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by Pandora II
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Those nervous feelings
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Those nervous feelings

The nerves do get easier over time, and I'm a lot more blase about auditions than I once was, although I still have sleepless nights before some if I know DD is particularly invested. Stuff for film and TV I'm very laid back about now because the numbers they see and what they are looking for is suc...
by Pandora II
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: School Absence
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: School Absence

I'm not 100% on the legislation, but 'educated off site' isn't just for tutored on set etc. I know DD's school use that code for auditions etc as the HT considers it a valid educational experience. We do have a loose agreement with school that she can do theatre/film/TV in term-time (has to be at a ...
by Pandora II
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: School Absence
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: School Absence

I've always gone down the path of not asking for permission but just assuming that it will be given. Legally my child will be counted as 'educated off site' so it doesnt affect the school's figures. It's much harder to say no to: 'DD will be absent from school on x dates, here are the forms required...
by Pandora II
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Film audition help!
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Film audition help!

Personally I would pull out. Reputable agencies have people constantly approaching them and if they were doing an open call to see new talent, then they would advertise it as such. This strikes me as underhand behaviour and would make me worry about the people behind it and wouldn't get a profession...
by Pandora II
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: How to tell your agent you’re leaving?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: How to tell your agent you’re leaving?

I ended up not having an agent for a year. DD was getting seen for the MT roles as WE is open calls a lot of the time. I wanted to spend some time researching before making another agent error, plus DD was consistently making final rounds so I rather figured that if she got cast then it was pointles...
by Pandora II
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: How to tell your agent you’re leaving?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: How to tell your agent you’re leaving?

Some will enforce notice. I sent DD's last agent a formal email just stating we were terminating her contract with immediate effect. They replied setting out all details of 3 months notice and any work she got in that time would require commission to them no matter how it was secured etc. Given they...
by Pandora II
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Which agency Daisy&Dukes, Madfish, TTA, CS management, Hero
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Which agency Daisy&Dukes, Madfish, TTA, CS management, Hero

Heros would be my pick from those.
by Pandora II
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Allsorts or Top Talent?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Allsorts or Top Talent?

DD had offers from 3 of the agencies in the link. All very selective. The only cost was Spotlight and one had a charge for headshots. They other two were happy to accept headshots from my own choice of photographer. To be honest I see no point in having a section on the agent's website - casting dir...
by Pandora II
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Other forums
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Other forums

Most auditions are via agents and are closed. Having spent over a year last year with DD not having an agent the only things you can really access are MT. Even with those, as soon as you get towards final rounds there are strict instructions not to discuss on social media, and if you are cast then t...
by Pandora II
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Elisabeth smith, bizzykidz, Hashtag talent or Dee Boss?
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Elisabeth smith, bizzykidz, Hashtag talent or Dee Boss?

Depends what you are aiming for... modelling, theatre, commercials or film/TV.
by Pandora II
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Musical theatre summer school
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Musical theatre summer school

We've done Arts Ed and SYTS and both are good - SYTS has longer hours so works better if you work and they don't require parents to be around at all.

DD trains with Spirit all year and they are amazing. If the hours worked for me, they would be my top choice.
by Pandora II
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: How do you deal with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1298

Re: How do you deal with this?

I have had: - is it fair to let her face that kind of rejection at her age? - is it fair that she does so many classes and rarely has a weekend day or evening to just do nothing? - is it a good thing to encourage such a volatile and precarious career path this early? - what do you mean that you won'...
by Pandora II
Sat May 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Audition today & no voice! Any tips!
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Audition today & no voice! Any tips!

Bit late, but lots of steam and cough mixture with lots of glycerine in.
by Pandora II
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Italia Conti
Replies: 18
Views: 3338

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: 18
Views: 3338

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.

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