.com/child-actors/ This is a good place to start. Plenty of choice of good reputable agencies named in this article. You will most probably need to apply to several, and not all will currently have their books open, but will be able to tell you when they are next accepting ...
by ACookie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Dd in spotlight- where else can I find her auditions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: Dd in spotlight- where else can I find her auditions?

The castings on mandy and starnow would not be the same as those on Spotlight usually. They are often for lower budget projects and you would rarely get anything for major tv/film on those sites. But great for experience and building a CV/showreel if the material is good. The only overlap really wou...
by ACookie
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Agencies
Topic: NexGen
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

Re: NexGen

To be honest I don't know anything about this agency. However having had a good look around their website I would have several questions I would want answers to before proceeding. Firstly do they pretty much take anyone who applies? There seems to be no audition/selection process which means that th...
by ACookie
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Travelling from outside of London
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: Travelling from outside of London

There are sometimes roles in touring productions that have local children in for the part of the run close to where you live. London based shows will rarely take out of London children as they need housing and educating which obviously comes at a cost. If you have a London base and are happy to orga...