The TIRED Movement joins Young Talent Expo

The TIRED Movement was founded in 2020 as a social enterprise (not for profit) to raise awareness about the racial injustice within the industry and the importance of representation in dance education. The... more


The YAFTA Academy based in Leeds, West Yorkshire is a renowned screen acting training provider designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of film and... more

Where is your voice? An extract from Patsy Rodenburg’s new book The Woman’s Voice

The Woman’s Voice is leading voice coach Patsy Rodenburg's new book — a call to arms for women everywhere to reclaim their voices. With warmth and humour, Rodenburg interrogates Shakespeare's texts and... more

Flexible work for Actors – Join Love Teachers

Love Teachers offers actors a personalised recruitment service. We provide actors with flexible, part time and full-time work in schools, that fits in around auditions and projects. We offer work in... more

Spotlight’s New Criteria

Over the past year, Spotlight has launched a new criteria to ensure that the performing arts industry continues to evolve. We’ve broadened our criteria to help more emerging performers join Spotlight, so... more

Starting a Revolution

When I look around at the actors I have met over the years there are a few common themes: a lack of trust, self respect and clear boundaries, an internal instability and with that can come chaos. This... more

The Stage Schedule WeAudition: Actors Pro Expo Global 2023

Brand new for 2023 we are running our first Stage jam packed with performances, interviews and photo opportunities throughout the day! Whilst chatting to exhibitors, grabbing coffee between seminars,... more

Looking to juggle work with acting gigs? Come find a job at Stellar!

Stellar is an experiential retail agency, redefining how brands connect with their customers - creating genuine, human experiences no matter where they are. They are driving the future of retail for global... more

Working on Zoom is like working on camera

The actors I’ve been working with on Zoom have been booking more work. The constant working on camera and basically a close up or mid shot is helping actors to be more comfortable in front of the camera,... more

Why Being an Actor CEO is Mandatory

By Valorie Hubbard  “Are you giving your power away?” Recently, I had a client who got an abusive, brutal letter from his manager. The only reason I did not call and give her a piece of my mind... more

The Dont’s and Do’s of Making Bold Choices

By Loren E. Chadima  When actor Michael Dorn went to audition for the role of Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation, he walked straight to the back of the room and stood there, ramrod straight and... more

Get Scouted by Mark Jermin Management at Actors Pro Expo

Just when you thought the line-up for Actors Pro Expo couldn’t get more exciting, it does! Mark Jermin Management, one of the UK’s leading and largest talent agencies, is attending the event and on the... more

5 Qualities Directors Want in Actors

Every role has its own special demands. For instance, playing the leads in “Creed” and “Ex Machina” called for extraordinary physical skills, while those in “Son of Saul” and “Beasts of No... more

Meals 4 Monologues: Tips from Top Casting Directors

Actors Expo is just around the corner with a jam-packed schedule, including Meals 4 Monologues, an opportunity for actors to perform for CSA casting directors and Agents. Meals for Monologues is... more

Did You Know Actors Pro Expo Tickets Are Tax Deductible?

Julie Rose Smith The 31st January is looming – meaning it will soon be ‘a wrap’ on your tax return! (Sigh of relief?) Or…maybe you’re a tax ninja and the curtain came down on it months ago – in... more

Networking: It doesn’t have to feel like “work”!

Attending Actors Pro Expo Global 2023? AMAZING! Acknowledge yourself because you are one of the few who take action towards their dreams vs the masses who only dream. You’ve got the passion to go out... more

Charging For Entry

This year entry to Actors Pro Expo is £10, and here is why… First as Surviving Actors and now as Actors Pro Expo, our focus for the last 13 years has always been to minimise the costs to those wanting to... more

Self-Taping Tips for Young Performers

For parents/guardians of Young Performers and all our members who are feeling a bit new to the art of self-taping, this article is for you! Written by our very own Nicholas Peel, who has mountains of... more

30 seconds with Casting Director Jo Hawes

Recipient of the Special Recognition Olivier Award 2020, Jo is the leading children’s casting director and administrator in the UK, who has worked on many large-scale West End and touring shows including... more

Come join us at Young Talent Expo 2022!

Come join us at Young Talent Expo 2022! Want to learn first-hand from some of the industry’s most prestigious actors, creatives, agents and casting directors? Then take a look at our amazing seminars... more


By Kimberly Jentzen Uncertainty is something we all live with, especially actors, like when you aren’t sure how well you performed or wonder if you will “make it” as an actor. There is a crazy,... more

Self-Tape Strategy for Levelling up Your Career

“When a director holds an audition, they are asking a question—can anyone fulfil what I need?” What is self-tape strategy? Is there such a thing? Can you actually have a strategy for your self... more

Finding your acting class – An Actor’s Checklist

Training is essential for an actor. As quoted by Val Kilmer on Breaking into Acting, “Never, ever, ever, ever, take a day off... Become a world class athlete.” I often get asked about what... more

Take Control of Your Career; The Actor’s Mindset

I’m sure most of us can agree that when we decided to take our first steps on the acting path, it was hard to imagine the whirlwind that would come our way. Who knew that the hardest thing to achieve as... more

How to get the best headshots and choose the best photographer – for you

There seems to be a current surge of less than stellar headshots making their presence in the industry, with the expected winces, groans and eye-rolls. Don’t let this happen to you! What’s the first... more

How To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Online Acting Classes

Now more than ever we’re turning to online acting classes. This might have you wondering how you can evaluate if your online acting class, or other online class like voice or dance, is effective. The... more

What is the Most Important Aspect of an Audition?

By Loren E. Chadima Creator/Teacher Intentional Acting Vlog version: Keeping the Casting Director’s attention! It’s a delicate thing.  It only takes a shift of... more

10 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Spotlight's Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager, Bea Grist, shares tips for actors managing stress and anxiety.  Things like work, COVID, family situations etc. can all contribute to feelings of stress... more

Questions, questions, questions!

Actors Pro Expo Global – 2022 We are a small team, so we’ve put together a list of FAQs, which will hopefully help you! Simply scroll through, and hopefully the answer to your question is here! Full... more

Mastering Self-Tapes and Virtual Auditions and Finding Your Next Role

We at The Mandy Network continue to work tirelessly to ensure our talented community is motivated and supported during this current climate. Employers post thousands of jobs each week on Mandy for our... more

Trinity Fox for safe firearm handling at Actors Pro Expo 2022

TrinityFox is excited to be exhibiting at the Actors Pro Expo 2022!! Please come and see us we’ll have cookies!! TrinityFox is a company formed of ex UK Metropolitan Police, Special Forces and... more

As an actor you have 6/9 skills needed to be a voiceover

There is plenty of voiceover work available to actors. And with 6 out of the 9 skills needed to make it as a voiceover, actors are well placed to add voice acting as another income stream. Let’s take... more

8 pro tips take the hassle out of your hustle in 2022

Between the castings, side hustles your personal life, lies the scary world of creator admin and finances. This is what you may call the boring side of being a pro creative, but by getting on top of this... more

Advice for Actors Living in a Post-Covid World

Valorie Hubbard This has been an exciting year for me. Ten years into my business, I’ve built a new studio and revamped my programs. My clients are booking big projects, like the new James Bond movie,... more

How an Acting Conservatory Can Help You Achieve Emotional Resilience

In any training, or in any career, most of us go through the “is this right for me?” phase. We think things like, “This is harder than I thought it would be!” “This is way more personal and more... more

You’re an Actor – Where’s Your Website?

So, you’ve got your acting resume, headshots, demo reels, social media accounts and a page on IMDB. That means you’re done promoting yourself, right? Wrong. You should also have an actor website.... more

How to Up Your Chances of Getting Cast on StarNow

StarNow wants to help you make 2022 your best year yet, and if you’re reading this, chances are one of your goals this year is to get cast for your dream role. Here are three simple things you can do... more

Grab those oars and steer into 2022

So we’ve all had our fair share of Zoom quizzes, living room workouts, baking banana bread, fakeaways, Netflix and attempting numerous TikTok dance trends. Are you ready to mingle with other creatives... more

How the heck do you get cast in a lockdown?

There’s no doubt about it, it’s the most challenging time most of us can remember in the acting industry. Thanks to Covid-19, getting cast is now less likely to be about catching a train to an in-person... more

How to Stand Out in an Audition: Make Great Choices that Get You Noticed!

Show business is tough. There are thousands of actors vying for every role. Literally - thousands!  Stewart Stone Casting said that there are over 2000 actors being submitted for each role! And that was... more

Best Practices for a Virtual Event

When attending a virtual event it’s easy to find yourself distracted or lose focus from what’s happening in the virtual room you’ve joined. Although live and virtual events differ etiquette should remain... more

Peak Practice

Here’s one for you. Take a moment to think about how you feel after an embarrassingly bad audition/rehearsal/take. I’m sure it won’t be long before your imaginings set off a series of physical... more

Quarantine: An Actor’s Guide

This year, has forced actors to reimagine our industry and what it means to create. We had to build virtual spaces for a new way of doing things and as always, actors and creators rose to the occasion with... more

How To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Online Acting Classes

Now more than ever we’re turning to online acting classes. This might have you wondering how you can evaluate if your online acting class, or other online class like voice or dance, is actually... more

Showing Up Is Half The Battle

In this interview Actress Michelle Lukiman shares her experience on attending Actors Pro Expo and how making connections at the event served her well and even helped book her a role! 1. Michelle tell... more

Independent Drama

Independent Drama caters for all levels of ability from complete beginner to experienced fight performer. Courses are run by certified stage combat teachers who are working industry professionals and many lead... more

LinkedIn for your ACTING Career

THE CEO ACTOR As an Actor you are an entrepreneur a business owner, the CEO of your own company. LinkedIn is a business platform, not a social media platform so it only makes sense that actors learn how... more


As an actor, director, and acting coach, I’ve developed an approach to auditions using an equation I call "The Space Between." The Space Between stretches the arc, journey, relationship, and intention of a... more

5 Tips for Attending Actors Pro Expo Virtual

1. Plan Your Schedule Take some time to dive deep into all of the sessions being offered as part of the event! There will be multiple seminars running at once, so plan out your schedule ahead of time and... more

The Simon Studio – what’s new!

CONNECT - GROW - TRAIN - DEVELOP > SHOWCASE Our philosophy is simple: We feel the experience of continuing to learn should be joyous! Studio training and performance go hand in hand. At The Simon... more