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by Pandora II
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Italia Conti
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Italia Conti

Although there might be lots of happy parents who could access it who do not live in London.... :) For the future that is true - but doesn't help those with children currently at or about to go to the school who have based their choice round the logistics needed to get there. Would imagine a lot wo...
by Pandora II
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Italia Conti
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Italia Conti

Yikes - that doesn't sound good. Imagine there will be a lot of very unhappy parents if they move the school to Egham.
by Pandora II
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Living in London 18+ and acting opportunities
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Living in London 18+ and acting opportunities

I would really advise against moving to London on the off-chance. It's such an expensive city and could be a very lonely and miserable time that could do more harm than good. I have a number of young people working in my office - some are doing part-time paid internships while doing Masters degrees,...
by Pandora II
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BA / Foundation MT courses Sept 18
Replies: 207
Views: 12945

Re: BA / Foundation MT courses Sept 18

Just wanted to comment on academic v non academic... I have a degree from Art College and nowadays I work in politics. Over 80% of my collegues and wider group of people I work with have degrees from Oxbridge. Nobody has asked me what I studied or where for a very long time and when they find out th...
by Pandora II
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Auditions 9-15 years
Topic: a little princes
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: a little princes

We'll be there - DD is almost 9.
by Pandora II
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Arts Ed Saturday skills or GSA Saturday school
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Arts Ed Saturday skills academy

We've done a couple of the holiday courses when DD was 7 - the Musical in a Day one. DD found them fun and really enjoyed herself. The timings aren't great if you work especially as they want you there 30 mins before finish time to watch what they have been doing that day. I would say that the stand...
by Pandora II
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: New and after noobie tips
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: New and after noobie tips

When I was recently looking for a new agent, the following applied for me: - highly selective. If they didn't want to audition, meet, or see tapes of my DD then I wasn't interested. - not too much internal competition. I didn't want an agency where they would have to pick which blonde, long haired 9...
by Pandora II
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Newbie: audition for Ghostwriters
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Newbie: audition for Ghostwriters

A lot of the time castings can be last minute, often less than 24 hours notice. Oh yes... we just had a recall where they let us know at 9pm on Friday evening for an 11am Saturday morning. One of the others there had only found out at 7am... fortunately they hadn't been out on Friday night and had ...
by Pandora II
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Parenting a performing arts child
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Parenting a performing arts child

I think it depends on the age of the child, exactly how aspirational they are (and how likely their aspirations are to turn into work) and how flexible your job is. I have an 8 year old DD who is very, very keen on MT. She currently does 2 x modern, 1 x ballet, 1 x guitar and gymnastics during the w...
by Pandora II
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Acting Kidz - some info and advice for a neebie please
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Acting Kidz - some info and advice for a neebie please

Worth doing a search for Acting Kidz on facebook (try Acting Kidz audition as well). Also have a search on here. They are ridiculously expensive imo. My DD is auditioning for an agency soon that is pretty selective and they only charge for Spotlight and headshots. Acting Kidz don't even mention the ...
by Pandora II
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Good Luck and Congratulations!
Topic: Help nerves
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: Help nerves

Water, headache tablets, fully charged phone on the day... I tuck myself in a corner and have a couple of friends who do virtual handholding and take my mind off things when I'm sitting there. I've never minded the ones where they are in and out on the day and you wait to hear later, it's the ones w...
by Pandora II
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Daisy & Dukes
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Daisy & Dukes

Thank you for all the info - really helpful! They've been in touch since we put in the application - offered to submit DD for a casting under their name even though she's not on their books yet. DD was already on the audition list so we didn't take them up on it, but I was v impressed with their com...
by Pandora II
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Anyone with Acting Kidz?
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Anyone with Acting Kidz?

What age is your son, are you London-based, are you looking for MT, theatre, TV, film, TVCs or anything in particular? Also does your son train in dance, singing, acting etc and/or have any experience? Plus, are you up for the horror that is being a parents in this industry (my husband swears he is ...
by Pandora II
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: TTA Abacus Bam
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: TTA Abacus Bam

Abacus are very well regarded. One of the three we are looking at.

Have they announced their audition dates yet? DD is supposedly on the list when they next open their books but haven't heard anything for a couple of weeks.
by Pandora II
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Anyone with Acting Kidz?
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Anyone with Acting Kidz?

Personally I would pass... Had a quick look at their FB page and website and: a) several negative reviews and very few positive ones b) they seem to post pictures up of everyone who is going up for auditions. I know pretty much when all the WE audition dates have been in the last 12 months and they ...

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